iCandi is primarily a covers band with female lead vocals - with other band members taking their turn at the mic for the odd few numbers, giving us the flexibility to mix things up a bit and add some variety! We aim to cover tunes that will have an all-round appeal, not necessarily the same `standards` as played by many other local bands, including melodies from all manner of artists and eras....and most importantly songs that we all, as a band, love to play! Some tunes are kept as near to the original as possible, then some are thrown into the mix and come out as our own take on a popular song.
We tend to vary each set-list according to venue & audience, ensuring a fresh mix of songs at each gig, rather than churning out the same routine time after time! Our repertoire is ever-expanding, as we learn more numbers after hearing newly released tunes or some long forgotten `golden oldies` that inspire us! This means our set lists are constantly evolving to include some old favourites along with a few `new` numbers to keep things up-to-date and provide enough variety to keep our own musical appetites quenched!
We are always prepared to learn a new song for a special occasion, providing the tune lends itself to a 5-piece arrangement and that we have adequate time to learn and rehearse it thoroughly. We typically select around 10-15 songs per set lasting 45-60 minutes...and, of course, we always get asked back up for an encore!!!