Currently residing in New Mexico, and originally from Connecticut, Sylvie Abate grew up listening to her father play popular music on an electric organ. After trying the organ, she switched to guitar and took lessons throughout her childhood and teens. Sylvie went on to study classical guitar at the Hartt School of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Guitar Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Many of her original songs incorporate finger-style guitar playing.
Sylvie's Songs has over 45,000 song plays on ReverbNation, the world's leading digital music distributor. Several songs have aired on college radio (70 stations) across the United States On digital radio, her songs have garnered over 20,000 spins in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, France, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, and Japan. "Yellow Flashing Lights" was aired on Woman of Substance Radio's "Me Too" special and "Pretty Words" was chosen for the National Missing Persons Gina Songwriting Contest. "Roots Run Deep" aired on National Indie Radio's "HerStory" and "Roots & Wings" programs.
“Indecision” has aired nationally on 66 cable TV channels and was also distributed by Euro Indie Weekly where it was aired on Rtua TV Orvieto (Umbria), Tele Futura (Campania), ele Radio Sciacca – DTT (Sicilia), Eden TV (Veneto, Lombardia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia), Tele Vallo (Salerno , Potenza, Matera) and LaQtv(Abruzzo), Sylvie's Songs have also been distributed in China on Xiami, QQMusic, Weibo, Douban and WeChat. Sylvie' Songs hold synch licenses with several major TV networks including ETV! Network, the A & E Network, Oxygen, The Discovery Network, TLC Network and VH1.
"Nuanced songwriting leaves listeners feeling like they’ve experienced something rather remarkable." - Cashbox Canada