Cassandra Elese is a whole lotta extra. She belts high notes that reach to the high heavens, she dances at full tilt down the stage and across the room, she writes songs that she hopes will better the world, and she makes merch by hand. She's never been one to shy away from pursuing what she wants or being fully herself- but when it comes to her own story, she's kept things close to her heart.
Cassandra was born with what she affectionately calls a ‘little hand;' a birth defect she found to be a blessing in her life, even if not everyone else was smart enough to see it as such. Sometimes, her hand was all that came between her and a singing job; she was even told flat-out that she simply wouldn't ever appeal to an audience. Despite, and sometimes because, of those people and her love for music, she worked harder on her singing. She performs and writes songs that represent the unique life experiences she has from these struggles, and her desire to prove that the only limits in life are the ones you put on yourself.
But she couldn't do it alone. She and Abraham Freshwater co-write all their songs, bringing funky fresh grooves to emotional lyrics and uplifting melodies that will make you dance, laugh, smile, and stop in your tracks.
Currently located in Austin, Texas, vocalist Cassandra Elese and guitarist Abraham Freshwater work together to create a unique sound with inspiration from RnB, Jazz, and Funk. They perform as either a full band or a duo.