Meet the Band

 
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From left to right: Matthew Sypherd, Mike Vinopal, Alex Willhite, & Chris Vinopal

Local Motive performances are filled with lyrical messages, irresistible soulful melodies, and the spirit of the old-school rhythm & blues. Joy emanates from the stage when this talented collective of musicians plays their blend of classic soul, Motown, funk, & old-fashioned rock 'n' roll. 

Influences of soul legends like Ray Charles & Sam Cooke are obvious when bandleader, Mike Vinopal, sings from his toes, as are contemporary influences like The Black Keys & Gary Clark Jr. Sweet brass lines from the Local Motive horns & grooving guitars from the Vinopal cousins create a huge sound, filled with hooks you'll be whistling in the morning.


MORE ABOUT THE "GRAMS" LP...

 
 Cover art from the "Grams" LP (August 2017) & the "Superconductors" EP (August 2015)

Cover art from the "Grams" LP (August 2017) & the "Superconductors" EP (August 2015)


As a followup to "Superconductors," their debut 4-song EP, this new album captures the electric energy of a Local Motive performance, bursting with lyrical messages, irresistible soulful melodies, and the spirit of old-school rhythm & blues. The “Grams” LP is bookended by “Twig” & "Symbiosis" to begin & end on a hopeful note, lyrically & musically, but the album also delves into darker tones, commenting on universal struggles of identity on tracks like “Killer” & “High Life.”

 Artwork for the single (June 2017)

Artwork for the single (June 2017)

 

A Local Motive performance is filled with lyrical messages, irresistible soulful melodies, and the spirit of the old-school rhythm & blues. Joy emanates from the stage when this talented collective of musicians plays their blend of classic soul, Motown, funk, & old-fashioned rock 'n' roll. Influences of soul legends like Ray Charles & Sam Cooke are obvious when bandleader, Mike Vinopal, sings from his toes, as are contemporary influences like The Black Keys & Gary Clark Jr. Sweet brass lines from the Local Motive horns & grooving guitars from the Vinopal cousins create a huge sound, filled with hooks you'll be whistling in the morning.

 Artwork from the single (May 2017)  Click the image to see the web series that was made in conjunction with the release of this single, "Be the Hope in Someone Else's World"

Artwork from the single (May 2017)

Click the image to see the web series that was made in conjunction with the release of this single, "Be the Hope in Someone Else's World"

 

Members

Mike Vinopal

Guitar / Vocals

Daniella Rojas, Kiley Moore, & Dana Jerman

Vocals (past, present, & future)

Brett Weides, Alex Austin, Mike Palma, Patrick Dienen, & Eugene McGhee

Bass (past, present, & future)

Matthew Sypherd

Trumpet

Alex Willhite

Trombone

Andrew Carlstrom

Saxophone

Chris Vinopal

Guitar/Vocals

Jeb Rendall, Adam Boardman, 

Adam Stein, Alan Maniacek,

Joe "Sugarbear" Ritter,

Mike Wells, & Todd Gutner

Drums (past, present, & future)