First Published: 14th of March, 2022 by Patrick Carpen
Stephanie’s says her parents don’t believe in her dream of becoming a professional singer, and they don’t encourage her to pursue it. She says that’s OK with her, but she wants to prove them wrong, and as such, the determined young woman is pursuing her dreams of being a professional singer full speed ahead. 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.
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’d 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 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.
Join us in cheering Stephanie to the top of the ladder of success in the music industry. Follow her on:
Read More: People in Focus