At just 19 years old, Sydnee Carter is an indie/pop singer, songwriter and guitarist who already has an incredible journey in the music scene, such as performing on the X Factor stage, debuting a self-titled EP, making it into the grand final of Telstra’s Road to Discovery 2015, and being a regular performer at various events and festivals. But it’s only the beginning for Sydnee – with 2017 already seeing her release a collaboration with Slumberjack, playing at Triple J’s Like a Version and winning WAM’s Song Of The Year competition.
We had a chat with Sydnee to see what inspires her and what is on the horizon!
If your music was a person, what would their personality be like? Do you have any character that comes to mind? Fun, easy going but adventurous at the same time, maybe a mixture of Jane from Tarzan and the main girl from Brave with the crazy orange curly hair hahaha.
What’s on your music bucket list? Travel, playing festivals all over the world, even sell out my own shows.
What is the most bizarre moment you’ve experienced during a performance? I had a guy ask to me sign his nipple after one of my shows in Scarborough hahahaha.
If you could perform in a concert with three other musicians/bands of your choosing, who would they be? Ed Sheeran, Beyonce and Lorde.
What’s on your Spotify playlist at the moment? A shorter list would be what’s not on my playlist hahaha. Imagine Dragons, Kiiara, Kygo, Julia Jacklin, Khalid just to name a few.
If you could talk to your younger self, what advice would you give about the music industry? It’s a big crazy world we live in, regardless of where I am at now. I wouldn’t change a thing, I’d tell myself that every choice I make from then on will make me the person I am today at 19 years old.
What’s the plan for 2017? Collaborations galore! Hahaha also focusing on completing my 2nd EP.
What’s in your gig bag? A spare set of strings, my microphone, leads, guitar, a small notebook and pen. And NOW my Audiofly IEMs.
Why do you use Audiofly IEMs? Because the quality and clarity is amazing, and as a performer you already have enough to worry about on stage, you don’t want the vocal/instrumental quality and tone to be an issue on stage. I love my Audiofly IEMs, especially since I’ve gotten so busy with collaborations at the moment, they’re a real help.
Check out her latest collaboration with Slumberjack in “Afraid, Unafraid”: