She’s a Montreal native, but Toronto is where singer, DJ, and producer Sandy Duperval resides. Her love for music has enabled her to travel all over the world. Sandy is a devoted and passionate artist with over 13 years of vocal training, and has studied under the tutelage of the late legendary icon, Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy Houston. Her display of vocal control, power and adaptability allows Sandy to communicate her most heartfelt emotions through her music.
Singing is Sandy’s primary love and she touts Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Tina Turner, Robin S, Crystal Waters, and Martha Wash as a few of her vocal influences. It was during her studies at College de Sherbrooke majoring in Jazz Vocals that she discovered the art of DJing. Under mentorship of Hugo Lapalme, known for his exemplary DJing prowess in Quebec, she spends years improving her technique and jumps at the opportunity to demonstrate her skills in front of the camera on "Star Académie", Quebec's most watched reality tv show comparable to American Idol. However, it is her 7 year residency at the coveted evening spot College Night at Unity Nightclub that has established her as a bold and prominent DJ in the nightlife industry. Sandy is one of the very few DJ/singer artists in the industry, and it’s this unique combination that attracts events such as Montreal's own Diverscité and Pride festivals, as well as Toronto Pride's "Green Space¨ to book her as a main act to play for an average crowd of 10 000 people.
As her star continued to shine, Sandy flourished and worked at some of the most respected clubs in Canada such as New City Gas, Circus HD, Club Unity, and Maison Mercer to name a few. Working at the aforementioned establishments only brought about opportunities to solidify spots as an opening act for world renowned DJs such as Bob Sinclar, Showtek, Ruby Rose, Lil Jon, Carnage and many more.
In 2015, Sandy returned to her early beginnings by launching her first official single and video entitled "All Night". The project presented a window where she was able to work with four of her favourite DJ/producers who have all delivered incredible remixes in their respective styles: Jason Fraser (Toronto), Mike Robia (Mtl/Joliette), Edhim (Morocco) and Martin Villeneuve (Gatineau). She currently has two acclaimed releases in the EDM world. "Eyes", a collaboration with Germany's very own prodigy, Shytsee, was on the top 10 iTunes download for weeks in Germany. Also, her collaboration entitled "Willing and Able" with Canada's House masterminds Mike Robia and Etienne Ozborne has been supported and released on the Cube Guys/Cube Recordings label.
Currently, Sandy is the official DJ for Universal Music/Republic Records rising star and Flo-Rida protégé Natalie LaRose, who has sold over 2 million copies of her 1st single "Somebody” Feat. Jeremih. She has toured with LaRose on the "Fifth Harmony - Reflection Tour" in over 30 cities across the USA, as well as attended and played at major events such as the US Open and "We Day", which was broadcasted live on American television. To add to her achievements, she will also be headlining the first Canada Pride which will take place in Montreal August 2017.
Now with the support of Sennheiser, one of the most respected professional audio companies, Sandy is spreading her wings across new horizons.
Since 2008, Sandy has been steadily working hard and gaining notoriety in the world of electronic music as a DJ/singer, playing in several countries such as Germany, France, United States, Thailand, Taiwan, China and Dubai. Her performances have been touted as a one of a kind experience. By mixing live vocals over her DJ sets, Sandy leaves crowds from across the globe buzzing over the positive vibes resonating after each and every engagement.
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