THE JUNTA - Story so far...
14th MARCH 2013
THE JUNTA is BORN! Followed by the first airing on 94.4FM SALFORD CITY RADIO of the original version of EAT MY DUST.
THE JUNTA and ORCA were to follow,the intention was to release them on a debut E.P. "WHO IS THE JUNTA?".....which never materialised!! Tut Tut!
25th MARCH 2013
MONTY's other project KIT B release their debut E.P. "THIS PICTURE" on free download,featuring THIS PICTURE,BINARY and THIS PICTURE (THE JUNTA MIX)
1st APRIL 2013
THE JUNTA gets his first solo radio interview on Mike Powell's THE ZONE on Chester's LACHE FM.
9th APRIL 2013
Salford band SALFORD MEDIA CITY had previously in MARCH thrown the gauntlet down and asked local musicians to remix their track DOING STUFF IS FUN, by putting downloadable stems on their website. The best remixes would be released as a remix e.p. entitled DOING REMIXES IS FUN.
Here's THE JUNTA's take on it...sort of D.A.F vs STEVIE WONDER
21st MAY 2013
MONTY's regular TUES night radio show THE MONTY SHOW on 94.4FM SALFORD CITY RADIO,with a difference this week.
A continuous 77 minute DJ mix of old and new dance and electronica entitled THE JUNTA MIX. Available to listen anytime on MIXCLOUD. Just type in this link...
2nd JUNE 2013
THE JUNTA's very good friends EXCHANGE release their latest e.p. SUNDAY,their first single off their second album SECONDS.
SUNDAY e.p. boasts 7 remixes..featuring SUNDAY (THE JUNTA MIX).
SUNDAY can still be downloaded from their BANDCAMP site
3rd SEPT 2013
First radio airplay on 94.4FM SALFORD CITY RADIO of THE JUNTA's dance reworking of EAT MY DUST entitled EAT MY DUST (Cosworth Mix)
26th NOV 2013
MONTY does another special edition of THE MONTY SHOW on 94.4FM SALFORD CITY RADIO, another DJ mix JUNTA MIX II
running at 90 minutes long! Available to listen to on MIXCLOUD.
Just type in this link....
18th FEB 2014
February finally sees the completion of THE JUNTA's debut album ART OF GLASS. Ex-SALFORD CITY RADIO DJ,BOB OSBORNE who still has 4 online shows a week on MIXCLOUD,and also produces AURAL DELIGHTS Wordpress page,writes a glowing review of ART OF GLASS.
Type in the link below...
24th FEB 2014
THE JUNTA's debut single EAT MY DUST (Cosworth Mix) is released today on I-TUNES,AMAZON,SPOTIFY and many more.
Originally my intention to bring out a 3 track CD release of EAT MY DUST featuring Cosworth Mix,Original mix and Dust Devil.
Has been postponed until further notice.
20th MARCH 2014
94.4FM SALFORD CITY RADIO DJ,STEPHEN DOYLE plays the debut JUNTA album ART OF GLASS in full as his ALBUM OF THE WEEK !!
Listen to the show on MIXCLOUD from the link below...
23rd MARCH 2014
BIG DIGITAL PROJECT in collaboration with LET'S GO GLOBAL,produce a fantastic audio visual experience taking on regional videos and amateur photography,to the sounds of local musicians. These videos and photos are projected onto some well-known local landmarks.
23rd MARCH...a JUNTA exclusive! BIG DIGITAL PROJECT comes to Salford's ORDSALL HALL. The soundtrack features HALF MOON STREET form the album ART OF GLASS!!!
29th MARCH 2014
As a finale,BIG DIGITAL PROJECT comes to ALBERT SQUARE in MANCHESTER. A bigger affair this time featuring mime artists,and large projectors reflect onto the facia of MANCHESTER TOWN HALL,while round the corner on LLOYD STREET, videos and images are projected up onto the overhead bridges. Among the many tracks provided as a soundtrack, the whole album ART OF GLASS gets its full public airing to a fantastic visual display. A major JUNTA coup!!
CURRENTLY IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH A LOCAL RECORD LABEL TO FINALLY RELEASE "ART OF GLASS".
RELEASE EXPECTED AROUND MAY.......
1st July 2014
Today saw the release on Salford label GERMAN SHEPHERD RECORDS of a 35 track complilation entitled SALFORD STREETS - Charity in Aid Of EMMAUS HOMELESS UNIT.
Featuring tracks from Salford artists and also from artists no stranger to the Salford Music Scene.
Also included is an exclusive new JUNTA track entitled EMMAUS. The album is available to download at £3 or more (whatever you'd like to donate!) from...
8th July 2014
Today on 94.4FM SALFORD CITY RADIO, MONTY (aka THE JUNTA) celebrated his 200th radio show by playing another JUNTA megamix entitled JUNTA-MIX III. Featuring 2 brand new JUNTA remixes MASHED POTATO,and BREACH's "JACK" (JUNTA remix) plus DUST DEVIL from the forthcoming ART OF GLASS. Also featured NEW ORDER,FOXES,COLDPLAY,TALKING HEADS,CUT COPY and many more. Hear the 100 minute extended version on the link below on MIXCLOUD...
7th AUGUST 2014
STOP PRESS! Debut JUNTA gig announced..THURSDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2014 at WANGIES BAR,Liverpool Road,Eccles,SALFORD. More bands to be announced, opening day of the Fifth SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL .
The festival runs from 25th-28th September. Not only will MONTY be playing 25th Sept, but also playing bass for newly reformed predecessor to POSITRONIK, PEARL DIVERS on FRIDAY 26th SEPT at ASHLEY BROOK,Liverpool Street,Salford.
And date to be announced for KIT B on same festival.
25th SEPT 2014
My first live gig arrived! On the opening night of the Fifth SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL, couldn't have hoped for a better venue than my drinking haunt WANGIES BAR in ECCLES.
With special guests RONIN and MUTHA LOVING CHIMPS.
Next gig is on FRIDAY 5th DECEMBER at THE CRESCENT, SALFORD as part of GERMAN SHEPHERD RECORDS SHOWCASE. Also featuring JOHANN KLOOS, LOOP AZNAVOUR,FACTORY ACTS and POPPYCOCK. Also I shall be doing a JUNTA DJ Set in between bands...
30th SEPT 2014
GREAT NEWS FOLKS!!
It's been a long wait..but my debut album ART OF GLASS will be finally released in NOVEMBER on GERMAN SHEPHERD RECORDS (www.germanshepherdrecords.bandcamp.com)
On digital download with sleeve notes..
5th DECEMBER 2014
Played at THE CRESCENT in SALFORD as part of GERMAN SHEPHERD RECORDS' "IT'S A DOGS LIFE" showcase,also featuring JOHANN KLOOS, FACTORY ACTS, THE HAMSTERS, POPPYCOCK,and THE TEENAGE PROPSHAFTS...featuring fellow Salford City Radio DJ STEPHEN DOYLE on vocals, THE JUNTA on bass guitar,and MOET (ex-KILL PRETTY,THE HAMSTERS) on keyboards!!
3rd JANUARY 2015
Played a short set for my very good friend ALEX STASZKO's joint 50th BIRTHDAY BASH with LEE EDDOWES & YVES at SOUND CONTROL in MANCHESTER. Brilliant day had by all, commencing 8pm.
THE JUNTA did a short 20 minute set featuring a specially recorded instrumental version of NEW ORDER's "TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD" simply entitled GOD, plus EAT MY DUST,and NOVA ( SHINE A LIGHT ON ME) a VNV NATION cover. Plus also got to play bass on stage with his other band KIT B. And invited on stage with Y KEY OPERATORS to play tambourine!!!
27th JANUARY 2015
Here's a mash-up/cover version of NEW ORDER's "TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD" which I originally performed at SOUND CONTROL on 3rd January...extended with my vocals on it....featuring the lyrics of 10CC's "I'M NOT IN LOVE"......
17th March 2015
Here's another JUNTA-MIX (JUNTA MIX V) I did for my regular radio show THE MONTY SHOW on 94.4FM SALFORD CITY RADIO on TUESDAYS 9pm till 10pm.
An hour long mix featuring old and new electronica. This time featuring a JUNTA remix of VISAGE's classic THE DAMNED DON'T CRY, plus DUST DEVIL off the ART OF GLASS album. Here's the MIXCLOUD link...
12th JUNE 2015
The release of HYDRA e.p. on GERMAN SHEPHERD RECORDS! Featuring 4 new JUNTA tunes inspired by the MARVEL universe...HAIL HYDRA,HYDRA UPRISING, SKYE and AGENT COULSON. Available on digital download. See the STORE page for details.
26th JUNE 2015
The release of AGENT COULSON - The Remixes e.p. on GERMAN SHEPHERD RECORDS !!
Featuring remixes from THE JUNTA, CAPTAIN BLACK (Positronik/ Pearl Divers), NIGHT OPERATIONS (Mike Powell of KIT B and EXCHANGE), PASSAGE OF TIME and SPACE MUSEUM (? of ?)....
24th Sept 2015
The opening night of SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL, THE JUNTA played the first of 2 nights, commencing with a 45 minute headline set at THE BLIND PIG, Monton,Eccles. With special guests Zoe Stiring,Pearl Divers and Beiring Straight......
25th SEPT 2015
The 2nd night of SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL, THE JUNTA played at WAGGON & HORSES, Irlams O'Th'Height, Salford, with special guests WE SIGNAL FIRE.
Tonight, due to a lineup change, THE JUNTA did an extended one hour & 15 minute set!!
26th Sept 2015
KIT B, for which Monty also plays bass,has just released a new EP entitled BE YOUR OWN GOD. Four new songs, plus remix of ALRIGHT by NIGHT OPERATIONS...and a remix of VICIOUS CIRCLE..by THE JUNTA !!
Visit the website!
24th October 2015
Played a fab gig with former guests on THE MONTY SHOW, The Electric Cheese, and the fabulous Mr Heart, at the Dulcimer on Wilbraham Road in Chorlton, Manchester. Great turn-out for the gig, thanks folks. Big thanks to Tamsin, Amy & Helen, and to Jason and The Cheeses for putting on the gig. Was a bit under the weather, i.e. lost my voice!! So I performed live for the first time, my cover of VISAGE's "The Damned Don't Cry"
30 th October 2015
GERMAN SHEPHERD RECORDS celebrates the 100th release on the label...by releasing a compilation album of GS artists,entitled "100".
Majority of the tracks submitted are previously unreleased tracks. "100" also features a new JUNTA tune called CARNIVAL 80. The album will be available to download from this website store page from OCT 30th
31 st OCTOBER 2015...
A HALLOWEEN treat....recorded especially for this year's HALLOWEEN night, a spin on the ever popular album by THE SMITHS..
Your monarch comes down with something more serious than the common cold......