developed a passion for music at a very young age. Growing up in
a musical family, she was introduced to a number of different instruments
and styles of music.
her career with vocal lessons at the age of 10 and shortly after,
formed her first band with her brother, Scott. Their father, Jack
acted as manager and booking agent. In addition to being a lead
vocalist, she also began playing drums. A career musician, she
has been performing ever since, adding a variety of instruments
powerful and distinctive vocals reflect a unique blend of influences
ranging from R&B, soul, blues, jazz and rock. She credits Ella
Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Josh White, Joni Mitchell
and Dionne Warwick as having been influential in the development
of her vocal style.
Jethro Tull perform at the Fillmore East, Candyce was inspired
to rent a flute and learned her first song, "Comin' Home" by
Herbie Mann. She began playing mandolin after fixing up an old
mandolin that belonged to her grandfather.
bass became her main instrument when the band she joined needed
a bass player. Similarly, Candyce began playing harmonica when
another band she was in wanted to hear harmonica on a song. Utilizing
many of the instruments she has collected over her lifetime, Candyce
has constructed a very unique and personalized percussion rig.
compositions are as diverse as her performance talents and reflect
a variety of styles from austere and moody to searing Latin, jazz
and Afro-Cuban inspired pieces. Lyrically, she will take you on
an emotional journey, often told through the eyes of one of her
worked with many talented musicians over the years and has performed
in a variety of different venues. In the summer of 2004, Candyce
traveled to China as a featured vocalist and percussionist in and
R&B / jazz / reggae band, touring seven cities including Beijing,
Hong Kong and Shanghai.
whatever the performance, one of Candyce's
greatest talents lies in her ability to always deliver a genuine
and emphatic performance. Her expressive renderings are sure to
leave a lasting impression.