Saturday 9th September – we’ll be hitting The Mod Club stage for a night of Jam-Rock, Funk, Soul and Livetronica with Canada’s premier Jam band. Get $5 off when you use promo code: “soulmotivators” to buy your tickets online at:


April and May sees us hit the road for a Spring Shakedown. A mighty hometown show kicks things off on April 8th - Do Right! Music’s 15th Anniversary at Lee’s Palace; we’re sharing a bill with the mighty Souljazz Orchestra and our labelmates Jill Peacock and Alistair Johnson. This promises to be an evening of perfect non-stop grooves – Join us!
After that we’ll take in Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Hamilton and Guelph – return appearances in cities each with their own unique energies. Check ‘Shows’ for more details and tickets


Let’s do this – On September 10th 2016, Toronto’s Legendary Horseshoe Tavern will host a night of hard-hitting, grit-infused deep funk. Two titan ensembles will hit the stage burnin’ hot, ready for combustion.

On Team Canada, it’s Toronto’s purveyors of True North Funk, The Soul Motivators

On Team US, ripping up the Detroit-Windsor corridor, comes Motor city’s premier heavy soul outfit, Third Coast Kings. Since 2007 they have delved into the old, funky catalogue of vinyl records, inspiring a live sound that revs up any crowd and gets people moving.

With flamed engines firing, the Horseshoe is all set for a drag strip riot. Grab your tickets now for a real drivin’ Saturday night. Check out Tour Dates section for further details.

Belleville DocFest

This Friday we’ll be hitting the stage of the Empire Theatre in Belleville.
The opening gala of the Downtown DocFest is a screening of “Miss Sharon Jones!” at 7pm.
Following the film, we’ll be hitting the stage for a very special set – a blend of our usual high-octane classics and a handful of our favourite tunes by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Check here for more details:


Comrades! 2015 was a LARGE one for The Soul Motivators.

Our highlights include:
• The release of our debut album Free To Believe on Do Right! Music
• Rave reviews in NOW, Exclaim! (Canada) and Soul Bag Magazine (France)
• Widespread international airplay including BBC 6 Music
• Bringing our funk to New Brunswick’s Folly Fest
• TWO performances at Toronto’s downtown PanAm Games celebrations
• A live performance to close TEDxToronto.

Now we’re blasting into 2016 with a hometown show at Toronto’s Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on February 20
We’ll be slamming some new bangers, classic hits and a few rare groove favourites with our brand new soul sista Ms. Shahi Teruko on vocals.
And to get things warmed up, we’ll have a live set from our special guest – 5-time Juno winner Simone Denny.

That’s some serious gravy right there.
So come on down, get up, get into it and get Motivated…..HUERGH!


THANK YOU to everyone for bringin’ the heat this summer – We played a stack of great shows, including TWO performances at Panamania – Toronto’s Pan Am Games celebrations; Beaches Jazz Fest (for our fourth year running) and we ventured out to New Brunswick to play a blistering Saturday night set. Our album came out to widespread critical acclaim and featured on various playlists worldwide – to everyone who bought copy, checked us online and came out to get down with us – WE LOVE YOU! So many more GREAT things to come as we head into Fall. Stay tuned!

****AVAILABLE NOW!**** Our debut album FREE TO BELIEVE

We’re excited that our full-length LP on Do Right! Music is available now. For everyone who came out and danced at our shows, bought our EPs and shared with us their energy and good vibes – THANK YOU! Now let yourself be Motivated!

On CD and mp3:

CD / Bandcamp:

1. Free To Believe 2. Love Thing 3. Street Level 4. Baby I’m Gone 5. Still Waiting 6. La Garonne 7. Dr. Know It All 8. Working It Out 9. Hang On In There 10. Until the Sun Goes Down 11. Throw The Bones 12. Walk Away



Just days after the release of our debut album “Free To Believe”, we’ll be hitting the stage for Canadian Music Week. Join us at Supermarket on May 9 for a very special Do Right Music showcase.


This selection of live, off-the-floor cuts is available FREE in anticipation of our debut full-length on Do Right! Music – due Spring 2015. We’ll be dropping them,
one track at a time every Monday until our Lee’s Palace show on March 6. The first is Nate Dell’s Aftermath’ available now!


NEVER ENOUGH featuring a Motivational soundtrack!

Toronto Filmmaker Doug Brown has a new documentary – and we did the soundtrack! Starting with a profile of Doug, the avid crate-digging record collector, ‘Never Enough’ sets out to discover the common traits of those who fill their homes with anything from Cadillacs to rubber duckies.
Check out the trailer and look for a screening near you!