Camper Calling

23 - 25 August 2019

Monty Taft

Freshly Squeezed StageAlice Richardson

Monty Taft is a gifted seventeen-year-old singer-songwriter whose music addresses the trials and tribulations of a young person’s ascent into adulthood.

In a matter of months, he has transcended from a regular favourite on Jersey's live music circuit to having his self-penned songs played across the nation.

Imagine a teenage Ben Howard crossed with Damien Rice and George Ezra, then you may get a picture of what to expect from Monty Taft’s fresh take on acoustic folk-pop. His bright and uplifting tunes are born out of the ups and downs of being a teenager torn between two worlds. From hometown hero to a new life in Birmingham, Taft is a voice for a generation of teenagers who are learning the challenges of moving away and chasing their wildest ambitions.  

Not long after his move to the city, Huw Stephens discovered Monty’s talents and gave his first official single, ‘These Walls’, a spin on Radio 1. The support from national media kick-started a chain of events which culminated in him supporting Seafret and being announced for no less than two coveted slots on the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival this June.