Sydnee-Jane
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Sydnee-Jane

Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
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Jan
06
Sydnee-Jane @ Satellite bar

Houston, Texas, United States

Houston, Texas, United States

Dec
22
Sydnee-Jane @ GMT Radio

Houston, Texas, United States

Houston, Texas, United States

Dec
17
Sydnee-Jane @ Texas T Tavern

Houston, Texas, United States

Houston, Texas, United States

Music

Press


"Sydnee Jane Rocks the Mic"

Highlight: Sydnee Jane & The Jane-Ettes rock the mic during the Wild Out Wednesday competition. (Season 2012) - bet.com


"Houston's Next Big Artist Sydnee-Jane"

The link is to a recorded video; apologies for any inconvenience however, transcription is currently unavailable. - Radio One- Majic 102.1


"Magic 102 Interviews 'Grammy Award Winner Robert Glasper & Houston Artist Sydnee Jane (Summer Jazz Workshop) Audio Only"

In this audio. They speak to both Houston’s own. Convos with Rob about his transitioning to being a spots star to being into music. Having to travel to find you’re own way and staring in church and more. Sydnee also spoke about her and the Jazz & Poetry project and her new events plus artist pushing themselves. - Majic 102


"Sydnee Jane on Fox 26 Houston's The Black Voice"

Just a few days shy on 2-15-14 speaking with Jose Grinan about the program shes working on. Don’t ya just love her look on the show,@styledbybritneyreneeon the hair. #jane360 itsjanesworld - A1HH via Fox 26


"H-town creates its own kind of sound"

Sydnee-Jane: The adventurous performer calls Jane 360, due this summer, an audio/visual project featuring music, images, fashion and video. (Hey, it worked for Beyonc .) It s said to take inspiration from the likes of Grace Jones, Bette Davis, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and CeeLo Green. We re already curious. (sydneejane.com) - Houston Chronicle (www.chron.com)


"Ask A Singer/Songwriter: Is Rap Bad for Your Mental Health? @SydneeJane answers"

I feel like every time we interview a girl rapper, the conversation inevitably turns to the same conversation about how hard it is to be a woman rapper. So let's try and stay away from that this time. What I'm going to do is just lob a bunch of questions at you that people have emailed us and asked us to ask rappers. It gets think. Ready? Questions in bold. Go.

Did you know Gucci Mane has allegedly checked into a mental health facility? Charles Hamilton had to get his head checked too. Is it that all rappers are crazy, or does being a rapper inevitably turn people that way?

Well, first I’m not a “girl rapper” lol. I am a singer, and songwriter who dabbles in hip hop. And wowzahz, no I didn’t know about Gucci Mane or Charles Hamiton but I think I would go crazy too if I had to carry around humongously gaudy heavy “yellow chains” and was the cousin of MC Lyte. Just kidding, MC Lyte’s hustle is ridiculous, she gets all the talk over jobs. But seriously, it’s not just the “rap game” that makes people crazy it’s just the nature of the industry. You brought up a good point though, sometimes people choose to be rappers and singers because of their desire to be famous or to attain insane amounts of cash and don’t realize the amount of personal sacrifices to be made and that an understanding of the industry is required to succeed. If we think about it though, many artists go through some point of self realization after fame where they question themselves and their place in the industry., ie Mariah, Michael, kayne, tupac, lauryn, lupe. Some get lost in the industry and others learn how to work the system. Simple and plain.
(This is a sensible enough question.)

If a monster were chasing you, let's say it Jason Vorhees, wouldn't it make the most sense to go to some wide open space so you could see him? Or maybe to a parked car? That way, when he came close, you could just duck and dive repeatedly?

Lol. Well, that’s a toughie. Since we’re talking monsters, and stories I would be the cartoon version of myself like in my video promo for my single “Ready to Go,” which means I would have supernatural powers. Lol. First off, I would hear Jason coming from miles away with my supersonic Syd-rific-like hearing receptors, and because his theme music sounds like death metal walking and it’s pretty loud on the movies. So, with the tap my of finger I would activate a button implanted in my shoulder back in Jane’s World that would emit lasers that form into an invisible force field. I would then taunt him by walking towards him and watch him run in the force and collapse. Lmao. Then I would press another button implanted in the bottom of my foot that releases a full spa treatment center and I would enjoy getting pampered in my force field. Then I would throw a party and invite people like you, DJ (my manager), The Jane-Ettes (backup singers for my live shows) to do a “ding dong the witch is dead” dance with me. Bwahaha the end Jason.

(This is not a sensible question, but it does make sense.)

Chinese people are smart, right? Why haven't they invented something that can fix Yao's foot?

lol…I can’t … and I don’t watch much basketball. Shoutout to the girly girls.
(This is not a sensible question, and it might be a little racist.)

Will Black people ever be seen as equals in America? You can only answer with Yes or No. You can not explain your answer.

Yes or no. You can not explain your answer. &;0)
(This is a serious question, and I feel a little silly including it in the same bunch as a question about running from monsters and Gucci Mane.)

Will female rappers ever been seen as equals in the rap game. You can explain your answer. Please don't answer with a Yes or a No.

Well I’m not really a female rapper but I know a few, and am familiar with the industry so I’ll answer from that perspective. I would say that the more female artists come into the industry and really make their mark and make good music, then the more the industry will become accustomed to female rappers. We don’t need a million little Kim’s and Nicki Minaj’s, and we need more artists like Lauryn Hill, Missy, Jean Grae, Eve, & Candi Redd to truly show the versatility of the female rapper. They may not ever be seen as equals as in all forms of business woman are paid less etc., but at least they can possibly receive greater respect for their craft amongst the general population. - Houston Press


"Buzzing: Sydnee-Jane Ruffling Some Feathers In Houston & Abroad"

From her underdog anthem 'Ready To Go' to her stint at the 2010 SXSW Festival, Sydnee-Jane and her backing vocalists the Jane-ettes are causing a stir in the Houston music scene and beyond. Fierce looks, check. Funky electro jams, check. But don't get it twisted honey, she also occasionally delivers heartfelt down-tempo songs, like "Your Love", featured on the soundtrack of indie movie 'After School Special'/'Be my Teacher'. So if you're down to discover new exciting artists, go ahead, scroll down right now to check out some of her work. "The Mothership is coming are you ready to go?" What do you say?
- Lou Constant-Desportes - AfroPunk.com


"14 Brand-New Houston Bands You Should Know About By Chris Gray Fri., Oct. 19 2012 at 3:30 PM"

You'll have to trust us all on the math, but meet your 2012 freshman music class, Houston. (List is alphabetical.)

SYDNEE-JANE & THE JANETTES

Sound/History: Electro-pop-soul newcomer claims to be influenced by Beyonce, Santigold and Janelle Monae. Worth a listen or two; you'll be hearing more about her for sure. - Houston Press Rocks Off


""THE from another planet-type Sassy, Southern, Retro Futuristic Songbirds!""

A few weeks ago I met this talented group of young ladies at a local showcase I was running sound for. Talk about being blown away by the strength, control and harmonies from these vocalists. It's as if for that moment we all went back in time and Motown melded with the P-Funk Allstars and hooked up with En Vogue to assist with the sound and arrangements these beautiful ladies displayed. It was quite refreshing to finally hear something different after nearly two hours or more of "crunk" like rappers who all had the same things to say in their rhymes. Outside of the performers of the night, they have a different sound that sets them apart from many artists in the city PERIOD!

I'd like everyone to meet Houston bred Sydnee Jane & The Jane-ettes. These ladies are not at all limited to one genre and all are classically trained. They tag themselves as "THE from another planet-type Sassy, Southern, Retro Futuristic Songbirds!" Check out the videos and visit their website. Enjoy!
- DJ Kool Emdee


"Sydnee Jane & The Jane-ettes: Another Look"

Just had to post this pic of these fine and talented ladies, Sydnee Jane & The Jane-ettes because I think it's pretty dope. While you're gawkin' like I am, peep the video...SydneeJane.com

Follow them on Twitter:
@SydneeJane
@JustSoAmbitious
@TaylorRaeChelle
@SaraiLynette
@JanesWorld - DJKoolEmdee.blogspot.com


"Ask A Singer/Songwriter: Is Rap Bad for Your Mental Health? @SydneeJane answers"

I feel like every time we interview a girl rapper, the conversation inevitably turns to the same conversation about how hard it is to be a woman rapper. So let's try and stay away from that this time. What I'm going to do is just lob a bunch of questions at you that people have emailed us and asked us to ask rappers. It gets think. Ready? Questions in bold. Go.

Did you know Gucci Mane has allegedly checked into a mental health facility? Charles Hamilton had to get his head checked too. Is it that all rappers are crazy, or does being a rapper inevitably turn people that way?

Well, first I’m not a “girl rapper” lol. I am a singer, and songwriter who dabbles in hip hop. And wowzahz, no I didn’t know about Gucci Mane or Charles Hamiton but I think I would go crazy too if I had to carry around humongously gaudy heavy “yellow chains” and was the cousin of MC Lyte. Just kidding, MC Lyte’s hustle is ridiculous, she gets all the talk over jobs. But seriously, it’s not just the “rap game” that makes people crazy it’s just the nature of the industry. You brought up a good point though, sometimes people choose to be rappers and singers because of their desire to be famous or to attain insane amounts of cash and don’t realize the amount of personal sacrifices to be made and that an understanding of the industry is required to succeed. If we think about it though, many artists go through some point of self realization after fame where they question themselves and their place in the industry., ie Mariah, Michael, kayne, tupac, lauryn, lupe. Some get lost in the industry and others learn how to work the system. Simple and plain.
(This is a sensible enough question.)

If a monster were chasing you, let's say it Jason Vorhees, wouldn't it make the most sense to go to some wide open space so you could see him? Or maybe to a parked car? That way, when he came close, you could just duck and dive repeatedly?

Lol. Well, that’s a toughie. Since we’re talking monsters, and stories I would be the cartoon version of myself like in my video promo for my single “Ready to Go,” which means I would have supernatural powers. Lol. First off, I would hear Jason coming from miles away with my supersonic Syd-rific-like hearing receptors, and because his theme music sounds like death metal walking and it’s pretty loud on the movies. So, with the tap my of finger I would activate a button implanted in my shoulder back in Jane’s World that would emit lasers that form into an invisible force field. I would then taunt him by walking towards him and watch him run in the force and collapse. Lmao. Then I would press another button implanted in the bottom of my foot that releases a full spa treatment center and I would enjoy getting pampered in my force field. Then I would throw a party and invite people like you, DJ (my manager), The Jane-Ettes (backup singers for my live shows) to do a “ding dong the witch is dead” dance with me. Bwahaha the end Jason.

(This is not a sensible question, but it does make sense.)

Chinese people are smart, right? Why haven't they invented something that can fix Yao's foot?

lol…I can’t … and I don’t watch much basketball. Shoutout to the girly girls.
(This is not a sensible question, and it might be a little racist.)

Will Black people ever be seen as equals in America? You can only answer with Yes or No. You can not explain your answer.

Yes or no. You can not explain your answer. &;0)
(This is a serious question, and I feel a little silly including it in the same bunch as a question about running from monsters and Gucci Mane.)

Will female rappers ever been seen as equals in the rap game. You can explain your answer. Please don't answer with a Yes or a No.

Well I’m not really a female rapper but I know a few, and am familiar with the industry so I’ll answer from that perspective. I would say that the more female artists come into the industry and really make their mark and make good music, then the more the industry will become accustomed to female rappers. We don’t need a million little Kim’s and Nicki Minaj’s, and we need more artists like Lauryn Hill, Missy, Jean Grae, Eve, & Candi Redd to truly show the versatility of the female rapper. They may not ever be seen as equals as in all forms of business woman are paid less etc., but at least they can possibly receive greater respect for their craft amongst the general population. - Houston Press


"The Groove Radio Interview"

"Sydnee-Jane cant be put into a box, she reminds me of the Jay Davies, Janelle Monae's of the world. She's talented and gorgeous!" - The Groove Radio/KPFT/Pacifica Radio


"Sydnee-Jane is an R&B Soulstress from Houston Texas with a knack for crafting swinging pop gems."

Sydnee-Jane is an R&B Soulstress from Houston Texas with a knack for crafting swinging pop gems. A classically trained vocalist, Sydnee-Jane has collaborated with a slew of music industry heavyweights including Scarface and Big Mike. As winner of the Shontelle hosted Artist of the Month contest Sydnee-Jane had her promotional message sent out to Shontelle's social media fan base of over 200,000 Fans. Look for Sydnee's new EP due out later this year. - Headliner.FM


"Sydnee Jane – “Ready To Go” (KARTOON MGMT PROMO)"

Looking like a cartoon character of her… Houston we have a problem… Let’s go to space! Her album “Jane’s World” Coming soon. - A1-HIP HOP


"Sydnee-Jane – “Ready To Go”"

She will take you to space……. From Houston to the moon…5,4,3,2,1 - A1HH (A1 HIP HOP)


""THE from another planet-type Sassy, Southern, Retro Futuristic Songbirds!""

A few weeks ago I met this talented group of young ladies at a local showcase I was running sound for. Talk about being blown away by the strength, control and harmonies from these vocalists. It's as if for that moment we all went back in time and Motown melded with the P-Funk Allstars and hooked up with En Vogue to assist with the sound and arrangements these beautiful ladies displayed. It was quite refreshing to finally hear something different after nearly two hours or more of "crunk" like rappers who all had the same things to say in their rhymes. Outside of the performers of the night, they have a different sound that sets them apart from many artists in the city PERIOD!

I'd like everyone to meet Houston bred Sydnee Jane & The Jane-ettes. These ladies are not at all limited to one genre and all are classically trained. They tag themselves as "THE from another planet-type Sassy, Southern, Retro Futuristic Songbirds!" Check out the videos and visit their website. Enjoy!
- DJ Kool Emdee


"SYDNEE-JANE IS THE WINNER!"

Sydnee’s music is a blend of soul, hiphop and rock that kind of reminds me of Janelle Monae. - HEADLINER.FM


"Houston Newsmakers July 26, 2015"

Houston International Jazz Festival

The Houston International Jazz Festival is July 31 through August 2. Sydnee Jane Simpson is executive director of Jazz Education Inc. She says the money from four events over the weekend go to Jazz Education Inc. to provide jazz education to thousands of Houston-area kids. The location of the events and costs can be found in the “More Information” section below.

Sydnee Jane Simpson, Executive Director-Jazz Education Inc, 713-839-7000, www.jazzeducation.org, www.houstoninternationaljazzfestival.com, www.sydneejane.com - Click2Houston KPRC


"Houston International Jazz Festival Executive Producer"

The International Jazz Festival kicks off in Houston this weekend. - News 2 Houston KPRC


"SYDNEE JANE 05.17.2016"

One of my all time favorite Jazz/R&B artists in Houston finally gets a chance to sit down and talk with us, along with a great little acoustic set at the end - stiletto broadcasting


"SXSW 2014 Music Preview : All Songs Considered : NPR"

This confrontational rap track contains honest lyrics and beautiful piano. - NPR


"STARLITO DROPS NEW ALBUM, “I’M MOVING TO HOUSTON”"

STARLITO DROPS NEW ALBUM, “I’M MOVING TO HOUSTON” - thesource.com


Discography

ALL WE NEED IS LOVE- 2015
THE FLOW FT. RICH ANDRUWS - 2016
NEW BLACK - 2016
911 - 2015
BAD (Itunes Release 2012)
YOUR LOVE - AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL (INDIE FILM) 2010

READY TO GO - #JANESWORLD 2012
MR. ON-TIME - #JANESWORLD 2012
LOOK ALIVE - SCARFACE FT. SYDNEE-JANE 2012
CIGARILLO - CANDI REDD FT. SYDNEE-JANE 2010
MAD- YING YANG TWINS FT. SYDNEE-JANE 2009
DO SOMETHING W/YOUR LIFE- BIG MIKE FT. SYDNEE-JANE 2007
DON'T BE MAD - BIG MIKE FT. SYDNEE-JANE 2007
TURN ME ON V2, Unofficial EP 2008
TURN ME ON V1, EP 2005

Photos

Bio

Sydnee-Jane & Adventures in #JANESWORLD Bio:

COME PLAY IN #JANESWORLD!!! In the age of technology and social communication, this DIY Band rises to the occasion with a unique & alternative presentation for the music world. Comprised of 6 members (Recording Artist, Sydnee-Jane, Background Vocalists, Jane-Ette Taylor RaeChelle, MD/Guitar Vet, David Gallego, Funky Bass Guitar Player, J Stacks, Guitar Kid, Preston Dow, & Drum Doctor, Blessing Edwards) takes a different approach to gaining notoriety in the music industry by using tools such as Twitter/Facebook/MySpace/Reverb + to build #JANESWORLD’s empire of fans/supporters "by hand." Sydnee Jane is their vocal powerhouse front woman and formed the band herself. "I've forced band situations with musicians in the past who i did not vibe naturally with, and being a naturalist it never worked out. This band came together organically, we all genuinely love music and have great passion for the art and each other. You won't meet as many genuinely good-hearted musicians than the members of my band." Sydnee Jane's musical expertise and songwriting has laid a sturdy foundation for this band that will surely propel them forward and to be recognized as an industry leader and fan favorite.

"We want to meet the people who come to our shows and visit our sites, learn what they like, why they like us. Growing musically, creatively, and artistically with them, we don't like the hands off, "bitch, I’m a celebrity approach" of industry counterparts. We look at our success in the industry as a joint venture with our fans and supporters. Music has purpose and we are just the vessel driven by the people.” – Sydnee-Jane. 

Branding their supporters along the way as #JANE’S & #JOHNNY’S (Hebrew translation: Celestial Gift), #JANESWORLD will soon be a force to be reckoned, just ask their collective 15k to 20k, twitter, instagram, and facebook fans.
With enough collective forging energy to illuminate the minds of supporters, and start a music revolution, #JANESWORLD is proving that they are serious musicians with undying love and respect the art of music that can take them to heights of success such as bands like Dave Matthews Band, The Roots, Greenday, and many more. 

Sydnee Jane's Full Bio:

www.SydneeJane.com 

FEATURES: 
  • Ying Yang Twins (Ying Yang Forever - Recognized on Billboard.com) 
  • Starlito (#immovingtohouston - Recognized on Billboard.com #27) 
  • Scarface (Work Ethic) 
  • Mikey Factz (Living it Up - FNI)
  • Big Mike (Keep it Playa) 
  • Ice Mike (Big Herb Smokus Pocus) 
  • Candi Redd (Code Redd/Redd Alert)

MOVIE/FILM SOUNDTRACKS: 

  • Be My Teacher (Your Love-Title Track) 
  • Jays Life Episode 24 & 25 (Mad, Got You)
  • Solitaire (Ready to Go)
  • Monster Hunters (Ready to Go)
  • Making of A Serial Killer (Bad)
  • MurderBook (2015)


APPEARANCES/MOVIES/SERIES FT ACTRESS:

  • ABC13 (2013/2015) Interview w/Samica Knight
  • Fox 26 (2013/2014/2015) Black Voices
  • KHOU11 (2013/2014/2015) Great Day Houston/Debra Duncan
  • NBC 2(2015)
  • Featured Performer on BET's 106 & Park (2012)
  • Alternative Scream TV (2011/2012)
  • The Session (Kube TV 2012)
  • Houston Television Access Channel
  • Making of A Serial Killer (2013)
  • Squatters (2012)
  • Damage Control 90.1 KPFT (Pacifica Radio)
  • Michael Watts Show 97.9 KBXX 
  • Pisces Film (2013)
  • Be My Teacher (Your Love-Title Track) 
  • Jays Life Episode 24 & 25 (Mad, Got You)
  • Solitaire (Ready to Go)
  • Monster Hunters (Ready to Go)
  • Jay's Life - Featured Voice Over Calienda Torres
  • Groove 90.1 KPFT (Pacifica Radio)
  • ICE 97.5 (2012)
  • #JANESWORLD Holiday Special Alternative Scream TV (2012)
  • Bubbha Thomas Holiday Jazz Special on HMSTV (2012)
  • Jazz & Poetry Commercial on Fox (Currently Running) 2016

Band Members