Dutch saxophonist CANDY DULFER is all set to resume what she does best: hitting the road with her sensational band to bring her unique ‘funky stuff’ to audiences around the world. She can’t wait to perform live again and introduce her loyal fans to the brand-new songs she’s been working on, and to bring the healing power of music to those in need after the many challenges of 2020.
Candy Dulfer has earned her place in music history – with her Grammy-nominated debut album Saxuality, combined worldwide sales of over 2.5 million copies of her solo albums, live and studio performances with the greatest names in music (including Prince, Van Morrison, Maceo Parker and Pink Floyd), several number 1 hits in Europe, Japan and the USA, and her worldwide concert tours and legendary live shows.
Just like everyone around the world, she had to put all her plans on hold when the pandemic hit. Being at home for a prolonged period of time – which she hardly ever experienced in her 35+ years of touring the globe – allowed her the time to explore new creative grounds. Candy has always been great about reinventing herself and wasn’t going to allow herself to be sidetracked despite these times being terrible for so many. “People need music, period. If I can’t bring it to them in the ways we are used to, we’ll find new ways to entertain and bring solace and love to everyone. That is what I was born to do, and what I will continue to do.”
She started the Music in my Kitchen Challenge, performing online from her home, including a unique virtual reunion with Dave Stewart to perform the classic track that started it all: ‘Lily was here’. She also initiated Club Dauphine TV, a weekly online TV show with well-known covers played by Candy with famous Dutch guest stars, that was very well-received all over the world. She signed a new record deal with Mascot Label Group and is currently working on a new album, scheduled for release in the fall of 2021. Searching for ways to entertain the smaller audiences in between lockdowns – of course in corona-proof settings – Candy quickly rolled out a sold-out theater tour in her native country The Netherlands, called “Sax, Candy & Rock-’n-Roll”. A mix of live music, intimate storytelling and stand-up comedy, all based on her amazing adventures with some of her mentors and music’s biggest stars. With her full band she performed several unique online streaming events.
But of course the biggest goal for Candy in 2021 is to return to the stage as soon as it’s safe to do so, finally introducing her sensational new band and incredible new music to her fans worldwide. Keep checking her website and Candy’s social media for the latest updates regarding her touring schedule.