As young as 4 years old, memories of innocently singing her nursery rhymes as her father stood by, recording every last note. A singer himself, Larry Fedrick contributed his beautiful voice to a quartet as a child and, later, the church choir. He never actively pursued a career in gospel music, but would go on to influence that of his musically inclined family, especially his young daughter, Sylvia. Often singing to her as a child, the influences of Sylvia's father would serve as a foundation upon which Sylvia would grow as an artist, taking with her the sweet melodies of such revered musicians as Sam Cook, Nat King Cole, Dakota Staten, and Billy Eckstine.
While growing up in Chicago, Sylvia performed in various school & church plays, and was honored “Most Talent” of her graduating class from Lindblom Technical High School in Chicago, IL. Post-graduation, Sylvia desired to pursue her music career. During the 1980s, House Music dominated mainstream music. Sylvia contributed as a backup singer for many local groups, including "Rare Form" and "Kajsa" and participating in open mic night at the Cotton Club. While pursuing her next big break, Sylvia became side-tracked by a suitor and was married in 1991. In 1997, Sylvia's marriage ended in divorce and she was again on the music scene.
After much prayer & faith, Sylvia released her Freshman CD “Sistha Under God’s Construction” which has gained a sizable amount of recognition throughout different cities since its release in August 2008 and landed her “The Black Essence Award” in 2010.
Sylvia's musical influences include Minnie Riperton, Deniece Williams, Stephanie Mills, Patrice Rushen, The Emotions and Tramaine Hawkins.
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