Denver-based funk and soul ensemble The Motet continue to hit the road after a busy year in 2019, supporting their critically-acclaimed studio album, Death or Devotion. The Motet play 9:30 Club in a double bill with TAUK on Friday, March 13.
Said vocalist Lyle Divinsky. “We’re feeling so inspired by all the new music and experiences we’ve been having, so we really want to keep that rolling…. by playing as much as we can for as many of our friends, family, and ever-expansive community as we can.”
Last year, The Motet co-headlined Red Rocks Amphitheatre with fellow funk outfit Galactic. The Motet have been making a habit out of appearing at Red Rocks annually, and 2019 marked the fifth year in the row for the band to perform there.
Indeed, The Motet recently released a live album, recorded at Red Rocks!
Stream Electric Dream: Live at Red Rocks by The Motet on Spotify:
Hailed a “a funk/soul gem” by the Associated Press, Death or Devotion, released in 2019 via their own label, is a killer collection of 10 feel good grooves including the singles “Highly Compatible,” “Whacha Gonna Bring,” “Supernova,” and “Get It Right.”
Death or Devotion earmarked an important point in The Motet’s journey. For 20 years, the seven-piece has been fusing boisterous badass funk and swaggering soul with a thought-provoking inventiveness to create something truly unique. Each member of the band brought something different to the mix for the new album with their own unique set of musical influences and styles. The collection of songs finds the band pushing boundaries and breaking new ground, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike — continually providing a welcome escape for listeners.
The Motet include Dave Watts [drums], Joey Porter [keys], Garrett Sayers [bass], Ryan Jalbert [guitar], Lyle Divinsky [vocals], Drew Sayers [sax], and Parris Fleming [trumpet].