If you didn’t already know, Toronto has a CRAZY history when it comes to Funk. George Clinton LIVED here when he basically discovered it and luminaries like Rick James called Toronto home. Anyways…the Funk lives on through 9-member collective The Soul Motivators. Here’s their debut EP.
Here to restore Toronto’s faith in funk – it’s The Soul Motivators.
Together for just over two years, these eight funk brothers – and one soul sister -have crafted a slick, hi-energy show guaranteed to get you on the dance floor. Moving crowds at festivals, theatres and clubs across Ontario and Quebec, they received airplay on national and college radio.
After unprecedented hype, their debut EP dropped in March 2013.
To kick-off another summer of rare grooves, 70s funk and authentic soul, the band host this special event not to be missed… Expect a hot n’ gritty night of familiar favourites, rarities and new exclusives – alongside some very special guests:
Opening the night is Babalao Stereo Club. Their fusion of heart-thumping beats and Latin-infused rhythms make them a stand-out band on the Toronto scene. With their 2011 album, ‘The Latin Bang Theory’, these guys proved they can get a party started!
And spinning throughout the evening is legendary Toronto DJ, Paul E. Lopes. His eclectic blend of nu-jazz, soul, funk, house and reggae will provide the perfect backdrop to this hi-octane event.
Listen to original music from the new EP, including a free download of the track Gravy Train, and get to know the Soul Motivators at:
FRIDAY MAY, 17, 2013
THE SOUL MOTIVATORS
BABALAO STEREO CLUB
DJ PAUL E. LOPES
THE GARRISON (1197 Dundas St W)
$10 ADV. $15 DOOR