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Originally from Adelaide, South Australia - Candice Monique is a talented & unique singer/rapper/poet whose individual vocal and lyrical style draws comparisons to Neneh Cherry, Me’shell Ndegeocello, Lauren Hill and Erykah Badu. It is this distinctive style along with her stage presence & artistic depth which makes her one of Australia's most exciting & original new artists.
After being discovered by Professor Griff (Public Enemy), Candice was flown to Atlanta, Georgia to record her first demo CD produced by Griff himself. There she worked with Atlanta’s Jason Orr (The FunkJazz Kafe) in 2003 and later returned to to the US in 2005 where she recorded with Neo-Soul Producer, Rich Medina in Harlem NYC. Candice returned to her new home in Melbourne and formed her stunning five piece band, THE OPTICS, whose first album, ‘In My Soul’, was released on Freestyle Records UK in 2010.
Candice is also involved in Melbourne’s slam poetry scene.