The Monte Pittman Experience

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The Monte Pittman Experience

Neil Swanson

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 with Bravo Tipping, $15 cash at door

This event is 18 and over

Monte Pittman
Monte Pittman
Search THE MONTE PITTMAN EXPERIENCE • Dallas, $10 tix via BRΛVO or $15 cash for door

Born and raised in Longview, TX, Monte Pittman made the decision at 24 to move to L.os Angeles to pursue a career as a professional musician unfortunately having to leave his family, friends, and band Myra Mains behind. Upon arrival in LA, he made ends meet by working at a local music store. Realizing he was better at teaching than selling, he left to start providing guitar lessons.

As fate would have it, his third student would end up being British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, who had just received a guitar from his then girlfriend, Madonna. Soon after, Monte was introduced to the iconic performer, and became her guitar teacher as well. A month later, Monte was invited to join Madonna on stage at the David Letterman Show to promote her album, Music.

Monte has since played guitar on all of her live tours and albums starting with the 2001 Drowned World Tour to sharing writing credits on some of her songs.

Monte has also played guitar for the band Prong. He is credited with co-writing songs on “Scorpio Rising” and ”Power of the Damager” to which he also added backing vocals and bass. He also played guitar on Prong’s live album “100% Live”.

In November 2009, Monte released his debut acoustic solo album, “The Deepest Dark”. Almost a year after its release, a special bonus version of “The Deepest Dark” was released and immediately reached the No. 1 spot on the Best-Selling Acoustic Albums list at It was also No. 9 in the Top 10 Best-Selling CDs for the Fall of 2010.

In 2011, Monte launched a Kickstarter campaign for his second album, “Pain, Love & Destiny”. It raised a staggering $65,500, making him the top rock musician to raise the most money on the crowd-funding platform at that time. Monte met his initial goal of $5,000 in under 24 hours. It was released later that year and within its first week made it to No. 1 Rock Album, No. 1 Pop Album, and made it onto the Top 10 Albums chart on CD Baby. In addition, it cracked iTunes’ Top 200.

Monte performed at the 2012 Super Bowl with Madonna and toured around the world on the MDNA Tour.. He also performed at the 2012 Artists In Music Awards where he was given an award for Best Solo Artist in addition to being nominated in four other categories. Monte has also been honored with a Career Achievement Award from the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards. The Los Angeles Music Awards nominated him for Best Male Singer/Songwriter and Best Modern Rock Album for “Pain, Love, & Destiny”.

In November of last year, “M.P.3: The Power Of Three, Pt. 1″ was released. It’s a stripped down acoustic EP marking the beginning of Monte and Flemming Rasmussen’s working relationship.

In 2013, Pittman with band members Kane Ritchotte on drums and Max Whipple on bass went to Copenhagen to record the upcoming album with producer Flemming Rasmussen. This marks Monte’s return to heavy music.
Neil Swanson
Neil Swanson
Neil Swanson has been recognized by some of the biggest names in music for his guitar skills including Grammy winning guitarist Steve Vai, guitar icon Orianthi, and Eurythmics co-founder and mega producer Dave Stewart.

Guitar wizard Steve Vai has recognized Neil for being one of the top 10 guitar players in the US, winning Guitar Center's Steve Vai Sessions contest. He also opened up for Vai on his Story Of Light Tour and was hand picked by Orianthi as a winner through to be a part of Orianthi's "Be My Band" TV show.

From there, Neil was spotted by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and has continued playing with him as well as Orianthi and also sharing the stage with artists such as Richie Sambora, Martina McBride, Michelle Branch, Vanessa Amorosi, Liv Warfield, and many others. Adding on to this success, Neil was chosen by Boss to be the face for the launch of the VB2 pedal. He is also endorsed by Pigtronix, Erie Ball, Dunlop and Seymour Duncan.

In the beginning, Neil, a Texas native, began his career playing in every club he could in the Dallas area. Keeping “Dimebag” Darrell and SRV as inspiration, he cut his teeth the old fashioned way. After a few successes with rock, pop and hip hop groups he was a part of, and gaining valuable touring experience playing his way through the US, Asia, Germany and Kosovo, Neil was ready to push his career further.

Neil’s mission in life is to continue the legacy of the guitar rock genre. With his own upbeat original music, his live show re-introduces the style and passion of guitar players from the golden age of rock. With powerful riffs, beautiful melodies, and a classic meets modern sound, Neil is carrying the torch for a new generation of guitarists!
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226