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KC Roberts & The Live Revolution (KCLR) are proud purveyors of beautiful vintage music (funk, jazz, rock), with an artistic obligation to shift all that's sacredly funky and soulful into the current phase of popular music (hip-hop, house, electronic, Drum n' Bass). Essentially an original 9-piece funk band, KCLR is well-known for its energized live performances winning the 2007 Toronto Independent Music Award for best live act. torontomusicscene.ca writes, “Their live shows are absolutely mind-blowing; the band is something entirely unique and influenced by atypical genres.” Matt Bauer of Exclaim! Magazine writes, “If one needed proof of the vitality and authenticity of new Canadian funk music, they need look no further.”
Following the success of our first two independent releases, Good Life (2010) and Parkdale Funk 1: The Pillage of Bloor West Village (2009), KCLR is heading back into the studio in early 2012 to begin crafting our third record, Parkdale Funk 2 (SIDES), to be released Summer 2012. Pre-sales of Parkdale Funk 2 (SIDES) began November 1st, 2011, and have already attracted more than $26,000. Visit www.parkdalefunk2.com for more details.
Formed in 2004, KCLR have enjoyed consistent success both on stage and in the studio. In 2005, the band placed in the top 5 in Chartattack.com’s North by Northeast report card reviews. Later that year they opened for the Black Eyed Peas at Molson Amphitheatre, making such an impact that they were invited back in 2006. Since then, KC Roberts and the Live Revolution have established themselves as a high-energy live act and have become mainstays at large festivals including the Distillery Jazz Festival (2007), Beaches Jazz Festival (2007, 2009-2011), Fairbank Streetfest (2010) and Wasaga Beachfest (2009) among others.