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.
Today Motel Funk is:

Lenny Austin on guitar and vocals, Darrell Dodge on bass and vocals, Jason Caren on drums, And yours truly, you know what I do.
But what's more:
Lenny and I perform regularly as a duo, LA still performs with the Mad Beach Band and Tom Gribbin's Saltwater Cowboys.
Darrell  is a singer/songwriter performing solo in the area. His and Lenny's links are listed here on our page. And you can catch Jason just about anywhere you look regularly adding his drumming talents to many bands around town.

Together we are Motel Funk. Covering many musical genres and adding some originals. We all sing and pride ourselves with tight harmonies. With Lenny's captivating guitar playing and Darrel and Jason putting the rhythm in rhythm section, We will rock and groove you through the gig with some of your favorite tunes, while we try to continue to challenge ourselves by choosing some exciting   material to keep us on our toes to keep you guys coming back for more..

We have great loyal fans and meet new ones almost every time we play. You all are the fuel that keeps us going..

Come see us at our regular venues around town, party with us at many a festival, call us for your private event, bring us to your home town, throw us in your backyard but most of all.......keep coming bak for more. Motel Funk...c'mon by....we'll leave a light on....

 Check out our  Calendar tab and Related links.

Also, Every Tuesday LA and Janie are at Middle Grounds Grill Treasure Island 6:30-9:30

Every Sunday the duo performs at Redbeards Tavern in the Tradewinds Island Grand  Resort 8-11


 (Please note: going to the Calendar tab will reveal either a band or acoustic duo/ trio performance)

Up coming shows

  • Dec 3
    Middle Grounds Grill,  Treasure Island
  • Dec 4
    Rumfish Grill at the Guy Harvey Outpost,  St Pete Beach
  • Dec 5
    Salty's,  Gulfport

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