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A Boy Named Cash

 'A Boy Named Cash' Johnny Cash Tribute Show starring Monty Cotton.

SOLD OUT 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, 2016/2017 Perth Fringe, Leading Club Venues.

A few years ago Monty decided it was time for a sea change. Leaving a corporate accountant job in Sydney, Monty set sail to pursue the life of a musician in Western Australia. A few years later Monty now travels the globe performing his Johnny Cash Show “A Boy Named Cash”.

Monty woke up one day in 2012 and realised he could imitate Johnny Cash. "A Boy Named Cash" was born - a greatest hits tribute to the legend Johnny Cash. From this point on Monty has performed as Johnny Cash all around Australia and the UK - pubs, clubs, shopping centres, arts festivals, mine sites, corporate functions, cruise ships, breakfast radio, morning television, and 'The Voice' Australia. See it to believe it!

"You hit that so perfectly" - Larry Emdur, Seven Network's Morning Show commenting on Monty's Johnny Cash live showcase appearance.
"With closed eyes it could have been the real Cash standing on stage, Cotton’s voice being absolutely spot on" - Edinburgh Spotlight
"A Boy Named Cash is a great crowd pleaser" - View from the Gods, London
"4.5 Stars" - The West Australian

 

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 Monty and his band were fantastic! I couldn’t have hoped for better entertainment and received glowing feedback from all of my guests. Monty and has band had everyone (even the most hesitant of dancers) up on the dancefloor for the whole night – they took requests and were just pretty fabulous the whole night. He even appeared on the Voice the night of our function and wanted a selfie with our entire crowd to commemorate the occasion which was great.
We wouldn’t hesitate in booking him again.

Taryn Bettini (Corporate Function) – June 2015

Monty was amazing! Everyone absolutely loved him! He got everyone interacted and turned it into a real party!
Thank you for such a smooth, easy booking! I will definitely be recommending you again and passing your name on.

Melissa Condo (Private Function) – August 2015

 It was a great success. Everything went perfectly, the delegates loved Monty and the band. He was a true professional and considering the amount of other things I had happening was good to know he was on top of his side of things. Please pass on my appreciation.

Jessica Rice, VNCA (Corporate Function) – April 2016

Anyone with an affection for Johnny Cash and out for a straightforward treat will enjoy “A Boy Named Cash” as a showcase of the star’s best known songs, performed with skill and delivered with warmth and enthusiasm.

Monty Cotton’s greatest hits tribute includes for example very traditionally performed songs like Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue, Ring of Fire or I Walk the Line. He also chose songs to demonstrate Cash’s guitar technique, as in the Cocaine Blues, originally by T.Y.Arnall and famously performed by Cash at Folsom Prison.

The well entertained listeners experienced another highlight, when Cotton got a surprised female audience member on stage to assist him in performing Jackson, a duet often sung by Johnny Cash and June Carter. The most cheers and laughter were heard, though, when Monty Cotton put his own interpretation qualities at front and started a medley of songs he thought Cash might have covered during the last few years, after his death in 2003. Not to give away too much, but hearing artists like Britney Spears or Rage against the Machine in a Johnny Cash voice was delightful. This climax was fittingly followed by Cotton’s version of Cash’s cover version of Hurt, his last hit, originally by the Nine Inch Nails.

Monty Cotton, from Sydney, was a fulltime accountant, dedicating only his weekends to music. In 2012 he realised, that he could imitate Johnny Cash to a degree of recognition that has led him to countless performances across Australia as well as Europe. During his performance in Edinburgh, it was very clear that he has his own voice, soft, smooth, young. Having realised that, it was truly baffling to hear Ghostriders in the Sky – with closed eyes it could have been the real Cash standing on stage, Cotton’s voice being absolutely spot on.

Anecdotes and short stories about the musician complete this performance, the plain stage and setting directing all focus on the boy named Monty Cotton.

Edinburgh Spotlight – August 2016

 "You hit that so perfectly"

Larry Emdur, Seven Network's Morning Show commenting on Monty's Johnny Cash live showcase – July 2016

 "A Boy Named Cash is a great crowd pleaser"

View from the Gods, London – June 2016

 Monty ran through the pantheon of hits of Johnny Cash – his voice is spot on, distinctive... bringing all the passion and excitement of the Cash catalogue

Perth Cafe Culture – February 2017

 4.5 Stars

The West Australian – February 2017

 They were fantastic, crowd loved them. Really nice guy too. Thank you for the recommendation, I would certainly highly recommend them to others.

Sue McLennan (Corporate Event) – June 2017
Date Time Venue
Friday 21 July 2017 20:15 - 23:30 Joondalup Resort Add to calendar
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