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Biography

ICIELANI IN THE MAKING

 

 

Icielani is a multi-talented magnetic and charismatic recording artist from Toronto, Canada.  Living in her grandparents home when she was born with her parents and two siblings in Etobicoke, the west-end of Toronto.  Then in her later childhood years settling in Mississauga, Ontario, the suburbs west of the outskirts of Toronto.  From a young age has loved performing - specifically singing.  Between singing in the living room with her siblings and singing in her church's choir since she was seven years old, music has always had a special place in her heart.  However, she has been a ballerina, jazz, gymnastics and a belly dancer as a child throughout her early twenties and continues this in her stage presence and show performances.  Modeling with her 5 year swimsuit model contract opening a concert for Canadian VJ Master T and Kardinal Offishall, having the blessing of meeting Dalai Lama during a swimsuit charity show in Ottawa Ontario for the Childrens Wish Foundation. Making on screen movie appearances in the remaking of the Jimi Hendrix movie and Bait with Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Mike Epps and Kimberly Elise just to name a few.  It has been a good while since Icielani's seven year escapades, she's still in love with music.  She now sing's three genres: dance, R&B and urban pop.

After high school, Icielani was accepted into Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts to study the triple threat program: acting, dancing and singing. During that time she recorded a scrappy demo of "Killing Me Softly" by the Fugees with a Notorious B.I.G beat with her brother in their basement and it was found by the owner of Caribbean Sound Basin in Trinidad who asked her to fly out to the studio to record her voice on some demos and mixtapes. Those demo's caught the eyes of some key players in the music industry.  While studying English Literature at the University of Toronto to learn poetry about Shakespeare and various famous poets she learned how to write songs. A certified Soprano Lyricist at the Canadian Music Academy.  While studying she learned to use her unconditional faith to write songs about past, present and future events.  She also studied composition, production and recording music and in the mix of all this obtained a College Diploma in Accounting which lead her to investments in real estate.  In 2010, after getting married to her husband who is from the Bronx, New York, Gilberto Garcia whom is now her current manager.  Icielani made a vocal appearance and performed in the TEMFEST female pop showcase, where she performed the scrappy version of "No More Tears". Which was originaly called "Just Wanna Dance" before the song was completed, gaining momentum from the fans during the performance the song was then being urged to complete.  Gospel music and her participation in the church choir has been ingrained in her all her life.  In April 2015, she had the blessing to be the lead singer in the opening of the gospel for the Lent Gospel Acclamation with her choir "One Voice" at Cristo Reí for Mass and Holy Communion.

 

Officially releasing her completed single "No More Tears" in May 2016 "Dreams are Reality" in June 2016 and "Hands up High" in September 2016 off the self-titled album "Daydreams Are Reality" all in one year.  While in the works of her album.  Giving us a holiday treat in December 2016 releasing "The Remixes" Album. A DJ remix compilation of the two released singles "No More Tears" and "Dreams Are Reality".  Self-titled album "Daydreams are Reality" that's released June 2017. With  upbeat yet fierce tracks and some romantic soulful vibes. Following the album release, the single "Your Into Me" reached number 2 in the emerging200 artists charts for 7 consecutive weeks on the upcoming100 charts in June 2017. Gracing the cover of Tunedloud Magazine with music reviews waking up the neighbourhoods globally.  Rocking the market and our souls with the new single "Rock it" released September 2017 off the next album that is expected to release in the summer of 2018.  With in depth liking's of her soulful voice and artistry.