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In 1971, a young Martha Davis joined The Warfield Foxes, a band from Berkeley California. In 1975 they moved to Los Angeles and changed the band name to The Motels.

The new name was inspired on the way to the band’s first show at Barney’s Beanery. Guitarist Dean Chamberlain noted the motor inns as they drove down Santa Monica Boulevard and suggested “What about The Motels?”

The band broke up then reformed in 1978 with guitarist Jeff Jourard who brought in his brother Marty on keyboards and saxophone. Michael Goodroe on bass and Brian Glascock on drums rounded out the quintet. This lineup played around L.A. for six months before signing with Capitol Records on May 13, 1979—Mother’s Day.

The Motels released five albums on Capitol Records between 1979 and 1985, two of them earning gold record status and generating two Top Ten singles, “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer.” When the band broke up in 1987 Martha released Policy, a solo album that charted in Australia.

After leaving Capitol Davis spent years working in different musical genres with multitudes of players. Recently it became apparent that one particular configuration generated the same feeling as the original band concept.

The new lineup includes guitarist Clint Walsh, drummer Eric Gardner bassist Nic Johns and as of 2011, original member Marty Jourard. Apocalypso, a previously unreleased version of 1982’s All Four One was released in 2011 on Omnivore Records, thirty years to the day after the intended original date.

In the Spring of 2018, the Motels released their most recent record The Last Few Beautiful Days. 

Motels Discography

The Motels 1979

Careful 1980

All Four One 1982

Little Robbers 1984

Shock 1985

Apocalypso 2011

The Last Few Beautiful Days 2018


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Upcoming Tour Dates


Nov 1, 2019   The Funky Biscuit   Boca Raton, FL

Nov 2, 2019   Something Special Savor St Pete St Petersburgh, FL

Nov 2-4, 2019 Cooking with Rockstar’s Filming a special episode for PBS in FL!


Jan 17,2020 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA

Jan 18,2020 The Queen Theatre Wilmington, DE

Jan 19,2020 The Paradise Rock Club 40 Year Anniversary & Birthday Celebration

 Wilmington, DE

Jan 24,2020 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta, GA

Jan 25,2020 House of Blues Orlando, FL

Jan 25,2020 House of Blues Orlando, FL

Feb 3, 2020 House of Blues Chicago, IL

Feb 7, 2020 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH

Feb 8, 2020 House of Blues Cleveland, OH

Feb 14, 2020 Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN

Feb 15, 2020 Mercury Ballroom Louisville, KY

Feb 19, 2020 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV

Feb 21, 2020 The van Buren Phoenix, AZ

Feb 27, 2020 House of Blues   Houston, TX

Feb 28, 2020 House of Blues Dallas, TX

Feb 29, 2020 The Aztec Theatre San Antonio, TX

Mar 8, 2020   The 80's CRUISE 2020 Miami - St Thomas - Miami

***SOLD OUT***

Mar 13, 2020 House of Blues   Anaheim, CA

Mar 14, 2020 House of Blues San Diego, CA

April 11,2020 The Whisky A-Go-Go   Hollywood, CA