Montgomery Streets, Ryan Shea, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Montgomery Streets

How awesome is it when you are treated to not one, not two, but three things in one day?  That is the plan of action for Brooklyn based acoustic pop duo Montgomery Streets, who will be doing all three for their old and new fans on November 19th with the premiere of their new song & music video for “Dapper Man” as well as a banging concert taking place at The Cobra Club in Bushwick, starting at 7:30 PM.

For those that are unfamiliar, Montgomery Streets is a Brooklyn based acoustic pop duo, compromised of Brian Murray and Anthony Defeo.  Their type of music is described as “introspective, often humorous lyrics… catchy hooks and sweet, sweet harmonies.”  They proved that with the release of their first EP last year called “Damn Girl” which received much fanfare and praise from critics and fans alike.  I also had the privilege in featuring them on Manhattan Digest last year and am quite the fan of their music.

I recently sat down with the emerging pop duo about all of this as well as plans in 2016 and if they are going to drop a full fledged album on us.  Take a look.

Montgomery Streets, Ryan Shea, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Montgomery Streets


So November 19th is going to be a big day for Montgomery Streets!  Can you tell our readers a little more about your show at Cobra Club in Bushwick?

Absolutely, we’re going to have drink specials with Cisco Brewers and Triple 8 Spirits.  Le Bon Jamon will be playing jazz starting at 7:30 for the cocktail hour, where we will have complimentary h’ordeuvres so make sure you show up early!  The immensely talented Carleigh Jade will be playing an acoustic set and then Montgomery Streets will close out the night with some tunes and the premiere of our new video for “Dapper Man” created by Mackenzie Greer.  We’ll be dressing up so we encourage everyone else to do the same, aka #GETDAPPER

On top of the show, you are also premiering your new song called “Dapper Man”.  What was the inspiration behind the song?

The idea behind “Dapper Man” was just the face that everyone puts on when things aren’t going too well in your life… a smiling, put together, confident person straightening their tie as the walls burn down around them.  Everyone has a “Dapper Man”

Does this mean we will be seeing a new album from Montgomery Streets next year?  If so, what can we expect?

Quite possibly, our whole idea behind the single project was to release a single every few months.  We released “Brooklyn Burning” in July and now “Dapper Man”. Hopefully we’ll get into the studio early 2016 to lay down a few more songs.  We may eventually release them all together as an album, it depends on how the pieces fit together.

With 2015 coming to a close, what are you most hopeful for in the 2016 calendar year?

Getting back into the studio, finally getting some of our cover song videos out, The Grape Room in Philly and the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg definitely have us excited about 2016.

Looks like it is going to be a fun night!  Remember it starts at 7:30 PM at The Cobra Club in Bushwick.  For more information on Montgomery Streets, check out their sites below.  Best of luck guys!