[From Official Website] Candice Sand (Pop/R&B songwriter and recording artist) has followed an interesting road leading her from her tiny hometown of Melville, Saskatchewan to Toronto, Ontario. She began singing at 8 years old when she sang a solo (“Puff the Magic Dragon”) in an elementary school play. Continuing on throughout her childhood, she received numerous singing awards and constant encouragement from teachers and mentors. Eventually, her love for music carried her to Brandon University’s Faculty of Music where she studied Opera, and later to Grant MacEwan College’s Vocal Performance program (in Edmonton, Alberta) where she studied Jazz and all contemporary styles of music (Pop, R&B, Rock, Blues, Country).
After graduation, Candice relocated to Toronto with the aim of fully immersing herself in the Canadian music industry. She immediately began performing throughout the GTA and soon enough she decided she wanted her own voice to be heard. She began writing with several songwriters from all over Canada and the US (Toronto, Vancouver, Newfoundland, Nashville, and Los Angeles).
Late in 2012 Candice received two “Demo & Commercially Released Single” grants from FACTOR Canada and she immediately teamed up with the Grammy/Juno nominated multiplatinum writing and production team Kuya Productions Inc (know best for their work with multiplatinum Canadian R&B artist JRDN).
Together, Candice and the Kuya Productions team dedicated 2013 to co-writing and recording her debut EP. They released Candice’s debut single “I Got This” on iTunes in April 2013, paired with the release of the official lyric video (April 2013) and official music video (July 2013). The videos received thousands of views and following a tremendous amount of positive feedback from fans and industry professionals.
As they move forward, they are busy planning the marketing and release of the debut EP (May/June 2014). Prior to the EP release, they will be releasing her 2nd single from the forthcoming EP (“Go On” ft JRDN), paired with the release of a viral music video supported by MuchFact/MuchMusic. Stay tuned and watch out for this girl… so much more to come!
|Artist / Album||Year||Credit||Purchase|
Go On (Single)
|Mar 2014||Phil Demetro|| Purchase |