Rob Montgomery & Friends and INCOGNITO

Rob Montgomery & Friends and INCOGNITO

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
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Rob Montgomery was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. He started playing professionally at 15. He's just released his 2nd solo album Rob Montgomery & Friends "Guitar Stories" and continues to lead INCOGNITO (Canada) No Quarter, and as a Music Director for many Special Concert Events.

His latest offering: Rob Montgomery & Friends- Guitar Stories is inspired by the many influences that have driven Rob through an over 40 year music career. We sincerely thank-you for joining this musical journey!

Band Press

Incognito – Blues Scene Quarterly

Incognito is a west coast outfit who seek to mine the blues rock vein. Their tunes range from bluesy rock and latin rhythms to the odd funky interlude. Good production and solid playing.

Local – The Georgia Straight

Hot Blues Band Flogs Cold Brew. Montgomery's fiery fretwork heats up the dance floor.

Incognito – Blues Scene Quarterly

Incognito is a west coast outfit who seek to mine the blues rock vein. Their tunes range from bluesy rock and latin rhythms to the odd funky interlude. Good production and solid playing.

Red Hot and Smokin – Nitemoves

The great white north's top blues/rock band!

A Fan's Guide- Incognito – Westcoast Blues Review

It was a pleasure to hear their well crafted originals and lovingly covered blues standards, both played with joy and conviction.

Red Hot and Smokin – Nitemoves

The great white north's top blues/rock band!

Entertainment Review – The Times

This blues band rocked Abbotsford. Incognito will be back in September and I'll be there.

Blues painted in broad strokes. – The Journal - Edmonton

Hard driving blues hounds give it every night. You'd be hard pressed to find a more popular blues-based band in British Columbia.

Entertainment Review – The Times

This blues band rocked Abbotsford. Incognito will be back in September and I'll be there.

Entertainment – The Vancouver Sun

Incognito is a tight group whose members have a firm grasp of the various forms the blues can take. It was a set that rocked and shouted.

Entertainment – The Vancouver Sun

Incognito is a tight group whose members have a firm grasp of the various forms the blues can take. It was a set that rocked and shouted.

On the Road in Alberta Nov 2007 – Edmonton Journal

"Incognito unable to fly under Edmonton's radar"

Vancouver crew turns in one of the best sets of year

Peter North, Freelance
Published: Friday, November 02

Edmonton Journal

There are peaks and valleys in the lifespan of any band, and we're fortunate enough this week to see the members of Vancouver's Incognito at the absolute top of their collective game.
Making one of what is usually two annual pit stops in Edmonton, the blues-based group was firing bull's-eyes Tuesday night at Blues On Whyte and turning in what was one of the most polished, confident, tightly arranged and enjoyable sets the room has hosted in the past year.
While the band has undergone the occasional personnel change in what has been a long run, each shuffle has given the band a broader, more well-rounded attack, which is a valuable ace when playing up to three sets a night.
Lead and slide guitarist Rob Montgomery has been Incognito's pilot since day one, and the likable extrovert offstage remains the cool cat onstage, laying down lines that are as cleverly constructed as they are uncluttered and to the point.
With Oliver Conway having been at centre stage for a few years now, the lead vocalist, tunesmith, guitarist, harp player and generous frontman more often than not propels the band into a blend of material that should satisfy any well-rounded roots-rock fan.
On Tuesday straight-up, no-frills blues was showcased early on in a late-night set with an original titled Suitcase Full of the Blues that was actually written upstairs in the Commercial Hotel during Incognito's last stay.
"There's something about this place that is conducive to writing new tunes, and we came away with a couple the last time we were here," Conway said with a grin before launching into the song that was an image-laden trip through a bluesman's life on the road.
Conway's clean harp breaks bounce between tones that accent sweet melody lines to the turbulence and fire that is a prerequisite for tackling an Allman Brothers-inspired take of Sonny Boy Williamson's One Way Out.
Nods to Van Morrison, Bob Seger and Delbert McClinton curl their way into Incognito originals without making them too derivative, and the band consistently composes songs around interesting and alluring changes rather than stock blues progressions. Covers of Little Feat's Two Trains, which put the Incognito rhythm section of Darrell Mayes (drums) and Bob Popwich (bass) into overdrive, and John Hiatt's Feels Like Rain were both spirited and soulful showstoppers.
Other tunes that brought a number of late-night Oilers fans out of their funk following a loss to Detroit were an original written by Mayes called The First One's Always Free that was built around a slinky groove, and a hardcore blues gem from the legendary Freddy King.
Incognito play three sets tonight and Saturday evening, and kick off the Saturday afternoon jam at Blues On Whyte at 3 p.m. Saturday

On the Road in Alberta Nov 2007 – Edmonton Journal

"Incognito unable to fly under Edmonton's radar"

Vancouver crew turns in one of the best sets of year

Peter North, Freelance
Published: Friday, November 02

Edmonton Journal

There are peaks and valleys in the lifespan of any band, and we're fortunate enough this week to see the members of Vancouver's Incognito at the absolute top of their collective game.
Making one of what is usually two annual pit stops in Edmonton, the blues-based group was firing bull's-eyes Tuesday night at Blues On Whyte and turning in what was one of the most polished, confident, tightly arranged and enjoyable sets the room has hosted in the past year.
While the band has undergone the occasional personnel change in what has been a long run, each shuffle has given the band a broader, more well-rounded attack, which is a valuable ace when playing up to three sets a night.
Lead and slide guitarist Rob Montgomery has been Incognito's pilot since day one, and the likable extrovert offstage remains the cool cat onstage, laying down lines that are as cleverly constructed as they are uncluttered and to the point.
With Oliver Conway having been at centre stage for a few years now, the lead vocalist, tunesmith, guitarist, harp player and generous frontman more often than not propels the band into a blend of material that should satisfy any well-rounded roots-rock fan.
On Tuesday straight-up, no-frills blues was showcased early on in a late-night set with an original titled Suitcase Full of the Blues that was actually written upstairs in the Commercial Hotel during Incognito's last stay.
"There's something about this place that is conducive to writing new tunes, and we came away with a couple the last time we were here," Conway said with a grin before launching into the song that was an image-laden trip through a bluesman's life on the road.
Conway's clean harp breaks bounce between tones that accent sweet melody lines to the turbulence and fire that is a prerequisite for tackling an Allman Brothers-inspired take of Sonny Boy Williamson's One Way Out.
Nods to Van Morrison, Bob Seger and Delbert McClinton curl their way into Incognito originals without making them too derivative, and the band consistently composes songs around interesting and alluring changes rather than stock blues progressions. Covers of Little Feat's Two Trains, which put the Incognito rhythm section of Darrell Mayes (drums) and Bob Popwich (bass) into overdrive, and John Hiatt's Feels Like Rain were both spirited and soulful showstoppers.
Other tunes that brought a number of late-night Oilers fans out of their funk following a loss to Detroit were an original written by Mayes called The First One's Always Free that was built around a slinky groove, and a hardcore blues gem from the legendary Freddy King.
Incognito play three sets tonight and Saturday evening, and kick off the Saturday afternoon jam at Blues On Whyte at 3 p.m. Saturday