Fans of The Motet were shocked last December, when longtime frontman Jans Ingber announced his departure from the band. In an exclusive interview with L4LM, Ingber explained that his life felt “out of balance” with the success of the funky band, leaving him yearning to spend more time with his family and other activities.

For The Motet, however, the show must go on. After completing a tour with a number of guest vocalists, The Motet has finalized their lineup, adding Lyle Divinsky (lead vocals) and Drew Sayers (sax) to their permanent lineup. Check out the video announcing the new members below:

“As difficult as change can be, the addition of Lyle and Drew has felt like an incredibly natural progression for the band. They are already brothers,” said keyboardist Joey Porter in a statement. “We are all feeling really inspired and are excited about the future.”

Both musicians come with storied backgrounds, as Divinsky won the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Abe Olman Scholarship in 2002 and charted at #4 on the UK Soul Chart’s Top 40 earlier this year. Meanwhile, Sayers has worked on the horn arrangements for Beyonce, and was most recently a member of John Brown’s Body.

Check out the band’s full tour schedule below:

The Motet Tour Dates

2/18     Greensboro, NC     The Blind Tiger
2/19     Asheville, NC     Explore Arena Opening for Umphrey’s McGee
2/20     Asheville, NC     Asheville Music Hall Blue Ridge Rockway Afterparty
2/21     Chattanooga, TN     Revelry Room w/ Smooth Dialect
2/23     Huntsville, AL     Lowe Mill w/ Seeds
2/24     Nashville, TN     Basement East w/ The Heard
2/25     St. Louis, MO     Old Rock House w/ Dumpstaphunk
2/26     Lafayette, IN     Lafayette Theater w/ The Heard
2/27     Covington, KY     Madison Theatre w/ The Heard
2/28     Grand Rapids, MI     Founders Brewing Co. w/ The Heard
3/4     New Orleans, LA     NOLA Brewing Anniversary Party
3/17 – 3/18     Durango, CO     Animas City Theatre
3/19     El Prado, NM     Taos Mesa Brewing
4/10     Austin, TX     Euphoria Music Festival
4/14     Charlottesville, VA     The Jefferson Theater
4/15     Washington, DC     The Hamilton w/ The Nth Power
4/16     Philadelphia, PA     Theatre of the Living Arts w/ The Nth Power
4/28     New Orleans, LA     Howlin’ Wolf performing Mixtape 1977 w/ Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performing Prince’s “Dirty Mind”
4/30     New Orleans, LA     Tipitina’s w/ Pimps of Joytime
5/21     Richmond, VA     Virginia Beach Funk Out
5/27     Martinsville, VA     Rooster Walk Festival
5/28   Clarks Grove, MN    Revival Fest
5/27-29  Chillicothe, IL     Summer Camp Music Festival
7/22     Morrison, CO     Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Medeski, Martin & Wood and Vulfpeck
8/6     Thornville, OH     The Werk Out Music Festival
8/13     Scranton, PA     Peach Fest