Denver — Our own Dave Watts and Kyle Divinsky are bringing a real big sound to the Ogden Theatre this weekend. Denver based The Motet are seven bandmates. From Garrett Sayer’s funk bass breakdown to the horn section of Gabe Marvine and Drew Sayers, Joey Porter plays the keys and Ryan Jalbert peels riffs on guitar. They have a great deal of grace.
Kyle reminding us, “create a world you want to live in.” He stated beautifully, “we have love right here.” This thing moves like a train. Their sound is big, bold and tight. It’s what you expect from a group who is jazz influenced. They can play. In fact, it kept rolling past midnight and on until one in the morning. Sometimes soulful, “brothers and sisters stand tall and be thankful.” Kyle’s voice held up all night long and he’s a powerful singer. He called the singing and dancing, “The Motet workout” and it sure seemed to be working. People never stopped moving. It is funky too. When Garrett Sayer’s bass solo hit the room, the funk was turned up to eleven. They closed the show with Earth, Wind and Fire and Kyle let them know, “we move as one.” It’s a wonderful happy movement and it continues Saturday night with their “1979 Mixtape” performance. Check out the photos and find them at their next Denver show.