“People who have used the phrase ‘tearing the place apart’ haven't heard George Montague who has redefined the term at Wychwood.” Stephen Morris BBC News
“Montague is obviously a considerable talent, a powerful singer and a more than useful instrumentalist. He’s also got a genuine stage presence, albeit a decidedly wacky one. Mainstream success may beckon… I wouldn’t rule out him headlining the Big Top in the future.” The Jazz Mann: Cheltenham Jazz Festival
“A true instrumentalist… the gift that keeps on giving, that is George Montague.” Sam Bonham BBC Introducing
“George Montague, may contain nuts!” Mike Read BBC Radio Berkshire
"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
"George’s 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
Have you met George?
This piano-hitting, string-twanging, gravity-defying singer songwriter multi-instrumentalist with over five million views on YouTube, is enthralling a global audience with his exciting live energy and countless contagious original songs.
George is bringing his brand new album direct-to-fans by joining together with music crowd-funding virtuosos PledgeMusic - pledgemusic.com/georgemontague
After performing to an enthusiastic packed audience in the Jazz Arena at Cheltenham Jazz Festival and also winning Decca Records ‘Search for a New Jazz Star’, George continues his #notsobigTour playing piano, guitar and ukulele - doing solo shows with a loop station at his fingertips and a bass-drum at his feet - or backed by his spectacular six-piece notsobigband: some of the UK’s finest musicians on bass, drums, guitar, saxophone, trumpet and trombone - George has been playing venues throughout London and the ‘shires, including the Henley Festival, and in November an Artist Residency at the EFG London Jazz Festival.
"I “witnessed” George at the Henley Festival, my ‘pop-up’ Crooked Billet was next to his stage. A thousand Henley-ites went mad; George and his band tore the place apart. Accompanied by bass, drums and saxophone, Montague’s principally piano-based set at the Festival was an explosion of creativity, passion and fun. Lots of passion. Bucketful’s of fun. A formidable talent as composer, multi-instrumentalist and all-round showman.
On the rockier side of jazz, Montague sits somewhere between Michael Bublé, Mika and Jamie Cullum. . . his brand of Funky Swagger is a combination of funk, jazz, rock and pop. There is an extraordinary aura around George during his performances and he admits that he can’t control his excitement for live gigs; full of energy with a pure sense of joy when he plays.
With 5 million views on YouTube, I bet you dinner for 2 George is a global superstar by this time next year (or at least on Graham Norton)" Paul Clerehugh - Crooked Billet, Henley-on-Thames