Candice "Candie" Payne
(born 1983) is an English singer
. She released her debut album, I Wish I Could Have Loved You More
, on Deltasonic
in May 2007. She is the sister of singer/songwriter Howie Payne
, former frontman of band The Stands
and Sean Payne
, the drummer of The Zutons
Payne was born in Liverpool
in 1983. Aged four, her family she relocated to New York City
before moving back when Payne was 10. Initially shunning music, Payne pursued a career in visual art
, attending art college and working in a vintage clothing
shop in Liverpool town centre. However, Payne became disenchanted with her studies and, after performing with a friend's band, exchanged her interest for music.
Candie Payne originally began performing with Liverpool band Tramp Attack and Edgar Jones & The Joneses in the early 2000s. She was then introduced to Simon Dine of Noonday Underground
with whom she began composing songs.
In 2006, Payne release two singles, "By Tomorrow" and "Take Me". These preceded her debut album, I Wish I Could Have Loved You More
, which was released in May 2007. The single version of "One More Chance", produced by Mark Ronson
, followed in September of that year.
In November 2007, The Times Magazine
looked ahead to Liverpool's year as the European City of Culture
in 2008 by featuring Payne... Read More