CANDICE THORTON

Growing up
Candice's parents are Ivan & Lisle Thornton. A father who is a musician in his spare time, recognised her gift for singing and music at age 3. Music was the common thread throughout her Primary and Secondary years, it included performances at local festivals, concerts as well as performances at big stages i.e Grahamstown music festival & Jazz festival Tertiary education
Candice was mentored by well known singers and composers Heinrich Frans&Melanie Scholtz both active performers in the industry. This lead to her being invited to Cape Music Institute. The Institute was headed by Camillo Lombard& Ezra Delport, well known figures in the industry. Then she received a diploma in music business and vocals

Performances
Artscape Youth Jazz Festival-2008 Artscape Youth DVD recording-2009 Artscape production 'Shapes of me'-2009 Grahamstown music festival-2007 Grahamstown music festival-2008 Melanie Scholtz CD launch-2009 Ricardo CD launch-2012 Open mic competition Grandwest-2012 Christmas in the city-2012 Love Cruise-2013 Jazz on the rocks-2013 Jazz festival Free concert-2013 TBN christmas production-2013

Award&Achievements
-Received songwriter of the year award 2011 Cape Music Institute -Runner up in Battle of the bands held at Valerie’s 2011 -Won Open Mic Jazz Vocal Competition held at Grandwest Casino 2012 -Runner up at Talent search competition held at All star Theatre 2013

Future for Candice
She is currently in studio with Dj Koni working on house/jazz fusion tracks as well as her own Single to be released in 2014. She is looking forward to being recognized locally and internationally.
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