Origins: Leeds/Manchester, UK
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. Bringing 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 connectedness with nature.
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.
UK: Beat-Herder Festival, Boardmasters Festival, Little Big Gig Festival, Salford Music Festival, Blackpool Music Festival and regular tours across the UK.
Toured Europe through Netherlands, Germany and Austria venues. Along the way playing Landjuweel Festival(Amsterdam) and Jam Festival (Giessen).
Australia: Nimbin Roots festival, March against Monsanto (Bellingen), Spring Eve Festival (Nimbin), Rock The Gate (Byron Bay Supporting Nahko & Medicine for the People), Byron Bay Easter Spring Break Markets, Multiple tours across the East Coast.
New Zealand: Seus Festival, Wanderlust Festival, Luminate Festival, Resonance Karamea Festival, International Yoga Festival.
Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Portugal and Vietnam. At Quest(Vietnam) and 420 Festival(Cambodia) performed as one of the headlining acts.
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.”
The ‘En Route’ EP (2013) speaks of the realisation of a new direction. Living within nature, absorbing the tranquil surroundings, observing the beauty to ignite inspiration for music.
The ‘Sight From Inside’ EP (2014) explores the feelings of travelling, with a funkier, upbeat and bluesy side. ‘Don’t Need Sleep’ is the stand out piece which is a percussive/slap guitar style with a real bluesy feel to it.
Taking bookings for 2016 contact here.
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