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, Jamiroquai). The five piece 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.
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James Taylor-Guitar Ben MacDonald-Tenor sax Patric McGroarty-Trumpet Chino Deville-Drums Ryan Spratt-Bass