Retrocity (re-tró-ci-ty ; rhymes w. “velocity”)
For pure acappellatude, look no further than Retrocity. Eight totally rad singers electric boogaloo their way through your favourite tunes from the 80s and beyond, without a keytar or drum machine in sight.
Retrocity was born in 1998, when a group of graduates from York University in Toronto decided to form an a cappella band devoted to the music of their misspent youth. What started as a one-night-only concert morphed into an established and well-loved vocal band that continues to hit audiences squarely in their nostalgia cortex. Retrocity’s repertoire covers musical vintages and styles of all kinds, but their hearts still belong to the Me Decade.
The bold, textured a cappella arrangements capture an astonishing range of instrumental imitation. Righteous guitar riffs, sensual sax solos, dope drum beats and sizzling synths… all performed with the human voice. From Sting to Salt ‘n Pepa, nobody delivers a blast of tubular tuneage like Retrocity.
Retrocity’s high calibre musicianship and kinetic performance style are popular with audiences of all kinds.The group offers professional vocal clinics and workshops, and has delivered their high-energy show in venues around the world.