In the choir stand of a small TN Baptist church, Montreal fell in love with the power of music. Not unlike finding one’s true love, developing a distinctive sound in an industry saturated with carbon copy artists was a winding road. This road led Montreal to the development of his soulful R&B sound fused with the passion of Gospel and bonded together by influences of Jazz and Old School Motown. An artist with an eclectic sound and extensive repertoire of original compositions, it’s hard to confine Montreal to just one genre of music. He is an ever evolving and dynamic singer, song writer, engineer and producer.
Montreal’s multi-faceted endeavors in the music industry are an embodiment of the old saying– necessity is the mother of invention. Traveling the world as a Sailor in the US Navy, access to talented music engineers and producers was extremely limited, causing Montreal to hone the skills himself. As Montreal’s love affair with music blossomed, writing came quite naturally, though the technical aspect of music was a seemingly unrequited love. Under the tutelage of acclaimed producer Chris Henderson, Montreal has become an accomplished engineer and producer in his own right.
From his early days of performing at sporting events, gospel showcases and local talent shows to headlining at Indie lounges around the country and singing for military and international dignitaries, Montreal has captivated audiences with his distinct sound and mesmerizing musical candor. With a solid fan base, Montreal’s freshman album sold over 5,000 copies. Deeply rooted in the Hampton Roads music scene, Montreal is an engineer at M Studio and an artist on the label G4i Music Group’s roster.
His much anticipated sophomore album, “Project M,” is scheduled to be released early 2013. The newly released single, “Good Love” ft. A. Driver is receiving radio play with stellar reviews. As Montreal continues to share his love of music with the world, the industry should brace for impact: “Regardless of the naysayers, there comes a point in life when you just have to go for it.”
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