Matt Montez @ Lilicos

Where: Lilico's Barnstaple

When: Thu 21st May

Time: from 9.30pm

How much: Free

Matt Montez started his solo music career while travelling Australia. His music exploded after settling in Nimbin surrounded by mountains, waterfalls and rainforests. Inspired by the ‘peace and love’ attitude and the beautiful tranquil surroundings ignited a flow of creative writing.

His music is influenced from the life of a travelling man enkindled by nature. A mixture of folk, reggae, blues and soul build diverse sounds, bolstered by spiritual lyrics. The vocals hold an emotional release of the passion, delivered from the heart. Songs contain underlying messages; we are inspiring each other, ‘Carpe Diem’ and live in the moment. The line “find your gift to build a new reality” from ‘Once’ epitomises the transformation Matt went through finding his passion in life… music.

After developing his sound, set off touring across New South Wales with notable performances at: Nimbin Roots Festival, March against Monsanto (Bellingen), Spring Eve Festival (Nimbin), Rock The Gate (Bently Blockade, Byron Bay) –, Barefoot Boogie (Bellingen), Byron Bay Easter Markets. With plays and interviews on Local radio stations across Australia and online stations, established a presence down under.

Matt then played across the Jungles of Borneo and performed in Cambodia on his way back home to the UK. Returning to the UK with a tour and playing Beat-herder Festival (Lancashire) and Blackpool Music Festival, continuing his story of music into the next chapter.

“I want to give people the inspiration I feel while listening to music”


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