He has played guitar for some of reggae’s finest on some of the biggest stages locally and internationally. Behind the ‘cool’ demeanour of his trademark sunglasses, Lamont ‘Monty’ Savory is a committed musician. He remembers the first time his soul was stirred by the instrument. It was the riffs of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song which caught the ears of an eight-year-old Savory, and he was hooked. “Just seeing the guitar in the video did it for me. It just looked like one of the best things ever.
Living in St Mary at the time, I made my own from a sardine tin and elastic bands until one day I left it in a place where I should not and my grandfather threw it away.” The loss of his ‘guitar’ was a temporary hurdle as by the time he hit high school in the Corporate Area — Camperdown — he was reunited with the instrument.
via Six-string Savoury.