THE JUNTA BLOG
THE JUNTA aka DJ MONTY (94.4FM Salford City Radio) aka John E Montague was born in Salford,Greater Manchester,England.
"It's always been a childhood ambition of mine to make an electronic album. When I was at college,the synths at the time might as well been made by ROLLS ROYCE,they were out of my price range! So I took up bass instead!
THE JUNTA is my love letter to everything that got me into music in the first place....FOXX,NUMAN,
KRAFTWERK, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE,early HUMAN
LEAGUE,CABARET VOLTAIRE...the list is endless."
THE JUNTA also plays bass with KIT B and POSITRONIK...
"Ha! Well you would think one band was enough,wouldn't you? It was just a case,when one band was dormant,I would lend a hand in a mate's band.But i love both bands equally,and for different
reasons. I am still gigging with KIT B currently.
It's quite strange with THE JUNTA though,something quite liberating about organising how it should look and sound,it's full autonomy!"
What next for THE JUNTA?
"My debut album ART OF GLASS is available to buy from this website from the online store. Also now available to buy is my new Marvel-inspired e.p. HYDRA featuring 4 new tracks, HAIL HYDRA,HYDRA UPRISING,SKYE and AGENT COULSON.....
And also a new e.p. AGENT COULSON- THE REMIXES e.p.
featuring remixes from THE JUNTA, SPACE MUSEUM,U-BOB, PASSAGE OF TIME, CAPTAIN BLACK (Jeff Black from POSITRONIK), and NIGHT OPERATIONS (Mike Powell from KIT B).
My next album NETWORK will feature collaborations from several local musicians...really looking forward to start recording.
And then there's the debut gig......
First performed at WANGIES BAR on 25th SEPT in my hometown Salford as part of SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014. an ever expanding festival organised by people with a big passion for music and their city. Always glad to help. Performing live on my own though.....daunting yeah,but exciting at the same time...
Have also played at THE CRESCENT in Salford,and also SOUND CONTROL in Manchester.
I am looking forward to promoting the new HYDRA EP so watch out for some forthcoming gig dates."