What can we say?! Our last major event was the Parkdale Funk 2 release to a sold out MOD Club and could not have been any more successful! Over 500 beautiful people moving and singing along to our latest release being played live with a stage full of amazing guests! There are few words to describe that humbling experience and we are so grateful to everyone who came out!!
Now that spring is officially upon us and summer is just around the corner, we have a few more happenings up our sleeve. The latest news is that we have been shortlisted to play at this year’s Osheaga Festival in Montreal! The opportunity to represent Toronto at one of the biggest independent music festivals in Canada would be an honour which we would live up to by throwing down our hardest!! If you could take a moment to Post or Tweet with #openlive#Osheaga @kclrfunk #kclrfunk and/or by visiting http://molsoncanadian.ca/en/live/index.aspx to “cheer” us on via the links in that profile, we would appreciate it so much!!! We have until June 7th to make it happen!
Also, we have a few shows to mention this month. We touch down in Mississauga on June 7th for the Streetsville Bread & Honey Festival followed by the Lachie Music Festival on June 28th which is hosted by none other than the Trailer Park Boys! In town we have a big show coming on June 27th with Christian Bridges & The Riverside Boys. We’re calling it The Soul Throwdown and it will take place in the newly renovated El Mocambo (upstairs). Hope to see you out!!
The time has finally come to announce the Parkdale Funk 2: SIDES CD Release Party! On April 25th, 2014 at The MOD Club in Toronto, we’ll be performing the entire record – yes, all 27 tracks – top to bottom LIVE with tons of special guests. It’s going to be the biggest, best show we’ve ever done. The first set starts early and you don’t want to miss a minute of this one! If you are a fund contributor, you know you already have a free ticket.
If you’re from out of town and don’t have many chances to visit Toronto, keep an eye out for us in your city this spring! We start in Barrie this weekend, then touch down in Ottawa, Kingston and London the following weekend! Click on the links for more details!!!
After a ridiculously awesome show at the Phoenix on Halloween opening for Lee Fields, we are welcoming November with a jaunt up to Lake Simcoe at the beginning of this month!
This is call to all our Barrie/Orillia/Newmarket/Kawartha peeps!! On November 9th we land in Keswick, ON at the Stephen Leacock Theatre for an evening of funk featuring a bunch of songs from our new record Parkdale Funk 2: Sides.
A little later on the month we will be playing in Toronto once again. On November 22nd we drop our funk at The Revival opening up for DJ A.Skillz. Don’t miss this crazy event as we lay down our own brand of funk beside the UK’s #1 party rocker DJ!
So we’re gearing up for what is going to be the funkiest Halloween party in Toronto on Oct 31st. Join us at The Phoenix Concert Theatre where we will be opening up for the legendary Lee Fields & the Expressions!
Also, this is what a couple of people have been saying about KCLR!
Alan Cross likes KCLR
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Errol Nazareth writes in the Toronto Sun (click for full article):
Errol Nazareth writes about KCLR in Toronto Sun
For those of you who haven’t heard our new album Parkdale Funk 2: Sides, you can check out these two tracks on SoundCloud:
A few things happening for us this month. First up, we will be stopping by the Lula Lounge on Tuesday, October 15th to play a set of music for our friend Christian Bridges’ Birthday Show. Can’t wait to share the stage with Christian once more!
Oct 15 also marks the official release of our latest album Parkdale Funk 2: Sides. It has been available to purchase at shows, but you will now find it online on CDBaby and iTunes as well as being available in stores around Toronto such as Soundscapes and Sonic Boom.
We will be visiting London, Ontario later the same week as we stop by Fanshawe College’s The Outback Shack on Fri, Oct 18th. Joining us will be Marcellus Wallace & The Creekside Strays.
Finally, if you haven’t already heard, we will be playing the biggest Halloween funk party in Toronto on Oct 31st at The Phoenix opening for the legendary Lee Fields & the Expressions! The night, which is presented by NuFunk and Makeitfunky, will also include the Soul Motivators who will share the stage with us. You won’t want to shake ya ass anywhere else on Halloween night, this is a fact!!!
Hope you can join us for some of these exciting events! (See below for Facebook events)
Saturday, September 14th KC Roberts & the Live Revolution are going to light up The Annex WreckRoom to bring you the 3rd installment of the Funk Resistance Party.
Two Sets of heart-pounding funk straight from our souls to the dancefloor. DJ Kenny Bounce will be heating up the night before, between and after sets. This party will just keep building and building until we all explode like the Chicken Lady from Kids In The Hall.
We’ll be playing some stuff you haven’t heard in a while, some stuff we’ve never played live and of course a bunch of favourites! We’re all really excited for this show, so tell everyone you know and let’s have a time.
Doors at 9pm
KC Roberts & The Live Revolution (2 sets starting at 10pm)
w/ DJ Kenny Bounce
Funk Resistance 3
The Annex Wreckroom
794 Bathurst (at Bloor)
So summer has taken its time, but is finally here and you know what that means??? Parkdale Funk 2 is right around the corner!!! Yes indeed, after over a year and a half in the making PDF2 is just weeks away from completion. You didn’t hear it from me but rumour has it that you can first get your hands on a copy in late July at our annual Beaches Jazz Festival street dance party! The official CD launch will be in Fall and rest assured we will keep you updated on what will ultimately be the most epic show to date! In the meantime, you can get a taste of the impending funkiness at these upcoming events: