More than a Vocalist-Full Package Entertainer-Multi Genre
Thank you for checking out my bio. You can book me for your private or corporate event, or sessions recording (vocal artist/actor)
Type of Gigs:
-"Living room" show- accompanied by guitar or piano
-Formal/Casual Acoustic show-accompanied by guitar, piano, or string trio
-Lead, Backing, Subbing,Improv vocals-Greater Seattle area & Professional US/Worldwide Tours ONLY
-Karaoke Party w/ professional stage equipment.
Skills; (link hidden) Octaves with Key Signature A♭2 - A♯5
-Genres: R&B, Pop, Jazz, Soul/Funk, Blues, Rock
-Lyrical Melody Songwriter
-Pro Gear, Performance, & Sound
-Bio/Links by request
I have been a fan for over ten years now. Since the very first time I saw her in Seattle I have followed her anywhere she plays. I even created an avitar so I could see her in the second life virtual world. First rate singer.
Response from iCandy Overland:
Dianna, YOU are amazing! I have been so blessed to have you and Keith become fans, and then amazing friends! How wonderful to find your post so soon after signing up with Gig Salad! sending lots of love
Price Range: Fill In $100-$1k; (link hidden)attle Band $400-$7k
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
~Trained in Musical Theater by prodigious, Maestro David Kyle, a local Seattle icon and was considered by the industry to be one of the best vocal instructors for contemporary singers in the world. Students of Maestro include music legends such as Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Mae West, John Wayne, Judy Garland, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Kenny G, Geoff Tate, Layne Staley, Terry Young. (Student from (phone number hidden))
~Training, currently, with Maestro Nelson Del Pino, whose students were top 10's on American Idol. Student since 2012-Present (many pro vocalists have one)
~Training currently, with Christina Aguilera(May 3rd-October 11th, 2016)
~Began career 15yrs old, competing in southeast region of US.
~Vocal range 3.3 Octaves- 84% more range than average singers
~Key Signature- A♭2-A#5
~Vocal Character Similar to: Rihanna, Adele, Debbie Harry, Gwen Stefani, & Beyonce
~ 2015 & 2016 Seattle Ladies Who Rock Calendar Girl (link hidden)
~Professional lead singer/performer, formerly of Pacific NW casino band iCANDi Band
~Shared the stage with well known artists such as:
*Mark Cardenas, keyboardist of Morris Day and The Time- featured roll in Prince's movie, Purple Rain (1998)
*Sonny Buyers- songwriter for Luther Vandross ((phone number hidden)
*Metal Church front man, Ronny Munroe (2006)
*American Idol Top 10 contestant, Sanjaya Malakar (2015)
~Opened for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy & Brian Setzer Orchestra as ft. singer- John Holtes Radio Rhythm Orchestra
~Professional Voice Over Talent- VR Gaming character, Radio/TV Promo
~Provide professional MC (Mistress of Ceremony) service
Candy has been coined "Seattle's Sensually Soulful Singer", "a caring artist", "Girl Next Door." Candy attributes her natural ability to sing R&B by her being a native of South Carolina- the region of Piedmont Blues, and a Gullah-speaking culture (indigenous only in the Lowcountry). Her family was her first musical influence.
Candy shares,"It was common after Sunday dinner, retiring to the front porch, where up to twenty-plus family members, such as, her parents, grandparents, uncles/aunts(even Great & Great-Great), and cousins, would play spoons or harmonica, dancing the blues shuffle while listening to someone singing a spiritual, a James Brown tune(born in her hometown, from where his dancing style originated), or everyone joining in on singing and dancing to "Polk Salad Annie." Her first fan was her Grand Daddy. This means so much as Candy was brutally tortured by her fathers incest, beatings, threats of death, & degradation for 13 years of her childhood. She had no voice because it frightened her to have one. Just before her Grand Daddy passed away, he asked her to sing him a song. Filled with shyness, 10 year old Candy could not pass up singing for him and she sang her most authentic, soulful manner with enormous pride as she had been asked by the Patriarch, the only family member with the gifted knowledge of playing instruments. It's not a surprise audiences in the Pacific Northwest are intrigued and entranced by her "foreign" sound of a southern dialect that seems natural and effortless. One fan explains, "It's like she is possessed by her haunted past and the healing of a southern witch doctor, yet, can sing any style she wants to....but still haunting when she improvises or singing jazz or blues. I will be her number one fan for life!" Dianne C.
Candy shows extreme technical skill, spot on vocals, while being professional and personable-a very approachable artist. A sure winner for your team. An intuitive singer (emotional and relatable). When not working on music, Candy is devoted to her husband (Michael), two son's (Trais & Taran), and her new shelter baby, Lady Evy. She is active in advocating for victim's of violence by empowering them to speak their truth through artistic expression through her founding the nonprofit, iDONTdoSILENT. She loves to cook fine cuisine & southern soul food. Very sentimental and loving, Candy deeply inhales every essence of joy she can have and spends lots of time making new ones and reflecting on it-never forgetting were she came from.
Past Booked Events
|May 16, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Global Audio Streaming/Virtual World-Secondlife|
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