River Roots (formerly Matt Montez Duo) are a vibrant mixture of roots and alternative acoustic, with hints of folk and reggae beats, bringing diverse sounds and a playful uplifting vibe. Conscious, mind opening music delivered from the heart.
Fusion of their soulful harmonies and positive energy illuminates the stage. They share their musical journey together while bringing people together. The music is majorly influenced by a nomadic lifestyle and connecting with nature, with a positive uplifting message.
This Nomadic Duo tour internationally, performing at many festivals, including: Boomtown Fair, Beat-Herder, The Green Gathering, Boardmasters and Buddhafield.
River Roots catapulted into the New Zealand scene earlier this year with a tour across the North and South Island, performing at Aum’s Seuss Festival, Wanderlust Festival, Luminate Festival, Resonance Karamea Festival and the International Yoga Festival.
Some other World Wide Festivals include: Quest Festival (Vietnam), 420 Festival (Cambodia), Landjuweel Festival (NE), Nimbin Roots Festival (AUS) and Jam Festival (DE).
En route Once Winds of change Ocean and me Dont need sleep Myself Gentle Elemental
Covers Adele – hometown glory City and colour – bring me your love City and colour – hope for now City and colour – paradise Damien Rice – 9 crimes Trevor Hall – Te amo Ray Lamontagne – Empty James Bay – Let it go Citizen Cope – Sideways Ledbelly – where did you sleep Johnny cash – hurt …………. Middle/bridging …………. Original
Instincts Silent Revolution Kundalini Third eye Stars Good chord
Covers Trevor Hall – Wishman James vincent mcmorrow – old dark machine …………. Upbeat …………. Original
Monkey corner Sight from inside Destruction Thousand faces Barefeet Thank you Hey now
Covers Buffalo Springfield – For what its Worth King louie jungle book – I wanna be like you Chaka khan – aint no body Coolio – Gangsta's Paradise Adele – rolling in the deep Medicine for the people – Great Spirit
BBCIntroducing – David White “What voices River Roots have! ‘Destruction’s simple and frankly stunning. Nice job”
Quest Festival “We’ve had River Roots play twice now at our festival and they have been nothing short of wonderful. Inspired lyrics with a really joyful vibe – they get the crowd going and are often named as a favourite act from our punters.”
Jump Ship Promotions – Niamh Mcgowan “If ever there was an ep that was the perfect soundtrack to relaxing on a beach somewhere, this is it. With a soulful voice and a simple guitar sound ‘sight from inside’, the latest ep from Singer/songwriter Matt Montez, is the smoothest and lightest sound from an acoustic artist I have heard for a while.”