KC Roberts & the Live Revolution

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KC Roberts & the Live Revolution - Funk Dance Pop Rock Electronic Live Act in Toronto

KC Roberts & the Live Revolution Short Info

Having raised $63,000 in a collective 90 days of crowd-funding, it’s obvious that KCLR’s supporters believe in the band’s commitment to creating fresh and soul clapping music while inspiring both budding new musicians and old school music lovers alike. KCLR’s current mission is to spread this passion around the world. This summer, the KCLR Go West tour brought the band’s unique blend of funk, jazz, rock and urban elements to new crowds from Edmonton to Los Angeles.

Drawing comparisons to The Roots, Jamiroquai and Janelle Monae, the band has regularly shared the stage with major international artists including Lettuce, soul legend Lee Fields, Five Alarm Funk, Naturally 7, DJ Q-Bert, Z-Trip and Blue King Brown. The recent tour gave the band an opportunity to show new fans across North America why TD Toronto Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Josh Grossman, calls KCLR “scary good…a blast to hear and just as fun to watch.”

With five albums under their belt, KCLR’s high-energy studio sound undoubtedly captures the buzz created by their live performances. Their latest album, From the North, is part one of a 17-song project recorded live in front of a four-person camera crew. By early 2016, each song on From the North will have its own music video, telling the song’s story through unique art pieces. To date, videos for Hamilton Hustle, Tribe Beneath the Storm and Diamond on The Dancefloor are already generating fan excitement online.

KCLR’s 2013 release Parkdale Funk 2: SIDES (PDF2) is a double LP featuring 27 tracks, 40 guest musicians and over 2 hours of music. Although it’s a funk record on the surface, PDF2’s track list highlights KCLR’s varied influences, and includes contributions by Toronto hip hop legends D-Sisive, The Airplane Boys and DJ Grouch, as well as a live string section and big band. CBC Radio’s Errol Nazareth said of PDF2’s 27 tracks, “I dug every track!” Exclaim! Magazine praised PDF2’s “infectious, rhythmically virtuosic brand of funk [and] seamless detours into hip-hop, rock, drum & bass, reggae, Afro-beat and folk.”

2016 is going to be a big year for the band. With the release of new music and videos, innovative fan-driven stunts, a return to the west coast, and trips to other major markets across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, KCLR’s star continues to climb.

Having raised $63,000 in a collective 90 days of crowd-funding, it’s obvious that KCLR’s supporters believe in the band’s commitment to creating fresh and soul clapping music while inspiring both budding new musicians and old school music lovers alike. KCLR’s current mission is to spread this passion around the world. This summer, the KCLR Go West tour brought the band’s unique blend of funk, jazz, rock and urban elements to new crowds from Edmonton to Los Angeles.

Drawing comparisons to The Roots, Jamiroquai and Janelle Monae, the band has regularly shared the stage with major international artists including Lettuce, soul legend Lee Fiel...

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Past Gigs KC Roberts & the Live Revolution

  • 04 | 2016 Toronto KCLR @ The Revival
  • 12 | 2015 Kingston KCLR @ The Brooklyn
  • 12 | 2015 Toronto KCLR @ Lula Lounge w/Static Gold
  • 10 | 2015 Kingston KCLR @ The Brooklyn w/Juice
  • 10 | 2015 Montreal KCLR @ Petit Campus 2/Static Gold
  • 09 | 2015 Ottawa, ON KCLR @ The Rainbow Bistro w/Third Coast Kings & Astrosymphonics
  • 09 | 2015 Toronto, ON KCLR @ The Opera House w/Third Coast Kings & Astrosymphonics
  • 09 | 2015 Detroit, Michigan KCLR @ The Loving Touch w/Third Coast Kings
  • 09 | 2015 Montreal, QC KCLR @ Petit Campus w/Third Coast Kings & Astrosymphonics
  • 09 | 2015 Waterloo, ON KCLR @ Starlight Ballroom w/Third Coast Kings & Soul Motivators
  • 08 | 2015 Toronto, ON Small World Festival @ Fort York
  • 07 | 2015 Seattle, WA KCLR @ Nectar Lounge w/Roxbury Pound & Katelyn Barreth
  • 07 | 2015 Santa Barbara, CA KCLR @ The Blind Tiger w/True Press & Beat Mosaic
  • 07 | 2015 Fernie, BC KCLR @ Northern Bar & Stage
  • 07 | 2015 Los Angeles, CA KCLR @ Teragram Ballroom w/Boogaloo Assassins, DJ Day & Beat Mosaic
  • 07 | 2015 Fullerton, CA KCLR @ 2J's Lounge
  • 07 | 2015 Cumberland, BC KCLR @ The Waverley Hotel
  • 07 | 2015 Vancouver, BC KCLR @ The Backstage Lounge w/Star Captains, DJ Static & Claire Mortifee
  • 07 | 2015 Kelowna, BC The Habitat w/The Boom Booms & Tasman Jude
  • 07 | 2015 Nelson, BC KCLR @ The Royal on Baker w/Alpine Conspiracy
  • 07 | 2015 Porland, OR KCLR @ Roseland Theatre
  • 07 | 2015 San Fransisco, CA KCLR @ Elbo Room w/The Inciters & The M-Tet
  • 07 | 2015 Revelstoke, AB Revelstoke Centennial Park
  • 06 | 2015 Calgary, AB KCLR @ Dickens Pub w/ Freak Motif & DJ Tom Mannix
  • 06 | 2015 Edmonton, AB KCLR @ Mercury Room w/The Soulicitors & Creeasian
  • 06 | 2015 Toronto, ON KCLR @ Beaches International Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Waterloo, ON KCLR @ Waterloo Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Canmore, AB KCLR @ Canmore Hotel

Discography KC Roberts & the Live Revolution

  • 2015 From the North Pt. 1 Album |
  • 2013 Parkdale Funk 2: Sides Album |
  • 2012 Between The Cracks Album |
  • 2009 Parkdale Funk Album |

Media

  • Video Future Funk Chant - KC Robe...
  • Video Electric Lovers - KC Robert...
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Fan Radar

4,667 Fans
1,267 Follower

Origin

  • Toronto CA

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • KC Roberts Guitar & Lead Vocals
  • Matt Giffin Keyboards & Vocals
  • Chino DeVilla Drums
  • Matt Fullbrook Bass
  • Jared Welsh Saxophone
  • Steve Dyte Trumpet
  • Christian Overton Trombone