Yuka is a hard-hitting, dynamic instrumental funk band that has been packing dance floors across the GTA since the group’s inception in 2007. Yuka possesses a unique brand of energizing funk music taking direction from a wide variety of influences both classic (James Brown, The Meters) and modern (Soulive, Sharon Jones). The sixpiece band plays hypnotic dance grooves underneath slick, lyrical horn lines that are accessible without being boring. This combination of elements whips crowds into a musical frenzy, and can lead to frequent chants of YU-KA YU-KA heard throughout the audience. With one EP and one full length album under their belts, look out for big things from Yuka as they continue with their quest to bring stellar instrumental music back to the forefront.

Patric McGroarty - trumpet
Ben MacDonald - tenor sax
James Taylor - guitar
RJ Satchithananthan - bass
Chino De Villa - drums
Claire Doyle - vocals
Todd Pentney - keys