On 40th anniversary of the legendary sinking, JUNO nominated Cadance, release new version of Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”



Set for November 10, 2015, on the 40th anniversary of the legendary sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald,  three-time JUNO nominated Canadian vocal quartet, Cadence, mark the occasion with a new single and video release of folk icon Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”

Four men. Four microphones. One GoFundMe campaign. One sand artist – Ukraine’s Got Talent winner Kseniya Simonova

Toronto, ON, October 28, 2015 – Set for official release on November 10, 2015, on the 40th anniversary of the legendary sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, image004Toronto’s Cadence take you back to that fateful day 40 years ago (November 10, 1975) with their intensely moving and completely 100 percent a cappella arrangement of iconic Canadian singer, songwriter Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”.

With slick vocal acrobatics and instrumental imitation, this collaborative music and video project pairs Cadence with world renowned multi-award winning Ukrainian sand animation artist Kseniya Simonova – winner of Ukraine’s Got Talent 2009. Together, as a tribute, they tell the tale of the 29 sailors who lost their lives on Lake Superior four decades ago.

NEW VIDEO/SINGLE PREVIEW: Cadence tenors Ross Lynde and Lucas Marchand discuss their new song and video, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”;

Their new single “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” will be available for download on iTunes and via the Cadence online store on their website November 10.

The new track was arranged Ross Lynde, recorded by Cadence at Own Your Voice Studio and mixed and mastered by Kai Koschmider at Keen Music, Toronto. Performers on the recording are Carl Berger (founding member and current manager), Kurt Sampson, Lucas Marchand and Ross Lynde.

The current line-up for Cadence is David Lane (baritone/bass), Ross Lynde (tenor), Lucas Marchand (tenor) and Kurt Sampson (bass/vocal percussion).



The group has released four critically acclaimed studio albums including Cool Yule (2011), Speak Easy (2010), Twenty for One (2005) and Frost Free (2000) – three of which have been nominated for multiple JUNO Awards – and recently released a single; their rendition of Justin Bieber’s “Baby”. They also have won 10 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARA).

Cadence has shared the stage with artists including Bobby McFerrin, Quincy Jones, Holly Cole and David Clayton Thomas. “Like four thieves who’ve been stealing the show for years” (Toronto Star), they perform to sold out concert halls, play music festivals across the globe and tour world-wide (in countries including Canada, the USA, United Arab Emirates and most recently Taiwan).


Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Cadence has been entertaining audiences worldwide for almost two decades, and their four studio albums have been met with much success, including three JUNO Award nominations. With their infectious energy and playful onstage antics, they continue to tour the globe and thrill audiences by pushing vocal music to new heights and demonstrating that the human voice has no limits.


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