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Stacey Lamont Sydnor: BIO

MUSIC DIRECTOR :: PRODUCER:: DRUMMER :: PERCUSSIONIST :: SONGWRITER :: CLINICIAN :: TEACHER ::

A U.S. Marine from rural Crystal Hill, Virginia, Stacey Lamont Sydnor appeared to be fascinated by rhythm from the time he could use his hands to beat on his mother’s pots and pans. At the age of eleven, his grandmother bought him his first "gold sparkle" snare drum and he’s never stopped playing since.

Early on, he was influenced by the sounds of Traditional (Quartet) Gospel and his father’s love of old school soul and R&B (Johnny Taylor, James Brown, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes). While in elementary school, he joined the band, became classically trained, and learned to appreciate Big Band Jazz.

Under the tutelage of mentor, Damon Brown (www.batclefmusic.com), he went on to win multiple awards around the state of Virginia and became well known, becoming exceptionally popular with local Gospel Quartet groups in Southern Virginia and North Carolina. He also excelled in his new found love of Jazz, Theatre and Southern Rock.

He started touring professionally at the age of fifteen with Gospel artists, the Heavenly Five and the Pilgrim Jubilees of Chicago. He also performed as a drummer/percussionist for a variety of musicals to include: "Anything Goes", "Cowboys" and "Westside Story". From their he went on to perform in the US Marine Corps Band, attaining the position of Principal Percussionist in a little under two years. While in the Marine Corps, he teamed up with fellow marine, Mike Corrado to form The Mike Corrado Band (www.mikecorrado.com). The band has been touring for eleven years now and has sold over 100,000 albums independently.

His resume runs like a Who’s Who of, well, every possible genre of music. He’s performed with hip hop artists Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Flo Rida, Busta Rhymes and P. Diddy (“Press Play”), Chrisette Michell, Keri Hilson; Smooth Jazz artists, Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, The Late George Duke, Marcus Johnson, Althea Rene, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and the late Wayman Tisdale; R&B and Soul artists Alicia Keys, Jermaine Jackson, Layla Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Gladys Knight, Jill Scott, Melanie Fiona, Teedra Moses, Faith Evans, Stevie Wonder, Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child), Macy Gray, Denise Williams, Shirley Murdoch, Tank, Avant,The Neville Brothers; Pop stars Hillary Duff, Robbie Williams, Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child) and Daniel Powter; Motown legends The Temptations; Funk Legends Heatwave, the S.O.S. Band and Mandrill and Gospel recording artists Deitrick Haddon, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Ann Nesby, Damita Haddon, Tammi Haddon, The Soul Seekers and Yolanda Adams while serving in the music ministry of Bishop Noel Jones. He is currently working with The Jacksons & Algebra!


His television composition/performance credits include: The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen, Tyra Banks Show, College Hill, The Black Stars of Poker, The NBA Channel, First In and the upcoming episodes of Dr. Phil, Orange is The New Black, Suddenly Single, A Fool & His Money, Arsenio Hall Show!

Movie Performance Credits Include: Kaider Reboot, Avengers, Captain America, Thor 2, Notorious (Soundtrack/Trailer), Inception (Trailer), The Green Hornet (Trailer), Sabetour (Video Game Trailer), Bridesmaid (Trailer), Mummy 3 (Trailer), Yes Man (Trailer), Avatar (Trailer), Beouwolf (Trailer), Wall Street (DVD Promo), Sorcerer's Apprentice (Trailer), Final Destination 5, What Goes Around comes Around, What My Husband Doesn't Know and Inception (Trailer).

“The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.” Cecil B. DeMille