First Published: 14th of March, 2022 by Patrick CarpenLast updated: December 24, 2022 at 1:04 am
Stephanie relates fondly that although her parents never encouraged to sing, she is pursuing her dreams of becoming a professional singer at full pace. Fueled by her passion and a deep-rooted confidence in her own abilities, Stephanie believes that all she truly needs to succeed in the music industry is her unquenchable passion to do so.
After spending years learning to sing, I decided it was time to put my music out as my own. I hope to inspire everyone especially my Guyanese people to believe in yourself and work hard. Anything is possible if you have a plan.Stephanie brassington – march 14, 2022
Stephanie Kyrstal Brassington was born on the 25th of May, 1996 in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. She is the second of 3 siblings – 1 boy and 2 girls. Her father, Winston Brassington, is a well known economist, and her mom, Alana, was an English Lecturer (now retired) at the University of Guyana – Turkeyen Campus.
Stephanie attended the Marian’s Academy Nursery, the Marian Academy Primary School, and then the School of the Nations Secondary School. By the time she was 19, she had migrated to the USA and licensed in Insurance. She then started running Allstate Insurance Agency which turned out to be a very successful enterprise for her – pulling in six figures. At 22, Stephanie started studying economics at Florida International University.
In the year 2017, while Stephanie was in New York at the recording studio of her friend, Poonam Singh, her childhood flame started to flicker anew.
I developed my passion for writing first at 11. I would just find words that were deep and try to rhyme and write a poem. I went to guitar and piano classes at 12 with my sister, and that’s when I developed a passion for writing songs…but I never wanted to sing them myself because I believed I couldn’t sing.
Watching the creative work of the woman whom Stephanie describes as her “best friend,” the internationally acclaimed Guyanese artiste, Poonam Singh, rekindled her childhood flame of becoming a singer. But this time, she had already built up the confidence to let her voice out to the world.
Stephanie returned to Miami the following month and started training with professionals, learning the basics of singing, and fitting songs to tracks. She started doing demos and sending them to artists she had met through studios and networking events. Through extensive research, she connected to A&R label managers who connected her with other writers and vocalists looking for samples.
So far, Stephanie has written and recorded about 79 songs. She sold 30 song lyrics and the rest are in her archives. She has worked with professional artistes on collaborative projects.
But that’s not all. Stephanie recently released her first song, “Been Through” which was actually recorded 2 years ago. She’s super excited to share new music and showcase the level of production and work she’s done over the last two years.
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