Angelica's Bio & Extended Profile
Angelica (Angela Johnson) began performing professionally at the age of five. She is a Classical/Contemporary Pianist, Singer, Songwriter, Composer and Producer, who has performed on board cruise lines around the world, full time since 1997. Her musical versatility covers multiple styles including, classical, rock, jazz, current top pop artists and country. Angelica engages the audience into a piano bar sing-a-long, conducts open request nights, and performs fun games, including instrumental music from a repertoire of over 3000 songs. Her flexibility as a musician includes, entertaining in Dinner theaters, Hotels, Recording studios, Telethons, Music Festivals, Bands, Orchestras and Solo Performances in the Performing Arts.
Angelica's original music consists of pop sounding melodies in her vocals, accompanied by a strong classical piano arrangement, and a rich blend of orchestral, rhythmic and electronic dance music. The lyric content uses visual animation, songs of dancing, fun, love, and adventure. Her Cd's Released are based on a story and screenplay she wrote called "World Of Dreams", the title and theme of the CD's.
Angelica's 4 Cd's:
Dreamland Awakening, Magic's Mystery, Trilogy
World Of Dreams Thirty Piano Pieces
Available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon & Google Play!
(Links)Store Music - 4 Cd's Lyrics
Angelica - Extended Profile
Angelica has entertained a wide variety of audiences as a solo artist since 1983. A dynamic performer - at the age of five, Angelica began her career singing and playing in orchestras, bands, theatrical productions and vocal groups.
Angelica's music combines a rich blend of original compositions and popular songs, complimented by her own arrangements, which reflect the diversity of her musical background. Her versatility covers several styles, including Classical, Pop, Jazz, Light Rock, AC, Broadway, MOR, New Age, International Songs, Easy Listening and New Music, Top Of The Charts.
Television & Movies
Angelica has appeared on Television in several showcasing performances: The Sound Of Christmas (Hallmark Movie), The Messiah, Porgy And Bess, Jazz Night, San Francisco World Shriners Parade, A Night Of Performance, Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Venteniendo,
The Beachcombers Christmas, Carnival Cruise Lines Welcome Aboard Shows, Elves Club Telethons, Marriott Hotels Commercial.
Angelica received awards for piano, voice and clarinet in the 1982, 83 and 84 Kawanis Music Festivals, highlighted by a vocal scholarship in 1985, to Music-Camrose, and in 1990 auditioning for the Master Class with Paul Baduraskoda. In 2003 Angelica received a Top Honor Award for her original composition "Fairy Tale", in The Sunshine Coast Music Festival. Her composition was also featured as the Opening Number for the Canadian Stage Play, "Dark Deeds In Whitehorse".
Angelica studied the Bachelor Of Performance Degree and The Diploma Of Music in the Classical and Contemporary styles of music. She was "President Of The Bachelor Of Music Society" in 1991 at Red Deer College, Alberta
Recording Studio Sessions
Angelica was a "Juror", for FACTOR "The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Record", for 3.5 years, from 1993-1997, for "The Alberta Recording Industries Association".
Through 1993-1997, Angelica performed studio session work for Alberta's, first double-double platinum studio; Damon/Soundtrek Studios, winning "The 1995/96, 10TH and 11TH Annual Alberta Recording Industries Association Craft Awards", "Studio Of The Year".
A co-production, co-arrangement and programming of "The 1994 Alberta Winter Games Theme Song, "Where The Spirit Soars", with Garry McDonall, President of Damon/Soundtrek Studios.
Radio Commercials: Pizza 73, Western Pontiac Buick, Visual Impact Systems, USA/Canada Brenda Dunphy-OKeefe, "Diamond In The Rough", CD, including her music video, "Your Baby's Movin' Out", Amber Dawn Fleury, "Ain't No Cure For Love", CD,
The Single, "I'll Wait For You", was nominated for "Single Of The Year", and
SOCAN Song Of The Year, in"The 1995, 11TH Annual Alberta Recording Industries Association Awards". The Softones, "Dreams Come True" CD, which won a Gold Record in 1996. Angelica was one of six vocalists performing on Canada's 150th Birthday Song "Jump And Celebrate" by Robin Barker in 2017
In 1993, Angelica recorded "Piano Stylings", a solo pop-piano, cover artist album,
of her own arrangements, which includes 16 of her most requested favorites,
Recorded at Damon/Soundtrek Studios, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
In 1995, Angelica recorded a
Classical Solo Piano Album, entitled,
"Magic Of The Masters",
Recorded at Damon/Soundtrek Studios,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CD Song Selections: Fantaisie Impromptu, Clair de Lune, Moonlight Sonata, Liebestraum, Rustle Of Spring, Fur Elise, The Swan, First Arabesque, Chopin Nocturne Op. 72, No. 1, Rhapsodie Based On A Theme Of Paganini & More...
In 2005 Angelica recorded a Solo Piano Album
of her Original Music entitled
"World Of Dreams",
Recorded at The Factory Studios,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
This CD later transformed into a pop CD, which Angelica, fully orchestrated into a 3 CD Pop collection and 1 Solo Piano (Double CD) set, with her additional solo piano tracks. Angelica also wrote the music & lyrics, arranged, produced and recorded her vocals in her CD releases.
In 2014 & 2015 Angelica released several CD's of Original Music,
World Of Dreams Thirty Piano Pieces
Angelica's Cd's were recorded at 4 studios, including her own Digital Studio, The Factory Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sugar Hill Studios, Houston Texas, USA, The Music Shed, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Strait Sound Studio, Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada.
Angelica released her 4 CD Multi Release under her original name.
Shortly after she made a name change and became
Re-releasing her Cd's into the stores, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon & Google Play!
Angelica's Performance Highlights:
In 2007-2014, Angelica toured on board cruise ships, performing as a solo artist in piano bars. She has been to 80 port of calls, on 14 ships, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Lines, and Holland America Cruise Lines.
In 1997, Angela was awarded, "The Best In Cruising Awards For 1998, Best Bars (Piano Bar), Best Entertainment, by America Online "Cruise Critic", on board the M/S Jubilee.
Angelica was awarded the employee of the month three times on board Carnival Cruise Lines Ships in 2008, 2009, and 2012.
Entertaining On Cruise Ships:
Angelica, has enjoyed entertaining as a "Piano Bar Entertainer", on the following 14 Cruise Ships For 99.5 Months (8.5 Years):
Carnival Cruise Lines: M/S Carnival Jubilee (18 Month Contract), M/S Carnival Ecstasy (14 Month Contract), M/S Carnival Triumph (6 Month Contract), M/S Carnival Victory (16 Month Contract), M/S Carnival Legend (6 Month Contract), M/S Carnival Fascination (6 Month Contract), M/S Carnival Fantasy (6 Month Contract), M/S Carnival Inspiration (6 Month Contract), M/S Carnival Imagination (5 Month Contract), M/S Carnival Paradise (6 Month Contract), M/S Carnival Victory (6 Month Contract), M/S Carnival Legend (1 Week Contract), Disney Cruise Lines: M/S Disney Magic (3 Month Contract), Holland America Cruise Lines: M/S Holland America Amsterdam (6 Week Contract).
Disney Land, Los Angeles, San Diego Zoo, Berkley University, Knotts Berry Farm, and several other cities in California, including "The 1984 Alberta Special Olympics".
Angelica has shared the stage with several recording and performing artists, including Brazilian Pianist, Ricardo Perez, Canadian Trumpet Virtuoso, Gary Guffman,
The Symphonic Winds, Production singers, Penny Gold and Jason French, fronting the popular 50's and 60's band "The Nomads" and performances with
"The Atlantis Orchestra, and Billy Armstrong, Country Musics #1 Fiddler for 13 consecutive years, and The Ecstasy Orchestra and Motown Fly-On Artist.
Angelica lived in Costa Rica from 1999-2002, where she entertained in "The Los Suenos Beach And Golf Resort", "Hotel Barcelo Amon Plaza, "Tara Resort Hotel And Conference Centre", "Majestic Casino", "Valle Azul", including several corporate functions. Angelica returned to Canada in 2002, where she performed in:Showcases, Festivals, Hotels & Telethons "A house-gig in 2005" in "The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre", "The Gibsons Jazz Festival's from 2004 to 2006"
"Music In The Landing from 2003 to 2005", "Canada Day 2004"
Angelica's Performances Include:
"Canadian Olympic Committee in 2005 for the 2010 Games", "SOPA, Showcase Of The Performing Arts, from 2003 to 2006, Co-Piano Chair &
Chair for The Electronic Music category for "The Sunshine Coast Festival Of The Performing Arts", "Elves Club Telethons 2002 to 2006",
"Musical Director for Dinner Theatre - Dark Deeds In White Horse 2003"
Angelica Has Performed In Several Bands:
1."Angelica & The Boyz" (4 piece band), 2. "Sneak Preview" (4 piece rock band), 3. "Baroque N Blue" (classical/jazz quartet), 4. "Back Beat" (4 piece rock band), 5. "The Creek Big Band" (21 piece big band)
Charity, Volunteer & Fundraising
Elves Club Telethon's - 2002-2006 Gibson's Sunshine Coast, British Columbia
Angelica performed her original music, donating her time for four years, to help feed those in need. Donations were telephoned in and given towards creating a hamper of food for those in need.
Vancouver Cancer Clinic - 2003 Vancouver, British Columbia
Angelica's Concert was donated and an auction was held to bring in donations for redesigning the Cancer Clinic Waiting Area For Patients. A fully updated, and newly designed setting was created to give Cancer Patients a more comfortable environment.
Carnival Cruise Lines - 2009 Carnival M/S Ecstasy - (In Port Progresso, The Yucatan Peninsula)
Angelica volunteered her time for two days to help an Orphanage in Merida, Mexico. Organized by Captain Pier Paolo Scala, Carnival Cruise Lines. This was an excellent opportunity for all crew members involved to donate their time and abilities to make a better world for children in need.
Vive Nepal Benefit Concert - 2015, The Revival Club, Toronto, Ontario - (Presented By Kensington Sound & Chartreuse)
Angelica performed at "The Vive Nepal Benefit Concert" with several other artists, to help with, A Nepali Relief Charity, Fundraising for the Napalese People after the massive earthquake.
Angelica is enjoying an ever increasing profile as one of Canada's finest performing and recording artists.
New Promotions (1985)
Mitchell Entertainment (1993-1997)
which won "The 1995/96 10TH and 11TH Annual Recording Industries Association Craft Award",
and personal manager Garry McDonall, with Pinnacle Productions for the Album "Magic Of The Masters" Whitefoot Entertainment (1997-1999)
Siegel Entertainment (2007-2015)
Cell: (647) 624-8224
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