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‰ÛÓLyle Divinsky [vocals], Dave Watts [drums], Joey Porter [keyboards], Garrett Sayers [bass], Ryan Jalbert [guitar], Parris Fleming [trumpet], and Drew Sayers [saxophone]‰ÛÓhave 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.
‰ÛÏWhen you‰Ûªre listening to us, I want your mind to be taken away from wherever you are during the day and into some other place,‰Û� states Dave. ‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs all about that.‰Û�
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‰ÛÓthe holy grail venue of their hometown‰ÛÓcataloged on Live at Red Rocks. The group locked into an unbreakable groove.
‰ÛÏWe‰Ûªve never been a band that just blew up overnight,‰Û� Dave goes on. ‰ÛÏWe‰Ûªve been very tenacious about our movement forward. We‰Ûªve been through many different iterations throughout the years. Right now, it feels like we‰Ûªve got the lineup that‰Ûªs making an impression on our scene. Lyle is the perfect match for us. He‰Ûªs got musicality and this raw energy we all resonate with. He ignited this spark to put work in and write inspiring music.‰Û�
‰ÛÏWe want to take people on a journey,‰Û� Lyle leaves off. ‰ÛÏIn order to go on a journey, you have to participate. You can‰Ûªt just simply let it happen around you. You have to give yourself into that journey. Everything is open. You‰Ûªre free to be yourself. You‰Ûªre free to go on that adventure and journey. We want to be the catalyst for listeners to understand themselves and the world around them.‰Û�
‰ÛÏThis is a family,‰Û� concludes Dave. ‰ÛÏWe‰Ûªve got each other‰Ûªs backs. We‰Ûªre doing this, because we love to be around each other and create together. We‰Ûªre committed to working together because we appreciate and respect what we have to say and provide the music world and our community.‰Û�
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