Monte Pittman launches video for “Changing Of The Guard”

Monte Pittman launches video for “Changing Of The Guard”; Jamplay online guitar instruction course now available

After releasing two solo albums – Better Or Worse and Between The Space – last year to critical acclaim, Monte Pittman is now launching a video for Between The Space‘s track “Changing Of The Guard”. Filmed by Rokker Dave and featuring Jimmy Duvall (bass) Cody Duvall (drums), the clip can be viewed now at:

Monte comments: “The album ‘Between The Space‘ is a heavy album that gets straight to the point as soon as it starts. The theme is about connection, alignment, and what divides those things. As always when I write, my goal is coming up with the material that fits in my live show. I did everything on these albums. I wrote it all, I played every instrument, I recorded it, and I mixed it. The only thing I didn’t do was the artwork (by Aaron Lea) and mastering (by Alan Douches). It was a challenge having so many tasks. It was a luxury being able to take the time and get everything just how I wanted it. It was a learning experience, and it was a lot of fun making it. The album ‘Better Or Worse‘ is an acoustic album but it feels like a heavy album. The theme is about being attached to something or being unattached. It could be an idea or a thought process. The softest part of the album has the heaviest lyrics. It builds instrumentally as the album progresses. I wanted the tone of each track to be a little different from each other. ‘Better Or Worse‘ and ‘Between The Space‘ both mirror each other and they are polar opposites. The idea is to have something there for the people who like my heavy music, something for the people who like my acoustic music, and something for the people who like the variety of both.”

To preview and purchase both albums, please visit:

Jamplay online guitar instruction course with Monte is now available at:

Catch Monte on tour with Madonna in 2019/2020! See below for all dates.

Madonna – Madame X tour dates
***BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (Brooklyn, NY)
September 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28
October 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
***The Chicago Theatre (Chicago, IL)
October 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24
***Colosseum (Las Vegas, NV)
November 7, 9, 10
***The Wiltern (Los Angeles, CA)
November 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
***Boch Center Wang Theatre (Boston, MA)
November 30
December 1, 2
***The Met Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
December 7, 8, 11
***Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater (Miami, FL)
December 14, 15, 17, 18, 19
***Lisbon Coliseum (Lisbon, PT)
January 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23
***The London Palladium (London, GB)
January 26, 27, 29, 30
February 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15
***Le Grand Rex (Paris, FR)
February 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29
March 1, 3, 4

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Photo credit: Travis Colbert

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!