Earnest, heartfelt and caring. Those three words capture the essence of Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Sandee Facy. Originally a small-town girl from Michigan, in the United States, Sandee has called Australia home for almost 15 years. You could almost call her a local now.
Music has been a life-long passion for Facy. Her musical pathway to date has seen her perform as a solo artist, in duos, and even as a front woman in a couple of bands. She has also been fortunate enough to turn her passion for music into commercial success outside performing, through her own successful music business. It’s safe to say that Facy has embraced everything that music has to offer, and it’s made for a wonderful journey.
In her early years she received a scholarship to the renowned Interlochen School of Music in Michigan and trained as a mezzo soprano. Amongst her list of career achievements, has been performing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, treading the boards where many a legend has performed.
After a few decades carving out a career as an artist in the music industry, Sandee Facy the “singer-songwriter” was born. Inspired by the tragic death of a close friend, just days shy of her 20th Birthday, Sandee put pen to paper and hasn’t stopped since that moment. That song entitled ‘Hummingbird’ gave further purpose and direction to her career, as she focused on using music to support individuals with the heartbreaking condition Cystic Fibrosis.
Sandee, an avid traveller with an adventurous spirit, when not performing can be found in the tranquil setting of the You Yangs with her border collie Cisco and Nathan, an adopted, retired seeing-eye dog, spending quality time with family and friends or catching live music wherever it’s played.
Facy has had a jam-packed release schedule in 2020, with a number of singles and a brand-new album all in the can. There are plenty of stories to tell, and songs to sing for Sandee Facy. Kicking off 2021 with her EP entitled Still that Girl. Her singles have all landed in the Top 5 Australian Country iTunes charts including a #1 for Still That Girl.