Ceanté is excited to join Sunset Singers in their newest girl group sensation, The Starlets!
After getting an early start in the church choir, Ceanté absorbed the musical inflections from greats ranging from Aretha Franklin to Aerosmith. The self-proclaimed “musical gypsy” soon began studying music and acting in high school. An alumna of both Berklee College of Music in Boston and Arizona State University, Ceanté has performed on stages across the world, alongside Grammy and Academy Award winning artists, in numerous musicals, and commanding crowds of thousands as a solo artist.
In her free time, Ceanté is happiest songwriting and recording her own pop-electro-soul music under the pseudonym, Emiko Sylver.
She has a hard time choosing a favorite group from the 50's & 60's! It’s a toss-up between the Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas, as she compares the effortless, yet approachable elegance of Diana Ross and the loose, groovy stylings of Martha Reeves.
Naturally, Ceanté highlights "Heatwave" as her favorite song to perform: "I love that we get to let loose a bit and have some fun, while still being a little cheeky."
Malynda Hale is an award winning singer/songwriter, actress and activist originally from Santa Barbara, CA. A classically trained performer in both vocal performance and musical theatre, she has garnered praise as a singer/songwriter from Rant Hollywood, Cliche Magazine, The Santa Barbara Independent, and Music Connection Magazine for her music that spreads a message of love and acceptance.
Malynda has received the ASCAP PLUS Award for Independent Artists, City of Chicago’s Independent Artist Grant, the Top Singer/Songwriter Award in the First Annual Independent Artist Network Music Arts Awards, and Best Female Pop Artist at the Indie Music Channel Radio Music Awards. She was recently nominated for two Independent Artist awards and two Hollywood Music and Media Awards where she won Best Female vocalist of the year.
She has performed in many regional theatre productions, including Dreamgirls, It Happened One Christmas, and Once on This Island, and she has appeared in several films, including The 4th Meeting, Oranges, and A Father's Secret. Malynda’s television credits extend to national commercials and she was also the face of CoverGirl in Procter and Gamble’s “My Black is Beautiful” campaign.
Having been a fan of The Supremes and Martha Reeves and The Vandellas for years, Malynda is excited to be a member of the Starlets! Her favorite song to perform is "The Shoop Shoop Song".
Amy McAndrew is an accomplished singer, actress and producer, originally hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico. An alumni of University of Northern Colorado, she is a classically trained vocalist with an extensive background in musical theatre. She has performed in a wide range of musicals, from the national tour of the 1950’s favorite Grease to the fun and campy numbers of Off-Broadway’s cult classic, Evil Dead: The Musical. She has traveled all over the country, performing in 42 of the 50 states.
After co-creating and performing in two 1940’s Andrews Sisters acts, Amy developed and launched Sunset Singers, specializing in providing premier vintage entertainment. In addition to The Starlets. she created the 1950’s holiday trio, The Sugarplums. Stay tuned for several other entertainment groups in the works!
Passionate about music from the 1950s and 1960s, Amy is excited to bring it back in style with two fabulous performers! Her favorite singer is Ella Fitzgerald and her favorite group would be Martha and The Vandellas (a favorite of every Starlet!). Amy loves performing the beautiful ballad "Maybe", originally sung by The Chantels, and the unabashed "My Boyfriend's Back".