The Matt Montez Duo are a powerful mixture of roots and alternative acoustic, with hints of folk and reggae beats, bringing diverse sounds and a playful uplifting vibe. Conscious, mind opening music delivered from the heart. Delivering surprisingly danceable sounds from just an acoustic guitar. Lyrically each song has a spiritual meaning or a positive message to enlighten people through their daily lives.
Matt Montez originally from Leeds UK, started his music career whilst travelling Australia. Inspired by the beautiful surroundings and good vibes, his flow of creative writing was ignited. The music is majorly influenced by a nomadic lifestyle and connecting with nature.
In 2013, Matt Montez toured around New South Wales, Australia with notable performances at: Nimbin Roots Festival, March against Monsanto (Bellingen), Spring Eve Festival (Nimbin), Rock The Gate (Bently Blockade, Byron Bay) – http://goo.gl/xSAUur, Barefoot Boogie (Bellingen), Byron Bay Easter Markets. With plays and interviews on Local radio stations across Australia and online stations, he established a presence down under.
Since 2015, vocalist Gem was added to the mix, evolving the music into The Matt Montez Duo. Fusion of their soulful harmonies and positive energy illuminates the stage. Gem brings another layer to the performance, vocally and spiritually as they share their musical journey together.
In 2015/2016, things went up a gear for The Matt Montez Duo with nearly 50 gigs across Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, returning to the UK for 2 full UK tours and a European tour through the Netherlands, Germany and Austria. Notable Festivals included; The Beat-Herder Festival (UK), Boardmasters (UK), Little Big Gig (UK), Quest Festival (Vietnam), 420 Festival (Cambodia), Landjuweel Festival (NE), Jam Festival (DE), Salford Music Festival (UK).
“I want to give people the inspiration I feel while listening to music”
BBCIntroducing – David White
“What voices Matt Montez Duo have! ‘Destruction’s simple and frankly stunning. Nice job”
Jump Ship Promotions – Niamh Mcgowan
“If ever there was an ep that was the perfect soundtrack to relaxing on a beach somewhere, this is it. With a soulful voice and a simple guitar sound ‘sight from inside’, the latest ep from Singer/songwriter Matt Montez, is the smoothest and lightest sound from an acoustic artist I have heard for a while.”