Cassandra Bangel
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Cassandra Bangel

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
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Her songs reflect sophistication well beyond her years, and she’s vaguely reminiscent of a young Kate Bush... This girl can sing! She’s very emotive and refreshing in her approach to song. My early favorites are Infidel and Alone. - Lucie Walker (Vancouver City Limits)


Cassandra Bangel may have dreams of record deals, international tours and singing super stardom but, for the time being, she's keeping her feet firmly panted in reality.

A 2009 Pinetree secondary grad, Bangel is busy promoting her first CD through her website and trying to book live performances. In the meantime, however, she's also working on plan B: using her love of literature and writen to get an English degree from SFU.

"Right now I'm trying my best to focus on my music because I really think that's where my road is going to lead me," she said. "But I'm a really rational person and I know what the risks are of jumping into a career like that."

Bangel grew up with music in a family where it was treated as a precious commodity. Both her dad and brother play guitar and Bangel was started in piano lessons at the the age of eight.

She didn't take to the instrument right away, however, and dropped the lessons for a few years.

"I went back to it three years later once I had this epiphany that music wasn't something I could ignore," Bangel said. "I begged to be put back into piano lessons, so it was a whole turnaround. Ever since then I really recognized how significant this was to me, and I now see myself as playing music."

She wowed the crowds at Golden Spike Days and is schedule to do a stint on CJSF, SFU's radio station, Aug. 10. Her next live show is Aug. 24 at Trees in Yaletown.

Bangel said playing Golden Spike was a highlight because of the chance to play outdoors and let her "naturally booming" voice take centre stage.

"I've always been a fan of really big, rich sound, orchestral even, so it was really great for me to get to that level of loudness," she described. "It sort of feels like you're soaring, you're outside, there's the ocean and the mountains and the sky. It's surreal in a way."

bangel started work on her debut CD in December and released the give-track album mid-April. Each song is intended to tell a different story about Bangel and showcase her musical talents in genres like rock and radio-friendly pop.

The CD is available on iTunes and www.cdbaby.com. Visit www.cassandrabangel.ca for more information. - TriCity News


The first song of this five-song EP has a menacing groove and a soaring violin, introducing Cassandra Bangel, who brings a dramatic flair and similarly imaginative arrangements to the other four. She's good, a singer and writer of breadth. - Tom Harrison (Vancouver Province)


Discography

Cassandra Bangel (self-titled) EP
1. Infidel
2. Things We Know
3. Alone
4. I Fold
5. The Girl I Knew

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Bio

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a song is worth a million.

 

Zone records recording artist Cassandra Bangel is a captivating performer, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist, and looper extraordinaire. Born into a musical family near Vancouver, Canada, Cassandra began her journey playing classical pieces on the piano at the tender age of seven.

 

In her early teens she discovered a love for the 12 string guitar and developed a unique folk sound. She recorded her first EP and thereafter quickly became a local sensation in the coffee shop scene.

 

Her wanderlust spirit then lead her to Europe in search of a fresh creative perspective and upon her return she recorded her sophomore EP Four Chambers. It was near this time that she fully embraced live looping and became frequently booked in venues and festivals throughout the calendar year. The song Still Afraid received local airplay and World Gone Quiet feature film placement. She was also in demand doing session work and as a supporting member of a couple of Warner Canada recording artists.

 

Crafting and perfecting her live looping show, she toured the other side of the globe, all the while writing and recording new material. Her sound turned another page with a fresh focus on realizing her love for dreamy dance pop as witnessed by her performances with the Celebrity Orchestra in Australia. Upon her return back home, she found herself in demand, performing five nights a week or more either solo or with her band.

 

Since then Cassandra has been pushing the boundaries of the loop pedal (her secret weapon) to new heights and possibilities delivering the appearance of one performer but the sound of many. Cassandra has just completed 3 of her soon to be released 5 pop anthems. Few words do fall short in describing her creative energy it would take a million.