Earth, Wind & Fire meets Enrique Iglesias.
The Supremes meet Carlos Santana.
What happens when you combine a powerful female horn section, Motown-style vocals, a Latin-influenced rhythm section and a Top-40-calibre stage show? The Achromatics: Music to be appreciated by the mind and body.
The Achromatics are a nine-person superband creating a new sensation in pop music driven by soulful melody, Latin rhythm, and ferocious showmanship. They are dazzling audiences on their second Ontario tour this summer. Their 2017 Summer Heatwave Tour, included stops at The Beaches International Jazz Festival, Barrie Waterfront Festival, and Canada’s Largest Ribfest.
Their debut record, “Give Me That Beat” was released internationally on November 24 2017 and has been welcomed by radio stations and journalists as an exciting new contribution to the Canadian music scene. The record features “Dangerous Game” and “Wake Up”, which were nominated for a 2017 Toronto Independent Music Award in the World Music category.
The Achromatics transmit sound and experience without distinguishing between genres. A truly Canadian band, it’s their mission to create good music that is accessible to everyone.
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“They move effortlessly between R&B, Blues, Soul, Pop, tasty Funk, Jazz and Latin/world styles.” – Beverly Kreller, SPEAK Music.
“Big and bold horns are served on this dance-fested release where the salsa is picante” -George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly.
“There’s nothing black & white about Give Me That Beat from this TO-area 9-piece who are on a musical mission to be danceably accessible to all. Lots of funk, Latin and the sweetest backup vocal chorus I’ve heard in some time” – Cal Koat, Album Cover of the Week.
“The Achromatics are an exciting, high-energy band that delivers a perfect combination of Latin/funk-based grooves and catchy pop hooks. The lead vocals are dynamic and the solid rhythm section backs an impressive female horn section of accomplished instrumentalists who deliver pitch-perfect harmony vocals. The writing is strong, as is the message. This is a fun group whose future is very bright.” – Will Jarvis, Bassist, Composer and Educator at Humber College.