Denver-based Funk quintet The Motet are building on their 20+ years of musical work with a blend of Funk, Jazz, Soul, and Rock with the new full-length album, All Day. They’ve also released the lead single “79”.
Composed of Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keys), Garrett Sayers (bass), Drew Sayers (keys and saxophone), and Ryan Jalbert (guitar), the band will be releasing their first instrumental project since 2009’s Electronica-influenced Dig Deep.
Fans can get their first taste of All Day with the album’s lead single, “‘79,” one of the four album contributions from Dave Watts. “‘79” was written in the drummer’s home studio, which tragically burnt down in the Marshall Fire of 2021. This history brings to the track a sense of “resilience, friendship, and memory”, as the band “helps reconstruct a creative artifact from a lost past”.
Dave Watts shares:
“79” is one of four tracks that I’ve written for our new album, and will be the first instrumental song we’ve released for a Motet record since 2009. Those tracks were written in my home studio, which was destroyed in the Marshall Fire, so seeing them finally come to fruition feels like a truly cathartic experience.
The track also takes you back into the sounds of the 70s and 80s while including decidedly modern elements, similar to the new LP.
The Motet will celebrate the release of All Day with a nationwide tour, kicking off at the end of this month at Crystal Bay Casino in Lake Tahoe. Fans will then be able to catch the group’s live performance in cities such as their Denver hometown, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Columbus, and across the pond in Hawaii.
The Motet tour dates
12/30/22 Crystal Bay, NV | Crystal Bay Casino
12/31/22 Crystal Bay, NV | Crystal Bay Casino
1/13/23 Telluride, CO | Sheridan Opera House
1/14/23 Crested Butte, CO | Center for the Arts
1/20/23 Denver, CO | Cervantes
1/21/23 Denver, CO | Cervantes
2/3/23 Tucson, AZ | Gem + Jam
2/17/23 Bend, OR | Volcanic Theatre Pub
2/18/23 Bend, OR | Volcanic Theatre Pub
2/24/23 Bozeman, MT | ELM
2/25/23 Missoula, MT | Top Hat
2/26/23 Whitefish, MT | Great Northern Bar
3/1/23 Victor, ID | Knotty Pine
3/2/23 Boise, ID | Olympic Lounge
3/3/23 Salt Lake City, UT | Commonwealth
3/4/23 Salt Lake City, UT | Commonwealth
3/10/23 Buena Vista, CO | Ivy Ballroom
3/11/23 Buena Vista, CO | Ivy Ballroom
3/15/23 Indianapolis, IN | Vogue
3/16/23 St Louis, MO | Delmar Hall
3/17/23 Columbus, OH | St. Fatty’s Daze @ The Woodlands
3/18/23 Columbus, OH | St. Fatty’s Daze @ The Woodlands
3/19/23 Cleveland, OH | Beachland Ballroom
3/24/23 Honolulu, HI | Blue Note
3/25/23 Honolulu, HI | Blue Note