Montero (3) ‎– Performer

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Record at Tileyard Studios, London
Produced by Jay Watson, Ben Montero and Riccardo Damian
Engineered and mixed by Riccardo Damian
Mastered by Giovanni Versari at La Maesta in Italy

All instruments and vocals B.Montero and J. Watson
Riccardo Damian - Slide Guitar, synth and "programming"
Jason Montero - Fender Rhodes
Emily McGregor - Violin

All songs by Montero


Early physical orders came with a limited edition mini colouring book of Ben Montero drawings.
Montero is Australian musician and artist Ben Montero.

New album Performer was recorded at Mark Ronson’s Tileyard studios in London. It is co-produced by Ben, Jay Watson of Tame Impala/Pond/Gum, and Grammy Award winning engineer Riccardo Damian. All instruments were played by Ben, Jay and Riccardo, save some violin by Emily, a waitress from the studio cafe, and electric piano from Ben’s uncle Jason.

Performer glories in the widescreen soft rock tradition, updating the romantic classicism of golden era love songs with a psychedelic pop brush. Montero’s music evokes the extended soundscapes and textures of 70s prog, the easy listening adult weirdness of Jimmy Webb and Burt Bacharach, and the sports arena pounding of vintage MOR rock – sometimes all in the space of one song. With an emphasis on clear vocals, soaring melodies, lush instrumentation and dreamy glam pomp, Performer ventures into gently surreal realms of romance, yearning, and wonder.

As a visual artist, Ben’s much-loved comic-based style highlights the universality of small human moments via a cast of furry (or sometimes slimy) friends. His art has graced album covers, t-shirts and posters for Mac Demarco, Ariel Pink, Kurt Vile, Pond and others. Ben has lost count of the number of fans who have had his drawings tattooed on their body.

In Australia, Montero has played with Ariel Pink, Kurt Vile, John Maus, Yeasayer, Sonny & the Sunsets and The Bats.

Ben currently lives in Athens, Greece and his live band are made up of members of Greek psych heads Acid Baby Jesus, plus other friends. The Montero band tour UK/Europe in November 2017 supporting Mac Demarco.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 711583807640
  • Matrix / Runout: AH10104-01

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CH144LP Montero (3) Performer(LP, Album, Ltd, Fro) Chapter Music CH144LP Australia 2018 Sell This Version
CH144LP Montero (3) Performer(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, Yel) Chapter Music CH144LP US 2018 Sell This Version
none Montero (3) Performer(CDr, Album, Promo) Chapter Music none Australia 2018 Sell This Version
CH144LP Montero (3) Performer(LP, Album) Chapter Music CH144LP Australia 2018 Sell This Version
none Montero (3) Vibrations (Performer)(CDr, Album, Promo) Chapter Music none UK 2018 Sell This Version