Alt Pop / Electronic from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Piano/Keyboards, Composition/Songwriting, Ukulele, Loop Pedal details
Contact DetailsCassandra Bangel
If a picture's worth a thousand words, then a song is worth a million. A soulful songwriter and multi-faceted performer, Cassandra Bangel has come into her own through the act of writing, playing, and sharing her music.
Born into a musical family in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Bangel was influenced by the sounds of retro rock at an early age before taking her earliest musical steps on classical piano at the age of 7. After adding the guitar to her musical repertoire, her fascination with the dark and brooding flavour of the E minor chord led her to write her first song, "Scream" at the age of 12.
As she became equally gifted on piano, guitar, and ukulele, Bangel came to realize that her greatest musical instrument was her voice and played her first public show at a coffee shop inside the Coquitlam Public Library as a teenager. She would later make the leap to local festivals by playing at the 2009 Beanstalk Folk Festival.
Under the guidance of producer/performer Bruce Gerrish – the founding director of the Vancouver City Limits concert series – Bangel entered professional recording for the first time in 2010. The resulting EP was Cassandra’s self-titled debut, a five-track effort that explored classical pop, pulsing rock, and everything in between.
Cassandra Bangel's debut EP was instrumental in moving her career forward on a musical and professional level. Studio owner Jonathan Fluevog, who recorded her EP at Vogville Recording, took a liking to Bangel's abilities and potential and introduced her to veteran music producer Paul Shatto. The two of them teamed up to create Bangel's second EP, Four Chambers, a four-track journey that followed Bangel's own interpretation of the four primary emotions within the human heart.
The 2013 release of Four Chambers marks another creative step forward for Cassandra Bangel as she has also been adding to her list of professional accomplishments, including recent showcases at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Harmony Arts Festival, and YVR's Take-Off Fridays.
More recently, Cassandra Bangel has been teasing audiences with glimpses of what’s to come by refining her live performance techniques as a live looping artist – with her live looping video cover of LP's "Into the Wild" gaining international attention from the American singer on Twitter.
If Cassandra Bangel's future is as exciting and fulfilling as the present, the story has only just begun…