Started ten years ago by seasoned drummer Dave Watts as a rotating cast of musical friends, today progressive funk band The Motet has refined their sound and vision into a dynamic and expressive force. The Motet features an astonishingly talented cast of musicians who enjoy a palpable rapport when put together – Dave Watts (drums), Garrett Sayers (bass), Joey Porter (keyboards), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Gabriel Mervine (trumpet), and Drew Sayers (saxophone). 


The Motet’s live shows have garnered them a reputation for throwing infectious dance parties everywhere they go, and keeping audiences in a dancing frenzy by layering precise and vibrant live instrumentation and electronic rhythms into a style uniquely their own.

And audiences are growing exponentially - with sellout shows from coast to coast including Red Rock’s Amphitheatre, Brooklyn Bowl, Chicago’s Park West and many more, plus huge 2015 festival plays such as Electric Forest, Summer Camp, All Good Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Camp Bisco, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, and Arise Music Festival, among others.

The Motet - because the world needs more funk.