Bianca 'Icielani' Garcia is a divine multi-talented magnetic and charismatic Singer, Songwriter 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. In her childhood years settling in Mississauga, Ontario, the suburbs west of the outskirts of Toronto. With her parents migrating from Eastern Europe, Check out her DNA mix blessed with 10 different ethnicities. Eastern european, Irish, Great Britain, Italian, Greek, Finnish, Northwest Russian, Scandinavian, West Europe and Middle Eastern West Asia. From a young age, she 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.
She grew up in a household and neighborhood where her influence in music was lot of R&B, Hip Hop, Dance, Rock and Reggae especially with Toronto being home to Caribana, a Caribbean festival held every year that she would attend growing up. She grew up without segregation and grew in a very multicultural environment and embraces this throughout her life and in her music. Her music is versatile from R&B Ballads, to Dance/Dancehall vibes, her bilingual words and vocals all in one blended melting pot instrument of who she is.
A ballerina, jazz, gymnastics and belly dancer. Modeling with her 5 year swimsuit model contract with Swimsuit Canada in Toronto 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. 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 & Tobago at 19 years old asked her to fly out to the studio in the island to record in her first studio for the first time of her life she recorded her voice on some demos and mixtapes there. Returning back from Trinidad, began studying English Literature at the University of Toronto to learn poetry about Shakespeare and various famous poets when she learned with her unconditional faith how to write songs.
Achieved A certified Soprano Lyricist certificate at the Canadian Music Academy. While ringing in the Tuition Fees with her 5 years modeling contract with Swimsuit Canada. learned how to invest her money and obtained a College Diploma in Accounting which lead her to investments in real estate. Young, in wedlock and a beautiful wedding in the Dominican Republic to her husband from the South Bronx Gilberto Garcia whom is now a current manager. Her dress custom designed in collaboration with her, her mother and Hollywood designer Amy Michelson. Shortly after her wedding 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 so the song was 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 first self titled album "Daydreams Are Reality" in July 2017 that consisted of 4 singles "No More Tears" released in May 2016, "Dreams are Reality" in June 2016, "Hands up High" in September 2016 and "Your Into Me' May 2017. Nine out of eleven of the songs on the album she has written with the 11 track she also musically wrote and just performs a piano written instrumental. Recording sessions took place in 2015 in her home studio where she studied music production with Pro Tools, continued the mixing at Signature Sound Studios in San Diego and completed the self-titled album in 2016 at Metalworks Studios in Toronto. Icielani received positive reviews for her vocal performance on the record. In December 2016, releasing "The Remixes" Album from a DJ remix compilation of the two released singles "No More Tears" and "Dreams Are Reality". Following the self-titled album release in June 2017, the single "Your Into Me" reached number 2 in the emerging200 artists charts for 7 consecutive weeks on the upcoming100 charts in June 2017 and remained in the charts all the way through to March 2018. In November 2017 filmed and Released a new video for 'Ever More' on the Daydreams are Reality album for valentines day in February 2018 with stunning drone shots of her city.
Icielani moved to Miami Beach, Florida in December 2017 ringing in the 2018 new year in South Beach in her new home on Miami Beach, FL.
Most of her writings are done on the beach, in her home, after a yoga class or all night when she explains has a clear free thought. Spanglish single "Baila Conmigo" released April 21, 2018 featuring a video filmed in Miami reaching over 100K views following the release. With her new Miami sound that resonates worldwide and her high vocal cords in the track struck instrumental sounds! Her single "Baila Conmigo" was officially aired on 99.5 the heat south beach radio on April 27 on rotation. Her interview about the release and more about her music is exclusively on 50 cents blog “this is 50”. Releasing single "So Nice" that released with an exclusive leak Mixtape feature. The mixtape "WELCOME 2 THE FUTURE Vol. 15" (Starring YFNLucci & Drake) feat. YoGotti, GucciMane, Kendrick Lamar, Whiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj and the one and only Icielani. So Nice is now featured on Billboards number one charting album and now a collectors item on number 7 top reggae compilation albums of 2018 "Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica" exclusively on Billboard.
Dedicating single "Refugee" to all the refugees around the world thats also part of The "Freedom Life" Project:
Icielani has been working with some of the music industries most top influencers. Combining her talent and smarts to bring people together in the music industry, joining movements while raising awareness in the New EP The "Freedom Life" Project thats almost in the works for completion. New Tracks included in the works are the ‘Lyfted” Project that was posted viral on online and will include the video tribute featuring Uncle Luke. Also will Include the new Single “Body Hugs” and a few more tracks with helping new up and coming featured artists. Icielani states “I want to bring people together in the music industry when we are united we succeed far greater than the gaps that new and old artists face in the industry, I call this my freedom project because music make me feel free and I want to share that with the world and also make everyone else share that same feeling an raise certain awarenesses and movements during this time its the best time for us artists to stand up together, connect on a bigger level as we are the voice of society its our responsibility. Im really excited on this project that I have been working on for the past year and really happy with the outcome and support I have been receiving from everyone involved in the project from music pioneers to new fly up and coming talents. I know what its like to be a new artist and get the short end of the stick especially being a female in this industry. With the experience I gained over the past two years I want to bridge that gap for new talents in all aspects of this project from production of the tracks and videos to the executives behind the scenes to the artists. Stay tuned and pre-order this EP today to be the first to get it upon the release.