Monty Greig has been singing and entertaining for audiences all over Ontario since 1999. In his rock & roll days, as lead singer for the popular 80’s-style band One Night Stand, he served as the show opener for Canadian rockers Trooper and for 60’s legends Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show. For many years he relished the idea of trying something new. While working in Las Vegas, he fell in love with the whole “rat pack" style of music and entertaining. Upon arriving home, he started his journey into jazz standards and has never looked back. For the past five years he has been pleasing audiences by bringing to life his “crooner show" and breathing new life into classic jazz standards from the best in the business. As a high energy entertainer and a soulful singer, Monty has the ability to bring a crowd to their feet and have them dancing the night away.
In 2010 he recorded his first jazz standards demo, self-titled Monty. This made its way to several small radio stations around Ontario. In 2012 he released I’m Gonna Live Until I Die which featured two original tracks and was subsequently picked up by many more radio stations across Canada via DMDS. It was November 2013 when Monty released his third album, Winter Wonderland, through networking efforts and DMDS. He was able to have this album picked up by even more stations in Canada, the U.S., and Europe.
In January 2014, he was able to market two of his albums on iTunes, Amazon, and many other media outlets, and has had a consistent level of sales in the Canadian, U.S and European markets. Over the past five years Monty has acquired over 10,000+ fans through social media outlets and has grown in popularity from his 250+ live performances over this time period. In early 2014 Monty teamed up with Mark Zubek to help bring his original music to fruition. Monty hasn’t looked back
The first song was called "I Just Want to Dance" and it was created with the funding help of the FACTOR demo grant. With this first single, the duo landed licensing agreements with MUSIC OF THE SEA INC, ZILAH PUBLISHING and HD MUSIC NOW. It was picked up by the TV show “Donny!” on the USA Network and chosen as the theme song! Furthermore, through promotion efforts, the single has been picked up by many jazz and adult contemporary stations across Canada, the U.S. and also by many key radio markets in Europe, which has prompted new opportunities for performing in Poland. It is Monty’s goal to create a full-length album of original jazz material with the help of hit songwriter and producer Mark Zubek (Grammy winner Betty Carter) and with The Joe Lucchetta Jazz Band backing him up, he’s gearing up for an unforgettable 2017 of gigs! After a nomination for Jazz Artist of the Year at TIMA 2016, his most recent single, “Set This Heart on Fire” has been having such success that it has been picked up by over 80 radio stations worldwide! Move over, Michael Bublé, there’s a new Canadian Crooner in town!
LOCATION: Guelph, Ontario