Slow No Tempo – An A cappella Extravaganza!

Four guys using just their voices to sing a variety of songs from sea shanties to modern pop/rock tunes.

I Want It That Way
Silhouettes On The Shade
Up On The Roof
The Wellerman
In My Room
Teenage Dirtbag

A cappella quartet. Vocal Group. Vocal Band. Whichever name you prefer, we’re four guys making music with just our voices, based in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Slow No Tempo was formed in the fall of 2018. Following his adventures in the Lower Mainland and Victoria studying music at university, Ryan had recently returned to Kamloops and contacted his long-time friend, past quartet collaborator, and original founding member of Slow No Tempo, Alex Bell, about forming a new group. They turned to their old friend Graham who had also fairly recently returned to Kamloops. Simon had the perfect timing to mention to Ryan that he’d always wanted to sing in a quartet literally the day after Graham was approached, and thus we were four.

We sing a wide variety of music; from rock to sea shanties to jazz to barbershop and everything in between, all with our beautiful blend of voices and unique brand of humour. We have wowed audiences at everything from gala events to the Farmer’s Market. Every year we pick a local charity for our Singing Valentine fundraiser.

The quartet is a prime example of what can happen when you fund music education initiatives: We are all products of our school music programs, and 3 of the 4 of the founding members initially met in our youth at the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music.

Ryan Noakes, Bass
Simon Walter, Lead/Tenor
Graham Specht, Baritone/Lead
Grant Huffman, Tenor/Lead

Pro bono licensing of this video courtesy of Slow No Tempo.

June 1st, 2024

The VSO and VSO School of Music are excited for the return of Day of Music to Downtown Vancouver with FREE performances by musicians from across the Lower Mainland and beyond. Enjoy performances and activities by the VSO and others as we come together and celebrate the joy and fun of music.