CANDY DULFER & Band
Candy Dulfer (Saxophone & Vocals) | DJ Kikke (DJ/Drums) | Ulco Bed (Guitar) | Manuel Hugas (Bass) | Ricardo ‘Phatt’ Burgrust (Vocals) | Andy Ninvalle (Rap/MC)
“If I want sax, I call Candy” Megastar Prince once said adoringly – and he is not the only one with whom Candy Dulfer rings a bell – the Dutchwoman has long since made a name for herself internationally as a saxophonist. The daughter of the well-known Jazz saxophonist Hans Dulfer soon knew that she would be treading in her father’s footsteps. Candy started playing the sax as a six-year-old; at 14 she had a band of her own (Funky Stuff) with whom she works together up to the present day. In 1987 she put the heat on the audience as a supporting act for Madonna, and one year later she should have opened Prince’s shows in the Netherlands. When she received a cancellation at short notice she wrote him a letter of complaint. Which apparently was worth the effort: the man from Minneapolis invited her as a guest onto his stage. Since that day she repeatedly went on tours with him and can be heard on many of his albums. In 1990 Candy Dulfer`s first solo album “Saxuality” appeared and was an immediate success. Candy tours almost all of Europe and even performs in the U.S. With rewards: a Grammy Award nomination in the category “Best Pop-Album Instrumental”. During the last years Candy Dulfer has worked together with Dave Stewart, Van Morrison, Sheila E., Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Pink Floyd, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Aretha Franklin and Jonathan Butler.
Candy started another exciting new chapter in her versatile career with the release of her album ‘Crazy’ in the Fall of 2011. The close collaboration with Black Eyed Peas musical director and producer Printz Board forms the foundation of the daring new sound of the album. For the other tracks on the album Candy once again collaborated with Dutch producer and longtime guitarist Ulco Bed, who was responsible for Candy’s first major hits in her career with the albums “Saxuality” and “Sax-a-go-go”. Candy celebrates her maturity as a musician and plays with the most diverse elements form Pop, Soul and Jazz. Elements from Hip Hop and Rap are even more prominent here than in the past.
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