LABRETTA SUEDE & THE MOTEL 6: SEXY ROCK’N’ROLL FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE BY KAREN PHILLIPS
Labretta Suede & the Motel 6 moved from their New Zealand to Brooklyn, NY about three years ago. Labretta, the sexy lead singer and “the brains of the operation” according to guitar player Johnny Moondog, came up with the name for the band based on the motel she stayed in during her first trip to the US. She said the boys in the band reminded her of those rooms — “cheap and sleazy, but with a ragged charm.” When Labretta decided to move her kick-ass rock’n’roll band to the US, Johnny came along. They met bassist Max Speed $1000 and drummer Capt’n Gerry at a dive bar. On Wednesday night they bring raunch and rock to the Garage in Winston-Salem.