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Experimental Pop Artist Sydney Wright Announces Details for May 4 Release Show

Experimental Pop Artist Sydney Wright Announces Details for May 4 Release Show

Austin-based loop-pedal pop musician Sydney Wright announces that she will be joined by The Please Please Me, Lady Fang, Carrie Fussell, Otis Wilkins and DJ CEZ in celebrating the release of Wright's new single "Seiche" off of her upcoming album, also titled "Seiche." The single release show will take place May 4, at Cheer Up Charlies located at 900 Red River St., Austin, Texas 78701. Doors are at 8 p.m.The Please Please Me will go on at 9 p.m., followed by Carrie Fussell at 9:45 p.m., Lady Fang at 10:15 p.m., Otis Wilkins at 11 p.m. and a headlining performance by Sydney Wright at 11:30 p.m. along with a screening for her new music video. DJ CEZ will perform at 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.

Sydney is also playing a residency at Geraldine's every Tuesday in April from 9:30 - 11 p.m. These shows are solo loop-pedal performances, leading up to Wright's full-band single release show in May.

"I'm lucky to be able to call the most driven and impressive people that I know my friends and teammates," said Sydney Wright. "The bill is full of my incredible music fam and favorite local bands that I've gotten to run sound for. I'm really stoked to celebrate our hustle at my home venue, Cheer Up Charlies."

On the single "Seiche" Wright says, "This song is about hearing myself. It's about following my own feelings and intuition to freedom, a cleansing sort of transcendence. Shedding the weight of not fulfilling expectations or fitting into the place you grew up can be painful and cleansing at the same time. That's what this song is to me."
Wright began the writing process for the album "Seiche" in 2006 at the age of 17. She had picked up the guitar to impress her peers and found herself writing songs about her friends' heartbreaks. Some of these high school-era songs would go on to make up the foundation of "Seiche." Wright teamed up with Mexican-Italian producer, singer and songwriter Stefano "Fano" Vieni and mixing and recording engineer and producer Alejandro "Alex" Ponce of Mexico City to work on a collection of songs, also collaborating with drummer Fred Mandujano, bassist T. Justin Schneider and guitarist Jacob Hildebrand with Brian Douglas Phillips at Rattle Trap Audio. The first single and music video from this collaboration "You Can Stay" was released in 2017, which you can find here, and mixing soon began for the next single.

Wright also recently put on a "Pajamajam" concert, featuring artists such as Eric Tessmer and Johnny Goudie, which helped complete the Indiegogo funding campaign for her album, allowing her to produce a music video for "Seiche" and finish production of the album.

"I'm so grateful for all the support I received for this endeavor on Indiegogo and at Pajamajam," said Wright. "We wouldn't be able to make any of this without the encouragers and contributors out there looking for ways to lift up artists and our projects. This is for them. I also want to highlight my Austin music fam that volunteered to make Pajamajam happen. It's special to have a community of solidarity instead of competition. I love living and working here."
About Sydney Wright:

West Texas-born Sydney Wright grew up learning and loving music. From an early age, she was crafting songs and amping up her skills as a performer. Wright's musical influences cover a wide variety of pop; over years of writing music, she took inspiration from Carole King, Sara Bareilles, early Coldplay, Miranda Lambert and Glen Hansard. Her skills in guitar, built up from her start at the age of 15, also lend themselves to country and rock, and her performing skills are practiced and mesmerizing, with an impressive knack for looping tracks during live performances.

Post-college, in 2015, Wright came to Austin after a period of feeling stagnant in Denton, drawn to Austin's small town vibe and access to people in the national music industry. She took up sound engineering in town and began making her way through small venues as a formidable performer. Usually a solo act, Wright sometimes brings in "bandbros," and has collaborated on a few side projects as a singer, bassist, looper and "wild card."

Wright continues to expand her horizons with touring plans, and with eyes set on the next project. With her Indiegogo, Wright opens up her entire archive and gives her audience an exclusive chance to get more music and content. You can also catch Wright live playing shows around Austin, or as a sound engineer at various venues. Check out her Facebook for more info on her upcoming shows, and see here for more.

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