life is sweeter with music...
life is sweeter with music...
...a little bit about Sandicane Productions...and Sandie James
Sandicane Productions is a culmination of my favorite passions in life: Music, celebrating life events and helping communities.
Here are some of the services I offer with a little background information about me too!
I often volunteer my voice to sing the National Anthem for local police and fire department functions as well as city events like the
9/11 memorial services. I have also sung for fundraising efforts for veteran services, cancer research, the Special Olympics,
dedication ceremonies, sporting events, Walk for Alzheimers and many more.
I love music and singing and have been a karaoke host since it became popular around 1992. I have seen so much change since the beginning on what type of media is used for karaoke (from cassette tape to laser disc to cd+g to MP3) but the one thing that stays constant is the fun that people have when they get together and go out for karaoke. People who are so shy and don't want to come up to sing will try a group song first and then, by the end of the night, they will have 5 solo song requests to come up and sing...I love that! It's amazing to watch their perspective on karaoke change and for me to witness the shift in confidence in a matter of a couple of songs. Not only do they end up having a great time, but the crowd is magically drawn in and they do too! When I started hosting karaoke, I would do private parties (strictly karaoke back in the day) and people would ask if I could play "regular music" too. That's how DJing began for me. (I have more cds in my collection than I can count). Today, I utilize online music services and can get any song that is requested. I love discovering new artists and music so it's great to get requests for songs I haven't heard before from the crowd. My playlists are extensive and it's amazing!
I have been coordinating weddings and special occasions for 20+ years and am so honored when I can help share those special milestones. I have worked for private clubs coordinating banquets, meetings and events for every occasion from kids to family to corporate. I have seen a lot of creativity over the years and have helped plan events keeping in mind budgets, special requests and overall vision. My mindset is that anything is possible and I have always, and will always, strive to make your occasion exactly as you envision. After all, it is your party.
The first band I sang with was called Circuit Breaker in the 1990's. Wow the hair!
We did top 40 which included Whitney, Janet, Madonna and other artists from that decade.
I have sung with many (many) other bands since then doing music ranging from Soul, Funk, R&B, Rock, Disco, Reggae,
Pop, Dance, Today's top 40 and more. If you are looking for a band for your event, we can do that.
Currently, I am singing with a few groups including:
- Too Nuts, Acoustic Duos with local guitarists, including: Chuck Beckman, Ray Simonelli, Kelly Kancyr & Mike Savino
- Those Guys Entertainment - Some of the most talented and professional musicians I have worked with...A must for any special occasion.
- The Boogieman Band / Park Avenue Band - with Singer Elden Lowery, bringing the funk and music to make you move (Video on home page)
- James & Cooper A full sounding band in duo form with Keith Cooper (Video on home page)
I also perform solo using backing tracks. Check my calendar for upcoming shows!
Sandicane Productions can provide multiple services for the same event.
Contact us if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!