Cyndi Cain's got the kind of voice that's capable of giving you goose bumps on the most sweltering of summer nights. It's big, it's booming and it's coming from an utterly genuine place. The Halifax-based soul singer got her start belting out gospel songs at church, studying musical theatre at Toronto's Sheridan College and taking the show on the road to Club Med resorts where she treated vacationers to show tunes and Motown hits.
Since returning to Canada, she's be on a whirlwind of great stages, sharing the stage with Michael Buble, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Naturally 7, Dutch Mason, Charles Bradley and Symphony Nova Scotia. Her 2009 release Essentially Cyndi earned her an ECMA nomination, as did her follow up, 2013's Soul Food, a more old-school sounding record that's filled with passionate songs of both beautiful joy and pain. Arguably the East Coast powerhouse of soul, Cain has taken home the Galaxie Rising Star Award, the African Nova Scotia Music Award for Best R&B Artist and this year was also named ANSMA's Artist of the Year. She's a party-starter, a tear-jerker and a jaw-dropper with a super tight band and a stage presence that's sincerely something else. If you haven't seen Cyndi Cain yet, get ready to feel it all.