Angelica engages the crowd while singing and playing the piano. She is a versatile, fun and entertaining artist, with a repertoire of over 3000 songs from classical, rock, pop, country, current top artists and more. Angelica takes requests, adds theme nights, fun games and adapts to the event, giving the listener a memorable experience. She has performed in Hotels, Festivals, Clubs, Corporate Events, Telethons and on 14 Cruise Ships for Carnival, Disney and Holland America Cruise Lines.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 300 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Angelica provides a repertoire list for all events and encourages requests, singing and playing the room while adapting to changes in the crowd and atmosphere. Angelica performs with the appropriate music for any occasion.
Angelica (Angela Johnson) began performing professionally at the age of five. She is a classical/contemporary pianist and singer/songwriter, who has performed on board cruise lines around the world, full time since 1997. Her musical versatility covers multiple styles including, classical, rock, jazz, current top pop artists and country. Angelica engages the audience into a piano bar sing-a-long, conducts open request nights, and performs fun games and instrumental music from a repertoire of over 3000 songs. Her flexibility as a musician includes, entertaining in dinner theatres, hotels, recording studios, telethons, music festivals, bands, orchestras and solo performances in the performing arts.
Angelica's original music consists of pop sounding melodies in her vocals, accompanied by a strong classical piano arrangement, and a rich blend of orchestral, rhythmic and electronic dance music. The lyric content uses visual animation, songs of dancing, fun, love, and adventure. Her 5 Cd Release, is based on a story and screenplay she wrote called "World Of Dreams", the title and theme of the CD's.
"World Of Dreams"
CD 1 Dreamland Awakening
CD 2 Magic's Mystery
CD 3 Trilogy
CD 4 & 5 World Of Dreams 30 Piano Pieces (Double-CD)
Angelica - Extended Profile
Angelica has entertained a wide variety of audiences as a solo artist since 1983. A dynamic performer - at the age of five, Angelica began her career singing and playing in orchestras, bands, theatrical productions and vocal groups. Angelica's music combines a rich blend of original compositions and popular songs, complimented by her own arrangements, which reflect the diversity of her musical background. Her versatility covers several styles, including Classical, Pop, Jazz, Light Rock, AC, Broadway, MOR, New Age, International Songs, Easy Listening and New Music, Top Of The Charts. Angelica has appeared on Television in several showcasing performances.
Here are a few feature productions:
Porgy And Bess
San Francisco World Shriners Parade
A Night Of Performance
Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
The Beachcombers Christmas
Carnival Cruise Lines Welcome Aboard Shows
Elves Club Telethons
Marriott Hotels Commercial
Angelica received awards for piano, voice and clarinet in the 1982, 83 and 84 Kawanis Music Festivals, highlighted by a vocal scholarship in 1985, to Music-Camrose, and in 1990 auditioning for the Master Class with Paul Baduraskoda. Angelica studied the Bachelor Of Performance Degree and The Diploma Of Music in the Classical and Contemporary styles of music.
Through (phone number hidden), Angelica performed studio session work for Alberta's, first double-double platinum studio; Damon/Soundtrek Studios, winning "The 1995/96, 10TH and 11TH Annual Alberta Recording Industries Association Craft Awards", "Studio Of The Year".
Some of Angelica's Studio Highlights include:
A co-production, co-arrangement and programming of
"The 1994 Alberta Winter Games Theme Song,
"Where The Spirit Soars",
with Garry McDonall, President of Damon/Soundtrek Studios.
Radio Commercials: Pizza 73 Western Pontiac Buick Visual Impact Systems, USA/Canada Studio Sessions: Brenda Dunphy-OKeefe, "Diamond In The Rough", CD, including her music video, "Your Baby's Movin' Out", Amber Dawn Fleury, "Ain't No Cure For Love", CD, The Single, "I'll Wait For You", was nominated for "Single Of The Year", and SOCAN Song Of The Year, in "The 1995, 11TH Annual Alberta Recording Industries Association Awards". The Softones, "Dreams Come True" CD, which won a Gold Record in 1996.
In 1993, Angelica recorded "Piano Stylings", a solo pop-piano, cover artist album, of her own arrangements, which includes 16 of her most requested favorites, Recorded at Damon/Soundtrek Studios, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
In 1995, Angelica recorded a
Classical Solo Piano Album,
entitled, "Magic Of The Masters",
Recorded at Damon/Soundtrek Studios, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
In 2005 Angelica recorded a Solo Piano Album of her Original Music entitled "World Of Dreams", Recorded at The Factory Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada It later evolved into a 5 CD Release 3 CD's in the Pop Genre (Fully orchestrated and with vocals), 2 CD's, (Double CD) In the Classical Genre (Additional piano tracks were added) In 2014 & 2015 Angelica released 5 CD's of Original Music, "World Of Dreams" CD 1 Dreamland Awakening CD 2 Magic's Mystery CD 3 Trilogy CD 4 & 5 (Double CD) World Of Dreams 30 Piano Pieces Recorded at The Factory Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sugar Hill Studios, Houston Texas, USA, The Music Shed, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Strait Sound Studio, Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada Angelica's Digital Studio
Angelica's Performance Highlights:
In (phone number hidden), Angelica toured on board cruise ships, performing as a solo artist in piano bars. She has been to 80 port of calls, on 14 ships, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Lines, and Holland America Cruise Lines. In 1997, Angelica was awarded, "The Best In Cruising Awards For 1998, Best Bars (Piano Bar), Best Entertainment, by America Online "Cruise Critic", on board the M/S Jubilee. Angelica was awarded the employee of the month three times on board Carnival Cruise Lines Ships in 2008, 2009, and 2012. Angelica's first musical tour was in 1984, with "The Royals Band", where she performed in Disney Land, Los Angeles, San Diego Zoo, Berkley University, Knotts Berry Farm, and several other cities in California, including "The 1984 Alberta Special Olympics".
Angelica has shared the stage with several recording and performing artists, including Brazilian Pianist, Ricardo Perez, Canadian Trumpet Virtuoso, Gary Guffman, The Symphonic Winds, Production singers, Penny Gold and Jason French, fronting the popular 50's and 60's band "The Nomads" and performances with "The Atlantis Orchestra, and Billy Armstrong, Country Musics #1 Fiddler for 13 consecutive years, and The Ecstasy Orchestra and Motown Fly-On Artist.
Angelica lived in Costa Rica from (phone number hidden), where she entertained in "The Los Suenos Beach And Golf Resort", "Hotel Barcelo Amon Plaza, "Tara Resort Hotel And Conference Centre", "Majestic Casino", "Valle Azul", including several corporate functions.
Angelica returned to Canada in 2002,
where she performed in:
Showcases, Festivals, Hotels & Telethons "A house-gig in 2005" in "The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre" "The Gibsons Jazz Festival's from 2004 to 2006" "Music In The Landing from 2003 to 2005" "Canada Day 2004" "Canadian Olympic Committee in 2005 for the 2010 Games" "SOPA, Showcase Of The Performing Arts, from 2003 to 2006" Co-Piano Chair, and Chair for The Electronic Music category for "The Sunshine Coast Festival Of The Performing Arts" "Elves Club Telethons from 2002 to 2006" "Musical Director for Dinner Theatre - Dark Deeds In White Horse 2003"
Angelica is enjoying an ever increasing profile as one of Canada's finest performing and recording artists.
Additional Booking Notes
Angelica provides her own equipment for events, when a piano is not already provided. She has worked with several engineers and sound technicians, for sound checks, equipment setup and stage crews.
Angelica has a repertoire of over 3000 songs. The field is too small to list them all so a summary of mixed songs and artists in various styles is provided here for your viewing.
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Autumn Leaves - Johnny Mercer
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Fantaisie Impromptu - Chopin
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
Canon In D - Johann Pachelbel
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
Come Sail Away - Styx
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Bennie And The Jets - Elton John
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Dancing Queen - Abba
Influences & Inspiration
I have been influenced by classical greats and pop artists. Ashkenazy, Celine Dion.
This requirement depends on the event. I have my own equipment if it is needed, but sometimes I just have to show up with a microphone.