Motel Funk has been a Tampa Bay Based band for 10 + years.

UPDATE:  6/7/2020.  Currently, many of Motel Funk's band gigs are still on hold due to CoVid 19. A few more have been added, and I'll keep adding as they come.
Lenny and I will be playing every other Sunday at Island Grill listed on our calendar. If you leave a message here and I have not responded please email me at 

Thank You! 



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 jst us...and that's the best.

Lenny Austin on guitar and vocals, Steve Vitale on bass and vocals, Tommy Fessenden on drums, and yours truly, singing my heart out for you!

But what's more:

   Lenny and I perform regularly as a duo, LA still occasionally performs with the Mad Beach Band and Tom Gribbin's Saltwater Cowboys.
     Steve our bassist, a soulful part of our rhythm section, loves a great groove and holds it down.
   You can catch Tommy here and there with a few folks adding his drumming talents to a few folks around town.

Together we are Motel Funk. Covering different musical genres and adding some originals. We love our soul, R &  B,  We all sing and pride ourselves with tight harmonies.
With Lenny's captivating guitar playing and Steve and Tommy putting rhythm in the rhythm section, we will 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 Rumfish Resort 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)

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