Angelica DiCastro

Angelica DiCastro

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Biography

Off stage, Angelica Di Castro smiles softly, speaks gently and bears no airs of pretension or prestige. But under the spotlight, the Canadian singer is transformed with a distinctive and powerful voice that demonstrates a deep connection with the words and melodies; as if she lived and crafted each song she conveys.

Angelica has reached a new milestones with the release of her first full length pop album a cross section of the singer’s skill with a wide range of styles. Beautiful Feeling can be broadly described as adult contemporary with a light rock edge and has already been compared to Celine Dion’s latest original releases. Angelica performs tracks by acclaimed songwriters David Foster (Celine Dion), Joel Feeney (Lee Ann Rimes) Dean Mctaggart (Amanda Marshall), Jud Friedman (Whitney Houston) and more.

From the album’s feel-good opener, Beautiful Feeling, to the moderate melancholy of the aptly-titled Better to Love, Angelica demonstrates a capacity to adapt to the temper and tone of a given song, injecting emotion, reserve and strength where necessary. Di Castro’s remarkable and characteristic lower register, reminiscent of Cher, is brought to full-effectiveness in Stevie Wonder’s “All in Love is Fair”.

Angelica began captivating audiences at festivals across Canada and the U.S. She found her first taste of success with an acclaimed single, “I Can See it in Your Eyes”, at 15 years of age. Her career gained a significant boost when the single received positive reviews in Billboard Magazine, The Chart and The Record. In 2002, she was presented with the incredible opportunity to sing for the late Pope John Paul II at the World Youth Day festivities in Toronto before a crowd of 200,000 and a television audience of millions worldwide.

After graduating with honours in classical voice from York University in 2003, Angelica was compelled to immerse herself in her Italian heritage, an impulse that drove her to release a collection of the most popular Italian songs ever recorded.

In the spring of 2004, Angelica was invited by C.I.M Canada (Confederation of Italians in the World) to represent Canada in Paris, France where she performed at "Un Nuit a Paris", the gala concert staged for all attending the international conference.

In 2005 Angelica released her 8 song EP, Bittersweet, an album that offered a taste of what was to come.

Angelica’s performances include opening for Canadian singer Jann Arden and Cirque Du Soleil. She had the honour of singing at the Order Of Ontario Awards and regularly sings at the Air Canada Centre for the Toronto Raptors NBA basketball team. Most recently Angelica received a Best Pop Artist nomination at the 2007 Ontario Independent Music Awards.

While Beautiful Feeling captures a wide range of skills, sentiments and styles, each track is threaded to another by the constant of Angelica Di Castro’s captivating voice and unmistakable spirit.

Lyrics

When You Think Of Me

Written By: Angelica Di Castro & Peter Linseman

When You Think Of Me

Verse You say no one’s ever loved you
It’s your excuse to be so cruel
The more you try to hide
The more I feel inside

Chorus It’s time, time to say goodbye
And when I let you go I hope you see
All of the ways that you’ve been hurting me
I hope you feel it when you think of me

Verse There’s no trace of love in your eyes
And the star has left the show
Who is this man whose cold heart holds me down
It’s time to be, free


Words & Music by Angelica DiCastro & Peter Linseman © 2005

Beautiful Feeling

Written By: Linseman / MacMillan © 1999

Beautiful Feeling

Verse Here we lay
Afraid to separate as I cry
You were a stranger
21 days feels like forever
When I hold on to something so real

Chorus What a beautiful feeling
This love has created
Am I weak ‘cause I want so much more
Of that beautiful feeling inside

Verse Let us swim to the river of love
It’s deeper with every touch
Two lives collide into each other’s arms
And together our souls take off

Chorus What a beautiful feeling
This love has created
One beautiful moment
Somehow unjaded
Is it lost or will I find you again
That beautiful feeling inside

Verse While I sleep my spirit awakens
Where I find a lost reality
Reaching out, my beating heart races
I find you at the edge of the dream

Chorus What a beautiful feeling
This love has created
What a beautiful moment
Is it lost or will I find you again
And that beautiful...

Beautiful feeling
This love has created
I once lost touch but I never lost sight
Of that beautiful feeling inside

Words & Music by Peter Linseman &
Lorne MacMillan © 2000

Feels Like You

Written By: Lorne MacMillan & Peter Linseman © 1999

Feels Like You

Verse When I see mountains they lift me up just like you
And like the oceans you fill my heart with emotion
Of a tidal wave but the floodgates
Couldn't keep love outside

Chorus Whenever I reach out and you take my hand
I share my world with you and all that I am
When life seems impossible and undeniably cruel
Something comes over me
Something comes over me
Feels like you

Verse When I hear your voice I feel the magic in your melodies
And with each song, my spirit soars
When I see you cry, it tears me up inside
Such a sweet soul, an angel, so broken inside

Bridge Whenever you’re flying take me under your wing
I can never lose you, we’ll soar above everything
And I can't help but wonder
How we came to be
Something comes over me

Words & Music by Lorne MacMillan & Peter Linseman © 1999

Beautiful Feeling

Written By: Words & Music by Peter Linseman &

Beautiful Feeling

Verse Here we lay
Afraid to separate as I cry
You were a stranger
21 days feels like forever
When I hold on to something so real

Chorus What a beautiful feeling
This love has created
Am I weak ‘cause I want so much more
Of that beautiful feeling inside

Verse Let us swim to the river of love
It’s deeper with every touch
Two lives collide into each other’s arms
And together our souls take off

Chorus What a beautiful feeling
This love has created
One beautiful moment
Somehow unjaded
Is it lost or will I find you again
That beautiful feeling inside

Verse While I sleep my spirit awakens
Where I find a lost reality
Reaching out, my beating heart races
I find you at the edge of the dream

Chorus What a beautiful feeling
This love has created
What a beautiful moment
Is it lost or will I find you again
And that beautiful...

Beautiful feeling
This love has created
I once lost touch but I never lost sight
Of that beautiful feeling inside

Words & Music by Peter Linseman &
Lorne MacMillan © 2000

Beautiful Feeling 20.10.08

Written By: Words & Music by Peter Linseman &

Beautiful Feeling

Verse Here we lay
Afraid to separate as I cry
You were a stranger
21 days feels like forever
When I hold on to something so real

Chorus What a beautiful feeling
This love has created
Am I weak ‘cause I want so much more
Of that beautiful feeling inside

Verse Let us swim to the river of love
It’s deeper with every touch
Two lives collide into each other’s arms
And together our souls take off

Chorus What a beautiful feeling
This love has created
One beautiful moment
Somehow unjaded
Is it lost or will I find you again
That beautiful feeling inside

Verse While I sleep my spirit awakens
Where I find a lost reality
Reaching out, my beating heart races
I find you at the edge of the dream

Chorus What a beautiful feeling
This love has created
What a beautiful moment
Is it lost or will I find you again
And that beautiful...

Beautiful feeling
This love has created
I once lost touch but I never lost sight
Of that beautiful feeling inside

Words & Music by Peter Linseman &
Lorne MacMillan © 2000

Where Are You Now?

Written By: Words & Music by Peter Linseman & Penny Dionne © 1999

Where Are You Now?

Verse Night turns into day without a sound
What can I say without breaking down
Hold me before you leave
My thoughts scream inside of me
Give my voice back to me please

Chorus Where are you now
Open your eyes and tell me I’m not alone
I feel lonelier here than when you’re gone
You’re leavin’ me barely holding on
Where are you, where are you now

Verse A flower slowly fades without the sun
A soul is just the same when it has no love
I need you to reach for me
The morning weighs so heavily
Your kiss would breath life back into me

Bridge To hear the sounds of life again
To feel your waves rushing in
Don’t you miss me when I’m gone
Don’t you know where you belong

To share my love like the sun
To hold you like I’ve never done
Where do I begin
To find you again

Words & Music by Peter Linseman & Penny Dionne © 1999

Discography

10 Grandi Successi 2002
Je T’aime Papa 2001
A World Of Love 1996
I Can See It In Your Eyes 1994