SYDNEY IRVING w/s/g AMP & Ella Drotar
with AMP, Ella Drotar
Wed December 18, 2019 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )
Funk 'n Waffles
Ages 18 and Up
Sydney Irving

Sydney Irving is a 15-year-old singer-songwriter from upstate NY. She began playing guitar when she was 9 and instantly fell in love with music. At the age of 11, she began writing her own songs and preforming at local open mics. Sydney ‘s music has a folk-rock-pop sound with catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics. Her influences include Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, and Eddie Vedder. 

Sydney released her debut album, "Hello Stranger" in February 2017 at just 13 years old. It includes 8 songs written and performed by her. "Hello Stranger" was nominated for the SAMMY award for "Best Singer-Songwriter" in 2018. Her new album is being released on November 18th 2018. More details to be released soon

Bob Bartolotta | Kevin Shea | Luke Hart | Errol Fern
Classic Rock Band of Marcellus, NY
Entertaining and eclectic mix of classic rock, funk, and jazz along with a bit of modern/alternative rock.
Ella Drotar


Ella is a 13-year-old aspiring singer/songwriter from DeWitt. She began a love of performing her music at open mic nights around Syracuse and sitting in for several gigs with her guitar teacher Dave Brown's band, Grit and Grace. She won 3rd place in the Indigo Hawk Singer Songwriter Series and also placed 3rd in the Bug Country Country Showdown this past August. She gained a wealth of knowledge and experience at the Redhouse Rock Camp, and their "mini-tour" of local venues including the Experience Stage at The NYS Fair.  Ella has a true passion for music and looks forward to continuing to learn from local musicians who she looks up to and gaining more insight for songwriting and performing.