The Motet to perform at Lark Hall, October 8th

ALBANY – Established over two decades ago, the funk-based ensemble The Motet has sharpened their ability to function seamlessly as a cohesive unit while still allowing each member to share their individual creativity. The Motet’s unique harmonies have led them to have an unmistakable style, which proves to be evident in the band’s lively shows and their way of smoothly combining the genres of funk, soul, jazz, and rock.

With fans passionately following the band, The Motet has been able to sell out multiple shows nationwide, including six headline slots at Red Rocks, along with successful appearances at renowned festivals such as Bonnaroo, Bottlerock, and Electric Forest, to name a few.

Despite The Motet having twenty-plus years of their handcrafted sound, they are always experimenting and exploring other sonic arrangements. The Motet is made up of Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keys), Garrett Sayers (bass), Drew Sayers (keys and saxophone), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), and newly added singer, Sarah Clarke, and this group works hard to continue finding different ways to prove their individual skill sets while still working collectively as a band.

This past January, The Motet unveiled their 10th studio album to the public, titled “All Day.” This album brings listeners on an instrumental journey through the compelling rhythms and groovy beats. The multi-layered sound this album brings ultimately defines The Motet and emphasizes the sound they have created and become known for over the years.

The Motet continues their musical expedition by showcasing new sounds, all while highlighting their original classics at the same time. Be sure to catch The Motet at Lark Hall for an amazing show filled with eclectic sounds.


The Motet will perform on Sunday, October 8th, at Lark Hall (351 Hudson Avenue, Albany, NY 12210). The show is set to kick off at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $30.33 – $41.87. To purchase tickets, use the link provided.

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