Miami’s own Montserrat Franco has always had the need of expressing herself through music because her destiny was to be a woman of art. As the Dominican newspaper El Siglo says, “Montserrat is a woman whose soul is pure art”. Montserrat’s wild spirit broke the rules after she switched from the classical music scene in major European theaters and performing in Israel to her new life in Miami, far from the struggles of being a music student and globetrotter. But her artistic soul haunted her because it’s impossible to stop a gypsy on her journey.
As Bobby Ramirez wrote about her : “Miami’s newest singing sensation”, mixing spiciness, sensuality, island and Caribbean rhythms, Mediterranean and jazzy touches. She represents Miami’s spirit, her eclectic personality who refuses to be ‘like somebody” or influenced by somebody, Montserrat’s music is unique and she has still a long way to go…This is just the beginning. Would you stop a gypsy?
Susanna Zaraysky (Author of Language is Music, Journalist, Educator)
"Your C.D. leaves me speechless! What A Wonderful Artistic Achievement! You are a great gift of Nature to the rest of us. A few obvious words: The variety of music is great. The innovative fusions are great, of course, did not know that you were such a great composer and song writer as well as singer and instrumentalist". William Neblet (Writer for Jazz Review.com)
"Today, Montserrat's musical career is quickly flourishing with the release of her first album titled "La Gatica" which was produced in Miami by Kiki Sanchez. “La Gatica” definitely brings listeners a new tropical sazon. After collaborating with Trinidad and Tobago’s artist “Terra B,” this album will make you want to dance! Montserrat also joined forces with Gloria Estefan’s guitarist Marco Linares who adds his amazing touch to the album. If you're looking for an international integration of music, check out “Se Stasera Sono Qui.” This song blends the classic Italian song on an unexpected samba arrangement. Talk about eclectic! Best of all, part of the proceeds from Montserrat’s new album sales will benefit Miami based foundation Common Ground for Conservation, a non-profit organization that helps protect Mother Earth and educate on sustainability. To learn more about Montserrat Franco, find her on MySpace, follow her on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook" Susset Cabrera (Journalist, Reviewer for Miami Beats and Sazon)