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What’s Inside Your Gig Bag? – Candice Sand

Candice Sands' gig bag

Candice Sand teamed up with Grammy nominated writing team Kuya for her debut EP, and recently completed a 21 date tour across Canada.

We ask her to reveal what essentials accompany her from gig to gig.

Shure SM58 mic

I’ve had the Shure SM58 since I was 16 years old and I never leave for a show without it. Even if sound is provided at the venue, I bring it. It’s a good quality mic with a dependable sound I can count on.


I pride myself on being a super organized artist. In here, I put set lists for the show, the show contract from my agent so I have all the details on hand, and some lyric sheets for a few songs I might want to look over before performing.

TC-Helicon Play Acoustic pedal

TC-Helicon Play Acoustic pedal

TC-Helicon Play Acoustic pedal

When I’m performing solo, the TC-Helicon Play Acoustic pedal is my new best friend. My favorite feature and the one I get the most ooooo’s and ahhhhhh’s from, is that I can dial in a ton of different digital vocal background harmonies. It’s a really fun and effective way to build a solo arrangement!

Copies of my album

It’s just a must! I gotta be ready to promote my music and give people the opportunity to support me by buying my album.

A variety of guitar picks

Different picks have different sounds, so I’ll sometimes switch throughout the show based on what I’m hearing or feeling.

Flat shoes

I try to dress to impress for every show, which to me means…heels! But once the show has ended, I discreetly slip on my flats just before heading home.

Read more about Candice here: How to Gain Fans By Staying True to Yourself

Candice Sand Recording artist and songwriter Candice Sand. Making music to touch the heart and move the body. Pop infused with hints of R&B, alongside real thoughts and life experiences. Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter