Born in New Orleans and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Sydney Justin comes from a very talented and athletic family. Sports and music play a major role in his life. Participating in high school talent shows, the performing arts and attending the Otis Art Institute for gifted young artists molded his musical talents.
Football and music are his passions. Although Sydney never played high school football, his natural athletic gifts brought him a football scholarship to Long Beach State University. He was blessed to sign with the Los Angeles Rams and in his rookie year played in Super Bowl XIV. Afterwards, Sydney signed to play in Canada with the Winniteg Blue Bombers, The Buffalo Bills, and finally the Indianapolis Colts.Unfortunately, a neck injury ended his career after only 4 seasons. His dreams and aspirations of becoming a singer, songwriter and producer were in his future.
While in high school, Sydney’s musical talents led to his performing on a movie sound track, singing the songs “Shout” and “Shama Lama Ding Dong” that the characters “Otis Day and the Nights” lip-synced in the toga party and club scenes of the now famous classic cult movie “Animal House”.
After football, Sydney re-directed his musical talents to songwriting, singing and producing. Highlights include being part of the songwriting team Sylverspoon productions working with such artists as Glen Jones, Shalamar, The Whispers and Lakeside; Later Sydney joined the pop group Shalamar as their lead singer. Working with record producers L.A. Reid & Babyface on the song ”Loves Grown Deep”from Shalamar’s Circumstantial Evidence CD, this song became Asia’s number 1 hit for over 5 months straight. Many Songwriting and producing opportunities followed. He wrote songs and produced soundtracks for such movies as Lambada and sang on Bobby Brown’s hit songs “Every Little Step I Take” and “I wanna Rock wit Cha baby” achieving a Platinum record. Sydney also performed in concert with other artists such as The Gap Band, Roger & Zapp, Alexander O’Neil, Rose Royce, and Earth, Wind and Fire and many, many others.
As the lead singer for The Miracles, Berry Gordy, Pete Moore and Claudette Robinson has passed the torch of leadership from Smokey Robinsonto Sydney Justin. He takes the sound and songs to new heights with his mesmerizing sexiness, excitement and energy. He is a consummate performer, always striving to offer the world his absolute best. Sydney Justin, was at one time voted one of the sexiest men alive. He enjoys playing basketball and coaching defensive backs but golf has become a new passion. He recently wrote a how to book on playing defensive back called “The Lost Art.”you can find it on Amazon Books. Sydney loves God, trusts God and believes all things are possible through faith in Jesus Christ…and Miracles are always possible.
Sponsored by Amada Records & T-Mobile, the 2019 edition of the SweetSunshine Music Festival is set to be another amazing music experience with lots of fun and excitement for attendees with the likes of The Miracles confirmed to perform. The musical fiesta is scheduled for July 27th and 28th via the Bethune Performing Arts Center located at 698 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. The festival is free from 10am-8pm. The Miracles will perform live at 8pm. Concert tickets start at $25 for general admission and can be purchased here.
The 2019 SweetSunshine Music Festival is a two-day event that will be bringing some of the biggest names in the music industry to Daytona Beach, FL, offering attendees an unforgettable live concert experience. Some of the special invited guests that will be gracing the event include The Chi-Lites, The Supremes, staff members from the Orlando Magic, and staff members from WJAM 99 JAMZ Tampa. Other guests expected at the event include the world’s largest ice cream truck and The DJ Grid, Full Sail University and T-Mobile’s 40 ft Truck. The Miracles, otherwise known as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles will be headlining performances at the event with the group re-producing the hits that made it one of the most important and influential groups in pop, rock and roll, and R&B music history. Although Smokey won’t be present, the new lead singer Sidney Justin will grace the stage and serenade the crowd.