The Soul Motivators

Finding the right groove means digging deep. With a love of vintage soul and funk, The Soul Motivators have mined their musicality to bring you a fresh revival of a retro sound.
Featuring numerous veterans of Toronto’s thriving underground Funk scene, The Soul Motivators are a 9-piece, 3 horn deep funk explosion, with a rough, tough, and soulful flair that motivates people straight to the dance floor.
Known for turning out some of the most energetic live funk performances witnessed in the city in recent years, The Soul Motivators have performed at the Opera House opening for Daptone Records soul legend Lee Fields; Toronto NuJazz Festival, NXNE, TD Toronto Jazz Festival, and Toronto Beaches International Jazz Festival. They also have been enjoyed radio airplay on CBC Radio 1 and CIUT FM.



Garden City Grooves VII - Day 1
Studio Robazzo
Sat. November 28th 4:20pm - 9pm
Let groove music flow and the good times continue with the seventh Garden City Grooves Festival! This year we will be celebrating groove music in all its flavours through live streamed performances from Studio Robazzo in Victoria. In addition to our live streamed performances we'll have some other special remote performances and pre-recorded programming to show you from our vaults that has never been released!

Musically the first day of Garden City Grooves will feature a mixture of Zimbabwean Marimba, Afro-Cuban & West African rhythms, hip hop and soul! We will be featuring two groups from Vancouver (Kutapira and Los Duendes) plus 1up Funk from Victoria and a special remote recording from The Soul Motivators in Toronto. Live streamed performances from Kutapira, Los Duendes and 1up Funk will air from 4:20pm - 8pm. The Soul Motivators remote performance will air around 8pm - 9pm. Note all times are approximate and subject to change.

This event is free but we strongly encourage you to participate in the broadcast by sending us messages as it happens. Also share this broadcast to everyone you know before, during and after it happens and subscribe to the Victoria Ska & Reggae Society youtube channel.