2017 and all that

Wow! It’s been quite a year for The Candies!  We started 2017 thinking that we’d worked really hard in 2016 and we were hoping to reap the rewards.  It’s always difficult starting a new group… you have to prove yourselves and build your reputation and that can take time but we’d made a great start and we were feeling very positive.

We certainly didn’t anticipate what followed!  It started with our AMAZING three days on board the super yacht NERO at the Barcelona International Yacht Show and it ended with a residency aboard one the the 5* ships in Bordeaux.  In between we’ve had weddings and parties that have seen us travelling across France, we’ve covered 1000’s of kilometres and stayed and performed in some amazing venues,  we’ve met beautiful people from around the globe, said goodbye to Lynn and welcomed the fabulous Lora and picked up an agent to represent us!  We could not have predicted the year we’ve had!

2018 has a lot to live up to and our diary is filling up nicely with more fabulous Candy adventures.  To make sure we’re ready we’ve been super busy changing and updating our song list.  We’re keeping the most popular songs of course,  we’ve added some new fabulous dance floor fillers and we’ve thrown in a handful of contemporary hits too, to ensure we have something for everyone.  And… we’re finally going into the studio in January 2018 and our recordings and video will be ready shortly after.

The Candies have big plans but we know that we could not have come this far without the support and kind words of our friends, families and Candy fans… honestly we can’t tell you how much your encouragement and enthusiasm has meant to us.

We would like to raise a glass to you all and say thank you very, very much and wish you all a fabulous Christmas filled with champagne, sequins, music and joy…  and we’ll be seeing you in 2018!

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Busy Repeating…

September is usually a quieter month… the peak wedding season is over and as the school holidays draw to an end then things calm down a little… HAHA!  Not for Candies!

We’ve had a busy, busy month and last week we had two repeat visits… another party night a La Charrue and a trip back to Bordeaux.

What can we say?!  We love our job… and there are still a few more parties to go before we take a little autumn holiday… and prepare for Christmas and 2018!

Welcome Aboard!

It would seem that The Candies are destined for a life on the waves… or at least on board!  Last week we were asked if we could do a last minute booking on one of the luxury river cruise ships, docked in Bordeaux.

Onboard, our ship boasted luxurious staterooms, a stunning main lounge and piano bar, a fabulous dining room and even a fitness room, sauna, walking tracks, a whirlpool and a hair salon… indeed it was rather special.

 

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Fabulously Vintage

Whether your event is a champagne reception, a corporate event, networking meeting or pre-dinner Christmas drinks, a vibrant yet subtle atmosphere is essential to welcome your guests or clients. The Candies charm your guests with up to two hours of close harmonies and popular hits.

The fabulously Vintage set is smooth and subtle; predominantly and shamelessly vintage with a sprinkling of 50’s and 60’s classic Motown harmonies. Always ambient, never intrusive and 100% fabulous!

 

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Barcelona Baby!

From the 24th to the 27th April 2017, OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona will host the 29th MYBA Charter Show. This is one of the most important international exhibitions dedicated to Charter professionals and Superyachts.

And why does this concern The Candies?  Well one of the show’s prestigious exhibitors, Bluewater Yacht Charter, is hosting a very modern afternoon tea party… three actually… and they have booked The Candy Stripes to deliver our rather fabulous champagne set.

We’ll be performing on three consecutive days on the MY Nero… which has recently been nominated as a finalist in the World Superyacht Awards 2017.

The Candies travel across France and the UK and we’ve performed at some amazing venues… but we have to admit we’re more than a little excited with this booking!