When it comes to CANDACE COLES her formula is no secret. That special concoction of love, sincerity, and truth is the recipe that is Candace Coles-a soulful singer/ songwriter whose warmth resonates throughout an entire room. From the moment you shake her hand and share her smile, it’s obvious Candace’s heartfelt songwriting and passion for life will undeniably leave “her fingerprints all over the world”
And she is doing just that with her debut EP, Fingerprints, released last December. A former middle school teacher, Ms. Coles has witnessed first hand the need to continuously inspire and encourage our young girls to live their best lives, and with the release of her hit single “I Own The Night”, she’s doing just that. This upbeat, “pro-girl” anthem was featured in the Pepsi “Black Girls Rock” commercial featuring famed DJ and Philanthropist Beverly Bond, which aired nationwide.
After Candace completed her college degree at Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music, she was forced to answer the same question many college grads are faced with, “So what’s next?” She found the answer in her music.
“Although the road has not always been an easy one, I’ve noticed that whenever I’ve followed my heart the results are remarkable.” She recently performed in Brooklyn, NY for the ALT foundation. A non-profit group created in honor of Aijie L Turner. The foundation was created by Ajile's mother to support young entrepreneurs in the arts as he did during his life time. The foundation shares similar interests with Candace as their motto "Footprints of a Dream", provides a strong outlet for youth to channel their artistic expressions. The performance was nothing short of stellar as she shared her heart with the bustling, New York crowd. Soon after opening the evening with her own set, she returned to sing "Testify" with Hip Hop Superstar, Common.
Over the past several years she’s spread her wings as a writer and performer, touring around the country with artists such as Martin Luther and Maimouna Youssef. Most recently, Candace collaborated with Grammy-Award Winner Gordon Chambers. This talented young Singer/ Songwriter’s star continues to rise, with critics comparing her work with Gordon as reminiscent of Tammy Terrell and Marvin Gaye. She co-wrote and is featured on the classic duet “Love You Better” found on Chamber’s new album “Sincere”, on sale now!
Candace often explores themes of self-empowerment and challenges her listeners to find their own personal way to share their Fingerprints with the world, as her lyrics suggest in her song YBF, from the EP: “Take a look at the world, tell me what you don’t like, well why don’t you change it, baby fix what you don’t like, why ask why? Cause I’m Young, Beautiful & Fabulous.”
From the bustling streets of Boston, to the sunny shores of Los Angeles, and all the way back to her hometown of Washington, DC; Candace’s life nowadays is simply about transit and transitioning.
Stay tuned as this unique and soulful singer spreads her tales of love and life from coast to coast, offering the insightful songwriting and the infectious rhythms that have come to define her musical journey.
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Candace will perform her duet with Gordon Chambers at his album release party. The party will be held at The Blue Note in NYC! Candace is featured on the Grammy Award Winners album, "Sincere". Get your copy today!!
Bohemian Caverns - DC
Dec, 27 08:00 PM
CANDACE COLES presents A DC WINTER CONCERT SERIES featuring live performances by Maimouna Youssef, Rayshun Lamarr, and Candace Coles!
COME ONE COME ALL-- $5 Drink Special -- $10 in Advance $12 @ the Door!
2001 Eleventh Street NW Washington DC - At the corner of 11th & U St.
GRAAHI is holding its annual "An Evening of Soul" featuring soulful songstress Candace Coles - for more information contact the GRAAHI office for further details, 616-331-5831. or email email@example.com