Motel (band)

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Background information
Origin Mexico D.F., Mexico
Genres Rock, power pop
Years active 2000–present
Labels Warner Music
Members Rodrigo Dávila Chapoy (vocals, guitar)
Guillermo Méndez (vocals, guitar)
Rubén Puente (bass)
José Damián (drums)

Motel is a Mexican rock band created in 2002, consisting of Guillermo (Billy) Méndez, Rodrigo Dávila Chapoy, José Damián and Rubén Puente.


Motel was formed when its original members — Rodrigo and Billy — reunited to perform music casually, without long-term career intentions. Both recorded songs in music studios and rehearsals independently for several months before coming together as a group. They then played as a duo in bars in Mexico City, eventually inviting José Damián (drums) and Rubén Puente (bass) to form part of the band.[1]

In March 2006, they released their debut album, Motel, and single, "Dime Ven", both produced by Aureo Baqueiro and co-produced by Jay de la Cueva under the Warner Music label. "Dime Ven" peaked at second place in the Mexican Hot 100 in July 2006, coming just short of Julieta Venegas's "Me Voy". Motel followed with a second single, "Olvídame". The same year, Motel wrote Skimo es el Lugar for the television sitcom Skimo, broadcast by Nickelodeon Latinamerica.

By March 2007, Motel announced through their website the upcoming release of their second album, 17, which was released on November 20, 2007. 17‍ '​ first single, "Y Te Vas", was released in anticipation in October and listed as a weekly free download on iTunes. "17" was released on January 29 in the United States, after the band had promoted in the U.S. Later, the band released three more singles: "Uno, Dos, Tres", "Dos Palabras" featuring Lu's lead singer, Paty Cantú, and "Ahí vienes". The band also promised to hold a concert soon for those under 18, since their last two concerts were exclusively for adults.



  • Released: March 28, 2006
  • Re-Released: July 3, 2006
  • Singles
  1. Dime Ven Come Tell Me — 2006
  2. Olvidame Forget Me— 2006
  3. Lejos Estamos Mejor We Are Better Apart — 2007
  • Released: November 20, 2007
  • Singles
  1. Y Te Vas And You Leave- 2007
  2. Uno, Dos, Tres One, Two, Three- 2008
  • Released: August 19, 2008
  • Singles
  1. Dos Palabras Ft Paty Cantú Two Words- 2008
  2. Ahí Vienes Here You Come- 2009
  • Released: October 20, 2010
  • Singles
  1. Somos Aire 2010
  2. Donde Te Perdí 2010
  3. Entre Caminos Ft Bimba Bosé 2011


Year Single Chart peak positions Album
MEX[citation needed] COL[citation needed] USA[citation needed] SPA[citation needed] ARG[citation needed] US Latin[citation needed]
2006 "Dime Ven" 2 1 119 2 21 33 Motel
2007 "Olvidame" 6 10 110 29 54 43
"Lejos Estamos Mejor" 3 1 102 31 65 22
"Y Te Vas" 5 3 95 3 87 4 17
2008 "Uno, Dos, Tres" 10 17 120 21 87 84
"Dos Palabras" Ft Paty Cantú 3 17bis
"Ahí Vienes" 38 17bis
2009 "Aurora" Black Sheep (OST)
2010 "Somos Aire" 6 Multicolor
2010 "Donde Te Perdi" Multicolor
2011 "Entre Caminos" Ft Bimba Bosé Multicolor

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


  1. ^ Biografía Oficial de la Banda