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“Toronto soul outfit Yuka have been billed as Canada's answer to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. It's a hefty bill, but the seven-piece sufficiently deliver on their fourth release, "From The Ancients.”
— Christine Clark, NOW Magazine
Toronto soul outfit, YUKA, has been packing dance floors since it’s formation in 2006. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Claire Doyle, the seven-piece ensemble has been hailed as “Canada’s answer to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings” (Now Magazine).
Though deeply entrenched in the classic soul sounds of Stax Records (Memphis) and Motown (Detroit), YUKA brings a fresh, contemporary twist to the genre with original repertoire and innovative arrangements of well known funk and pop standards.
A vibrant horn section of trumpet and tenor saxophone is showcased throughout YUKA’s music, weaving deftly between dynamic vocal features. And tying it all together, the driving rhythm section of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums compels even the most apprehensive listeners to tap their toes.
Regarded as one of the best live acts coming out of Toronto, YUKA packs a punch in their spirited live performances. They have shared the stage with the Dap-Kings, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Treme Brass Band, and The Soul Jazz Orchestra.
YUKA’s fifth offering, entitled “Dreamscape” is out now and available on all streaming platforms.
Claire Doyle – Vocals
James Taylor – Guitar
Patric McGroarty – Trumpet
Ben MacDonald – Tenor Saxophone
Todd Pentney - Keys
Scott McCannell – Bass
Santino de Villa – Drums