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). The sixpiece band plays hypnotic dance grooves underneath slick, lyrical horn lines that are accessible without being boring. This combination of elements whips crowds into a musical frenzy, and can lead to frequent chants of YU-KA YU-KA heard throughout the audience. With one EP and one full length album under their belts, look out for big things from Yuka as they continue with their quest to bring stellar instrumental music back to the forefront.
The Island Cafe hosts live music and special events all summer! Check the calendar for live music on Fridays and Wednesdays, our Long Weekend Arts Festival over Labour Day weekend, and games and trivia nights. All Island Cafe concerts are Pay-What-You-Can, so please bring some cash for the bands!