May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Today’s Best Music K94.5 is proud to support Eh440 on Tuesday, May 2nd at the Capitol Theatre!
The multiple award winning, Toronto-based ‘a cappella’ band Eh440 will be heading east for several dates in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in support of their new album “Boss Level”.
The Urban Dictionary describes “Boss Level” as, “The status a person achieves by making a better quality of life for themselves by doing what they need to do regardless of all the haters and obstacles out there. A person that calls the shots.”
Eh440 doesn’t really have any “haters” to their knowledge, but they’re certainly doing what they need to do regardless of any obstacles.
The band has toured extensively across North America and Europe which earned them the title “#1 Campus Touring Artist in America” from Campus Activities Magazine within which Eh440 received an unprecedented perfect score for their many performances on campuses across the U.S.
“We’re a band like any other, we just don’t have instruments. I encourage people to take a listen and tell us if they think we sound like a full band or not”, says lead vocalist Tafari Anthony.
Stacey Kay, one of the lead vocalists and rapper commented: “Before I joined Eh440 my perception of ‘a cappella’ was that it was stale, but I quickly realized how wrong I was! I hope people will give it a try because they will be surprised!”
Eh440 prides themselves on their engaging live show which caught the eye of Microsoft executives leading the band to recently perform at the Air Canada Centre for 16,000 people during a Microsoft event that was also webcast globally.
“We take our music seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously! We have a lot of fun and keep the audience guessing, which has led to a lot of great opportunities like the Air Canada Centre show”, says beatboxer Luke Stapleton.
“There are other great vocal groups in the world but what sets us apart is our songwriting. For Boss Level, we wrote about a dozen songs that all have special places in our hearts. Everything from quick raps to heartfelt ballads, but when we put the songs together, they worked so well and we are excited for the world to hear Boss Level.” says Janet Turner, another lead vocalist.
Eh440’s career has come full-circle in a sense because their first performance was in 2012 at the Air Canada Centre, performing the national anthems for the Toronto Raptors.
They’ve since appeared on CBC’s Dragons’ Den (and got a deal), won the Stingray Music (formerly Galaxie) Rising Star Award, an Independent Music Award, and they also caught the attention of 6X-JUNO award winner Serena Ryder who was featured on their debut album. Stacey Kay, was also featured on two episodes of the hit TV show America’s Got Talent.
“The five of us individually have all had other successful musical projects, but Eh440 just seems to be clicking with people. The positive reaction we’re getting south of the border and overseas is unlike anything any of us have previously experienced.” says bass singer Joe Oliva.