Name: Joe ‘Monty’ Montague
Instruments played: Drums, guitar, piano, bass… & clarinet.
Qualifications & Place of Study: BA (Hons) Jazz, Leeds College of Music
Favourite show played: Supporting the Australian band Boy & Bear at Shepherds Bush Empire in December ’14!
Desert Island Disc: Anything by Steely Dan (according to my iTunes top played)!
What you love about music: I love how music transcends social differences and has the power to bring all people together on a level playing field
Motto: You have to make mistakes; that’s how we learn!
Biography: Growing up in a musical family Joe began playing piano at age 6 before starting the drums two years later and picking up guitar throughout his teens. After taking every musical opportunity available and playing in countless bands Joe moved north to study jazz drumming at Leeds College of Music. Joe now plays with Leeds band Dancing Years who have recently toured with the likes of George Ezra, Eaves and Boy & Bear!