HighDiamond's Catina and Angela the Sister Act of Pride and Passion

Sister act, Catina and Angela, are HighDiamond. Recognized at a young age for their outstanding dance ability, stage presence and genuine personalities, Cat & Ang are no strangers to performing on the big stage and have many television and movie credits to their names.

Catina & Angela have been performing pretty much their whole lives spending endless hours at dance competitions and putting on shows. They began taking singing lessons at around the ages of 12 and as their voices became stronger, so did their passion for being singers…. not only accomplished dancers…. which led to a dream of becoming a sister act where they could sing & dance their way into everyone’s hearts.

The duo took some time to discuss the new music in-store as well as what else they have planned for the rest of this year and so much more!

1. Introduce yourself and tell me what role you have in HighDiamond.

Cat: Hey, we are a sister act…Cat and Ang. We are both singers and dancers in our group HD!

2. Where is the act based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any artists/bands you could recommend?

Cat & Ang: We are based out of Kitchener. Born and raised. There are many talented artists in our area, it's hard to just name a few! I guess the most popular artist to come from our area is Justin Bieber.  This part of the country boasts a really diverse music scene.  You name it we have it.  We have great festivals here ranging from jazz, and blues to hard rock.

3. Please tell us about the history of this act and its members.

We have been training and performing together since we were little! We both love the stage. Our career evolved into HighDiamond about 5 years ago when we decided it was the road we wanted to take! We focused more on voice lessons and writing music from then on!

4. Why did you want this to be a duo act?

Originally we wanted to form a larger girl group, but we discovered that that was more difficult than we anticipated.  It takes a lot of ambition, drive and belief in yourself to continue on a difficult path.  Being sisters, we are fortunate to have the same dreams and desires and we can really push and motivate each other without holding a grudge....LOL.  Its only fitting that we do it together!

5. How did you guys come up with your name HighDiamond?

Its funny, if you ask dancers this question, most would say…'is it from a dance competition?'…growing up as competitive dancers at competition the majority of the time, the highest mark you could be awarded was a diamond. Once you reached that diamond, you had to work for something higher. (HighDiamond) Always striving to grow and get better and reach new heights. The name HighDiamond comes from our dance background.

6. How would you describe your style? Which artists/bands influence your music?

Our style is pop and dance with a bit of edge! We've been influenced by many bands and artists…including, Katy Perry, Rihanna, PCD and Spice Girls to name a few.

7. What lyrical theme do you guys use in your music? What message do you want to send?

We strive to send a positive and empowering message through our music.  Whether it be about a "Broken" heart or facing your fears..theres always a way to turn a negative situation into a positive one. It's all about a frame of mind.  You just have to train yourself to think that way.

8.You've released not one but three singles to date "Broken", "Just Like That", and "Fairytale" why go the singles route and not approach your music with releasing an EP or full length album?

As of now, the singles route is working very well for us. Our first release was last May. Before we throw down our album people need to know HighDiamond and what we're all about :)  We've been working on alot of new material and we really want our upcoming album to tell a story and show the development and growth that HighDiamond has experienced.

9. Do you guys have plans to release an EP or full-length album or do you prefer the singles approach?

We have currently been working on our first album…just in the process of choosing the tracks we'd like to see on it! It's quite the process but we are very excited to have it all come together!

10. What's the story behind "Fairytale" both song and video?

Fairytale is a song we wrote together. The track hasn't been released yet so we don't want to spoil it! You'll have to watch the video and listen to the lyrics!  It definitely is about empowerment

11. Why do you think the whole Fairy Tale thing nowadays it seems to be another one of those crazes like Vampires and Werewolves have been.

Our favorite part of performing is when you forget about 'life' and you live in the moment. To us, thats our fairytale, doing what we love and enjoying every second of it. Everyone needs some kind of escape from reality. We can all agree that 'reality' can get pretty crazy. We need an outlet. Fairytales, Vampires…things that aren't real but we can dream about is something everyone can relate to. We all have dreams.

12. What would be your ideal Fairytale?

The Ideal fairytale for us involves our passion for music and dance. We envision being on stage every day sharing our music with the world. Putting on a show for everyone and bringing them into a fairytale that we can create for them. Putting smiles on all our fans faces.  Being a positive role model.

13. What made you guys decide to form this act?

When we were about 8 and 10 we wrote our first song…ran into our parents room to sing it to them. Since then, Its been our dream. We've always been working towards something big and now that we have our direction and we can see down the road, there's no holding us back.

14. when not doing things with this act, what can you guys be seen doing?

We are both dance instructors, we love kids and we love teaching!  We love seeing the development in these young kids and choreographing routines for them.  Aside from that, Cat is a huge fan of laser quest! Its so much fun with friends! Cat loves Chapters… a crazy book nerd!   Ang, on the other hand, likes to hang out with friends, go out and have a good time…Ang also loves roller coasters! Summer is always such a blast!

15. Do you guys play live as well? What are the plans for playing shows and touring?

Yes of course! We have been performing live forever! Wouldn't stop now, its the best part. We perform as much as we can and we are currently organizing our first tour. We are really looking forward to it!

16. What should labels/zines/promoters know about you? Why should they be interested?

We are part of the whole process.  We write all our own music.  Sometimes, we may work with co-writers to change things up a little.  We are involved in the total production and engineering of the music and even like to be involved in the concept process and production of all our videos.  And of course our live shows are what we live for.  We can't wait to get on stage whether it's to rehearse or do a full show and we really enjoy creating or helping to co-create all the choreography. We are very clear on what we want, yet we are also very receptive to fresh ideas to enhance everything we do to make it a great experience for our fans.  We love to be a part of the entire project.

17. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Website:  www.high-diamond.com

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/1HighDiamond

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HighDiamod

Twitter: RealHighDiamond

Instagram: http://instagram.com/RealHighDiamond

soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/highdiamond-1

Singles are all available on ITunes and everywhere music is sold. "Fairytale" is being released soon!

18. What can the fans expect to see from you in the future?

Expect to see our new release "Fairytale" song and music video! Our album and upcoming tour dates!

19. What is it you'd like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

How we can turn any experience into a positive experience.  We hope people can relate to what we sing about.

20. what makes HighDiamond - HighDiamond?

We are sisters who have trained in voice and dance all our lives. We put on a show!  Our objective is to entertain.  Everytime you hear or see us we want you to walk away saying....WOW!! what are they going to do next??  That"s HighDiamond

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