“To hear Becky sing is to fall in love. This slender woman with long brown hair and beaming smile looks like she was born to be on stage”. (North Shore Magazine)
Vocalist Becky Wassel Cagen has been thrilling audiences with her amazing voice and stylistic versatility since she was a teenager. Her enthusiastic, high-energy performances are intoxicating. Becky possesses a stunning 4 & 1/2 octave range which enables her to sing virtually all genres of music, from Etta James to Beyonce, from the Supremes to Lady Gaga. Her rendition of “At Last” is nothing short of “presidential”, as she performed it at President Obama’s inaugural ball.
Trained both in theater and music, Becky is known for her precise diction, thoughtful phrasing and persuasive interpretations. She speaks and sings in seven languages.
For Becky the visual presentation is as paramount as the sound. Known for her fashion sense and style, her couture wardrobe always coordinates with the event theme and color scheme. “Matching the party is always a great excuse to go shopping!” she says.
As a musical entrepreneur and producer, Becky is a leader in the Chicago entertainment scene. Becky is president, founder and owner of the prominent musical production company Cagen Music LLC. She is the co–bandleader and vocalist with “The Don Cagen Orchestra”. Becky has produced and starred in corporate shows for national and international clients including Mercedes Benz, BASF and Hilton International.
“It would be hard to choose the favorite part of my job” Becky says. “Of course I love motivating the crowd and singing all styles of music, but in the end what I take with me are the wonderful relationships I have formed with my clients. I feel honored to share in the happiest days of their lives and to make their dreams a reality.”
In her continued quest to help others realize their dreams, Becky has developed “The ICARE Dream to Succeed MethodTM – How to live your dream life!” Becky recently joined Jack Canfield, creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul”® series, and a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs from around the world to co–author “The Soul of Success, Vol. 2 : The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Core Strategies for Getting to the Heart of Health, Wealth and Success”. The book, released in September 2015, is a #1 Amazon Best–Seller and has reached seven Amazon best–seller lists internationally.
Working with people is Becky’s specialty. As a life coach and motivational speaker, she enables people to overcome their fears in order to produce beyond what they thought was possible so they can live their dream life.
In 1990 Becky Cagen was cast as a singer in the film “Opportunity Knocks”, with comedian Dana Carvey. Becky has been featured in interviews in the Chicago Tribune, Pioneer Press, and North Shore Magazine.
Her professional credits began at age 11 when she sang on her first commercial jingle. She studied drama as a child and attended the Harand Theater Camp for seven years. Becky has appeared in numerous theater productions, including the leading role of Maria in “West Side Story.” Becky was awarded a full talent scholarship from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University where she majored in voice and music in special education.