Monty Greig has been singing and performing for audiences all over Ontario since 1999. In his Rock & Rolls days, as lead singer for “One Night Stand”, he served as opener for Canadian Rockers “Trooper” and for 60’s legends “Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show”. Many years of performing Classic Rock became tedious and he relished the idea of trying something new.
While working in Las Vegas, he fell in love with the “Rat Pack” style of music and entertaining. Upon arriving home, he started his journey into Jazz standards and has never looked back!
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, while paying occasional homage to his Classic Rock roots.
A high energy entertainer and soulful singer, Monty is able to bring a crowd to their feet, dancing the night away.
The love of acoustic fingerstyle guitar brought Don Ablett and Brent Cooper together some years ago. With common influences such as Bruce Cockburn, John Fahey, and Stefan Grossman, they have developed a style that has thrilled fans young and old around Southern Ontario. Both have a strong history of performance, Brent through his former years touring with the rock band, Mankind, and Don through many years of coffee houses and festivals.
Two of the most outstanding features noted by audiences are Brent and Don’s vocal harmonies and the complex and spectacular fingerstyle interplay between the two guitars. They provide audiences of all ages with memorable instrumentals and songs with thought provoking lyrics. Some recent quotes clearly attest to their success:
“Your superb fingerstyle guitar and vocal harmonies are indeed a listening delight. The audience clearly enjoyed every piece you played and sang”.
Becky Ryder, Museums of Mississauga
“Don and Brent have a wonderful sound and the songs stay with you. I find myself singing them around the house and in the car.
Red Rover is destined to become a Canadian classic. The instrumental pieces are moving and evocative”.
Don and Brent are not satisfied to keep their music local. They love playing for audiences large and small. With encouragement from virtually every quarter, their plans include more radio play, magazine coverage and travel around the province.