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The Motet

Infinity Hartford

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Thu, October 06, 2016
Hartford, CT
Show at 8:30 PM

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Price: $29 - $39

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Funk / Jazz / Rock
The Motet

et ready to get down with one of the funkiest sounds around with The Motet!!

You can’t fake the funk, and The Motet bring it on hard with a signature style that slaps you in the face with sounds that are fresh and unique.  The future of funk is clear on The Motet’s brand new studio album, Totem. The recent addition of singer Lyle Divinsky, who joined the band in early 2016, fans the flames of this already hot band. The Motet are Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keyboards), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Gabriel Mervine (trumpet), Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Drew Sayers (saxophone).

 

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Artist Bio

The Motet Bio:  In a sense, although they’ve been in existence for more than a decade, The Motet has only recently begun to realize their full potential as a band. Throughout most of their career, the Colorado-based progressive funk outfit has operated with a loosely based revolving cast of players, its liquid membership largely serving to flesh out the vision of the band’s founder, drummer Dave Watts. That all changed with The Motet, the group’s seventh album, released in February 2014. This time, a concerted effort was made to involve each of the seven current members—Watts, vocalist Jans Ingber, guitarist Ryan Jalbert, bassist Garrett Sayers, keyboardist Joey Porter and horn men Matt Pitts (saxophone) and Gabe Mervine (trumpet)—in the creative process equally.

 “This album was 100 percent created by the band, with each member writing his own parts and having input on the mix and arrangement,” says Watts. The result of this new democratization of the music-making has been a palpable expansion of The Motet’s range. “We are definitely able to go deeper,” says Watts. “The material is stronger because we all had a hand in writing it. Because we have spent so much time playing together, our improvisation is more natural and intuitive and our groove is more effortless.”

 Adds Ingber, “We went into this album with the idea that we were going to make a fully collaborative record. We put aside four or five days for songwriting, each of us bringing in unfinished ideas that we could explore and complete as a group. The idea behind that was that the band as a whole would be so much greater creatively.”

 The method paid off. The Motet, self-produced by the band and cut on analog recording equipment to capture the instruments’ rich, natural sound, debuted at #2 on the Relix Magazine radio chart and garnered the septet some of its most effusive reviews to date. Colorado’s Boulder Weekly raved about the album’s “utterly flawless production…not a throwaway in the bunch… ambitious, airtight and built to travel,” while Upstate Live said that The Motet’s “55 glorious minutes showcase their growth as individuals and as an unstoppable funk machine.”

 

You can’t fake the funk, and The Motet bring it on hard with a signature style that slaps you in the face with sounds that are fresh and unique.  The future of funk is clear on The Motet’s brand new studio album, Totem. The recent addition of singer Lyle Divinsky, who joined the band in early 2016, fans the flames of this already hot band. The Motet are Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keyboards), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Gabriel Mervine (trumpet), Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Drew Sayers (saxophone).

 


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