Saturday, 18 May 2013

Cadence, a capella from Canada

Yesterday my sons were introduced to a capella music for the first time via the brilliant vocal group The Voca People. Their History of Music Medley doing the social media rounds at the moment is nothing short of brilliant.

The young-uns just couldn't get their head around the fact that there are no instruments in this besides human voices.

Sensing a chance, I decided to get them to check out some Cadence, who are a four man a capella group from Canada. Their second LP from 2005 is brilliant. Titled "Twenty For One" it features some original material but also some well chosen covers, such as the one below.

Among versions of Gershwin, 10CC, Cyndi Lauper and Queen is this one, a gorgeous version of "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon.

I'm not too sure as to what is happening with the band these days since their second LP was released in 2010, but around here we hope they are still doing great things with that inimitable sound of theirs.

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