John Montalbano is an Electric and Acoustic Bassist, Songwriter, Composer, Producer and Music Explorer.
“John Montalbano is one of New York City’s greatest assets on the music scene. As a bass player, his roots in classic and heavy rock may have set the stage for his music career, but his persistence in studying jazz and classical have made him one of the most sought after players on the scene for multiple genres of music. His approach to the bass is primarily as a songwriter, with an ear for what the music needs to bring it to the next level. He can rip bass solo lines with the best of them, but hitting the soul of the song with the right feel, phrasing and creativity is where it’s at! All of this, and a top notch performer in one!”
In the band My World, signed to BMG Records, MY WORLD is a NYC based three-piece indie-rock powerhouse, a cult phenomenon and entertainment industry favorite. Musicianship, songwriting and the crave to entertain have brought them to the forefront of the music scene paving the road for their undeniable track record. They can best be described as a mid-air collision of The Talking Heads, Frank Zappa and The Foo-Fighters crash landing in the middle of a Phish concert…with no casualties, of course. Band members John Montalbano (lead vocals/bass) and Chris Munger (guitars) are in their second decade working together on music endeavors. MY WORLD has just released their second album through BMG called “Domination”. Their first BMG album release “All Shapes And Sizes” gained some radio traction with their video/single “Ron” which featured cameo appearances from Brian O’Halloran (Clerks), Mason Reese (child actor), Steve Grillo (Howard Stern) and John Holmstrom (Punk Magazine). MY WORLD has performed all over the United States, with recent 2016 performances at the Joey Ramone Tribute Concert, The Warriors Movie/Music Festival, NYC Fashion Week and the 7 at 7 World Trade Center Concert series. The band will be touring in support of their new release “Domination” in 2017. The album single “Step Back” has appeared on the soundtrack for “Zombies VS. Joe Alien” and on WWE.
John has collaborated and performed with Heidi Merrill, and co-produced her 2016 single “Cornhusker Strong”. The song has achieved radio play and is the anthem for the college football team the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
John has written and scored music for many television shows, on-air promos, documentaries and films. Clients include Comedy Central, FOX, VH1, MTV, Fuse, NHL, WWE, Walgreens, Chase, M&M Mars, Bacardi and many others.
John has performed and/or recorded with the following artists/musicians. Chuck D (Public Enemy), DMC (Run DMC), Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Skunk Baxter (The Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan), Robert Randolph (The Family Band), Hunter Hayes (Country Star), Earl Slick (David Bowie), Jon Paris (Johnny Winter), Victor Delorenzo (Violent Femmes), Mavis Staples (Staples Singers), George Clinton (P-Funk), Kyle Jason (Bootsy Collins).