Originally hailing from Austin, TX, Sly5thave aka Sylvester Onyejiaka was fascinated by music at a very young age. n addition to touring with Prince and the New Power Generation, Sylvester has had the chance to perform and/or record with great musicians such as Gladys Knight, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, James Carter, Keith Anderson, Sasha Allen, Charles Perry, Darrell Green, Wynton Marsalis, Phil Lasiter, Maceo Parker, Jason Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Delfayo Marsalis, Brad Leali, Shelley Carrol, Quamon Fowler, Sene, Homeboy Sandman, Blu, Freddie Gibbs, Stockton Helbing, and Rob Lewis.
1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fakers are a very loud band. Three electric guitars, distorted bass, and a drummer named Ben will do that. They do not believe in acoustic guitars. They do not even believe that acoustic guitars ever existed.
All five members of the band (two long hairs, two reasonably groomed-hairs, and a Ben) sing Fakers songs. Sometimes together. But other times, separately.
All five singers share what some call "personality voices." This is a just a watered down way of saying that Fakers aren't for everyone. But I assure you they are.
Should being a Faker cease to be fun, the band promises you that it will break up. Because being in a band is fun. And should always be.