Reigns of Monty Carlo

Reigns of Monty Carlo

“A place for creative ideas bursting beyond band culture”

 

Paul Millsopp is the hugely talented one-man presence which is Reigns of Monty Carlo: a singer-songwriter and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist originally from Northern Ireland, but now based in the North of England.

 

Since 2014 Paul has proved a prolific constant within the Valentine roster – writing/producing and performing no less than FOUR full length LPS in less than two years – August 2014 saw his (appropriately titled) “Smorgasbored”, with the even-more emphatic “This Is A Hold Up” appearing a mere 7 months after his debut: The kaleidoscopic “Sweet Dreams and Deception’ followed in December 2015 and consolidated his previous work with yet another tight-knit 11-song salvo.

 

Given Paul’s passion and experience of performing live, it was then perhaps inevitable that he would eventually take this self-styled studio project out on the road – commencing with his live debut at the Valentine SOUND>VISION preview in March 2016 His latest release is quite a departure: The intriguingly titled “Cat Burglar” is a much more sonically consistent record, stripped back, raw and emotive more “Five Leaves Left” than “Denim and Leather”!