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Fresh from a killer performance at this year's Bonaroo Music Festival, Los Angeles funk and soul band Orgone return to town with Toronto's The Soul Motivators.

Orgone appeared on Cee Lo Green's 2011 song "Fool For Love" as well as recordings by Alicia Keys and others. Members of the band have also played with Booker T Jones, Macy Grey, Bun B and more.

Toronto funk favourites The Soul Motivators add their signature 9-Piece, deep funk and rare-groove explosion into the mix for a promising evening of heavy funk, afro & soul.

Advance tickets are available at Rotate This, Soundscapes and the Horseshoe Front Bar.

Orgone (L.A., Ubiquity Records) and The Soul Motivators

Lee's Palace 529 Bloor Street West

Doors: 8:30pm $11.50 advance $13.00 @ the door 19+

[color:red]ORGONE BIO

Orgone dropped Cali Fever, their second album for Ubiquity earlier this year. They have also played a ton of dates including Jazz Fest, the High Sierra Festival, been touring with the Roots, and Greyboy Allstars, and opening for bands as varied as Snoop Dogg, Sharon Jones and Gil Scott-Heron. With new management pushing Orgone out to as many dates as they can handle, the band have been selling out of merch on every road trip - so they decided that it was time for a new album for their newfound and rapidly expanding fanbase.

Somehow, amidst their insane schedule they have put together a brand new, exclusive and all-instrumental album for Ubiquity called Killion Vaults.

Showcasing the bands instrumental side the album plays (and looks!) like an old-school “library record†– packed with tunes for movies as yet unmade, and chase-scenes not yet driven. Like every Orgone record it shifts through multiple gears encompassing sly downtempo funk like the Hammond-drenched “Dramatic Times†and “The Interloper,†to bouncing percussion driven joints like “Counting One You†and “Impala,†while “Water Pot Pans†and “Dead Reckoning†add a nice new psychedelic-cinematic dimension to the Orgone sound.

Killion Vaults could easily be mistaken for a rare old collectible release, but as with all Orgone productions they made their blend of live organics as beefy as possible so it’s a great DJ record as much as it is a good listen.


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 an 8 piece, 3 horn explosion, whose rough, tough & soulful funk with a hiphop flair that motivates people straight to the dancefloor.

It’s that vintage Daptone vibe with a Toronto style all its own, inspired by current and classic funk innovators like The Budos Band, The New Mastersounds, El Michels Affair, Breakestra and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. See The Soul Motivators this summer as part of the TD jazz Festival or three days in the streets for the Beaches Jazz Festival.

For The Soul Motivators it’s all about keepin’ it real, keepin’ it right, and keepin’ it tight.


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