As the voice of Blackmore’s Night and wife of erstwhile Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, singer Candice Night is one of the most charismatic personalities on the contemporary music scene. Her first solo album Reflections presents her as a confident travellerbetween the worlds of pop, folk and epic songs. The album spans a long period of different inspirations, emotions and mythical moments. Reflections will delight not only fans of Blackmore’s Night, but also all friends of contemporary pop music.
In part fantasy, part weaver of magic, part willow the wisp exists Candice Night. For 15 years she has been entwining lyrics based on legend with reflections of ourselves in her words set to music to transport the listener to another realm. She is emulated by children, young mothers, and all women young at heart throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. This international recording star was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and is often dubbed “one of the most beautiful women in the world ” by the international media. She is frequently identified as a mix of Karen Carpenter’s voice and a young Stevie Nicks, for her flowing skirts, but her ethereal voice and lyrics are all her own. As a front woman for the band Blackmore’s Night, she also plays 7 medieval instruments on stage, lending to the excitement and mysticism of the music of her group.
Candice Night sang background for Deep Purple in 1993; and on Ritchie Blackmore‘s Rainbow CD “Stranger In Us All” she co-wrote four songs. She received a gold record in Japan for her co writing efforts and one of her songs, “Black Masquerade”, was chosen as Best Song Of The Year in 1995. Her song “Ariel” won accolades in Europe and charted at # 2, as well as being the official German soccer song, and “Black Masquerade” was # 1 in Japan.
She then wrote lyrics for the songs for the 1st Blackmore‘s Night album, “Shadow of the Moon” which earned her a 2nd gold record in 1997. Since then, she has received gold records and other awards for her writing and performances in Blackmore‘s Night as well as for Rainbow, and has charted consecutively with each CD. The Blackmore‘s Night CD “Shadow Of The Moon” immediately went gold in Japan and stayed high in the European charts for 16 weeks. Two years later, “Under A Violet Moon” was released and won the “vocal album of the year award” in USA. In 2003, “Fires at Midnight” won the NAV Best Vocal Album awards, went gold in Europe and they also won video music awards. In 2003 “Ghost of a Rose” went gold in Europe and won “vocal album of the Year” again in the USA. Their DVD “Castle and Dreams” was picked up by PBS in the USA and aired on TV throughout America and it went gold in Germany shortly after release. In 2006, “The Village Lanterne” entered the charts in Germany and Japan, riding high for several months. Their next DVD: “Paris Moon”, filmed at a sold out performance at the famous Olympia in Paris, France, was voted the number one DVD and CD by the New Age Reporter and NPR stations. Then came their holiday CD: “Winter Carols” which was acclaimed “Best Holiday” CD and spawned their single “Christmas Eve” that entered number #37 on AC Radio Billboard charts. In
2009 their CD “Secret Voyage won best vocal album of the year and entered the Billboard New Age charts at number #1 and stayed in the top 10 for an unprecedented 72 weeks. Her newest Blackmore‘s Night CD ‚Autumn Sky‘ entered Billboards New Age charts at number #1 and 15 weeks later remained in the TOP 5! Candice continues to widen her musical horizons not only writing lyrics and singing, but also playing medieval instruments: shawm, cornamuse, rauschpfeife, pennywhistle, and chanters to name a few. Over the course of 7 studio albums, much critical acclaim and accolades, and many tours around the planet, she can also be heard as guest vocalist for Helloween’s first ever duet on their CD “Keeper of the 7 Keys” on their hit song: “Light The Universe”; with Tarja of Nightwish on “Promises Under The Rain”; with Glenn Hughes in “The Story Of Aina” and on The Infinity Project. She also sang on the latest William Shatner CD, on his version of “Space Oddity”, released in Summer 2011. Those who have delighted in her performance include Sarah Brightman, Bea Arthur, Cuba Gooding Jr, Frank Zander, and Hugh Jackman. Candice was discovered by the Faerie Festivals in the USA when she graced the cover of Faerie Magazine. She was dubbed Faerie Festival Queen for 2 consecutive years, as well as currently being the Princess of the cutting edge, interactive theme parks: “Magiquest“ and Great Wolf Lodges.
There are many facets to this extremely talented performer, and these are projected throughout her first solo project entitled: REFLECTIONS. See inside the mystery that is Candice Night, a reflection, perhaps, of yourself. Allow yourself a chance to get lost in the passions, the mysteries, the ever changing kaleidoscope of the Night – reflected in her vocals, her lyrics and her music…
C A N D I C E N I G H T – R E F L E C T I O N S