Happy New Year to all you beautiful funk loving Toronto folks!
Alongside KCLR will be Montreal’s hottest new funk troupe Static Gold, and Toronto’s crowd rockin’ Funny Funk. This all goes down on Thursday January 28th, and doors crack open at 8pm. This is going to be an early show with bands starting around 9pm. Can’t wait to shake off the dust and play another big show to remember.
Only $10 cover
KC ROBERTS AND THE LIVE REVOLUTION – http://kcroberts.ca/
This summer, the KCLR Go West tour brought the band’s unique blend of funk, jazz, rock and urban elements to new crowds from Edmonton to Los Angeles.
Drawing comparisons to The Roots, Jamiroquai and Janelle Monae, the band has regularly shared the stage with major international artists including Lettuce, soul legend Lee Fields, Five Alarm Funk, Naturally 7, DJ Q-Bert, Z-Trip and Blue King Brown. The recent tour gave the band an opportunity to show new fans across North America why TD Toronto Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Josh Grossman, calls KCLR “scary good…a blast to hear and just as fun to watch.”
With five albums under their belt, KCLR’s high-energy studio sound undoubtedly captures the buzz created by their live performances. Their latest album, From the North, is part one of a 17-song project recorded live in front of a four-person camera crew. By early 2016, each song on From the North will have its own music video, telling the song’s story through unique art pieces. To date, videos for Hamilton Hustle, Tribe Beneath the Storm and Diamond on The Dancefloor are already generating fan excitement online.
STATIC GOLD – http://staticgold.com/
A sharp trio bonded in Montreal by passion and a desire to create refined, accessible music is the core of Static Gold. Samuel Chaco Kohn, Daniel Pombo and Zaynab “Zaya” Solange bring forth a new brand of Pop | Electro | Funk music with a rocking edge!
“Static Gold is definitely living up to its name; their live performances are beyond electrifying and their energy surges into the crowd” – The Main Montreal
With the addition of talented musicians Louis “Loud Hands” Souverain, Beth Mckenna and Thomas Viardot, the ensemble has performed with local and international bands alike, such as Busty & The Bass, Sidewalk Chalk, and Grammy Award nominees Jarabe de Palo.
Their new Single “Keep Me in Mind” is now out!
The Funny Funk Band is a 7 piece Funk/Pop/Hip-Hop/RnB band from Toronto Ontario. The band is all about giving people a great atmosphere to dance and have a good time, as such their live shows are very energetic and groovy, with some chill slow jams and hip hop songs mixed in as well.
They recently came out with a debut self titled EP, with the hope of getting their music out into the world. The band formed in august 2013 as the headlining act of a variety show called “Jackson Steinwall’s Funny Funk Show”. The show featured stand up comedy and music, and was so successful that the band became it’s own group trying to take the funny funk show to more venues. Although the show doesn’t incorporate any comedy anymore, The Funny Funk band has always said that the key to having a good show is to “Make em’ laugh, and make em’ dance”.
They have secured a monthly residency at Supermarket located in Kensington Market and are currently planning a second full length CD to be recorded next summer.