Recently we discovered Canadian singer/songwriter Cassandra Maze. A s a captivating performer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and looper-extraordinaire, we were immediately taken in by her music.
Hailing from Coquitlam, BC, Cassandra discovered her love of music at a young age, taking classical piano lessons at the age of 7. By the age of 13 Cassandra was testing out her songwriting chops, picking up the guitar and ukulele along the way. Her live performance career began in coffee shops, singing to small audiences as she strummed her 12-string guitar. Returning to the piano, she graduated to playing high-end hotels in Vancouver. Soon Cassandra began incorporating live looping into her music, layering multiple parts for a richer, more complex sound. Now a ‘one woman band’ Cassandra pulls off multi-layered and nuanced performances that are just as intriguing as they are memorable.
Hardworking and determined, Cassandra has had some great career wins. She’s had a song placement in the TV Showcase series, Eve of Destruction. She’s done vocal session work for Devin Townsend’s Ziltoid 2 album. She’s also played keyboards and sang backup vocals for Victoria Duffield and the Latency’s Brandon Lehti. She has performed at many outdoor summer festivals, most notably the Vancouver Jazz Fest. Cassandra also placed in the Top 10 regional finals in CBC’s Searchlight Contest, among some of the best new voices in Canadian indie music.
Recently, Cassandra joined forces with producer Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge, Van Damsel) to bring her live sound into the studio. Together they recorded 3 brand new songs, merging her soulful lyrics with visceral dance beats, gritty guitar hooks, electric synth layers and of course her powerhouse voice. The resulting sound is felt through and through: you’ll dream and you’ll dance, all at the same time. Take a listen to her new single, “Wait” released just a couple of weeks ago:
Talented, hard working and with a voice you’ll never forget, we find Cassandra Maze incredibly crushworthy!
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