CiCi Jansen

CiCi Jansen

BandCountryPop

I sing new country music and write some of my own songs. I like to sing heartfelt ballads as well as country rock. Most of my songs are co-witten with my producer and with my mom who has a background in music. They are very relevant to not only teens but to an older listener as well.

Biography

CiCi Jansen (Ciara Mackenzie Jansen)

Born December 25, 1996 Charlotte, NC

CiCi has always been quite the performer. She began taking dance lessons at age 4. She loved it but especially loved her recital costumes!!!! But she told her mom , “I just want to sing!!!!!” As she got older, she realized that dancing, yet fun, was not as important to her as singing. So, at the age of 7 she began to take lessons and performing in musicals such as “Annie” where she played an orphan. She decided she wanted one-on-one voice lessons. She was slightly late to the very first recital where she was supposed to sing the Vanessa Hudgens song, “When There Was Me and You.” She and her parents came running into vocal arts center and it was her turn to get up and sing immediately. She turned to her mom and said, in tears, “I don’t want to do this mom…” She was scared to death but her mom continued to nudge her along with her hand on her back and got her onto the stage. The look on CiCi’s face was priceless….she was mortified. The backing track music began to play as her parents waited nervously, and she began to sing…..and she sang it very well, on key, very softly, and confidently. Her mom had tears rolling down her cheeks watching. Her little girl did it! She had gotten through her very first performance on stage…..and that was the beginning of CiCi’s love of singing and performing.

Having grown up listening to country music since her mom kept the radio tuned to a local country channel, CiCi decided that she loved the stories that country music told and the emotions it could bring. She was very influenced by the voices of Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, and Trisha Yearwood. But CiCi put her own spin on the songs of these artists that she sang . She wanted to sound like no one but CiCi, herself. She, her mom, and her voice teacher began taking some of the sketchy songs that CiCi has written and turned them into recordable pieces. Enter….Tim Cashiion, an old friend of her mother’s and the key board player for Grand Funk Railroad. He heard her sing and immediately offered to help with her dream to record songs and write. Her voice teacher, Shannon Roschke, spent numerous hours, some on her own time, to teach CiCi the most intricate details of singing and performing.

With the help of her mother, her biggest influence and fan, CiCi’s dream began to play out in young life. Her mom began staying up until the wee hours of the morning looking for competitions and venues for her to perform. She became the administrator for all of CiCi’s websites to help lessen the work for her daughter.

A studio was erected in the front room of the Jansen household along with speakers, monitors, a mixer, a state-of-the art karaoke machine that she won in a competition, every kind of mic that a singer would want, and the walls are even adorned with sound absorbing material that is framed in stained wood. Nightly practices began to become the norm with her mom, who has a background in music, telling her when she was flat or sharp and critiquing her “stage performances” to make her better….and the plan worked.

CiCi began entering competitions and winning prizes such as $1,000 gift card for use at Birkdale Village in Huntersville, NC. She was awarded a demo cd by Jive Records who were judges at this competition. She won first place during Denver Days for her age category. She was in the finals of two Colgate Country Showdown competitions sponsored by specific radio stations and on the third try, she won, beating out 23 other adults. She moves on to the State finals and will be working to win that title. CiCi also found a networking support system through Ladies of Country Music based out of Jackson, MS. Her original song moved to 2nd place on the LOCM charts and she remained in the top 10 for weeks. She and her mom went to the LOCM magazine kick off where she did two sets of music which was filmed for t.v. by Nashville Spotlight, a t.v. show for up and coming female country artists. The producer of the show saw her sing and asked her to come do his show in Nashville in September 2009. Meanwhile, her local producer, Tim Cashion, was woking behind the scenes to help her by writing songs specifically for her and even co-writing with her mom on a song. The three of them met weekly to record, do music videos, plan trips to Nashville, and just having fun by making music. CiCi continued to share her voice with the community by singing solos on a float in the North Mecklenburg Christmas parade, singing at Our Town’s Habitat for Humanity’s 20th anniversary, sing the “Star Spangle Banner” at a Relay for Life then entertaining at the Survivor’s Dinner. CiCi also sang for the North Mecklenburg Chamber of Commerce in North Mecklenburg county at an “after hours” function.

As you listen to CiCi sing, if you were to close your eyes, you would think you were listening to an experienced, seasoned professional singer in her

Discography

"See Me" is being played on LOCM internet radio and WGOG 96.3 inWalhalla,SC.
"Dancin' Free"being played on LOCM internet radio (waiting on copyright- co written by Tim Cashion/Charlotte Jansen
"Little Butterflies" played on LOCM internet radio -waiting on copyright - written by Tim Cashion
"When You're With Me" - written by Tim Cashion
"Forever the One"- Written by Tim Cashion
"You'll Never KNow this" co-written by CiCi Jansen/charlotte Jansen- copyright

Set List

I mix the original songs above with cover songs such as Sugarland, Trisha Yearwood, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Joe Dee Messina, Sara Evans....all new country musicians.