Our Artists

Monty Cotton

the flaming galahs

A few years ago Monty decided it was time for a sea change. Leaving a corporate accountancy job in Sydney, Monty set sail to pursue the life of a musician in Western Australia.  With a singing voice uncannily like the legendary Johnny Cash, and with a love of his music, Monty created his Greatest Hits tribute to Johnny Cash called A Boy Named Cash (as seen on TV “The Voice” Australia, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Edinburgh Fringe).

He now travels the globe performing A Boy Named Cash at arts festivals, corporate functions, rodeos, musters, weddings, cruise ships, pubs and clubs, shopping centres, breakfast radio and morning television.  He has also performed on The Voice Australia.

Monty also covers a broad range of other music styles from rock and roll and country to R&B and modern pop. His audience-engaging style and musical versatility has made him one of the most sought after entertainers for corporate events, weddings, parties, pubs, clubs and more.

Whether as solo one man band with loops and stomp box, or in the “supergroup” with a variety of traditional instruments – double bass, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, stompbox, drums – Monty takes on all the popular hits in a unique post modern jukebox style. Monty will have the audience singing and dancing with both a unique bluegrass and contemporary pop/rock feel.

Monty’s combination of country music, classic and contemporary hits, bush dance instrumentals, and audience engaging style always leaves a night to remember.

Available in a variety of formats:

Monty Cotton – country and rock n roll show

A Boy Named Cash – Johnny Cash Experience

The Flaming Galahs – Great Australian Songbook

Ukelectic – Ukulele Party Band

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Song List

3am – Matchbox 20
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
A Little Less Conversation – Elvis
A Team – Ed Sheeran
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
All Along the Watchtower – Jimmy Hendrix
All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
All Of Me – John Legend
All Shook Up – Elvis
Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again – The Angels
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – Eric Bogle
April Sun In Cuba – Dragon
Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis
Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing – Chris Isaak
Bad Moon Rising – Creedance
Betterman – Pearl Jam
Beer With Duncan – Slim Dusty
Black or White – Michael Jackson
Blame It On Me – George Ezra
Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
Boys of Summer – Don Henley
Breakeven – The Script
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Budapest – George Ezra
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Vailli
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis
Cocaine – Eric Clapton
Come As You Are – Nirvana
Come Together – Beatles
Copperhead Road – Steve Earle
Country Roads – John Denver
Crossroads – Eric Clapton
Dakota – Stereophonics
Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Dancing in the Moonlight
Days Like This – Van Morrison
Delilah – Tom Jones
Don’t Stop Believing – The Journey
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Don’t Treat Me No Good – Sonia Dadda
Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
Drift Away – Doobie Gray
Drive – Incubus
Dumb Things – Paul Kelly
Duelling Banjos
Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool
Faith – George Michael
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Father and Son – Cat Stevens
Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
Fire and Rain – James Taylor
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Freak on a Leash – Korn
Free Falling – Tom Petty
Galway Girl – Steve Earl
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Get Back – Beatles
Ghost Riders In The Sky
Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis
Hello I Love You – The Doors
Heya – Outkast
Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Ho Hey – Lumineers
Hold On We’re Going Home – Drake
Holy Grail – Hunters Collectors
Horses – Daryl Braithwaite
Hotel California – Eagles
Hound Dog – Elvis
Hurt – Johnny Cash
Hurt So Good – John Mellancamp
I am Australian – Seekers
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
I Still Call Australia Home
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
I Was Only 19 – Redgum
I Will Survive
I’ll Tell Me Ma
I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith
If Tomorrow Never Comes – Garth Brooks
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Jack and Diane – John Mellancamp
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
Khe Sanh – Cold Chisel
Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine
Kiss – Prince
Knockin on Heavens Door – Bob Dylan
Kryptonite – Three Doors Down
Land Down Under – Men At Work
Latch – Sam Smith
Layla – Eric Clapton
Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Leaving On A Jet Plane – John Denver
Let Her Go – Passenger
Lightning Crashes – Live
Like A Prayer – Madonna
Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
Long Way To The Top – ACDC
Love Is In The Air
Love Me Tender – Elvis
Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder
My Happiness – Powderfinger
Ms Jackson – Outkast
Naïve – The Kooks
Need You Tonight – INXS
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
New York New York – Frank Sinatra
No Diggity
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
Nothing Compare To You – Prince / Sinead O’Connor
Old Man – Neil Young
Old Time Rock n Roll – Bob Seger
On The Road Again – Willie Nelson
One Call Away – Charlie Puth
Otherside – RHCP
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughn
Proud Mary – Creedance
Pub With No Beer – Slim Dusty
Push – Matchbox 20
Rawhide – Frankie Lane
Riders Of The Storm – The Doors
Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
Riptide – Vance Joy
Roar – Katy Perry
Roxanne – Sting
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Scar Tissue – RHCP
Semi Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shook Me All Night Long – ACDC
Sittin on the Dock – Percy Sledge
Slide – Goo Goo Dolls
So Beautiful – Pete Murray
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Sorry – Beiber
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Steal My Kisses – Ben Harper
Sugar – Maroon 5
Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds – Elvis
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
Taylor – Jack Johnson
Thank God I’m A Country Boy – John Denver
That’s Amore – Dean Martin
The Scientist – Coldplay
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Throw Your Arms Around Me – Hunters and Collectors
Tip Of My Tongue – Diesel
To Be With You – Mr Big
Twist and Shout – Beatles
Umbrella – Rihanna
Under The Bridge – RHCP
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine
Wait and Bleed – Slipknot
Waiting On The World To Change – John Mayer
Wake Me Up – Aviici
Walk On The Wild Side – Lou Reed
Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
Walzting Matilda
Wanted Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi
Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
We Will Rock You – Queen
When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
Whole Lotta Love – Led Zepellin
Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
Wild Rover
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Wonderwall – Oasis
Yellow – Coldplay
You Can Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
You’re The Voice – John Farnham
Zebra – John Butler


WOW WOW WOW!!! Monty Cotton DUO was absolutely outstanding! Such a huge winner – the audience absolutely loved them.

Cathy Fogliani (Corporate Client)
Nov 2023

Wanted to personally thankyou and the band for a great night. The feedback I have received from family and friends has been nothing short of amazing! Hope we can party again. Cheers for being so easy to deal with.

Michelle (Private Function)
Jun 2023

Phenomenal performance. Very fun, creative and engaging with the audience. Excellent feedback from attendees.

Jenna (Community Event)
Apr 2023

A massive thank you to you and the band for performing at our wedding last weekend. You guys were absolutely amazing & such great entertainment! So many people came up to me to tell me you guys were a great find! The venue also mentioned you guys were really great & set such a fun vibe for everyone.

Brooke (Wedding)
Apr 2023

Thank you and the boys very much for an outstanding show. Still getting comments on your contribution!

Adrian (Chef's Long Table Charity Lunch)
Mar 2023

You are a bloody legend!
Anthony and I just want to say thank you so much for entertaining us on Saturday.
I hope you enjoyed the gig.

Leanne (Private Function)
Dec 2022

Monty and his crew played for guests invited to celebrate Wade and my 50th and our daughter’s 21st birthdays. They were outstanding and I can not speak more highly of their talent, professionalism and general awesomeness! My husband and I are now on a mission to find out where and when he is playing around the place so we can see him again!

Kylie Scott (Private Function)
Aug 2022

Monty was excellent. He turned up nice and early, and was all set up when I got there at 6pm. He played really well and was interactive with the crowd. His performance – playing and singing was excellent and he made a lot of people laugh. 10/10 Think he enjoyed being out in the sticks too – remarked how quiet it was.

Rachel, Corporate Event

Thank you so much for making my Mum’s birthday such an amazing night. You were absolutely fantastic and everybody thoroughly enjoyed it, including Mum. Thanks again.

Paul (Private Function)
Apr 2021

Cannot thank Monty enough for making our son and daughter in laws wedding the most amazing night. From some specifically requested, beautiful renditions during the ceremony to belting out all the party numbers after the reception, Monty was an absolute star! His ability to play on request added to the atmosphere, right down to the very last song of the night and allowing the Bride to sing (or “screech”) a duet with him. At every stage of the night, Monty had the ability to entertain and interact leaving lasting memories for all that attended. I am currently in the throws of thinking up an excuse to engage his fantastic talents again. What a talented musician! I encourage all to engage Monty and his friends for your special event, you will never be disappointed.
PS his booking agents were very easy to deal with, prompt and professional in all our interactions.

Tracy (Wedding)
Mar 2021

Monty made the night, he was so good! Everyone loved him and is still talking about him and how good he was. Very professional, fun and just perfect all round.

Holly (Wedding)
Feb 2021

We just wanted to send you a quick email to say a massive THANK YOU for your amazing singing and entertainment on our special day.
Your voice is just amazing and the entertainment you provide while doing it is so incredible. From you singing live during our ceremony to the reception and playing all of our specially requested songs to the didgeridoo and playing the guitar behind your back and with the bottles and customising the songs to everyone, it was honestly just the best and highlight of our day, you are very talented!!
All the guests enjoyed it so much as well and it created the exact atmosphere and vibe we had dreamed of. 🙂
Thank you for learning our first dance song, you absolutely nailed it! I remember looking around at everyone during that and thinking this is just perfect and exactly how we had imagined it so yeah just thank you so so much. 🙂

We will definitely come see you play live again one day when we are up in Perth and looking forward to it.

Hayley & Jeremy (Wedding)
Apr 2021

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Monty Cotton for last Thursdays performance, the duo was absolutely incredible and we can’t wait to have them back at our next event.
A massive thanks again!

Stefanie Germano (ATL Events)
Nov 2020

Please pass on my best for Monty as he was sensational and everyone loved him. It was a fantastic night and so so many people dancing.

David Morgan (Private Function)
Nov 2020

Jim and I would like to thank you for the amazing music and entertainment you made at our wedding last Saturday 20th January. We have had so many good reports from our guests, we just wish we could’ve been around to listen to you more. I am looking forward to getting the video so I can listen to you! Many thanks again – We will definitely use you in the future.

Erin & Jim (Wedding)
Jan 2018

I just wanted to say thanks to Monty and band for performing at our wedding in the Barossa Valley. The guys were unreal and just made our night so special for us. We couldn’t have asked for a cooler band to come and play at our wedding, and we are still talking about how great of a time we had. I am absolutely stoked to have had Monty Cotton at our wedding; young or old, everyone loved it, they were great.
The guys were so professional and sounded unreal. The band were all really nice and had everyone up and dancing for hours. We’ll be hoping to see Monty perform at events in the future!

Terri and Tom (Wedding)
Oct 2017

Thanks for a great night at Club Havana. The crowd really enjoyed the show and are still raving about the band.

Mike (Corporate Function)
Apr 2017

Thank you for entertaining the crowd on Friday evening, it was really fantastic!

Sue (Incite Awards Function)
Jun 2017

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, VNCA (Corporate Function)
Apr 2016

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