Traveling From: Toronto
Fees:$2,501 - $5,000
Retrocity is a retro a cappella music band made up of eight totally rad singers that electric boogaloo their way through your favourite tunes from the 80s and beyond, without a Casio or drum machine in sight. For pure acappellatude, look no further than Retrocity.
Experience: Retrocity was born 1998, when a group of graduates from a collegiate vocal ensemble decided to form an a cappella band devoted to the music of their misspent youth. What started as a one-night-only concert turned into an 11-year phenomenon that continues to hit audiences squarely in their nostalgia cortex. Retrocity has since expanded its repertoire to cover musical vintages of all kinds from jazz to soul to funk… but the group’s heart still belongs to the Me Decade.
Performance Style: 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.
Partial Retro Repertoire List
AFRICA – TOTO
ARTHUR’S THEME – CHRISTOPHER CROSS
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – QUEEN
CLOUDBUSTING – KATE BUSH
COSBY SHOW THEME
DE DOO DOO DOO, DE DA DA DA – THE POLICE
DIAMONDS ON THE SOLES OF HER SHOES – PAUL SIMON
DON’T STOP BELIEVING – JOURNEY
EASY LOVER – PHIL COLLINS & PHILIP BAILEY
EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC – THE POLICE
FATHER FIGURE – GEORGE MICHAEL
GOOD OLD FASHIONED LOVER BOY – QUEEN
HEAD OVER HEELS – TEARS FOR FEARS
HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN – EURYTHMICS
I CAN’T GO FOR THAT – HALL & OATES
I FEEL FOR YOU – CHAKA KAHN
I’M GOING SLIGHTLY MAD – QUEEN
JANET JACKSON MEDLEY
ROCK WITH YOU – MICHAEL JACKSON
SAY, SAY, SAY – MICHAEL JACKSON & PAUL MCCARTNEY
MAN IN THE MIRROR – MICHAEL JACKSON
WHEN DOVES CRY – PRINCE
WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME – PAUL MCCARTNEY
WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER – THE POLICE
AND MUCH MORE!!
Why hire Retrocity? Retrocity’s high calibre musicianship and kinetic shows are popular with audiences of all kinds. The group offers professional vocal clinics and workshops, and aims to bring their high-energy performance to clubs, concert halls and festivals around the world.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Festivals, Theatres, Pretty-In-Pink Private Events, Vocal Workshops, Breakfast Clubs, Business Events, Awards Banquets, Conferences, Corporate Events, Casino Events, Schools, Charity Events, Sports Events, Conventions, and Trade Shows.
Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665.
“Retrocity brings joy, wonder and remarkable musicality to everything they touch.”
“Retrocity was a fabulous group to bring to our Festival. They connected with the students and along with their impeccable musicianship showed the students how to have fun while making great music. I highly recommend them as a featured act for any jazz festival.”
Brent Campbell, Brandon Jazz Festival
“There’s a cappella…and then there’s Retrocity. Who needs instruments when you’ve got this kind of vocal flexibility?”
Rob (Sandy) Mowat Producer, Fresh Air, Toronto producer, Ontario Today CBC Radio One
“Rad tunes performed totally a cappella by seven talented singers [who] wowed the sold-out crowd with their vocal gymnastics and stage antics.”
Roger Cullman, Blogto.com
“An undeniably talented troupe of singers.”
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