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, Darren McFarland on bass and vocals, Tommy Fessenden on drums, and yours truly, well - you know what I do.

But what's more:

and I perform regularly as a duo, LA still occasionally performs with the Mad Beach Band and Tom Gribbin's Saltwater Cowboys.
   Darren,   our bassist has recently returned from many years on the west coast. He is a studio producer, and master gardener! 
   You can catch Tommy here and there with a few folks adding his drumming talents to a few 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 Darren and Tommy putting rhythm in the rhythm section, we will rock and groove you through the gig, serving up some of your favorite tunes, while we 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 back for more. 

            Motel Funk...c'mon by....we'll leave a light on....

 Check out our  Calendar tab and Related links.

 Every Thursday Janie and John Holt III are at Middle Grounds Grill Treasure Island 7:00-10:00

Every Friday The Band performs at the RumFish Grill at the Guy Harvey OutPost on St Petersburg beach 7:00-11:00


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

Up coming shows

Previous events


Rumfish Grill

Rumfish Grill, 6000 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach


duo with Janie and John Holt

Middle Grounds Grill, 10925 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, Florida


duo with Janie and Lenny

Island Grille and Raw Bar, 210 Madonna Blvd., Tierre Verde, Florid

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