Toronto, QC


For pure a cappellatude, look no further than Retrocity (rhymes with 'velocity'). Seven bitchin’ singers electric boogaloo their way through your favourite 80s tunes, without a Casio or drum machine in sight.

In 1998, seven Toronto vocalists decided to form a band dedicated to performing the music of the 1980s completely a cappella (using the human voice as the only instrument.) Retrocity set to work writing custom arrangements of their favourite songs from the era, and created a high-energy evening of nostalgia that not only included great music and vocal gymnastics, but also featured 80s pop culture trivia, audience participation, and 80s-centric skits. Their two sold out debut performances in July of 1998 proved they had a hit on their hands, and so they forged on, producing more complex arrangements and developing an increasingly tighter sound. Over the years they have had only one personnel change (baritone Tim Olfert left in 2001, and in 2002 they welcomed Kevin Fox to the group), and continue to perform to packed houses clamouring for more. Now in their 9th year, Retrocity are extremely proud to share their collaborative vocal talents and enthusiasm for the 80s with a wider audience by way of a studio recording.


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