The Motet

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Recently, The Motet announced new lead vocalist Lyle Divinsky and saxophonist Drew Sayers as official members of the band.  Read Pollstar’s exclusive break story about the announcement 

Today, The Motet announced new lead vocalist Lyle Divinsky and saxophonist Drew Sayers as official members of the band.  Read Pollstar’s exclusive break story about today’s announcement

Progressive funk collective The Motet recently announced 2016 Winter Tour plans.  Among the plans - a selection of vocalist friends, old and new, will join the band along their upcoming Winter Tour dates. On the list of special guests are Tanya Shylock, LaDamion Massey and Paul Creighton – all familiar voices to Motet fans because of their amazing appearances during The Motet’s special “Mixtape” performances over the past couple of years.  New to The Motet stage for select dates… introducing Mr. Lyle Divinsky.

On the heels of two sold-out shows at The Ogden Theatre in their hometown of Denver, today The Motet announce a headlining 2016 summer Red Rocks play - Friday, July 22nd, 2016 - with special guests Medeski Martin and Wood and Vulfpeck.

Today, progressive funk collective The Motet announced 2016 Winter Tour plans. The tour launches on January 28 in Solana Beach and zigzags up California and Nevada with stops in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Crystal Bay before ending in on San Francisco February 5 and 6. On February 18, the tour picks back up on the other side of the country in Greensboro, NC and in Asheville, NC for two nights with Umphrey’s McGee, and continues on through February 28 with stops in along the east coast and Midwest.
 

It’s a little bit strange that in 2015, almost twenty years since drummer Dave Watts began holding impromptu free form improvised funk jams under the moniker Motet, that now the band is finally getting the national recognition it’s due. Maybe it really isn’t so surprising. They spent their formative years developing original material and finding the right full-time players and much of the 2000s throwing impressive tribute shows to the finest icons of rock, funk, soul, jazz and disco.

Today, progressive funk collective The Motet announces they’ll ring in 2016 with a very special New Year’s Eve show in Atlanta at The Variety Playhouse on December 31.  Tickets, including a limited number of VIP tickets, go on sale to The Motet Fan Club on Friday, August 14 at 2pm EDT, and to the general public on Friday, August 21 at

Today, The Motet announces their Fall 2015 tour dates.  The progressive funk collective will unveil their brand new “Mixtape 1977” set over Halloween weekend in four Midwest cities. This marks the first Halloween on the road for The Motet. Meanwhile, fans along the Colorado Front Range can look forward to the launch of a new tradition, The Motet’s “Hometown Hustle,” at the Ogden Theatre on November 13 and 14.

It was a gorgeous day while tailgating in the south lot at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, but as most people know, Colorado weather is very unpredictable. The weather turned fast, but not before the two openers: DJ Jazzy Jeff and Exmag got their sets in. There was a lot of talent in the lineup and a huge buzz around town regarding this show.

PardeePalooza is an annual music and camping festival at State Bridge Amphitheater in Bond, CO (just outside of Vail, CO) to honor Tony Pardee Seibert who sadly passed in an avalanche last January, 2014 in the East Vail Chutes. We invite anyone any everyone to the beautiful venue of State Bridge Amphitheater to celebrate and honor Tony with friends, family and a fantastic weekend of music, camping, and more!

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