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Have you met George? This piano-hitting, string-twanging, gravity-defying singer songwriter multi-instrumentalist with nearly 5 million views on YouTube, is enthralling a global audience with his exciting live energy and countless contagious original songs.
Currently on his #notsobigTour playing piano, guitar and ukulele - doing solo shows with a bass-drum at his feet - or backed by members of 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, the Midlands and Southwest.
Giving exciting, energetic, engaging performances characterised by his originality and a genuine sense of joy, George has a true passion for playing his songs live - performing to an enthusiastic packed audience in the Jazz Arena at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, where he also won Decca Records ‘Search for a New Jazz Star’.
George performed at the International Independent Charts Download Music Awards ceremony where he was nominated for three awards including Best Album and Best Live Performance.
Gigging and touring venues and festivals across the UK, including supporting Tim Minchin at The Eden Project as part of the London Cultural Olympiad, George plays his unique blend of original music: funk, jazz, rock and pop.
George Montague’s debut album ‘have you met George’ was produced at Rockfield Studios by Matt Butler (Paul McCartney, Madness, Luther Vandross). 11 original songs, all written and performed by George; accompanied by a team of highly talented and experienced musicians.
Published by independent record label Spider in the Bath Entertainment - available in stores and online through Proper Music Distribution.
Songs from the album are on the BBC Radio playlist, as well as being played on BBC6 Music, International and Independent Radio stations, and featuring on BBC TV News. George has gathered an increasing number of highly praising magazine, newspaper, online articles and reviews.
"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