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 #AgainstConcreteWalls (July 2014). Most recently, they released Candice's 2nd single from the forthcoming EP (“Go On” ft JRDN), paired with the release of the official music video supported by MuchFact/MuchMusic.
The video is currently being featured on MuchMusic.com and aired on Juicebox TV. The EP is set for release July 29th and there is a lot more on the way leading up to it. 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 Sites: YouTube. Read more on Last.fm.
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