Chrissy Sykes has had a successful career as a recording artist and songwriter. She started her career in South Africa when she entered the Rand Show Talent contest and won a recording contract in front of 60,000 people.
Her singing career in South Africa won her many nominations
Best Country Artist “You Put the Blue In Me
Best Record Of The Year “ Jonathen” Produced by Peter Drake (Nashville)
Best Record Of The Year “ Guardian Angel”
Best Female Vocalist “ The Beat Of My Heart”
Best Album Of The Year “ All On MY Own”
She also had success on the songwriting scene where she Won The Isle of Wight International Song writing Contest with
“On the Loose Again” with Bobby Louw and also Won the National Song Festival for Radio Highveld with “Over getting Over You” with Dennis East.
Chrissy Sykes Songwriting Discography
She moved to the USA in1987 where she wrote "The Kimberely Project" a musical child abuse prevention program that was incorporated into the education curriculum in Tennessee, Texas, Florida and Virginia. The original song "Kimberely" which was penned by Chrissy was used as a fundraiser in Texas for Child Abuse Month raised $70,000 for the Texas Child Welfare Board.
Over a four year period she presented the program to over 350,00 children with great support from teachers, social services, PTA's and many groups and businesses like the Sertoma and Rotary Clubs, 4H, IBM, Chevrolet and many more caring companies and groups.
In England Chrissy teamed up with her husband Stuart (of "Top Secret" and "Fifth Dimension" fame to form one of Clublands top duo's Riviera. They had great success with the duo and in 2001 decided to change direction and they started their media company Riviera Multimedia. After building up this very successful business Chrissy and Stuart sold the company in 2011and she has now happily returned to songwriting.
Chrissy has completed a few projects over the past 2 years
"Just Jazz" an album of great jazz standards and writing all the songs for Barbara Lindesay's new album "Miss You"
Chrissy is also writing with several other songwriters and lyricists please visit our Sound cloud site to listen to some of her new songs.