Alysonmontez
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Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes.

ABOUT

Versatile as well as professional, Alyson Montez has dedicated the past 20 years of her life to the study and pursuit of a career in music. Classically trained and well-versed in orchestral repertoire, Alyson has also made a name for herself as a Grammy award-winning mariachi in the Latin community with the Mariachi Divas and a heavy metal violinist in the rock world.

Armed with an acoustic violin and 6-string fretless and 7-string fretted custom electric Viper violins, she balances a multitude of different styles in her daily life. She can currently be seen live with Gretchen Bonaduce's Ankhesenamen, Chicoa, Mariachi Colibri and the Jeff Musial Band, and offers lessons to children ages 2 1/2 and up.

Alyson offers her services to live performances, studio work, lessons, weddings, parties, street fairs and more!

Screen name:
Alysonmontez
Member since:
Feb 01 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

John 5, Shostakovitch, David Oistrakh, Mark Wood, Copland, Bartok, Nigel Kennedy, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Adele Anthony, Kronos Quartet, Jerry Goodman, Sugarcane Harris, Rasputina, Dethklok, NIN, Philip Glass, Brahms, Dvorak, Marilyn Manson, Powerglove, Dragonforce, Dimmu Borgir

EQUIPMENT

-6-string and 7-string custom electric Viper violins
-Traditional acoustic violin
-acoustic pickup
-Hartke LH500 amp with HyDrive 4x10 cab
-Various amps, pedals, etc

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Ankhesenamen with The Naked Eyes. "Naked Eyes was a British synthpop band popular in the 1980s. The duo is known for their singles: a cover of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David standard "(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me" (Bacharach himself has cited the cover as a personal favourite); and their subsequent hit "Promises, Promises"." Show at The Brixton Southbay - 100 W Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, California 90277 - $15, 21+

Ankhesenamen show. Details TBA.

Ankhesenamen with The Missing Persons. Details TBA.

Ankhesenamen opening for The Tubes! "This SF based band was known for its live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography and wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. Their hits include: "Don’t Touch Me There," "Young and Rich," "White Punks on Dope," "Prime Time," "Don’t Want To Wait Anymore," "Talk to Ya Later," "She’s a Beauty," "Tip of My Tongue," "The Monkey Time," "Piece by Piece" and many more." Show at The Brixton - 100 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, California 90277 - $25, 21+

Ankhesenamen performs at the Lake Arrowhead Summer Concert Series in Lake Arrowhead, CA, on the Lake Arrowhead Village Center Stage at 4pm.

Guest appearance with Mariachi Colibri tonight at Casa Moreno Mexican Grill from 7-10pm. Come have good food and tequila and watch the hottest all-female mariachi around ;-) 223 N. Citrus Avenue, Covina, California 91723

Announcing the premiere of the Jeff Musial Band, including a live performance of Alyson’s "Robot Octopi Rendezvous"! All original music and a couple covers, fun for everyone! See punk rock flailing, metal wailing and songs that’ll just get you deep down inside! Located on the Orange Line, so you can get drunk off your ass and not have to drive home. JMB goes on at 11pm. Paladino's - 6101 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana, California 91335 - $10, 21+

Ankhesenamen opening for Halloween Jack at The Dragonfly - 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038

Tribue to Traci Michaelz with The Peppermint Creeps, Ankhesenamen, Antiproduct, Middle Finger Mob, Mad Temple, Cast of Nasties, Bathroom Mafia and Crimson. At the Keyclub. Doors at 7:15, 15+, $10.

The premiere of "Reinventing Bonaduce", featuring Ankhesenamen, tonight on Fox Reality! Check your provider listings for channel number and showtimes!