Sydney-Michelle Arcane, a native of Seattle Washington, moved to Los Angeles with her parents when she was three years old. Both of her parents were musically-gifted and were her first musical inspirations. Her mother was/is deeply rooted in the church, and passed the gospel music style on to her daughter. She grew up singing in church with her mother and sister, and they also performed throughout the city. Her father was a R&B keyboardist and vocalist with the Ace Band which toured Southern California as well as parts of Japan during the mid 80′s and early 90′s.
Sydney’s other musical inspirations are Kim Burrell, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Karen Clark-Sheard and Brandy just to name a few. She has uniquely combined the passion and soul of gospel music and the sultry vibes of R&B, and has created her own hallmark sound.
Sydney has worked with artists in the U.S. and abroad. Her vocal talents were recoqonized by Dr. Dre who hired her to back up his lable’s first female artist, Truth Hurts. She traveled with her across the country in 2002 Summer Smokin Grooves Tour, which featured such acts as Outkast, The Roots, and Lauryn Hill. She also appeared with Truth Hurts on the Jay Leno Show that same year. In 2004, she traved to Europe and Australia with Plantlife, and appeared on the Later with Jools Holland television show. In 2005 she was the opening act with T.Hustle for the VH1 tour featuring international recording atrists Floetry, and in 2006 she recored a song with hip-hop artist E40 called “Cali Gurl”. In the summer of 2010 she performed on the Diabetes Benifit Concert, featuring Ludacris, Ray J, Lupe Fiasco and others. Throughout the years she has worked with renowned songwriters and producers Rufus Blaq,, DeVante Swing and Dalvin DeGrate of Jodeci, and
has collaborated with Flo Rida.
Innovative and creative melodies are Sydney’s forte, and she is very particular about the songs she sings. The music she selects must have strong melodies, in addition to lyrics that are beautiful and relevant. Her voice is rich and controlled yet she sings with a passion that is hard to deny. “I want to stay true to myself, while impacting people in a positive way.”
Sydney has dedicated a considerable amount of time in recording studios working on the projects of other artist, as well as recoreding her own demo CD’s. Driven by her love for music, she has worked tirelessly to horn her skills, and is now ready for a long and illustrious career in the music industry, she is an artist who’s time to shine has come.