Half Moon presents:

Miguel Montalban & the Southern Vultures

Miguel Montalban & The Southern Vultures

Half Moon - Putney, London

£12 adv / £15 door
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
General Admission (e-ticket)
$16.58 + $1.66 s/c

World-class guitar virtuoso Miguel Montalban has been considered “One of the greatest young guitarists around” (Zack Wilde).

Originally taking to the streets of London busking, Montalban’s version of Dire Straits’ ‘Sultans of Swing’ became a viral hit on YouTube, notching up over 27 million views getting him worldwide recognition by Rod Stewart as “one of the finest guitarists in London” and Mark Knopfler as a “totally excellent musician.”

Miguel studied at the Conservatory of Jazz Music in Rome, guitar and composition and also Music Industry and Management and at the Middlesex University of London gaining expertise in topics such as: Publishing, Licensing, Copyright, Digital Music, Music Marketing with expertise in Social media (YouTube over 100k subscribers). As a guitarist and songwriter, Miguel co-work with Grammy awards producers, Kevin Metcalfe (Queen, David Bowie, Duran Duran, White Stripes) who produced Miguel’s single “Girl” in London’s Red Bull Music Studios, Mike Hedges, Haydn Bendall, Vincent Niclo’s Sony production “Adagio”, Andy Whitmore (Peter Andre, Elton John) and Eroc (Grobschnitt, Robin Trower, Gary Moore), who mixed and mastered his debut album” AND THE SOUTHERN VULTURES”.

Miguel has over ten years of experience as a guitar instructor specialised in electric and acoustic guitar. Being worldwide recognise as a virtuoso guitarist but also as a versatile musician. He has a foundation in jazz music which has been transposed to blues and heavy rock over the years. In his guitar lessons you will have a deep insight in: music theory, technique, scales, harmony, genres, style, composition, music production and useful advises about music industry and development for your career and passion in the music industry. All levels basic to advanced.

Miguel has shared big stages nationally (UK) and internationally (US, EU) with artists such as: Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy) Texas Band, Chris Farlowe, Dare, King King, and Ten Years After, among many others leading to co-headlining show with Samantha Fish and Glenn Hughes in 2023.

‘One of the greatest young guitarists around’ – Zakk Wylde ‘This guy is totally excellent’ – Mark Knopfler “One of the Finest in London” Rod Stewart. www.miguelmontalban.com IG | YT | FB @miguelmontalbanmusic

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Miguel is now recognised all over the world thanks to the success of his albums and a series of street performances in Europe. His arrangement of Dire Straits' song "SULTANS OF SWING" became a viral hit on YouTube ranking OVER 10 millions views. Miguel represents in London The International Busking Day, who took him to meet Mark Knopfler at a Private Event organised and produced by Gibson Guitars and Busking London exclusively.

In Paris he opened the International Motor Show, In London was Introduced to stage by Rod Stewart at Teenage Cancer Trust Concert at The Victoria And Albert Museum in front of Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Tom Jones, and sharing a stage with Chris Farlowe and Mike D'Abo.

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