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Chicago native, Sylvia Fedrick was born and raised on the city’s Southside. Sylvia is back on the acting scene as well promoting her Freshman CD “ Sistha Under God’s Construction” on her own label Fed Up Productions. Singing since the age of 4 years old, Sylvia’s father Larry Fedrick inspired & encouraged her to pursue her dreams until the Lord called him home October 2004.
Sylvia appeared in LaRinda Foster Brown’s stage production “And I Gave My Love To You”, as we as being cast in Vernell Swanigan’s short film “You Better Watch You Tongue” due to premiere Fall 2009. Sylvia's involvement in school and community organizations her membership in the Walter H. Dyett elementary school choir. This sparked Sylvia's interest and initiated formal vocal training under the instruction of Naomi Petty. She bettered her vocal range and maintained her involvement at Lindblom Technical High School where she graduated with the honor of "most talented."
Post-graduation, Sylvia continued her craft, singing in weddings, performing in church plays, acting as an extra in films while participating in a young-adult choir at the Calvary Baptist Church. But, as life would have it, a series of missed connections and wrong turns left Sylvia defeated and disappointed. Sylvia thought she had somehow missed her chance at a career in gospel music.
During the 1980s, House Music dominated mainstream music. Sylvia contributed as a backup singer for many local groups, including "Rare Form" and "Kajsa." James T. Meeks is the senior pastor of Chicago's Salem Baptist Church where Sylvia has been a member for the past 12 years. In 1998, she joined the choir under the direction of Minister Walter Owens who led Sylvia to Russia on a music ministry. Convinced that her life should be more than what it was and that her "day job" in the mortgage business was not enough, Sylvia prayed to God for a path back into the music industry. Her prayers were answered!
Sylvia's musical influences include Minnie Riperton, Deniece Williams, Stephanie Mills, Patrice Rushen, and Tramaine Hawkins.