After Funk + Road Waves

  • April 3, 2020
    10:00 pm - 1:30 am

Toronto’s After Funk, along with Niagara Falls’ Road Waves, returns to The Carleton for a night of hip-shaking fun on Friday, April 3rd. Show time is 10 PM and admission is $15 at the door.

Championing a new and unique sound, After Funk has been bringing their infectiously fun yet thoughtful music to audiences across North America and beyond. The Toronto based funk, rock and soul family have been touring relentlessly for years and have no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Hailed as “the grooviest band from north of the border,” After Funk has been steadily on the rise. Over the years, the band has amassed a burgeoning, loyal fanbase, played hundreds of shows to thousands of fans, in multiple countries and released 3 albums.

With a multitude of new content on the way in 2020, this year will see After Funk as a force to be reckoned with.

Road Waves has been touring heavily across Canada for the past 4 years while curating an energetic, soulful, and funky show that consistently pushes the bar. Their heartfelt songs in combination with top-notch musicianship conjure unique, musical adventures night after night. This powerful unit shows no sign of slowing down as they build their history across Canada and USA.

The adventurous nature makes it a challenging task to define the energy-packed jamband that touches on the roots of funk, blues, rock, and jazz. Their shows are built on a philosophy of playing from their hearts and an open mind, making for an exciting journey with a huge sound. The synergy with their audience is apparent from the start, and each time a song is played, it grows and develops as a better version of itself–much like the living being that is music.

Founded in 2014 and fronted by composer/vocalist/guitarist, Ji ‘Sharp’ Yehia, this funky four-piece has been moving ‘full-steam ahead’ with the release of two albums, two singles, and four years of major cross-country tours. Don Letourneau operates melodic layers of piano, organ and synth over a fierce rhythm section consisting of the bold beats of Matt Maxwell and driving bass grooves of Yo Izumita. Road Waves is a band to look out for on the tour-circuit and music festival scene.