Updated: February 11, 2014 12:00PM
Sheridan Archbold, 12, of Yorkville, was
named ÒMusician of the MonthÓ by the
Chicago Music Guide. | Submitted
Here’s a name to put on your watch list of young folks who might soon become world famous: Sheridan Archbold, of Yorkville.
The 12-year-old youngster who is a classical crossover singer — think Andrea Bocelli meets Frank Sinatra - was just named "Musician of the Month" by the Chicago Music Guide.
According to his father, Edgar, the young singer has had the chops since he was 3 years old and found classical music less than two years ago after being “ousted” from the choir.
“Sheridan was told by others in the choir that he was singing too loud, and one of his teachers said he should look into opera since he had the voice for it,” Edgar said. “My wife is an audio engineer and a musician, and I guess he gets his musical talent from her. She gives him voice lessons every day, and he also takes voice lessons from Rachael Olson, who is with the Lyric Opera in Chicago.”
The Archbolds say their son is also taking acting lessons from teacher Kevin Wiczer, and the ceiling, at this point, remains incredibly high for such a youngster who already seems quite accomplished.
“Last year my son won the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tenn., and the judges gave him a standing ovation and said he should be on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ and I really think he’s headed in that direction,” Edgar said.
In the Chicago Music Guide interview, Sheridan said he likes to sing in Italian, English, German, French, Russian and Tagalog (Filipino).
“I am just starting to develop these talents and abilities that God has endowed me with,” Sheridan said in the interview. “If it were not for my parents, I would not be doing what I am doing.”
Check out the Chicago Music Guide article at chicagomusicguide.com/sheridan-archbold-interview.