Code: Motion
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Code: Motion

Band R&B Funk


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"Code: Motion is Taking Boston By Storm"

. - Boston University Daily Free Press

"Code: Motion is Candy for your Ears"

. - Boston College Heights


Still working on that hot first release.



Code: Motion came together in the Fall of 2007 when long time friends and collaborators Tuck Northrop and Christian Esten united with guitarist Keith Colella and drummer Jon Butterworth.

As a four piece, they delved deep into thick, classic funk taking their roots in James Brown, Tower of Power and modern jam bands who have integrated funk into their vast repertoires.

This quickly inspired them to seek out Jazz Sax extraordinaire Andrew Slotnik. Andrew brought an entirely different feel to the band. His incredible chops and sense of melody allowed Tuck and Keith to sit back a bit and work on building a deeper, more psychedelic sonic ambience.

In the Spring of 2009, Keith Colella left to study abroad in Morocco, so Code: Motion welcomed keyboardist/sound designer Andrew Johanson into the fold. Again, the new member helped to reshape and redefine the band's direction and live performances.

With Andrew, Code:Motion has explored a unique style that they like to call electro-funk. Taking influence from live-electro jambands such as The Disco Biscuits, The New Deal and Umphrey's McGee, Code:Motion has fused its original sound with heavy dance beats, trance feels and euphoric peaks.

Influences: James Brown, The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey's McGee, Phish, EOTO, D&B,

Noteworthy Performances:

Code:Motion with EOTO (Feat. Jason and Travis from The String Cheese Incident) 4/1/09

Code:Motion at the Cafe 939 Club 4/10/09

Code:Motion with Orchard Lounge 9/21/08 & 1/27/09

Code:Motion wins 1st place two years in a row at the Boston University Battle of the Bands 12/09/07 and 12/7/08

Code:Motion wins 1st place at the Boston College Battle of the Bands 11/16/07

Code: Motion Plays a live set on The Boston University Radio Oct 2008