Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street/ Byward Market, Ottawa, Ont.
The BEAT Network Presents: THE SOUL MOTIVATORS 9pc deep funk & soul explosion with DJ Trevor Walker (LifeBoogie, CKCU)
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4
8pm doors | $20 advance
The Soul Motivators deliver a fresh take on a classic sound, blending 1970’s funk and soul, psychedelic jams and hip-hop breaks. They’ve shared stages with greats like Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Lee Fields, Bernie Worrell and electrified crowds at major events such as the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, The PanAm Games, Sunfest, and Festival d'Ete. Their debut album, Free to Believe, was released on Do Right! Music in 2015, to national and international acclaim. 2017 saw the release of the Dirt on The Floor EP through Detroit’s Funk Night Records. A string of sold-out tour dates brought their high-octane live show to the masses.
Their 2020 album Do The Damn Thing was the first recording to feature the power-house vocal stylings of Shahi Teruko – whose relentless fire and electrifying performances have been shaking up audiences since she joined the band in 2015. Having celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2022, the band returned with a brand new album Do It Together (Do Right! Music) and electrified crowds across Western Canada on their recent summer tour.