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Performance Times

1pm, Saturday

4pm, Saturday

7pm, Saturday


Cassidy-Rae - a name you’ll want to remember. Wandering songstress, Sydney-based, this acoustic singer-songwriter is stunning audiences around the world with her mesmerising vocals, larger than life stage presence & heartfelt songs about love and life.
A treat for the senses, attracting audiences of all ages with an ever expanding list of places to be, this young entertainer is rarely found in one place for too long.

Turning heads ever since she won the starring role in her first school play, Cassidy-Rae’s love of music was evident. But the early inception of passion began years before in the family home where she was singing before she could talk and followed in her brothers footsteps, learning piano at two-years-old. A stand-out student in her school choir and a proud member and leader within the prestigious Australian Girls Choir, some of her more exclusive, noteworthy performances include former President of the United States, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Hugh Jackman at the launch of Les Miserables premiere and The Pope in Rome.

Influenced by country and pop artists such as Taylor Swift, Delta Goodrem and Carrie Underwood, Cassidy-Rae has been creating her own delightful blend of country pop music for a number of years now. A highly gifted vocalist and songwriter, Cassidy-Rae has embarked on a trailblazing journey of her own starting with the debut of her original EP “Wanted” in 2015. Acclaimed as a powerful and uplifting journey, Wanted is a melodic recount of life, love and successes of Cassidy-Rae that have shaped her into the woman she is today. Wanted helped to pave the way towards a myriad of new music including her stand out single “Just Smile” which was performed live in France in 2015.

Cassidy-Rae’s love of connecting with people led her to her position as Youth Ambassador of the Sydney Hills Shire Council and her community initiative, the “Sydney Hills Youth Choir” - a free choir created and launched by Cassidy-Rae, providing young people with an opportunity to perform and be involved with council and community events.

Recently, Cassidy-Rae has turned to the high seas, entertaining thousands each week around the United States, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos on board Carnival Cruise Lines as a Piano Bar Entertainer. For those fortunate enough to meet her, they’ve seen firsthand why she really does put the POP in the country pop genre. A highly gifted vocalist, Cassidy-Rae has been spreading warmth to the hearts of people worldwide - as a recent graduate of the Country Music Academy of Australia, Cassidy-Rae enjoys working with other artists and performing at various locations Australia wide including at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Blue Water Country Music Festival, Ballina Country Music Festival, Sydney Blues and Roots Festival, Basin Music Festival and more.

Having recently completed her degree in Music and Arts, Industries and Management, Cassidy-Rae is shifting her focus to releasing new music this year.

Her latest single, More, is more than just words put to music; more than the angelic vocals and heartfelt lyrics you’ll have on repeat; this uplifting song connects with everyone reminding them that they are more than the opinions of others. Recorded at Love Hz Studios with Michael Carpenter.
Her recently released single, More, debuted at #3 on the iTunes Country Music charts, streaming over 100,000 views on YouTube, over 15,000 streams on Spotify, featured on the Top 30 Country Music Channel and played on rotation on countless commercial and community radio stations. Recorded at Love Hz Studios with Michael Carpenter.

Her latest single “Throwback” is an up-tempo, country-pop love song set to make audiences fall more in love with Cassidy-Rae.

Visit her web site.


"We finally met in person, Cassidy-Rae the Piano Player, was amazing."

“Cassidy-Rae (piano bar) is amazing! People would arrive very early to get a seat to see her perform.  She is funny, has a great voice & wonderful talent.”

“Cassidy-Rae made you feel like you have known her for a lot longer than the cruise.  She was very delightful and very positive.  What a great audition to the ship.  Aussie! Aussie! Cheers”

“Cassidy-Rae-Rae was amazing, fun and friendly.  the cruise would not have been the same without her."

"10/10.  Enjoyed the piano bar every night.”

“We really enjoyed Cassidy-Rae-Rae.  Fantastic - keep her around.  Cassidy-Rae was absolutely amazing!  Always had us entertained.”

“By far the best piano entertainer I have experienced on Carnival in over a decade.  She wasn't 'burnt out' or just going through the motions.  She engaged her audience and held their attention.”

“The nightly standing room only performances indicate we were not the only cruiser who appreciated her talents.  She would be the only Carnival team member we would book a future cruise specifically to enjoy again.”