life is sweeter with music...
...a little bit about Sandicane Productions...and Sandie James
My company, Sandicane Productions, is one which encompasses of all the things I have a passion for and want to do in life. I can't think of a more satisfying line of work where I can bring people together with music and also play a roll to help my community. Here are some of the services I offer with a little background information about me too!
Community Events - 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 and more. It is always an honor to be asked. I have also helped out by donating or discounting my DJ and karaoke services for local fundraisers.
Karaoke/DJ - 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!
Party Planning - I have been coordinating weddings and special occasions for 20+ years and am so honored when I can help share those special milestones in people's lives. 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.
Live Bands - 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. It was so much fun. 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:
- Those Guys Entertainment - The best wedding band. Period. (
- Too Nuts - Acoustic Guitar Duo
- The Boogieman Band / The Park Avenue Band with Elden Lowery...6 piece band
- James & Cooper A full sounding band in duo form with Keith Cooper
Video is on our home page. Come see us live sometime!
What's nice about Sandicane Productions is that we can provide multiple services for the same event. If you are getting married and would like an acoustic guitar or pianist with a singer for your ceremony then move to a 3 piece for your cocktail hour, full band for when your reception is ready to dance, and a DJ to play music for when the band is taking their breaks...that's your whole night of music solved. Your focus should be enjoying your guests and your party!
Well, that's a little about Sandicane Productions and what we can do!
Contact us if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!