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The Motet and Galactic will co-headline Red Rocks in 2019 with support from Moon Hooch.
Colorado funk act The Motet detailed an extensive Winter Tour 2019 in support of their forthcoming ‘Death Or Devotion’ studio album.
Listen to “Whacha Gonna Bring,” the lead single from The Motet’s 2019 studio album ‘Death Or Devotion.’
Colorado-based funk band The Motet detailed support, cities and venues for a four-night New Year’s Run.
The Motet vocalist Lyle Divinsky and tour manager Tony Hume are featured along with The Rundown on Episode 20 of The JamBase Podcast.
Colorado funk act The Motet announced this year’s Fall Tour including dates and both coasts and cities in between.
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The Motet at Brooklyn Bowl
- Like We Own It
- That Dream
- Cloak and Dagger
- Fool No More
- Whacha Gonna Bring
- Speed of Light
- Joke's On Me
- Getten' to Know You
- Death or Devotion
- Keep on Don't Stoppin'
- Get It Right
About The Motet
Music and escapism go hand-in-hand.
A concert or an album can unlock another world, if you let it. The Motet respect and revere this time-honored phenomenon. Fusing fiery funk, simmering soul, and improvisational inventiveness, the Denver, CO seven-piece—Lyle Divinsky [vocals], Dave Watts [drums], Joey Porter [keyboards], Garrett Sayers [bass], Ryan Jalbert [guitar], Parris Fleming [trumpet], and Drew Sayers [saxophone]—have continually provided an escape for listeners over the course of seven full-length albums since 1998, including their latest release Totem and with an upcoming 2018 release.
“When you’re listening to us, I want your mind to be taken away from wherever you are during the day and into some other place,” states Dave. “It’s all about that.”
After quietly building a diehard and devoted following, 2016 represented a watershed year for the musicians. They welcomed Lyle and Drew into the fold and released Totem. For the first time, The Motet sold out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater—the holy grail venue of their hometown—cataloged on Live at Red Rocks. The group locked into an unbreakable groove.
“We’ve never been a band that just blew up overnight,” Dave goes on. “We’ve been very tenacious about our movement forward. We’ve been through many different iterations throughout the years. Right now, it feels like we’ve got the lineup that’s making an impression on our scene. Lyle is the perfect match for us. He’s got musicality and this raw energy we all resonate with. He ignited this spark to put work in and write inspiring music.”
“We want to take people on a journey,” Lyle leaves off. “In order to go on a journey, you have to participate. You can’t just simply let it happen around you. You have to give yourself into that journey. Everything is open. You’re free to be yourself. You’re free to go on that adventure and journey. We want to be the catalyst for listeners to understand themselves and the world around them.”
“This is a family,” concludes Dave. “We’ve got each other’s backs. We’re doing this, because we love to be around each other and create together. We’re committed to working together because we appreciate and respect what we have to say and provide the music world and our community.”
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Jam titans Widespread Panic confirmed a pair of three-night runs scheduled for March 2019.