Pop – R&B Recording Artist, Songwriter, Flower Child, Model … a blend of Natasha Bedingfield & AliciaKeys …
Now based out of Toronto, Candice Sand has come a long way from her tiny hometown of Melville, Saskatchewan.
Candice spent the majority of her childhood immersed in music, receiving private classical vocal instruction starting at the age of 8. Her love for music carried her to Brandon University’s Faculty of Music (Brandon, Manitoba) where she studied Opera, and later to Grant MacEwan College’s Vocal Performance program (in Edmonton, Alberta) where she studied Jazz and Contemporary styles of music with a focus on Pop and R&B. After graduation, she turned her attention to songwriting and performing.
She moved to Toronto and immediately threw herself into the music scene. She began performing frequently at several venues in and around the GTA, while co-writing with songwriters in Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Nashville. By continuously performing and co-writing, Candice began to define and develop her own unique sound, writing songs with Pop elements and R&B grooves, elevated by her heartfelt lyrics drawn from her own personal life experiences. As a result, she started to describe her music as: music to touch the heart and move the body.
Candice completed the #AgainstConcreteWalls Summer Tour in August 2014. The tour included 15 concert dates across western Canada and was followed up by an east coast tour in November 2014. Moving forward, tour dates for 2015 are now being secured throughout Canada, US, and Europe. Stay tuned and watch out for this girl… so much more to come!
“On a very basic level, we’re all human right? We’re all wanting to relate… to each other, to thoughts, to experiences. To me ‘relating’ is a comfort. Comfort in knowing you’re not alone in those thoughts and experiences. I want my listeners to relate to my music and my words because if they do, then we relate to each other. Then, in a sense, we keep each other company. Isn’t that a nice thought?” ~ Candice Sand
“…a strong vocal presence, and each song has a beat that hooks you from the beginning.”
– www.CanadianBeats.com (Jenna Melanson)
“… from the standpoint of vocals, Candice is a treasure.”
– Canadian Music Blog