Last Thursday The Motet generated a room full of funk-filled hype at Charlottesville’s premier venue, The Jefferson Theater. The Southern Belles started the party with a fun mix of the band’s classic tracks, marking the second time this year the Richmond natives have played at The Jefferson. When it came time for the main act to take the stage, The Motet came out full of energy. Vocalist Lyle Divinsky used his soulful voice and dance moves to set the groovy mood, while the other six band members joined in to create a fusion of funky fun, complete with a cover of “Funkify Your Life” by The Meters.
Setlist – The Motet at The Jefferson Theater 4.14.16
Cloak and Dagger *> To Each, Danger, Truth, Rippin’ Herb, Own It, Funkify Your Life, So High > Power, Thankful > Keep On, Know It Too Well, Nemisis> Closed; Encore: Shake
*Open bass/dr (horns cue verse)
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The Southern Belles
Written and photographed by Meredith Warfield