"We were being blown back by the force of her voice and stage presence while at the same time being drawn toward and into the magic of her unique stage personality. People were going crazy by the time she finished." - Concert Review by Laureate Poet Michael Lally
"Equal parts dynamo and siren swirling beneath a petite Eastern European exterior, lead singer and keyboardist Sylvana is basically a human carnival." - Huffington Post
Sylvana's songs, a dynamic interplay of Blues Rock and Romanian Folk music, coupled with her on stage presence, make her one of the most exciting new acts to come on the music scene. Growing up listening to tango, opera, Romanian Folk, and classical music, her special brand of Rock is infused with those influences and create an orchestral dynamic that is breathtaking in live performance. The ensemble includes piano and violin in addition to the traditional drums/bass/guitar setup which create a rich sound.
In 2013, she beat out over 160 contestants in Waltz-Astoria's Ultimate Singer-Songwriter Competition (TUSSC5), which propelled her career almost instantly - since then, Sylvana and her band have been accepted to over 15 festivals including SXSW, CMJ, and Musikfest; her hit single, "The Break," was promptly featured on the NBC TV Show "Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase" (Jimmy Lloyd, a judge, had discovered her at TUSSC5), and the band has been featured in an impressive assortment of national and international press, including Songwriting Magazine, CBS' Man Cave Daily, Deli Magazine, Huffington Post, Sonicbids, Indie Music Guru, and more. In November 2013, after playing over 100 shows in one year completely self-managed, Sylvana Joyce + The Moment was awarded the 2013 Hoboken Music Award for Outstanding Band.