The Social Experience......Helping the Unsigned Artist Get Heard!!!
Monty Greig has not received any gifts yet
For 20 years, Monty Greig has been singing and
entertaining audiences all over Ontario. Once the lead
singer for the popular 80’s-style Rock & Roll 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”.
Even though Rock & Roll was his first love, Monty was
eager to dive into something new and challenging.
While working in Las Vegas, the whole “rat pack" style
of music and entertaining lured him in. 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 highenergy
entertainer and a soulful singer, Monty has the
ability to bring a crowd to their feet and have them dancing the night away.
His self-titled jazz standards demo “Monty” made its way to several small radio stations around Ontario back in 2010.
It seems that almost ever year since that release he has reached a new career milestone. 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 early 2014 Monty teamed up with Mark Zubek to
help bring his original music to fruition. The first song
"I Just Want to Dance" 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 also chosen as the theme song
for the hit TV show “Donny!” on the USA Network!
Furthermore, through promotion efforts many jazz
and adult contemporary stations have picked up the
single across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, which
prompted new performance opportunities in Poland.
Due to the success of these singles, Monty was able
to market two of his earlier albums on iTunes,
Amazon and many other media outlets. The albums
continue to sell steadily at home and abroad.
With over 300 exciting live performances under his
belt in just the last few years, Monty has developed a
respectable social media following with over 40,000
followers and loyal fans, and the numbers keep
climbing. In addition to his rising popularity, in 2017
he was nominated for his second TIMA award for
Jazz Artist of the Year and his song “I Just Want to
Dance” was once again picked up for sync placement,
this time on the Anthony Patch Show.
Thanks to the generosity of the Ontario Arts Council, Monty will fulfill his goal in 2018 to make his fifth full-length
album of original jazz material with hit songwriter/producer Mark Zubek (Grammy winner Betty Carter) and with The
Joe Lucchetta Jazz Band backing him up, he’s gearing up for a fantastic year of unforgettable live performances! He
also has a music video in the pipeline for one of his new singles, so it’s pretty clear this loveable crooner has no plans
on slowing down any time soon!