It only took a small nudge to turn this vocalist into a full-blown artist after she participated in the 2014 Christmas Indie Soul Project as a featured artist produced by her Indie Soul Sistah and current executive producer, Ms. Gwendolyn Collins. Soon after Sydni Marie began writing her own material and released her first single “Midnight Til Morning.” In June of 2015, Sydni Marie released her second single, a remake of the classic Angela Winbush Treat U Right, which immediately perked the ears of DJs in the states and abroad, leading to a UK Soul Chart and Independent Breaking Artist top 20 placement.
Sydni Marie’s freshman release entitled, "Sankofa", is a quality independent soul album Sydni Marie, ‘Sankofa’ is executively produced by Gwendolyn Collins, has been in rotation for nearly a year.This was a true testament of understanding the past and using those memories to create art in the present and to forecast the magic yet to come.Listeners will experience a cheerfulness and such positive energy effervescing through her soprano vocalizing. Sydni brings to life her signature 'southern girl with northern swag' signature style in all of the tracks. From the vibin' "Treat You Right", an instant favorite, to her emotional treatment of 'Acoustically Free', Sydni defines authentic! The album ends on a high note with lady summer's smash collaboration, "I Think I Like You"' featuring Ms. Gwendolyn Collins and Ms. Mycah Chevalier.
“Music is my refuge, soothing and healing to my soul….”Sankofa” ~SydniMarie
In 2010, Brian Christopher began his career as a singer/songwriter with the release of his debut album “All of Me” to international acclaim and began to build a name for himself as a bona fide independent creative entrepreneur.
Taking with him a philosophy of “creating what you want to see” Brian began to self produce events throughout the Washington DC region. Then in 2012, after a 3 month singing invitation in Japan, he returned to the United States with an even stronger conviction to create a platform designed specifically for independent artists and created “The Blend LIVE” an independently produced music showcase that sought to introduce diverse artists to eager live and online audiences.
Brian continued writing, co-writing and producing a string of projects and in 2013 decided to bring a deeper purpose to his new endeavor as a vehicle to bring awareness to the growing need of registered organ and tissue donors (on December 9, 1998 Brian successfully donated a kidney to his mother)
In 2015, he (RE)released his debut project "All of Me (Revisited)" with all new arrangements on several familiar hit singles and has since taken “The Blend LIVE” from humble beginnings to a blossoming movement with the aspiration not only ENTERTAIN but also INTRODUCE new ideas and INSPIRE others to be their greatest self.