Monty Wells

Monty Wells

 Centreville, Virginia, USA
BandPopR&B

"A blend of emotionally charged pop, rock & r&b"

Biography

Somewhere between the fast-paced, soul driven sounds of OneRepublic and the smooth voicings of Bruno Mars lies Monty Wells, a singer/songwriter/producer from Washington DC. Combining elements of pop, rock, R&B and folk, Monty has created a sound all his own; described as “Acoustic-Pop, but with a sense of relevance and soul”.

Monty's journey began in 2001; three days after his 18th birthday, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. While undergoing treatment, he spent the next two months bedridden and in constant pain. It was during this time that his musical abilities emerged. "One day, after radiation therapy, I grabbed this old classical guitar and started strumming; I taught myself ‘Island in the Sun’, by Weezer". Monty soon realized that the vibrations from the guitar body soothed his stomach
pain from the radiation treatment. He began playing guitar everyday and eventually wrote his first song.

Monty has made amazing strides over the years; turning former medicinal means into a full-fledged profession. Along with sharing the stage with various top acts from across The United States and Europe, including: Do, Will Anderson (of Parachute), Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, and Matt Friction (of The Pink Spiders), Monty was selected for spot dates on the Rockstar Energy Drink Throw-down Tour.

Over the course of his career, Monty has written and worked with a number notable industry professionals including: Toni Cottura (N'SYNC and Backstreet Boys), Adam Powers (Kylie Minogue, Shamrock (T-Spoon), Serge Ramaekers (Laurent Wery, Sir G., T-Spoon), Andrew Goldstein (Fueled by Ramen Records), Keith Marshall (Dru Hill, DMX, George Clinton), and Hyplified (Ali -B,Yes-R).

Testimonials

"Monty's voice, production and songwriting are all outstanding. He sings with confidence and the songs have a great sense of melody. It is very enjoyable music, no question" - Dr. Eugene Foley

"Watch out for Monty, he's the real deal"- Andrew Goldstein, The Friday Night Boys (Fueled By Ramen Records)

"Monty's talent and potential are amazing, we consider him to be one of the best artists to reach out to us to date. I believe his talent to be limitless! - Jeremy Toce (The Ultimatum Agency)

"I hate Monty for being so awesome; the music is fantastic!!!" -Eric Arceneaux Renowned Vocal Coach (The Arceneaux Approach)

Lyrics

Just Another Romeo

Written By: Monty Wells & Andrew Goldstein

Remember when we were kissing with the lights out
You told me I was the only one you could think about
I was in, I was blind, shoulda known it was over

I took the poison like it's medicine
I tried to get up but the room spins
Is it all in my head, is it under my skin
now forever

Too close to get away
But now it's too late

Fall so hard so fast
You'll never get her, you're never gonna get it all
Heart beats through my chest
Baby, I was just another Romeo

Stars come crashing down
I'm up high, could never be so low
Slips through my hands
Maybe, I was just another Romeo

I took a step back wondering where my heads at
But everybody kept telling me I was wrong about it
I'm a fool just to think
I can breathe underwater

A lie awake in the middle of the night
Falling to pieces now
I can't fix it all with back to the wall if it's over

Can't stay so far away
But now it's too late

Fall so hard so fast
You'll never get her, you're never gonna get it all
Heart beats through my chest
Maybe I was just another Romeo

Stars come crashing down
I'm up high, could never be so low
Slips through my hands
Maybe I was just another Romeo

I'm falling I'm falling I'm falling
I was just another Romeo
I'm falling I'm falling I'm falling

You can't hear me screaming
I got nothing left to believe in
Tried to let you go but its too late,
Its too late.

Fall so hard so fast
You'll never get her, you're never gonna get it all
Heart beats through my chest
Baby, I was just another Romeo

Stars come crashing down
I'm up high, could never be so low
Slips through my hands
Maybe, I was just another Romeo

Fireworks

Written By: Monty Wells & Andrew Goldstein

Back in the day I coulda sworn it was you and me
Up in the club I couldn't tell I was in too deep
I'm up for the breakdown

We both know you've been all up on me everyday
But you don't know I've got a secret that's not so safe
I'm up on the way out

Hands in the sky I can just close my eyes
But I know

She won't stop dancing, dancing, dancing,
No other way to get to her
Cuz I'm in love
But she can't see the fireworks

Over and over and over
Her lipstick stains are on my shirt
Cuz I'm in too deep
And she can't see the fireworks

Maybe it's better if I try to let her know
I could forget her then I'd have to let her go
There's no turning back now

So now I'm looking in her eyes and my heart drops
I start to lean in and I'm screaming when the music stops
I don't know what to do

My hands in the sky I can just close my eyes
But now you know

She won't stop dancing, dancing, dancing,
No other way to get to her
Cuz I'm in love
But she can't see the fireworks

Over and over and over
Her lipstick stains are on my shirt
Cuz I'm in too deep
And she can't see the fireworks

If you would let me in
Would you ever wanna see my face again
Could I be wasting my time
When the clock strikes midnight

If I could see the brake lights
I'd be walking home alone tonight
Cuz I know if I know if I break down
I ain't never gonna see you around

I won't stop dancing, dancing, dancing,
No other way to get to her
Cuz I'm in love
But she can't see the fireworks

Over and over and over
Her lipstick stains are on my shirt
Cuz I'm in too deep
And she can't see the fireworks

Discography

Acousticks and Stones (Demos)
1. Lucky Ones
2. Favorite Song
3. Shattered Tears

Monty Wells EP
1. Fireworks
2. Just Another Romeo
3. If I Were U

Set List

Sets differ depending on the venue being played, but usually consist of original material and cover songs. Performances range from 1 to 4 hours. Additionally, most performances are broken up into hour long sets.

Covers Include Songs in the Pop Top 40, oldies (such as Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and Al Green) as well as music from the 80s, 90s

Sample Song List
*Please note that this list DOES NOT include all songs within Monty Wells's repertoire*

Heartbreak Warfare- John Mayer
California Gurls- Katy Perry
ET- Katy Perry
Save The World Tonight - Swedish House Mafia
Collide - Howie Day
Morning After - Howie Day
She Says - Howie Day
You and I Both - Jason Mraz
Please Dont Tell Her - Jason Mraz
#41 - Dave Matthews
Drive - Incubus
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
Meet Virginia - Train
3am - Matchbox 20
Slide - Goo Goo Dolls
Time After Time - Cindy Lauper
If You Could Only See - Tonic
The Scientist - Coldplay
Trouble - Coldplay
Shimmer - Fuel
Don't Look B