Welcome! 

We are Turbo Street Funk, a six-piece horn band from Toronto, ON that bring our grooving originals and happenin' covers to audiences far and wide! Our music has been featured on JazzFM.91, CBC Radio 1's "Here and Now," "Metro Morning," "Fresh Air," and "Big City, Small World," as well as campus and community radio stations across Ontario. 

Produced by "Shuffle Demon" George Koller, our debut album, “To The Street,” features seven original tracks and three highly demanded covers from our expansive repertoire that we developed as professional buskers on the streets of Toronto.

"These guys are exuberant, highly entertaining and loads of fun. You don’t want to miss them." - Mariposa Folk Festival, 2015

"One of the best bands that I have seen in my life." - Rob Rapiti, Entertainment Booker, Hamilton Bulldogs, 2015

TURBO NEWSFEED

Music Video/Single Release Party with The Shuffle Demons! 

Two generations of Toronto horn bands come together August 13th to celebrate the release of Turbo Street Funk's debut music video, as well as a much anticipated new Turbo Street Funk single. Join Turbo Street Funk and The Shuffle Demons Thursday, August 13th at Toronto's Lula Lounge for a screening of the music video and three great sets from two great Toronto horn bands! 

Ticket Giveaway! 
To celebrate, we want to send you and a friend to the show! All we need from you is some digital interaction: the more you ways you interact with us online, the more chances you have of winning (ex. follow us on Twitter, comment on our blog, etc). 

The contest opens Thursday night at midnight and will be hosted by Rafflecopter at https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/9a638b301/​

On your mark...get set...

Beaches Jazz Festival!  

Day one of the Beaches International Jazz Festival done! Join us again tonight from 7-11pm at Queen St E and Wineva Ave as we keep the streets alive with music!

Turbo Street Funk Welcomes Chelsea McBride!  

Turbo Street Funk is proud to announce a new member of the team...Chelsea McBride on baritone saxophone! 

Chelsea McBride is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer and bandleader based out of Toronto, Ontario. Awarded the Toronto Arts Foundation’s inaugural Emerging Jazz Artist Award in 2014, Chelsea leads two of her own projects, Chelsea and the Cityscape and the Socialist Night School, both of which feature her original compositions and talents as a saxophonist. She can also be seen around town performing with video-game cover band The Koopa Troop, and the Brad Cheeseman Group, a contemporary jazz quintet, among others.

Chelsea’s unique blend of pop, jazz, and moody atmospheres has coalesced into a sound that is entirely her own. Welcome to the team, Chelsea!

We Played Mariposa!  

What a weekend! Five sets in three days at the 2015 Mariposa Folk Festival. We were honoured to be included in such an astounding line-up of musicians, including our friends The Jerry Cans, Rick Fines, Charlie A'Court, Ash & Bloom, Kunle, The Barrel Boys, The Griddle Pickers, The Ever Lovin' Jug Band, and many more.

Thank you to the great Mariposa team, including all the staff and volunteers, who worked tirelessly to make this the best Mariposa festival yet! Thank you to everyone who bought a CD and came out to enjoy the music. 

We had the honour of closing the Mariposa Pub Stage on Saturday night. Here's a clip of our cover of "Uptown Funk." 

Mariposa Countdown...Five Days to Go! 

The countdown begins! Turbo Street Funk make our Mariposa Folk Festival debut this weekend with FIVE shows over THREE days. We're looking forward to some amazing sets from our friends The Griddle Pickers, Kunle, The Barrel Boys, and many more amazing musicians! See you soon, Orillia!

Turbo Street Funk Mariposa Schedule: 
July 3 - Downtown Stage - 3:00pm-3:45pm
July 4 - Downtown Stage - 1:00pm-1:45pm
July 4 - "Turbo Street Fun!" on the Pub Stage - 11:15pm-midnight
July 5 - "Out of This World Sounds" on the Bohemian Embassy Stage - 11:00am-11:45am
July 5 - "Gordon Lightfoot Songs" Workshop on the Ruth Stage - 3:00pm-4:15pm

Click here for the complete schedule.

Levitation... 

 

Levitation... this is what happens when the FUNK gets you...

Posted by Turbo Street Funk on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Turbo Raises Over $2,000 Through IndieGogo 

Thank you to everyone who donated to our new single/music video fundraising campaign! We raised over $2,000 to record our new single and help us film a brand new music video. We will be heading into the studio shortly to record our new single (funded by you) and will be hitting the streets of Toronto this summer to record our very first music video!
 

BE IN OUR MUSIC VIDEO!Our IndieGogo campaign to raise money for our music video ends Friday at Midnight.Every donation...

Posted by Turbo Street Funk on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

We Played Koerner Hall! 

Last night, we performed live at Koerner Hall in Toronto. We started as buskers, working the sidewalks of Toronto four days a week to pay our tuition, and now, we're here, playing on stage at Koerner Hall and finalizing the details for a summer tour packed with festival and event dates across Ontario.

Thank you to everyone who helped us get here. We couldn't have done it without you. 
 

Hearing ourselves on CBC Radio for the first time!  

Finally got to hear ourselves on the radio! They mentioned our Rivoli show tonight on CBC Big City Small World.

Posted by Turbo Street Funk on Saturday, April 4, 2015

Be In Our Music Video!  

Turbo Street Funk has launched our first IndieGoGo campaign to help fund our upcoming music video! We will be filming a video for the title track of the album, "To The Street," a song very much about Toronto, and the people who inhabit it. Watch the video below to learn more. | More Details |
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UPCOMING SHOWS

Parapan Am Athlete's Village [Private Event]

Toronto, ON

Turbo Street Funk celebrate this year's Pan Am and Parapan Am athletes with a private show at the Athlete's Village!

Turbo Street Funk Music Video Release Party with The Shuffle Demons!

Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St West, Toronto, ON

Price: $10 Advance / $15 Door

Two generations of Toronto horn bands come together to celebrate the release of Turbo Street Funk's debut music video, as well as a much anticipated new Turbo Street Funk single.

Join Turbo Street Funk and The Shuffle Demons at Toronto's Lula Lounge on August 13th for a screening of the music video and three great sets from two great Toronto horn bands! Guests will also receive a download card for the new single.

Reserve a Table @ Lula: Making a reservation with Lula Lounge in advance guarantees you seating for the show. Reservations are easy to make and are highly recommended to ensure guests get the best seat possible. To reserve a table for the show, please contact Lula Lounge at 416-588-0307. You can also reserve online at: http://www.lula.ca/events/2015/aug/turbo.html

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Turbo Street Funk with The Oh Chays @ Phog Lounge in Windsor

Phog Lounge, 157 University Ave W, Windsor, Ontario

Turbo Street Funk is bringing the sounds of the streets to Windsor. We're joined by our friends, the Oh Chays.

Details TBD

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Turbo Street Funk @ Union Summer

Sir John A. MacDonald Plaza, Toronto, ON

Turbo Street Funk celebrate Toronto's Union Station revitalization with a special show as part of the Union Summer series. | About Union Summer: To kick-off the summer, Union Station’s plaza is bringing a series of public events with Union Summer, celebrating some of Toronto’s best food vendors outdoors, with daily entertainment during lunch, as well as after work.

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