Sylvia Fedrick

Sylvia Fedrick

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandChristianGospel

Neo-Soul Contemporary Gospel/Christian music geared to capture the audience that typically wouldn't listen to gospel music. "Sistha Under God's Construction" intaiIs inspirational songs that all ages will appreciate the stories behind the lyrics and Sylvia's heartfelt writing abilities......

Biography

Chicago Black Music Awards Nominee "Best Female Gospel Performer" & "Gospel Music's Rising Star"
Black Essence Award Recipient 2010

As young as 4 years old, Sylvia recalls memories of innocently singing her nursery rhymes as her father stood by, recording every last note. A singer himself, Larry Fedrick contributed his beautiful voice to a quartet as a child and, later, the church choir. He never actively pursued a career in gospel music, but would go on to influence that of his musically inclined family, especially his young daughter, Sylvia.

Often singing to her as a child, the influences of Sylvia's father would serve as a foundation upon which Sylvia would grow as an artist, taking with her the sweet melodies of such revered musicians as Sam Cook, Nat King Cole, Dakota Staten, and Billy Eckstine.

Sylvia's involvement in school and community organizations on Chicago's South Side led to her membership in the Walter H. Dyett Magnet 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 and church plays, 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...

Sylvia at a Glance...

* During the 1980s, House Music dominated mainstream music. Sylvia contributed as a backup singer for many local groups, including "Rare Form" and "Kajsa."

* Many of her nights were spent hitting the pavement in search of her next gig or participating in open mic night at the Cotton Club.

* While pursuing her next big break, Sylvia became side-tracked by a suitor and was married in 1991.

* In 1997, Sylvia's marriage ended in divorce and she was again on the music scene.

* James T. Meeks is the senior pastor of Chicago's Salem Baptist Church where Sylvia has been a member for the past 14 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, The Emotions & Tramaine Hawkins.

Lyrics

I Plead The Blood

Written By: Sylvia Fedrick

I Plead The Blood

Music By Percy Fry
Lyrics by Sylvia Fedrick
© Copyright 2008

Reflecting back on the bible days
The say how Jesus was beat & slain
They crucified & killed God’s son for no reason
But in three days Jesus rose again
God Sacrificed his Son for our sins
That we may have everlasting life, live abundantly right here on earth

CHORUS
I plead the blood all over me
For protection from the enemy……
Check it out!

All the blood that Jesus shed, keeps us from Satan’s spiritual death
It heals, mends, binds and cleanses & brings life back again
John 3:16 tells us why God did, sacrificed his Son for our sins
Thank God he loved us oh so much
Live abundantly right here on earth

CHORUS

BRIDGE
I, I, I wanna, I, I, I wanna plead
I, I wanna, I, I, I wanna plead
The blood of Jesus, the blood of Jesus

The blood!
The blood of Jesus (4x unison)

I plead the blood all over me
I plead the blood all over me
I plead the blood all over me
For protection from the enemy

I plead the blood all over me
I plead the blood all over me
I plead the blood all over me
For protection from the enemy

I, I wanna, I, I, I wanna plead (repeat)

The blood of Jesus

Gentle Breeze

Written By: Sylvia Fedrick

The sun moon & stars
The presence of your works
Such priceless gifts
You have placed here on earth
Your creations, they’re flawless
All you’ve done is righteous

You gave me life
I’m so glad to be alive
Just to feel your warmth
Your gentle breeze, your gentle breeze

Every breath that I take
Every beat of my heart you made
I’m so grateful that I’m yours
And you are mine
Your sweet spirit is omnipresent
And your light, it shines so bright

You gave me life
I’m so glad to be alive
Just to feel your warmth
Your gentle breeze

Security, safe in your arms protecting me from harm
Your guarantee that you and I will be together ‘til eternity
It’s all up to me……

Just to feel your warmth, your Gentle Breeze…….

You’re the reason why I breathe
Your touch, embrace has blessed me
Just to feel you warmth (repeat)


Pressure

Written By: Sylvia Fedrick

Oh Lord, this Christian walk is hard
Trying to do the right things
Trying to live right, to do right Lord
I give all thanks to you
If you had not been there
No telling what I would do
Because your spirit dwells in me
Your mercy carries me through

Pressure, all around me
Pressure, to do the right things
Pressure, do the right things
Pressure, all the pressure

Pressure, comes from all angles
Temptation scream my name
And If I fall into that trap
I’m the only one, the only one to blame
Playing with the fire, adding to the flame
I’m glad your spirit dwells in me
Your mercy carries me through

Pressure, to do the right things
Pressure, do the right things
Pressure, all the pressure

I want to satisfy my flesh now, but Lord I want to please you too
I want to do right, I don’t want to disappoint you
Oh It’s amazing, just how much you put it with me
Your sacrifice, the way you died on Calvary

Determined Lord, I’m gonna win this fight
Satan won’t win, I want him out of my sight
I need relief, can’t take this no more
Open the door Lord, save me
From the troubles of the world

The time has come for you Lord
This Christian walk is so hard
Please take this pressure from me
Set my soul free

The World has come for you Lord
This Christian life is our reward
It’s You that we adore
Forever more

True Lovin Like His

Written By: Sylvia Fedrick

Once upon a time
I allowed depression
To take a hold of me
It over ruled my life
Searching for the joy
Hoping it would fine me
I couldn’t figure out just what’s missing

Then I heard about a Man
Who would care and understand
And help me find, find my way back
To reality, He would help me see
All the beauty He instilled in me

I remember when
I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t satisfied
Looking for love in all the wrong places
Now I’ve truly found
Someone strong & sound
He’s the best above the rest

True loving like His,True loving like His
True loving like His,True lovin

Situations, bad relationships that stressed me out
All the negative people bringing me down
There was no happiness
What kind of life is this
Oooh image, I just about had it

Then I heard about a Man
Who would care and understand
And help me find, find my way back
To reality, he would help me see
All the beauty He instilled in me

I remember when, I wasn't happy, wasn't satisfied
Looking for love in all the wrong places
Now I’ve truly found
Someone strong & sound
He’s the best above the rest

True loving like His,True loving like His
True loving like His,True lovin

Situations, bad relationships that stressed me out
All the negative people bringing me down
There was no happiness
What kind of life is this
Oooh image, I just about had it

Then I heard about a Man
Who would care and understand
And help me find, find my way back
To reality, he would help me see
All the beauty He instilled in me

I remember when,I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t satisfied
Looking for love in all the wrong places
Now I truly found
Someone strong & sound
He’s the best above the rest
True Lovin Like His

I love you, love you, love you Lord
I love you, love you, love you Lord
I love you, love you, love you
I love you Lord, yes

Listen to me closely
He will be that friend
A real true blue friend
He will have you back
When troubles rise
Come on, try Him for yourself

I remember when,I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t satisfied
Looking for love in all the wrong places
Now I truly found
Someone strong and sound
He’s the best above the rest
True loving like His

Don't Want To Walk Alone

Written By: Sylvia Fedrick

Stepped out on my own
Thinking I can handle like all by myself
Just to end up back where I started from
I didn’t get very far
That’s when I realized that

I don’t want to walk alone, without you Jesus
I don’t want to face this cold, cruel world all by myself
I need you right here, right now
To be my guiding light
I want to spend the rest of my days
With you here in my life

I’ve broke down the walls
Let my guard down
Now I only trust in You
Yes I do, yes I do
Any trials or tribulations I’ve seen
You were always there to carry me through
That’s when I realized that

I don’t want to walk alone, without you Jesus
I don’t want to face this cold, cruel world all by myself
I need you right here, right now
To be my guiding light
I want to spend the rest of my days
With you here in my life
Life can be so unfair
When it seems nobody cares
I don’t know, do they really care about me
But with you Lord,
I don’t doubt Your love
That’s why I’m on my knees
Crying, praying & reaching out to you Lord
Help me, help me please, please

I don’t want to walk alone, without you Jesus
I don’t want to face this cold cruel world
All by myself
I need you right here, right now
To be my guiding light
I want to spend the rest of my days
With you here in my life

Don’t Wanna, don’t wanna walk alone
I need you here to be my guiding light
I need you here in my life

Sho Nuff Love

Written By: Al Brown & Shalaby Karim

Looking at your picture
Thinking how lucky I am
To have someone like you boy
Who treats me like his number one fan
You don’t tried to be a player no
You hardly ever come home late
Some girls see there man three days later
Now that I won’t tolerate

My friends, they are jealous
Saying no man can be fair
They tell me they envy me
And that their men treats like fools
They tell me about their love problems
Of being all alone at night
Now misery needs company
But you it’s no where in site
That’s why I’m

Holding on to a Sho Nuff Luv yes
You know when you find someone special
It fits like a hand and glove
Holding on to a real Luv yes
You know when you find someone special
Hold on tight and don’t let go

You don’t need any company
We can cuddle up right here
Boy my heart feels overwhelmed
I finally found someone who’s dear
I’ve been heart real bad before
And played like a fool
But faith is in my corner
Cause’s I’ve been blessed with you

My friends, they are jealous
Saying no man could be fair
They tell me they envy me
And that their men treats them like fools
They tell about the love problems
Of being all alone at night
Misery needs company
But you it’s no where in sight

I’m holding, I’m holding on
To a Sho Nuff Luv
I’m holding to my real love babe
I’m holding on to you

I’m holding on to you darling
I thank God for you
I finally found some that loves the Lord
And loves me too….


A Friend

Written By: Sylvia Fedrick

He’ll be that friend
He’ll be that friend

Searching for a companion, a friendship
Someone you can spend you life with
The desires of the heart

Hoping for the love in return
Instead we get hurt, we get burned
Let’s keep it real
Learn that love is a gift not a game
Our God is constance, He won’t change
He’s awesome

No matter how hard you fall
Just call his name
And He’ll come running
He will do that

He’s a friend
Through thick & thin
A friend, with a love that never ends
A friend, with a love so strong
To last a life time long

To be a friend you must show yourself friendly
Love youself, don’t have any envy
You’re a child of God,

Learn not to put your faith in man
But trust in God
Cause He’s for real
He’s so for real

Others may not understand
Anointing from the Master’s plan
They’ll treat you so cold

God is warm, and very sincere
He’ll hold you tight
Wipe away your tears
Yes He will do that

He’s a friend
Through thick & thin
A friend, with a love that never ends
A friend, with a love so strong
To last a life time long

Ooh wah, ooh wah, ooh wah ooh wah ooh

Incredible, sensational, infallible, intangible
Untouchable, He’s marvelous, so wonderful
He’s A Friend

He’s a friend
Through thick & thin
A friend, with a love that never ends
A friend, with a love so strong
To last a life time long

Discography

"Sistha Under God's Construction"
Released August 2008 - Fed Up Productions

9 Tracks:

Pressure
Sho Nuff Luv
I Plead The Blood
True Lovin Like His
Don't Want To Walk Alone
A Friend
Gentle Breeze
True Lovin - Unplugged
I Plead The Blood - Bonus Track

Radio Show:
"The Sylvia Fedrick Gospel Show" Sunday Mornings 12Noon-2PM CST at www.clubsteppin.com

Sylvia Fedrick on Iheart Music

Set List

"Sistha Under God's Construction"
Pressure
Sho Nuff Luv
I Plead The Blood
True Lovin Like His
Don't Want To Walk Alone
A Friend
Gentle Breeze
True Love (Unplugged)
I Plead The Blood (Bonus Track)

My sets average 15-20 minutes, I sing with background tracks, or I have a band that performs with me depending on the event

The songs requested the most are "Pressure" "I Plead The Blood" & "Gentle Breeze"