"if she leaves we all leave". Needless to say they stayed and rocked the house that night. Candice has always been grateful to have been surrounded by strong minded players, and men that support women in this industry. She slowly began to learn the business side of music through friends and mentors who throughout her twenties, taught her it was possible to make money doing what she loved. At the age of 19 Candice had moved to Seattle, Washington and was performing in a 10 piece Motown band called "The Soul Proprietors", finding and honing her vocal qualities in soul singing and learning how to strengthen her stage presence. At 21 she moved back to Kaua'i and linked up with an old friend from back in her reggae days. The two wrote and recorded an all original reggae album titled "Risque Bizness", released in 2011. Candice then went on to start her solo career, and after being signed to a local label on Kaua'i, co-wrote and released her first R&B solo album "Do it right", which was one of the top 5 albums nominated in 2015 for a Na Hoku Hanohano Award in the category of "R&B Album of the Year". After a falling out with the label, Candice canceled her contract and decided it was time to do her own thing and "do it right". She was done with people telling her who to be and how to sing. Since 2014 Candice has been the lead singer of, songwriter for and sole proprietor of the band Candice & Company. She is currently in the studio recording her 3rd all original album soon to be released. The best part of this transition for her has been having complete control over what defines her as an artist.
"The people on that stage with me, I'm blessed to call my company. Our passions run deep, the smiles are genuine, each one crazy talented. And the music that I create with them is undeniable in being spiritually moving and connective. Sometimes with so much artistry and energy on one stage it's like herding kittens for me as a frontman and band director, but the reward is a feeling of a blessed union with these players and myself, like we're all chanting a powerful prayer together. The connection you feel as a spiritual being at a show is undeniable, it feels good, it feels natural. As an artist it allows for me to just be myself. Music is my gift from above, and I choose to use it to honor my ancestors and all they've gone through by sharing ALOHA with the world through my music."
- Candice B.