Our Story

The MotorVators is a group of longtime friends from different musical backgrounds in the Richmond area.

Bill Dodl -Lead Vocals, Harmonica

Bill is from Lynchburg, VA. He has been in the Richmond area for most of his post-college life. He spent his early years writing and performing original music in various bands. That is where he and Dave met. He lives in town now. He likes to to travel and enjoy his home at Smith Mountain Lake when he can. 


Scot Hale - Drums, Lead Vocals

Scot hails from Alabama (Roll Tide!). He has spent his adult (by age, not actions...) in Richmond playing in various bands. Scot enjoys golfing.


Dave Southall

Dave is from Charlottesville. He has lived in the Richmond area since his teens. He had an early start in classic rock bands. He met Bill while he was playing originals. Before the MotorVators, he played in another classic rock band, The Repeat Offenders. He enjoys golf and traveling with his family.