Canter Semper are a harmony driven, soulful duo/4 piece 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 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 introduce different elements to their music. They currently perform regularly
as a four piece (Keys + 4 vocals) around Manchester. 2017 saw the release of their second EP 'Rest
upon' at Gullivers, Manchester in August is available on Spotify.
The NQ Singing Group and Chorlton ladies singing group are also regular performers with Canter
Semper and have appeared at their successful nights held at The Castle for their single launch in
November '15, Chorlton Methodist Church in March '16 and most recently at their EP launch in
Latest highlights include: Their debut at the reputable Deaf Institute in Manchester via Dusty Pop
Entertainment. They will be doing a full band set and singing with The NQ Singing group.