From Tampa Florida, SydLive was born to write and sing songs that touch the world. As her mother recalls, her climb to stardom began with getting on top of restaurant tables to sing at the age of two. By the time she was eleven, she acquired her first guitar and began to teach herself to play by learning Beatles songs. Within four years she found her way to the stage singing in a Carpenters tribute band. Since this time, Syd has amassed over a decade of experience as a professional singer/songwriter and recording/performance artist. Within the industry, she names Aretha Franklin as her idol. 

Who SydLive is as an artist is a culmination of her paternal and maternal influences as a child. Her father, whom Syd credits as the reason she makes music, also had an accomplished career as a singer and musician. These roots on her paternal side date back yet another generation, as her grandfather and grand uncle were also musicians. Her father's influence instilled the classic sensibilities of 60's and 70's music including Motown/soul, rock and folk. This would later be fused with the contemporary sound of hip hop and modern R&B, which she was introduced to by peripheral influences in her adolescent years. 

Syd's mother and maternal grandmother, whom she idolizes, had an equally significant impact on who she is as an artist. They are the influential figures in Syd's life to which she attributes her caring and nurturing nature. Simply put, her father's side gave her the music, while her mother's side gave her the purpose in the music. For as long as she can remember, music has healed her. Now it is her dream to heal others with her music.