Denver’s the Motet has added two new members of the band, Lyle Divinsky on lead vocals and Drew Sayers on saxophone.
Portland, Maine native Lyle Divinsky will replace Jans Ingber on lead vocals for the band. He was named “Artist to Watch” by Fuse TV. He was also awarded the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Abe Olman Scholarship, an award also given to John Legend back in 2002. His album Uneven Floors, released in November, reach the No. 4 spot on the U.K. Soul Top 40 Chart early this year.
Taking the spot vacated by outgoing saxophonist Matt Pitts is former John Brown’s Body member Drew Sayers. As part of John Brown’s Body, he produced their 2015 album Kings and Queens in Dub. He also played and wrote horn arrangements for Beyoncé’s last two albums. He will bring his writing and producing skills to the band.
The Motet is excited for the future working with Divinsky and Sayers. They are currently on tour. Their only Northeast date is April 16 at the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia with the Nth Power. They will also play Peach Fest in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Aug. 13.
You can check out a brief video of their rehearsal of new song “The Truth” featuring the new lineup below.