Four men, four microphones, no instruments. This is the formula for Toronto’s celebrated vocal band, CADENCE. This formidable foursome has been dishing up its unique blend of tight harmony, instrumental imitation, high-energy antics, and audience interaction to sold-out audiences-and getting people genuinely excited about vocal music! The results have earned CADENCE international recognition as “one of the finest quartets to make an appearance in the a cappella scene”. CADENCE was nominated for a Juno Award and received two Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards for their debut CD CADENCE delves into a lot of different styles, but the diversity of their repertoire is countered by the consistency of their performances, arrangements, and production value. The lead lines, the ensemble vocals, and the “vocal instruments” all combine to create a very hip sound. On the jazz side, CADENCE combines their highly-produced vocal sound with swingin’, high-energy arrangements. They also add a nice dose of bebop scat singing: check out the retro swing style of “Hit That Jive Jack,” or the funky rendition of the Joni Mitchell classic “Drycleaner From Des Moines.”