Dreams

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The Dreams Lyric Video is here!

A film by Tony Daniels. Hand drawn in chalk, dreamy, quirky, swirly, innocent and bursting with color. Take a gander, leave a comment, and hit the Share button to pass it along to anyone who needs a little lift to their dreams.

DREAMS Lyric Video: Entirely hand-drawn in chalk, shot and edited by Tony Daniels

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All Cassandra Kubinski music is available for download at your favorite online music stores, including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, CD Baby (some physical CDs available as well), spotify, pandora and more!

 

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DISCOGRAPHY

DISCOGRAPHY

Holiday Magic (EP)- 2017

Onward (EP-  Debut #97 Billboard Heatseekers Chart) - 2016

Just Being Myself – 2012

Live at Camp Nashville – 2010 (double-live album)

Hold the Sun – 2007

Hiding Underneath – 2005 (EP)

SINGLES

"Not So Different" – 2016 / Autism Awareness song featuring John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) and Mary Ramsey (10,000 Maniacs)

"Not So Different"- Original version

"Barcode" – 2015

"Oceans Away" – 2015

"Swim’"– 2013 / from Lifetime’s hit show Dance Moms

"On My Way Home" – 2012

HONORS & AWARDS

Women In Sync Award – 2016 / Best Original Music in a TV Show: “Deeper” from the Lifetime Channel show Dance Moms

Billboard World Song Contest – 2006 / Third Place: "Wherever You Wait" from the album Hiding Underneath

Positive Pop Song Contest – 2006 / Honorable Mention: "Cradle the Moon" from the album Hold the Sun

Songwriters Hall of Fame – 2006 / Abe Olman Scholarship

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SEP 30, 2019

Cassandra Kubinski and Tony Daniels present their EP collaboration "Dreams", along with other new songs, joined by an acoustic ensemble. If you make one show this year- make this the one!

DREAMS EP RELEASE SHOW
Wednesday, October 23
7 pm (Doors 6:30 pm)
The Duplex NYC (61 Christopher St)
21+ (contact us if you're under 21 or want to bring someone under 21- it is possible but prior permission is required)

Reserve Tickets: $15 In Advance or $20 at door
2 drink minimum in the theatre

SEP 21, 2019

We wrote you a perfect late summer song for chilling on your porch, road tripping, or winding down after work.
The Dreams single is out now. Pick your music service and Stream On :) https://onerpm.lnk.to/CKDreams

It's also on Spotify even tho the above link doesn't yet have Spotify listed. So if you're a Spotify person, just click here or head on over there and find Dreams and add it to your playlist (and make sure to Follow for when the EP drops in Oct.

New Dreams single is out! Floating into your earbuds + speakers now! It's on all your fave music spots - iTunes, Apple music, Spotify etc. Or say "#heygoogle", "#alexa", play Cassandra Kubinski Dreams to get an instant fix.

It's a good one for a late summer jam, if we do say so ourselves ;) But what do YOU say? Leave a comment once you've heard it!

Feb 1, 2019

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You Get Me, a song benefiting animal rescue organizations is out on all the platform your favorite music resides..YOU GET ME is meant to raise awareness and funds for pet adoption and animal rescue.  We donate a percentage of all sales of the song on all platforms to worthy shelters and pet rescue groups around the world (you can donate directly to some of our partners below!)  Do you love pets?  Want to be a hero for our furry friends who need our help? Watch and Share this video with the pet lovers in your life, Download the You Get Me EP (4 versions of the song) at your favorite music store, and consider adopting a pet from your local shelter! 

Some of the footage in this video was submitted by real rescue pet parents, including the songwriters, Cassandra Kubinski and Tony Daniels, whose favorite rescued friends appear in the video. 
Thank you for sharing, subscribing, and making a difference for animals!

You Get Me

YOU GET ME is meant to raise awareness and funds for pet adoption and animal rescue.  We donate a percentage of all sales of the song on all platforms to worthy shelters and pet rescue groups around the world (you can donate directly to some of our partners below!)  Do you love pets?  Want to be a hero for our furry friends who need our help? Watch and Share this video with the pet lovers in your life, Download the You Get Me EP (4 versions of the song) at your favorite music store, and consider adopting a pet from your local shelter! 

Some of the footage in this video was submitted by real rescue pet parents, including the songwriters, Cassandra Kubinski and Tony Daniels, whose favorite rescued friends appear in the video. 
Thank you for sharing, subscribing, and making a difference for animals!

“Cassandra Kubinski is a rarity.

She’s a talented singer/songwriter working in a tradition very similar to the legendary solo artists of the early to mid 1970′s. She proves that the art form is not only alive and well, but that it is still capable of being transcendent.” – Billy Joel

 

The saying goes “we are confined by the walls we build ourselves.”  We may wall ourselves in with messages we picked up in society, input from our communities, or even our own distorted images of who we think are and what we think we are capable of.

Singer-songwriter Cassandra Kubinski is leading a charge to tear down these imposing barriers. With her elegantly emotive pop, and a bold and liberating platform that includes stirring videos, charitable pursuits, and fire starter self-realization dialogues, she’s seeking to shift perceptions, inwardly and outwardly.

“This is the year of breaking boundaries,” the New York City-based artist affirms. “I want to create conversations where we can confront the limitations we feel or that we feel are reflected back to us by culture.”

Cassandra’s refined and enlightening sensibility conjures a diverse swath of sophisticated and emotionally available pop composers and artists. Her inspirations include Billy Joel; musical theater icon Stephen Sondheim; contemporary artists like John Mayer and Rob Thomas; strong female artists such as Alicia Keys, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson; and even pop sirens like Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey.

Cassandra’s songcraft is soulfully sage; it seeks to unearth bare truths within herself and within society, shattering shackling perceptions and offering forth an exhilarating message of liberation. In her songs are lessons from journeys in love, loss, feminism, ambition, failure, and nature. Her exquisite and boldly vulnerable body of work spans three full-length albums, one double-live album, and two EPs.

Cassandra has the unique distinction of having written with Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Famer Billy Joel, and recorded and released songs with the multi-platinum Goo Goo Dolls, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti, and 10,000 Maniacs’ pop singer/multi-instrumentalist Mary Ramsey. She’s garnered prime media accolades in the Tri-State area, including reviews, features, and TV interviews. Cassandra has performed and toured coffeehouses, colleges, clubs, theatres, and living rooms, from NYC to LA to Jamaica to Germany. Her previous release, the holiday EP, Holiday Magic, debuted at #46 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and received national airplay on over 25 radio stations.  And- she is the bandleader and music composer for the Emmy-winning interactive digital TV show, Never Settle Show, hosted by Mario Armstrong.

Cassandra has also built a robust profile in Hollywood as a songwriter, and an actress. Lifetime’s wildly successful show Dance Moms has featured 13 of her tunes, including the fan favorite “Swim,” whose lyric video has accrued over a million views on YouTube to date. Select other plum licensing placements include having songs featured on ESPN’s First Take, NBC, E! News Daily and more.  In addition, Cassandra has appeared as an actress in shows such as Spin City with Michael J. Fox, and the box office smash Finding Forrester, alongside Sean Connery and Anna Pacquin.

As pop artist with a purpose, she’s been an outspoken ally, contributor, and supporter of such organizations as Music for Autism, Susan Komen’s Race for the Cure, and Swish: The Gay/Straight Alliance.  Cassandra has also uplifted the spirits by performing music in hospitals with LifeBEAT. Currently, she serves as Global Co-Chair of Membership for the prestigious, non-profit organization Women In Music.

Kubinski family lore has it that at two years of age Cassandra walked out of the movie An American Tale singing the song “Somewhere Out There.” However, despite these prodigious musical talents, Cassandra pursued acting at first, ultimately studying music theater at Florida State University. During her time in college, the 911 travesty took place and galvanized her into writing songs. This formative time coincided with that fertile era of the early 2000s where sophisticated pop singer-songwriters like John Mayer, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, and Gavin DeGraw dominated radio.

One powerful turning point in Cassandra’s personal narrative and artistic continuum happened recently, when she was asked to contribute to a Young Turks video piece responding to the #metoo movement. Cassandra found sharing her story was profoundly enlightening. Not only did she put her voice behind a cause worth fighting for, she realized she had to take on more challenges in every aspect of her life.

Up until now, select standout entries in Cassandra’s body of work include the transformative and pop-soul inflected “You Never Told Me,” the bright Autism anthem “Not So Different,” and the sweetly jaunty “You Get Me.” Each of these tracks is themed around a cause dear to Cassandra’s heart and paired with a video created to further the song’s impact and reach. “You Never Told Me” is the fulcrum of Cassandra’s #BreakYourBoundaries project, centered on stories of people who have broken through their boundaries, especially women, and will encourage others to do the same.  Partners for #BreakYourBoundaries have included Women in Music, and Guitar Center, among the other organizations. The song’s stirring and inspiring video boasts a series inspiring narratives of individuals breaking through their perceived or societal limitations. “The song came from my own realization that I was living by rules that no longer empowered or lifted me up.  It’s about realizing the set of rules you were given is not necessarily relevant or real, and that you can re-define your own rules in life,” Cassandra says.

The Autism Awareness –themed “Not So Different” has raised over $25,000 for Autism organizations, and accrued over 50,000 views since 2014. The song is sleekly beat-driven, and its accompanying official video is sweetly enlightening. In 2016, Cassandra did a live video version of the song with the Goo Goo Dolls and 10,000 Maniacs.

Up next, look for Cassandra’s music worldwide, as she continues to perform and expand her “Break Your Boundaries” dialogue and music philanthropy efforts.  Cassandra says in conclusion: “Seeing the difference music can make, how it can raise awareness, inspire people, and bring them together drives me to break my own boundaries.”


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Creating worlds. Connecting emotions. Sharing stories. Gut-level sensuality. These are the siren songs Cassandra Kubinski channels from our deepest realities while whimsically spinning us upon her pop carousel of human experience. Always reaching for the golden ring of truth…always connecting the personal to the universal - perfectly.

Cassandra’s loaded tales of love, lust, tears and transformation have exploded their way onto three full-length albums, one double-live album and two smart, elegant EPs. She’s recorded and released songs with Grammy-Nominated rock star John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti and pop singer/multi-instrumentalist Mary Ramsey from 10,000 Maniacs.

Legendary Piano Man Billy Joel even encountered one of her award-winning songs online,  “Cradle The Moon”, and directly reached out to express his admiration. She and Joel then collaborated on her original song, “No Hard Feelings”, which is also referenced lyrically in Billy’s official biography.

And now, creative full steam ahead - Cassandra’s EP ONWARD is a new adventure that serves up a meditative yet joyful dive into the kaleidoscope of life. 

“These are some of the most personal songs I’ve ever written…you can expect a mix of intensity vs. lightness, love vs. regret, struggles and triumphs, and always hope, and love."– CK

The result? Songs that question a world which constantly bombards us with images of what we’re supposed to be, instead of allowing us to just BE. ONWARD’s powerful, positive songs and soulful dynamism connect with and guide us toward a reality of beautiful, evolving possibilities.

Career-wise, Kubinski’s talent has been utilized by many media powerhouses. She’s long captivated Hollywood with her songwriting, most especially on Lifetime’s wildly successful show Dance Moms – which has featured no less than 8 of her tunes, including fan favorite “Swim” (almost 500,000 views for the lyric video on YouTube!). Her songs have been highlighted on the soap opera One Life To Live, RuPaul’s Drag Race as well as in numerous films, commercials and voice overs. By the way: that’s Cassandra as “Marcia Brady” w/Danny Trejo on Snickers’ 2015 2015 Super Bowl XLIX Very Brady commercial, winner of the advertising industry’s very FIRST Super Clio Award. You’ve undoubtedly heard her vocal talents in ads or jingles for some of the world’s largest brands like Amex, Maybelline, Capitol One, Home Goods, Hershey’s and Hasbro.

Over the course of 6 albums and multiple singles, Cassandra's had the opportunity to open for and perform with industry heavyweights like the Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs, Dickie Betts, Anna Nalick; sing and dance in Drama-Desk nominated musical theatre; and tour coffeehouses, colleges, clubs, theatres, and living rooms from NYC to LA to Jamaica to Germany.  Her 2017 holiday EP, HOLIDAY MAGIC, debuted at #46 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and received national airplay on over 25 radio stations. With 3 originals and 3 holiday classics, HOLIDAY MAGIC saw a collaboration with pop/R&B star Matt Cusson, a mashup of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" with Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound", and a sparse version of "Little Drummer Boy" featuring Cassandra's 2 sisters in 3-part harmony.

Tapping into her accomplished theatre background, Cassandra also acts in both film and television. She’s appeared in several high profile shows including Spin City with Michael J. Fox and Finding Forrester with Sean Connery and Anna Pacquin.

Cassandra gives back just as much as she creates for the world. "Music inspires, music connects, music heals" is the mantra that's led her to contribute her time and talent to organizations such as Susan Komen’s Race for the Cure, Swish: The Gay/Straight Alliance and her decade-long work performing music in hospitals w/LifeBEAT. Additionally, she serves as a board member for the prestigious, non-profit organization Women In Music and is a proud BMI songwriter and SAG/AFTRA member.

The Autism Community is also extremely dear to her heart. Inspired by a close friend’s autistic children, she wrote the inspirational anthem “Not So Different”, which was released with the support of Autism Speaks and has been nationally featured in numerous Autism Awareness campaigns. In 2016, she joined forces with super producer Armand Petri (whose own son is autistic) and re-recorded “Not So Different” with John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) and 10,000 Maniacs’ Mary Ramsey. 100% of the song proceeds are donated to The Institute for Autism Research and a joint benefit concert by all three artists in April 2016 raised over $30,000. (download the song HERE to contribute!). 

On a personal note, you can find Cassandra’s other passions channeled into dark chocolate discoveries, daily yoga practice and leading kirtans. She can also be found cuddling with her best doggie niece, Annie and listening to Brazilian jazz while dreaming of tropical island Shangri-Las. 

Cassandra captains a magical, musical rocket ship through our inner and outer galaxies... are you in for the ride?

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For custom songs, vocals, writing, fan mail, and more, please direct inquiries to:  Cassandra@CassandraKubinski.com

BOOKING 

GENERAL Booking Inquiries: Cassandra@CassandraKubinski.com
Autism and "Not So Different" booking inquiries: Kenjamin Franklin,  Autism@RadioTV.com

JINGLES REPRESENTATION
Vamnation Entertainment
Valerie Wilson Morris
212-760-5500

LEGIT ACTING REPRESENTATION
Carson-Adler Agency
Nancy Carson
212-307-1882

VOICEOVER/COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATION
Paradigm Agency
212-897-6400

LEGAL REPRESENTATION

Robert “Riff” Pisarek, Ferrara Entertainment Law

 

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"Cassandra Kubinski is a rarity… very similar to the legendary solo artists of the early to mid 1970’s… she proves that the genre [singer/songwriter] is not only alive and well, but that it is still capable of being transcendent.” - Billy Joel

Press

“New classics, destined to be played next to old favorites for years to come.” - TimesLedger

"A strong believer in the power of music." - The Hour

Artists for Autism preview - Spectrum News

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Discography Highlights

  • Holiday Magic (2017) Billboard Heatseekers #46

  • Onward (2016): Billboard Heatseekers #97

  • “Not So Different” (2016) Feat. The Goo Goo Dolls & Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs on HAIL! Fredonia Records

  • Just Being Myself (2012): Produced by Edd Kaehoff, Feat. Chris Botti

Sync Placements

Television: ABC, NBC, VH1, MTV, Bravo, WeTV, A&E

Lifetime (13 songs on “Dance Moms”)

Films: Clear Blue Tuesday, Red Hook

Commercials: Nylabone

Radio

SiriusXM The Pulse

Lite 100.5 WRCH, Hartford, CT

Rhythm 105.9, Sacramento CA

WFUV Fordham University, NYC

WVOF 88.5 FM, Fairfield CT

WPKN/WPKM Bridgeport CT/Montauk, NY

KPMW 105.5, KONI 104.7 Hawaii

Showcases  

New York Songwriters Circle

Songwriters Hall of Fame

Millennium Music Conference

BMI Acoustic Lounge Series (NY & Nashville)

Songwriters Guild of America SGA week, Featured Artist and Showcasing Artist

Rockers on Broadway- produced by Donnie Kehr

Shared Stages With

Lady Gaga, Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs, Nelson Brothers, Rachel Platten, Dickey Betts, October Project, Morley, The Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Matt Cusson, PJ Rasmussen's Boardwalk Jazz Band

Notable Venues

Buffalo State University (direct support for Goo Goo Dolls)

Highline Ballroom NYC (direct support for 10,000 Maniacs)

MA Conference for Women (keynoted by Meryl Streep, Gloria Steinem, Viola Davis)

National BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC “Artist to Watch” Tour: NY, NJ, CA

JWT Ad Agency, NYC

Ta2 Music Production House, Toronto

Lustspielhaus, Munich GE

Schlachthaus, Munich, GE

Sandals Resort, Whitehouse, Jamaica

Mercury Lounge, NYC

Donnell Library, NYC

Bluebird Café, Nashville

Café Lena, Saratoga Springs NY

Club Passim, Cambridge MA

The Bitter End, NYC            

The Cutting Room, NYC       

The Knitting Factory, NYC       

Rockwood Music Hall, NYC

Broadbrook Opera House, Broadbrook CT

Colleges

NYU- Summer Songwriting Faculty

Pace University- Guest Speaker

Buffalo State University Rockwell Hall

Albright College, Reading PA

University of CT, Storrs CT

Nichols College, Dudley MA

Eastern CT State University, Willimantic CT

New Jersey Institute of Technology

University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI

Contact

Booking, Media, Contact:  Cassandra@CassandraKubinski.com

For Autism-related booking:

Kenjamin Franklin |  autism@radiotv.com

Awards

2018 EMMY Award for "Never Settle Show" (bandleader): TV/Interactive category

2016 Women in Sync Award- Best Original Music in a TV Show

2007 Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant for Songwriting

2006 Abe Olman Award- Songwriters Hall of Fame, NYC

2006 LifeBEAT Bob Caviano Service Award

2005 Billboard World Song Contest- “Wherever You Wait”- 3rd Place Pop Category

2005 Positive Pop Song Contest-  “Cradle the Moon” -Digital Distribution winner