Candi and the Muthaload

Candi and the Muthaload

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Soul




"Texas Platter - Soul Patch"

Singer Candice Sanders packs sporadic power ("Crawlin'") on par with ATX soul queen Akina Adderley with Candiland's AJ Vallejo-produced Rumble in the Playground (Vallejo Music Group), a debut disc that, when not evoking memories of cheese-ball Meat Loaf ballads ("Karma"), gets comfy in a hard soul pocket. Highlights: the bold "Burn Me, I Cry," isolating "Sweetly," and high-octane title track that will have you on your feet.” - Chase Hoffberger - Austin Chronicle

"Austin Music Foundation"

"Candice Sanders" amazing new Cd will simply blow you away. Candi and the Muthaload, formally known as Candiland, is 100% pure Rock 'N Soul. - Austin Music Foundation


Candi and the Muthaload, formally known as CandiLand, is the musical child of a versatile group of Austin musicians lead by vocalist, Candi Sanders. Her self-proclaimed "rock-n-soul" sound is a powerhouse mix of R&B, rock, gospel & funk. Candi & her Sanders family are richly steeped in music, her father a prominent celebrated musician in the 70's & 80's, and her sisters & cousins complimenting her golden voice with rich & textured harmonies. Her live show is an experience all unto itself every human on Earth should experience in their lifetime...simply electric." - AustinLive


Candi’s voice was described as “lustful” by Soundcheck magazine, and adds that raw sugar element that perfects the sweetness of their musical sound - "Anonymous"


Still working on that hot first release.



Candi and the Muthaload (formally known as Candiland) is what the name suggests, a powerhouse with blends of upbeat, funky R&B soul, laced with the feverish kinetic energy of rock 'n roll. Born in a house full of music through her father, she is a love child of inspirational music that transcends genres and heals the woes of the hard modern life. From the first note of her magical voice at live performances, Candice raises the temperature in the room, as well as the energy level, and then the night belongs to her and everyone within earshot.  Her debut album, "Rumble In The Playground", produced by fellow Texan and collaborator, AJ Vallejo, is a lifetime-in-the-making tribute to her musical idols: Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, and the great Aretha, to name a few, featuring a who's who list of Austin's finest talents such as Guy Forsyth, David Grissom (Dixie Chicks, John Mellencamp), Phil Redmond, Selton Cole, Haydn Vitera (Asleep At The Wheel) and many more. As she begins to work on her new album Candi and the Muthaload continues to have a fiery live show and band with a hunger and determination to turn any ear on her infectious' rock & soul' sound, Candice Sanders is poised to make some serious noise and excite a vast demographic of music lovers, old and new, to elevate their senses.

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