George Montague

George Montague

 Rugby, England, GBR
BandJazzRock

"People who have used the phrase ‘tearing the place apart’ haven't heard George Montague who has redefined the term..." Stephen Morris BBC News at Wychwood Festival. George plays keys, guitar & ukelele & works with his highly adaptable band (can be booked as a trio, up to a 6 piece band with horns)

Biography

With 4 million hits on YouTube, British singer songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist George Montague is enthralling a global audience with his music.

George plays with a highly versatile/ adaptable band, anything from a trio through to a full 6 piece band with horn section. Depending on the requirements of the venue George can adjust his sound accordingly.

George performed in the Jazz Arena at this years Cheltenham Jazz Festival, backed by his six-piece notsobigband some of the UKs finest session musicians on bass, drums, guitar, saxophone, trumpet and trombone.
G also won Cheltenham Jazz Festivals Search for a New Jazz Star - their competition set up with Decca Records.
Giving exciting, energetic, engaging performances characterised by his originality and a genuine sense of joy, George has a true passion for playing his songs live on piano, guitar and ukulele.

George performed at the International Independent Charts Download Music Awards ceremony where he was nominated for 3 awards including Best Album and Best Live Performance.
Through each years run of gigs and festivals, including supporting Tim Minchin at The Eden Project as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, George plays his unique blend of original music: funk, jazz, rock and pop - FUZZROP.

George Montagues debut album have you met George was produced at Rockfield Studios by Matt Butler (Paul McCartney, Madness, Luther Vandross). 11 original songs, all written and performed by George; accompanied by a team of highly experienced musicians.
Published by independent record label Spider in the Bath Entertainment, it is available in stores and online through Proper Music Distribution.
Songs from the album are on the BBC Radio playlist, are being played on BBC6 Music, Independent and International Radio stations; George has been featured in a number of newspaper and magazine articles, on BBC TV News as well as a recent documentary.

"His brand of jazz-rock fusion is breathtaking, calling to mind a worthy comparison with Ben Folds Five. There are elements of soul and funk (along with musical allusions to Mika and Billy Joel) and plenty of fun in his songs... People who have used the phrase tearing the place apart haven't heard George Montague who has redefined the term...
'Have You Met George' (debut album) is a celebration of life:
It is a musical marvel and something of a masterpiece" Stephen Morris, BBC News

"George Montague is phenomenal live!" Paul Moss, BBC Introducing

"Daft, charming and original....
Charismatic and talented pianist and songwriter George Montague" Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

Discography

'have you met George' the debut album from George Montague wass released Nationally via Proper Music Distribution on 1 October 2012 - also available as a digital download from iTunes and all good music sites.

'Hold On' and 'Blood Ties' have been released as download singles on iTunes. Amazon and Spotify among others. They are on the BBC playlist for Gloucestershire.
'White Cavalry' has been played by Tom Robinson on his mixed tape for BBC Radio 6 Music

George has appeared in live lounge sessions on BBC Radio Gloucester with Claire Carter and BBC Introducing with Paul Moss and you can see him on BBC News, interviewed by Steve Knibbs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-17083923

Also appeared on Stroud FM and Total Star FM

Set List

All songs written and arranged by George Montague:
Shiver
White Cavalry
Hold On
Footprints in the Rain
Yellow Shows
Mind
Pocket Full
Blood Ties
The Smoke
Why Did I Let You Go
Hamish

Time: 50 minutes +

A further 45 minutes of original material is also available if we are asked to perform 2 sets.