Welcome to the delicious world of Monty and dubious Brothers
Monty was the lead singer with dubious Brothers, the anarcho-music hall cult act that bewildered audiences and critics in the late eighties, with turn of the century tunes set to biting modern lyrics. He then went on to write for the even more legendary Èl records and launched a solo career, releasing albums in the UK and Japan with Humbug, Cherry Red, Polystar and Midi Mitsubishi. He has written music for film and TV. In 2019, his song Cantona Superstar was perfomed by French band Juniore in the Lily Rose Depp movie "Les Fauves".
He has always been seen as an eccentric on the fringes of pop. He arranged and produced the seminal "Classical Punk" (known in the USA as "Symphony of Destruction") by the London Punkharmonic Orchestra: a sixteen-piece string section playing all your punk favourites (MCI/Demon records).
All the albums, including "A Typical Scorpio" are available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Prime. Also available is the DVD, Live At Bush Hall, celebrating the Dubious Brothers triumphant reunion show at the Bush Hall in Shepherd's Bush, London in 2014. Monty has been working again recently with the incredible singer Sian Jones and the results of recent collaborations can be explored below together with some Monty and dubious Brothers classics.
Monty’s 2022 single “Flying Cars and Silver Suits” a backwards forwards retro futustic disco sensation
70s Cancelled Cop show Pilot Spoof theme “Chalk And Cheese” almost featuring Ryan Reynolds and Mark Ruffalo
“Donald Take Your Tiny Hands Off Me” by Sian Jones and Monty. Then Trump lost the 2020 US election. Coincidence?
“You’ll Never Be Him” by Sian Jones. Monty’s James Bond pitch.
“The Ballad Of Mistress Mee Maw” or “I’ve forgotten the Safeword” a story of Sado-masochism and ‘Slaw in the deep South
“The Planet Pluto Shake” a 1950’s retro B-Movie theme. Take Me To Your Leader
I’m Spartacus From Monty’s debut solo album “A Typical Scorpio”
A very young Claudia Winkleman introducing “Ah! Voodo” by Monty (and a cast of thousands)
An Iberian Tango for my special K
“What A Lovely Day For A Hunt Sabotage” from the “Live at Bush Hall” DVD available here
dubious Brothers “South America Welcomes The Nazis” live at Warwick University
The entire (first) farewell show at Warwick University 1990.
Monty “Can You Do The Mashed Potato?” Live with the Angel Delights.
Signorina from Monty’s debut solo album, “A Typical Scorpio” featuring the Rainbow Choir.
dubious Brothers “The Dog Ate My Poll Tax Form” Live at Colchester Arts Centre.
Monty “Baby Octopus” Live with the Angel Delights”
The Jam’s “Down In The Tube Station At Midnight” by the London Punkharmonic Orchestra” Produced and Arranged By Monty
The Dead Kennedy’s “Holiday In Cambodia” by the London Punkharmonic Orchestra” Produced and Arranged By Monty
MTV Interview with Monty to publicise the release of “Classical Punk” by the London Punkhamonic Orchestra
The Undertones' “Teenage Kicks” by the London Punkharmonic Orchestra”. Pleayed many times by John Peel.
X Ray Spex’s “Germ Free Adolescents” by the London Punkharmonic Orchestra” Produced and Arranged By Monty
The Stranglers’ “No More Heroes” by the London Punkharmonic Orchestra” Produced and Arranged By Monty
The Clash’s “White Riot” by the London Punkharmonic Orchestra” Produced and Arranged By Monty
The Sex Pistols’”Pretty Vacant” by the London Punkharmonic Orchestra” Produced and Arranged By Monty
The Ruts’ “Babylon’s Burning” by the London Punkharmonic Orchestra” Produced and Arranged By Monty
Sham 69’s “Hersham Boys” by the London Punkharmonic Orchestra” Produced and Arranged By Monty
“Viva El Michael” by the Rainbow Choir, a tribute to the legendary El Records Impressario, Mike Alway.
Number 4 St James’ Square by Mr Martini (Monty) on the El album “Abracadabra”. Later to be revived on Monty’s “The Napoleon Complex”
Tony Boy’s “I Like Flipper’s Guitar”, a tribute to Cornelius written by Monty and sung by Dave O’Brien from the El album “Abracadabra”
“Teaser” by Glitterbest written by Monty from the El album “Abracadabra” sung by Dominic Matthews
Her (Sian Jones) “Imran Khan (Eligible Bachelor) written by Monty from the El album “Abracadabra”
Her (Sian Jones) “Cantona Superstar” written by Monty and covered by Juniore on the Lily-Rose Depp movie “Les Fauves”
The Rosettes (Dom Matthews and Dave O’Brien) “Word Cup Doo Wop” from Bendit!’93 written by Monty.
Her (Belinda Phillips) Toto Schillachi Espresso from Bendit!’91 written by Monty.
Lady Helen of Anfield Michael Owen (Boy Wonder) on Various Liverpool Compilations written by Monty.
The dubious Brothers performing “Could Have Been” at their last ever show (before the Reunion gigs) in November 1990