Based: Cape Town
Her talent was developed and mentored by celebrated vocalists Melanie Scholtz and Heinrich Frans, which lead to her studying and receiving a diploma in vocals and music business at the Cape Music Institute. With a voice described by many as “velvety” Candice’s smooth, warm and sultry tone has been winning over the masses since her performances at the Artscape Youth Jazz Festival in 2008 and her winning the Heart 104.9FM Open Mic Jazz Competition in 2012. This soon followed by her performing at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in 2013, which opened up the doors to her building a true and supportive fan base.
Candice Thornton has shared stages with Kirk Whalum (US), Phil Fearon (UK), Chad Saaiman, Garth Taylor, Mario Ogle, The Black Ties, Alistair Isobell and many more. Her latest studio feature is on Chad Saaiman’s most recent album release, Cinema, where she is featured on the duet “Speechless.”
After releasing her debut single Superhero, which performed well on radio – charting on Heart FM in Cape Town, she has followed up with the groovy Four Leaf Clover Star. The second single was written by Greg Dean and Chad Saaiman between New York and Johannesburg, respectively. Candice Thornton’s star continues to rise and if 2015 was anything to go by, we’re expecting a huge 2016!