Canter Semper are a harmony driven, soulful duo hailing from Chorlton, South Manchester. Their eclectic mix of jazz, soul and blues culminate in a unique and captivating soundscape of bold and intricate melodies.
Influenced by artists such as Florence and the Machine and The Civil Wars they strive to make music that engages new audiences with emotive and thought provoking lyrics.
Starting out as a duo in 2012 they have performed at renowned venues such as The Castle Hotel, Night and Day Cafe and Matt and Phreds; gigging prolifically around Greater Manchester at Acoustic nights and new music events and self-releasing their EP ‘Halflight’ and single ‘Into the Glass’ in 2015.
Their recent self-produced nights include their full band debut held at Dulcimer, Chorlton which was followed by an event The Ruby Lounge in the City Centre in Nov 2016. Having previously always performed a duo, they were excited to introduce different elements to their music and perform with other talented musicians. They currently perform regularly as a four piece (Keys + 4 vocals) around Manchester.
'Chorlton Ladies' Singing Group are also regular performers with Canter Semper and appeared at their successful night held at Chorlton Methodist Church in March 2016 and their ‘Into the Glass’ single launch in November 2015.
Latest highlights include: The much anticipated self-produced event at the Ruby Lounge on 10th of November.