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What the Kamotion’s About

As someone who has battled depression, CeCe Teneal knows the importance of surrounding oneself with people who inspire positivity. That’s what the Orlando resident hopes she and her band, Soul Kamotion, do for their fans: lift their spirits and get them moving, preferably on the dance floor. 

“When you get on stage, you don’t know if the people there are mourning something, celebrating something or if they spent their last dime to see you,” says Teneal, Kamotion’s lead singer. “Someone is there to get something, and you’re the deliverer. It gives me life because I’m making a difference.”

The five-member band has performed nearly 100 shows this year and has tours coming up in Costa Rica, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Local venues have included The Abbey, Hub 925 and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. But no matter where they are, the band plays every show like they’re in front of a crowd of thousands, Teneal says. 

“We give it all we have,” she says.  

The music makes religious references but Teneal says it’s inspirational and confidence-building with a touch of sass, not gospel. 

“It’s not empty music. We have something to say,” she says. soulkamotion.com


Spiritual Leader

1 Derrick Williams
Pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church of Orlando
sbcorlando.org

2 Byron Bledsoe
Senior Pastor at C3 Church, Avalon Park
c3church.cc

3 David Uth
Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Orlando
firstorlando.com

Community Leader

1 Monica May
Community activist, radio personality, consultant
star945.com

2 Buddy Dyer
Orlando Mayor
cityoforlando.net

3 Harris Rosen
Hotelier, philanthropist
rosenhotels.com

Music Radio Station

1 The Wire 98.5 FM
thewire985.com

2 Z88.3 FM
zradio.org

3 XL 106.7 FM
xl1067.iheart.com

Local Radio Show

1 Johnny’s House
XL 106.7 FM
xl1067.iheart.com

2 Monsters in the Morning
Real Radio 104.1 FM
realradio.iheart.com

3 Mornings With Ellis & Tyler
Z88.3 FM
zradio.org

Local Podcast


Tom & Dan (ROBERTO GONZALEZ)

1 A Mediocre Time With Tom & Dan
tomanddan.com

2 Scotch & Good
Conversation
scotchandgoodconversation.com

3 Bungalower & the Bus
bungalower.com

Athlete

1 Aaron Gordon
Orlando Magic
orlandomagic.com

2 McKenzie Milton
UCF Knights Football
ucfknights.com

3  Alex Morgan
Orlando Pride Soccer
orlandocitysc.com/pride

TV News Team


McDonough and Payne of WESH (NATHAN DOBBINS)

1 Jim Payne & Meredith McDonough
WESH-Channel 2
wesh.com

2 Amy Kaufeldt & Bob Frier
Fox 35
fox35orlando.com

3 Greg Warmoth & Martha Sugalski
WFTV-Channel 9
wftv.com

Local Band or Singer

1 CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion
soulkamotion.com

2 Naty Vendeta
instagram.com/vendetababy

3 Jonnie Morgan
jonniemorgan.com

Social Media Influencer

1 Christina Thomas
Go Epicurista
goepicurista.com

2 Ericka Dunlap
Miss America 2004, Consultant
erickadunlap.com

3 Brendan O’Connor
Bungalower
bungalower.com

Photographer

1 Jessie Dee
Orlando
jessiedee.net

2 Patrick Buckley Images
Orlando
patrickbuckleyimages.com

3 Hughes Fioretti Photography
Orlando
hughesfiorettiphotography.com

TV Weather Forecaster

1 Tom Terry
WFTV-Channel 9
wftv.com

2 Amy Sweezey
WESH-Channel 2
wesh.com

3 Tony Mainolfi
WESH-Channel 2
wesh.com