Ben Montague Announces New Album ‘Back To Paradise’ And Autumn Tour
Ben Montague, impassioned songwriter, crowd-pleasing touring artist, eternal optimist and acclaimed custom guitar business co-owner, has penned his lyrically raw and moving; anthemic and beautifully produced second album ‘Back To Paradise’, released on his own label MWM Ltd on 15th June
Watch the new video for 'Back To Paradise' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5_Baytn8eg
Sat in The North American Guitar Studio, Montague is as passionate about his playing as he is about the album’s lyrics. He’s no Metallica-style shredder, but the spare quality of his playing emphasises the luscious vocals throughout “Back To Paradise”, which leads the singles off the album.
The album was the result of a process of self-belief and affirmation. Writing what should have been a song for another artist with writing partners Jez Ashurst (Gabrille Aplin, Will Young) and Charlie Grant (Simply Red, Melanie C), Montague found the lyrics for the first of the 10 songs, the searing, emotional “We Start Over” flooding out.
Montague’s partner in crime on “Back To Paradise” is producer Peter-John Vettese, the singer’s ‘secret hero’ for his programming and arrangement work with Paul McCartney, Pet Shop Boys, Dido and Annie Lennox as well as co-writing with Sia, Tom Odell and James Bay.
Other notable key figures in the making & writing of the album include Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, “Lego House”), Martin Brammer (James Morrison, Olly Murs), Tony Bruno (Rihanna) and Jim Duguid (Paolo Nutini, The Waterboys).
Don’t necessarily take the man himself too earnestly. But do pay close attention to his music. It’s as real and as raw as it gets – haunting enough to take the listener into paradise along with the man who made it.
2015 UK Tour Dates
01/10 London St Pancras Old Church
02/10 Poole, Mr Kyps
03/10 East Grinstead, Chequer Meads
04/10 Southampton, Brook
08/10 Newcastle, Cluny
09/10 Edinburgh, Sneaky Petes
10/10 Glasgow, King Tuts
11/10 Manchester, Ruby Lounge
22/10 Swindow, The Vic
23/10 Birmingham, Glee
24/10 Bristol, Louisiana
25/10 Leicester, Musician
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