"The Motives are back," he said. "Good men never die, they just get older."
Known for playing classic rock, blues and even a little jazz, the band played like they always have: off the cuff and unrehearsed. Those in the audience said they picked right up where they left off for more than 100 people who were in attendance to hear the group play. They started the show with no set list and told they audience they'd take requests. The group said they like to live in the moment when they play.
As they began to play, some people got up from their chairs and made their way to the dance floor.
All week the members had been getting phones calls and texts from people asking if they were really getting back together.
"Whenever the band plays they have such a large fan base of friends and family it's basically a good time," said
Their last gig was almost two years ago, performing at a private party in
"There no such thing as a final show," saxophone player
Over the course of the band's 24-year history 28 different people have been involved with the group in varying lineups. Saturday night's lineup of Motives featured what Brown called the core group featuring
"They haven't played (together) for so many years, yet they'll play tonight and still have that spark," said
Stephens said reflecting on their history is always fun, but there are too many memories to even begin to find a favorite.
"There's a different band story from every night," he said.
Stephens said he and Mullens started the band after a conversation in 1990. They both wanted to play the songs they grew up with, the songs from the '60s, and from there the rest is history.
There was a time when the Alterior Motives played 50 of the 52 weekends each year. Over the course their tenure the band played all over central
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