Saturday 19 August
THE MONTGOMERY BROTHERS
Keep the boogie. – Canned Heat
Residing in Cairns, The Montgomery Brothers are something very special. Led by Guitar & Ukulele virtuoso, 20 year old Ryo Montgomery accompanied by this bunch of school kids….yes, school kids play with a maturity that is usually associated with artists who have decades of experience.
This will simply leave you breathless… a must see.
"The best young Blues band in Australia" - The Great Southern Blues Festival
The Montgomery Brothers are an exciting, frightening, gorgeous Blues Band.
Exciting, because they hold an audience in the palm of their hand. Frightening, because two of them are under 18 and one of them 20, and they must be gorgeous because the audience stands transfixed as they perform on stage.
"You guys have got it, good vibes!" - Nicky Bomba
Ryo Montgomery the 20 year old leader of the band comes from Cairns and spent much of his early life haunting the back stage area of Johno’s Blues Bar listing to and learning from the best international acts in the business. He is known around the World as a virtuoso Ukulele player and fingerpicking Guitarist. Since his childhood he has developed a deep love for the Blues and guides his band through a succulent, and fiery show that is hard to top.
"You guys brought tears to my eyes, thank you for keeping the blues alive" - Chris Cain
Maru ‘The Clock’ Nitor-Zammataro 19, born and bred in Cairns, still at school, son of Chilean freedom fighter and latin music maestro started playing Congas and other latin percussion at the age of 4 in the local South American community. Wants to be a musician when he leaves school, most people think he’s already arrived.
"I love playing with you guys, the way you live and breathe music inspires me" - Ollie McGill (The Cat Empire)
Warrigo 'Thunder thumb' Tyrrell 18, Cloncurry born (central QLD country), still at school, started playing Guitar and Bass with his musical family from a very early age covering everything from Coloured Stone to The Shadows. Became well known performing in Church and family bands. After school he hopes to become a musician, same story.