The Motet – Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival

The Motet

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  • Midnight-2am Saturday - Lake Stage
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Rooster Walk is thrilled to bring The Motet back to RW9 following their amazing Friday-night set on the Lake Stage at last year’s festival!

The 12 tracks on The Motet’s latest album, Totem, all originals, cover a lot of ground stylistically while never losing sight of the groove. Each song is steeped in The Motet’s signature style – a style that slaps you in the face with sounds that are fresh and diverse while considering the classic funk legacy from which each band member draws inspiration. Produced by Lettuce and Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Totem was written democratically and collectively by the seven members of the band. The recent addition of singer Lyle Divinsky, who joined the band in early 2016, fans the flames of this already hot band, and his soulful voice and rich lyrics are prevalent throughout Totem. “There was a month and a half between the time I joined the band and when we went into the studio,” explains Divinsky. “I wound up writing the lyrics and melodies to four songs, and re-wrote the lyrics to two. It gave me and the band an opportunity to really connect musically. We’re proud of the album, and it’s very exciting to have this new material to push out as we begin this next phase of The Motet’s journey.”

Easily one of best albums of the year, Totem is destined to be a classic….The songs are melodic and steeped in sweaty dance grooves that are extremely entertaining and well-crafted…Totem is a solid record from start to finish, and one of the most assured and accomplished releases of 2016” – Sound & Silence Magazine

 “Damn!” The Motet’s 2016 single from its album, Totem, uplifts you with its lyrical enthusiasm & Parliament style Funk. This is an irresistible groove, and perfect party song. – Funkish

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