Motel Funk has been a Tampa Bay Based band for 10 + years.
About us; over the years, we have been the show band, the rock band, the dance band. Worked 6 nights a week,worked weekends, been plugged in,unplugged,played all rock, played all soul, been 4,5,6 piece,..... Well, you get it.
In 2012, We needed a breath of fresh air. I decided to ask two new players into the mix. A whole new rhythm section. 1st member change in almost 6 years. I wanted a different sound. A little different feel.
Joining the awesome Lenny Austin on guitar and vocals (really,what do I need to say about Lenny,his playing speaks for itself), and yours truly, we added Darrell Dodge on bass and vocals and Jason Caren on drums. Darrell is also a solo singer/songwriter performing in the area. His link is listed here on our page. Jason's versatility and expertise allows him to perform with a number of great musicians around town.
I consider myself fortunate to have all three of these fine musicians in our band. And now along with Lenny's original material,we have been able to add some of Darrell's originals as well and with their vocal capability, and Jason's killer drumming skills we are able to have a mix of vocals,great harmonies and tackle some challenging material.
So, we hope you'll be out to see us soon either as a returning fan a new one. Depending on the venue and the crowd we can set the stage for a rockin,soulful,dance party or a night of listening. We're great for private parties as well. Motel Funk is a versatile band,not settling for just one vibe. I'm sure there's something in our repertoire for you!
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