“Five Minutes With” Toronto Funk and Soul band Yuka

Yuka is a hard-hitting, dynamic instrumental funk band that has been packing dance floors across the GTA since the group’s inception in 2007.

Yuka possesses a unique brand of energizing funk music taking direction from a wide variety of influences both classic (James Brown, The Meters) and modern (Soulive, Sharon Jones).

Name: YUKA

Genre: Funk and Soul

Founded: 2017

# of Albums: 5

Latest Release: Dreamscape (Fall 2019)

Latest Single: Untrue

Latest Video: Untrue

Favourite Restaurant:

La Bella Managua

Favourite band as a teenager:


Favourite band now:

Lee Fields

Guilty Pleasure Song:

any Sheryl Crow

Live Show Ritual:

quick nap, change, play, laugh, drink, go home, sleep. Repeat.

Favourite local artist:

Lydia Persaud

Sneaky Dees nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?

Kings Crown Nachos!

Queen or College St?


Trinity Bellwoods or High Park, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?

High park

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?


Road or studio?

Studio. Get to sleep in your own bed!

Swiss Chalet or Roti?

What type of roti? Ghandi’s!

Where can we follow you?


Any shows or albums coming up?

Open Roof Festival Opening Night we’re performing along with a screening of Jordan Peele’s Us.



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