Corinda's singing and her recorded music highlights her diverse singing styles. She has been inspired by bluegrass, traditional country, folk, as well as pop, jazz, musical theatre, and big band. From Corinda, never expect...the expected.
The Early Years
Corinda Chandler was born in Manchester, England, and her family emigrated to lnnisfail, Alberta when she was five years old. Corinda knew as a youngster that music would he a major part of her life, and sang her first solo at six years old. Corinda performed several prized roles at Shawnigan Lake School (in BC) theatrical productions of 'Eliza Doolitle' in "My Fair Lady" and 'Mabel' in "Pirates of Penzance" and was selected as one of sixteen vocalists for the "Canadian Youth On Tour" for a five week, 15 city tour across Europe. Corinda studied at University of British Columbia, and the Victoria Royal Conservatory of Music, and landed the role of 'Laurey' in "Oklahoma" with the Victoria Operatic Society, which led to other theatrical roles with Central Alberta Theatre (in Red Deer), Storybook Theatre (in Calgary), and she continued her education at Mount Royal College. At the Calgary Kiwanis Festival, she won the Norma Piper Pocaterra Memorial Award for the best overall vocal excellence in several music genres.
Recording the Album
Corinda Chandler's debut album (recorded as "Cori Chandler") was a collaboration between her and country music legend Ray Griff, and was recorded at Nashville County Q studio and Night Deposit Studio in Calgary. Her first singles "If I Reached You" and "Finders Keepers" were in Canada's Top 1OO CanCountry chart for several months. Through ECMA the album was released to Europe and Australian radio, and 'If I Reached You' reach #5 on the ECMA Top 100 Country chart, and five singles charted in the Top 20. This led to Corinda winning an award as Top Female Vocalist by AICGMA.
Since then, Corinda has been singing at Western Canadian venues, and has recently performed a 16 song acapella showcase at Cafe Koi in Calgary, while writing for her next album. She is working on funding for her next album, launching a new website, and is active on Social Media connecting with fans and her recording industry peers.
Listed to her album & singles on her website corindachandler.com, as well as on iTunes, Amazon MP3, cd baby, and on her Facebook page!