Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present Cadence Monday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Four men; four microphones; no instruments — this is the formula for Canada’s celebrated vocal band Cadence. Combining the lyricism of Stan Getz, the sophisticated harmonies of the Count Basie Big Band and the devil-may-care attitude of Louis Prima, this fabulous foursome has been entertaining audiences worldwide for over a decade with their innovative jazz arrangements, genre-hopping covers and eclectic originals.

With an infectious energy and a good measure of wild stage antics, this cool cat rat pack of musical misfits is guaranteed to leave you shouting out for more. One of the finest quartets to make an appearance in the a cappella scene, Cadence continues to thrill its fans night after night by pushing a cappella music to new heights and demonstrating that the human voice has no limits. Cadence’s three-time Juno-nominated albums have been met with wide critical acclaim, having received numerous awards and nominations including Best Jazz Song, Best Original Composition and Best Rock/Pop Album. Most recently, Cadence’s 2010 release, “Speak Easy,” hit the Top 10 on the jazz radio charts in France.

Tickets are $15. Next up at Unity College Centre will be Prince Edward Island fiddling sensation Cynthia MacLeod Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. ($15). For more information, call 948-7469 or visit unityme.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.