The Motions

The Motions


The Motions are an indie-rock band from Columbus, MS, who at an average age of 16, are not only shocking to the eyes, but to the ears. Routinely stunning audiences across the Southeast, The Motions are a total package of ingenious songwriting, undeniable hooks and a truly engaging stage presence.



Reed Watson
The Hackberry Group

In a world full of assumptions and predeterminations, everything about The Motions encourages skepticism. The first, and most obvious, observation is the average age of it's members can't be more than 18. (It's 16.) Next, they come from Columbus, MS...and nobody ever mistook that town for being a musical hotbed. Finally, you think back to who you were when you were that age, and you're quite certain that most folks that age can barely get their homework done, much less write original music and impress a crowd.

And right then, that's when Toby, Max, Kyle and Miles walk on stage, plug in their instruments and proceed to blow away every preconceived notion you might have had. In fact, that's what The Motions have been doing for a while now, and they've captured that spirit on their debut, self-titled album. Sure, it's a record with the classic trappings of youth-- it's got your yearning, it's got your enthusiasm, it's got your emotion and it's got your wide-eyed observations. But it also displays a remarkable understanding of what it takes to make a great rock record. It draws from it's influences, but creates something new and vibrant. It demands repeated listens--and respect.

Yes, respect is something that The Motions are finally getting--but it's not stopping them from continuing to seek out new influences and grow as a musical outfit. And all that respect isn't stopping first-timers from being skeptical. As a matter of fact, you can find evidence of both at their next show. Just look for the folks with their jaws on the floor. (EPK)

The Motions, formed in 2005, routinely play in bars/clubs throughout the Southeastern United States. Their self-titled debut LP was recorded at EAR Studios in Austin, TX and produced by James Stevens (Moonlight Towers). The band was signed to Hackberry Records in the summer of 2009.


Little Bit of Fiction/Goodbye (Hackberry Records), 45 RPM single, 2009

The Motions (Hackberry Records), LP, 2009

Set List

A standard set includes every song off of the band's latest LP, a sampling of new material the band has written, and a few covers.

A normal set usually lasts around 90 minutes. However, we can lengthen and shorten this to fit any need.