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Cara McCandless / Bio

Cara McCandless is a true singer song writer. She can draw a picture in your mind through lyrics. Cara has been performing and writing music for over 20 years and through life's lessons and experiences has written over 160 songs over all genres. Cara's ability to evoke feeling through her music will give you goosebumps and touch your hearts.

"Cara's Beth Orton/Natalie Merchant style is as radio ready as it is challenging."-Mike Devlin, Times Colonist, Victoria.

Cara’s unique self-taught guitar style gels beautifully with her “sultry-soul thick voice” –Monday Magazine, Victoria, and her lyrics will reach into your soul.

In 2000 Cara was a winner of 100.3 The Q’s radio contest, “Rocktoria” that enabled her to record "Shamed", "Put Me Under", and "Hair-do" with a producer and gain radio airplay where "Shamed " reached the top of the charts at CHLY in Naniamo.

Cara plays guitar/bass with her family act, "McCandless Family Band", who have their self titled album available on iTunes, featuring her originals "No Escape", "Royalties", "Our Love is Strong", "Sweet Revenge" and "Us".
Cara also has a trio called "PixElle" who is set to release their self titled album in June 2016.
Cara released an EP " Gypsy Sea" in 2014 as well as her new single "Our Air" in May 2016 (available on iTunes) and she has plans of a follow up album in the coming months.
Stay tuned for more announcements.

General Info

Band Members
drums- Bruce Hallam, bass-Ethan McCandless/Eric Mosher, lead guitar-Dennis Atkins, harmonies- Annaliese Atkins, banjo-Chuck-McCandless
Artist Name
Cara McCandless
Profile Page
Singer Songwriter

Contact Info

Duncan, BC, CA
Diane Gladman

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