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Monty Are I Biography

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Birth Place: Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
Years Active: 1998-present
Genres: Symphonic Rock, Alternative Rock, Punk Rock, Ska Punk

Monty Are I (formerly known as Monty's Fan Club and Monty) is an American alternative rock band from Cranston, Rhode Island. Monty recently won Takeover Records' Sign My Band contest on MySpace , but ended up signing to Stolen Transmission, and were upstreamed to Island Records. They also won the WBRU Rock Hunt in 2002 and the Ernie Ball sponsored Battle of the Bands in 2003.

Monty has many national tours under their belt, including five years on Vans Warped Tour, and tours with Just Surrender, Secondhand Serenade, Amber Pacific, Anberlin, Powerspace, Rx Bandits, My Chemical Romance, Story of the Year, Sum41, Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard, Hawthorne Heights and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

Monty are I's song "In this Legacy" is featured in Xbox/PS2 games: ATV Offroad Fury 4 and Tony Hawk's Project 8.

Monty Are I debuted their music video for "Between The Sheets" on August 14, 2007.

They have announced on their Myspace page that their first album exclusively under Island/defJam is titled Break Through The Silence and is slated for release on September 22, 2009. "One in a Million" was the first single, released on August 25, 2009.

Monty Are I used to be called Monty's Fan Club and is named after the band instructor Arthur Montanaro. The "Are I" portion of the name is a pun on "RI", Rhode Island's postal abbreviation.