The Motet Shares ‘And The Beat Goes On’ Cover Featuring Nigel Hall
The Motet shared a cover of The Whispers’ “And The Beat Goes On” featuring Lettuce’s Nigel Hall on vocals. The collaborative cover follows a single, “False Prophets,” the Denver-based funk outfit released in October.
Arriving along with the single in Fall 2020 was news that Motet vocalist Lyle Divinsky and trumpeter Parris Fleming had left the band to “pursue their own paths.” The Motet indicated that they would be trying out new vocalists. Given their longtime collaborative and touring history with Lettuce, Nigel Hall was a natural choice for further collaboration and the sentiment of “And The Beat Goes On” an apt message as the band — Dave Watts [drums], Joey Porter [keys], Garrett Sayers [bass], Ryan Jalbert [guitar] and Drew Sayers [keys/saxophone] — enters a new chapter.
The Motet released a statement along with “And The Beat Goes On.” Read it below:
Since the moment we last walked off stage in Charleston, SC – on the first Sunday of March 2020 – there is one thing that has become more crystallized and defined for us as The Motet. We were put on this planet to play music for you, Live & Direct. Connecting with all our fans through live performance has always been the driving force behind why we love this, and why we will never stop doing this no matter what adversity we are faced with. This year has provided no shortage of adversity. For us as a group, and for everyone.
As we try to look towards better times, you may be wondering what is in store for The Motet. Well, we are writing an insane amount of new music. We are collaborating with some of our favorite artists. We continue looking for a singer to join us in forging this new chapter of the band. We think everyday about the chance to get on a stage in front of you once again (hopefully soon!!!)…
We have gone through so many transformations as a group. This year and always. Throughout our long history of touring and making music, it has always made us stronger and better. What keeps us motivated and moving forward while planning for the most dynamic live Motet show ever is all of you, our fans… and the prospect of seeing Joey getting wild on some talkbox once again.
Listen to The Motet and Nigel Hall on “And The Beat Goes On” below: