Bio

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Drawing influence from a broad range of artists including Tori Amos, Jeff Buckley and more recently Joni Mitchell and Rick Price, Candice McLeod has developed a style that is uniquely her own.

Having spent 2013 living a nomadic life touring the east coast of Australia with her debut single, Whispers, this young Queensland modern folk artist found a home away from home in the Grampians National Park, Victoria over the past 12 months.

During her busy year of café acoustics and songbird blues, Candice McLeod performed alongside some of Australia’s most talented emerging musicians including Daniel Champagne, Christopher Coleman and Shaun Kirk, showcasing her songbook to audiences countrywide with her enchanting stories and endearing stage presence.

These shows included performances at a wide variety of venues around Australia, from cafes and restaurants to large outdoor festivals and leading venues such as The Great Northern Hotel (Byron Bay), Lizotte’s (Dee Why), The Pacific Hotel (Yamba), The Republic Bar (Hobart), The Loft (Gold Coast) and The Sol Bar (Maroochydore).

Having recently recorded her debut 5-track Live EP in Bruthen, VIC, this Summer sees Candice McLeod back on the road with her campervan; returning to the festivals and stages across the country to once again warm the ears of her listeners with a new heart-tugging collection of songs. Locked in for the 2015 Bruthen Blues Festival, this gypsy soul is gearing up for an exhilarating New Year.

 

FESTIVAL APPEARANCES:

Brunswick Music Festival 2014 – Melbourne, VIC

Grampians Grape Escape 2014 – Halls Gap, VIC

Fete de la Musique 2009 / 2010 / 2012- Brisbane, QLD

Surfers Paradise Festival 2010 / 2011- Surfers Paradise, QLD

Easterfest 2010 – Toowoomba, QLD

Ipswich Heritage Festival 2009- Woodlands of Marburg, QLD

Grotto Festival 2009 – Marburg, QLD

‘Stuff The Stocking’ Charity Music Festival 2008 – Brisbane, QLD