Pretend Joey Ramone and Buster Poindexter created a rock n' roll monster, and Ronnie Spector was the creatures' handler - BAM- you have MONTY VEGA! Sprung from his cage on Highway 9, Monty Vega just couldn't stay- he had to break away. Twenty-five years later and 3,000 miles west of where he was born, Monty Vega finally comes out from the shadows in Portland OR.
Through his songs (and others), Monty is eternally sittin' shiva for days,
things and people gone by - most especially forever paying his musical respects to the spirit of his idol, Joey Ramone.
Monty’s' songs draw from his New Jersey childhood, marinating in 70's AM
hit radio, to his musically formative teen years, studying intently at
Rock n Roll High School, majoring in all things' Ramones!
After years of anchoring behind the drum kit for several bands, leaving a trail of drumsticks from New Jersey to Portland, Monty has finally made his way to center stage. While his songs reflect the beautifully dysfunctional world that surrounds him, Monty eternally searches for those little silver linings in life while relentlessly clobbering you over the head with hooks!