A Career spanning over three decades, Sylvia went from singing in her local area of Manchester to touring the world with the well known international group Boney M for over seven years.
With her distinguished reputation in music; her illustrious career has led to collaborations and solo projects, in RnB & Jazz and Rock. She was a featured vocalist with a few of England’s top recording artists such as the gothic rock band Pop Will Eat Itself, Bronski Beat and The Blow Monkeys.
In the Reggae world, Sylvia has collaborated, performed and recorded with Artists such as Gregory Isaacs, Luciano, Ernest Ranglin and Tony Rebel, Frankie Paul to name a few.
International performances have expanded Sylvia Tella’s audience, with tours and festivals
such as Reggae On The River concert series, Bob Marley Series, and also with Steel Pulse, Spirit Of Unity Tour. Touring with Steel Pulse enabled Sylvia to make an indelible mark on music fans all over the world.
It is in her changing style, natural talent and charisma that have gained her success.
Winner of Best Female Vocalist at England’s People’s Reggae Awards in the U.K., Sylvia also enjoyed the number one reggae hit with the inspiring Tina Turner ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’. Notably, she was the winner of the first Black Women’s Achievement Award.
Sylvia states: “I am extremely pleased to have been voted the winner of the Arts and Entertainment category of the Awards. It is important for me to be seen achieving the highest standards in my profession”.
It is also important for all women (not just black women) to know that our efforts can be publicly recognized.
So all women must be encouraged to strive for the supreme goals.
“In combining her ability and creativity Sylvia seems to outshine her previous performance as in New York where she performed alongside Sugar Minott at the famed SOB’s Nightclub. While In Los Angeles, she was invited to perform at a Pre-Grammy Party.
In New York, she recorded the single “Tella Like It Is” (featuring violinist Tamara) at Living Room Studios under the production of Sidney Mills.
The single “Plastic Smile” was featured on the internationally known reggae video show “Rockers”. With time permitting, Sylvia teamed up The Refugee Camp’s (Wycliffe Jean Rene and Jerry Duplesis) and recorded: “Can’t Stop” – a reggae/hip hop production.