vocals, dj, production
Gig: £150/hour, £600 per gig
After closing out last year with a hit show Off-Broadway, Sayonne
moved into her latest release in January 2018.
“Twenty One” (streaming worldwide) brings her motivating message
current with today's headlines adding hope for the new age.
Entering 2018, already a veteran in the field and yet vibrant with
fresh ideas, her primary focus is now on music solely with her own
company 5 Bars Records Inc.
With a music veteran's resume and a slew of compelling singles
under her belt, the vocal powerhouse that is SAYONNE is set to
stimulate the airwaves in 2018 with a followup collection of fresh
songs, all personally written and produced.
As a musical theater star since 2011, she just completed the OffBroadway attraction, "Sister Act" as Deloris Van Cartier.
Although multi-disciplined and driven to all aspects of performing
arts, this year the focus is on bringing her ever-growing fan base
more music. Her own music.
Singer/Songwriter/Producer and Actress Sayonne (born
Stephanie Courtney), honed her brilliant gifts from the age of
three when called to perform her first musical ministry at her
hometown, Brooklyn church. As both she and her vocal prowess
grew, so did her audience as other churches throughout the
region recruited the vocal prodigy to come sing. In this way, she
developed the pure soul essence that underpins whatever genre
she touches. Throughout high school, she became attracted to
other forms of music. With her parents originally from Trinidad
& Tobago, she was further enlightened by soca and other such
Caribbean influences but had yet to come into her own sound.
At just the age of twelve, she was already in the studio on her
first album, a gospel collection entitled, Lord Just Me and You,
with hymn covers written and produced for her by Marc
Reddick, with the exception of “I Need You” which she wrote
herself. Songwriting was an incredible feat at that age, however
until her team felt safe with her growth in the area, they chose
not to take any chances with her skills. However, working
closely with professional producers and writers helped Sayonne
learn the discipline and practice that goes into the craft. By her
junior year in high school, her singing was secondary to her
pursuit of a future career in nursing.
In addition to extracurricular's like the band (although
ironically never chorus). where she played alto sax, she
otherwise focused on accelerated studies in chemistry and
psychology in preparation for college. Yet once again her voice
attracted a teacher who encouraged her to audition for the
school musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.” after winning the role
of Crystal, she gained her first taste of what her true future
would hold. Still, she set her mind on attending the College of
Mount Saint Vincent in New York with her eyes on a degree in
nursing, with music sidelined as a hobby.