Kilowatt Band is a long time Toronto Funk acts who performs music from the seventies right up to the present. They play huge hits from bands like Earth, Wind and Fire, Confunkshun, Maceo Parker,and Barkays. They’ve played el Mocambo, The Hideout, and many other premier venues in Toronto.
Lead Singer and Founder of Kilowatt explains at this stage of his carrier he most wants a leader/ a group that can reach out to the young funkateers that are afraid to come out to bring funk fans together. Wherever they perform they want to breing the crowd to life and get them dancing.
The history of the Funk
The history of the funk came out of Ohio, from the Mississippi river where they used to have juke joints, where you would go in and have a drink, dance and socialize. On one side of the river was the Blues, which is where funk derived from, and on the other side of the river were guys who wanted to immigrate out of the blues lifestyle and to just play happy music. The happy music is credited with turning out groups like Ohio Players, Barkays, Otis Redding, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, etc. Another name for happy music is pop music, funk music.
Performed by: Tyrone Henry aka “Kil-O-Watt”
Produced by: Dennis Nieves & Vance McKenzie
Recorded & Mixed by: Dennis Nieves at D-Menace Music Studio (Toronto) 2020©
Video Director: Vance McKenzie Video Producer & Post Editing: Dennis Nieves