The Soul Motivators are a premier funk outfit based in Toronto, Canada. A staple of the Canadian funk scene, the Motivators blend 70s funk, modern soul, psychedelic grooves, breakbeats to provide a fresh take on a classic sound.
Since the release of their explosive 2015 full-length debut Free to Believe (Do Right Music), The Soul Motivators have tirelessly toured to bring their high-octane live show to the masses. They continue to push the boundaries of funk through the acclaimed Dirt On the Floor EP and collaborations with Detroit-based Funk Night Records on several one-off 7” vinyl releases that are highly sought-after in the collector scene. Now, The Soul Motivators are set to release their newest EP Mindblastin', featuring powerhouse frontwoman Shahi Teruko who has been touring with the band for the past two years. The core of the band consist of Teruko, James Robinson (keys), Marc Shapiro (bass), Voltaire Ramos (guitar), Doug Melville (Drums), and Derek Thorne (percussion).