Funk yeah! The Motet just wrapped up a major West Coast tour, winding through Colorado and the Pacific coast to close things out at the Independent in San Francisco, CA. For two nights, the venue was drenched in the funkiest vibes, thanks to the Colorado-based funk ensemble who are only poised to do things right in 2016. With new music and an upcoming headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre coming this summer, it’s certainly a good time to be a fan of the Motet.
With Jans Ingber amicably leaving the band at the beginning of the year, the group called on vocalists Lyle Divinsky, Tanya Shylock, and Paul Creighton to keep the magic rocking throughout the show. The rotating cast did not disappoint, with each bringing their unique flavor to the funky ensemble.
Our own photographer Courtney Harrington was on the scene to capture the magic. Check out her photos below:
Setlist: The Motet at The Independent, San Francisco, CA – 2/5/16
Set: Cheap Shit, Own It, Jam > Extraordinary > Knock It, Cretan, Don’t Leave Me, Jupiter, Nemesis > Corner, Peg > Keep On > Kashmir, FFun, Fountain
Encore: Plexus, Let It Whip
Setlist: The Motet at The Independent, San Francisco, CA – 2/6/16
Set: Brother Man > Don’t Wake, Ain’t No Way, Mighty Mighty, Rippin’, Getting To Know, Serpentine, The Truth, The Power (w. More Bounce), So High > 1+1+1, Handcuffs, Fool No More > Shake
Encore: Rynodub, Closed Mouth
For a full gallery of Courtney Harrington’s photos, see below: