The Year of the Lions
LionThrone's tale is an exercise in manifestation. A story of brotherhood, raw talent and an esoteric connection that results in a passionate group of stellar songwriters and performers.
“Like RATM and 311 had a funky a** baby.” - The Exchange - Corpus Christi
“Absolute fire onstage…LionThrone rocked [Texas Indie Fest]” - Ervin V. Pulliam - Match 1 Entertainment
"These boys are telling a story...music with something to say." - Dr. Douglas Heath - KROVfm Radio
The quartet of Montoya (lead vocals, guitar, keys), Cap'n Jay (drums, vocals), Kyle (bass guitar) and Shorty (trumpet, percussion, vocals) has traversed multiple state lines (Texas, Virginia) and country borders (United Kingdom) to form like Voltron in 2018.
South Texas was a most generous host to these young lions with 9 unofficial show cases at SXSW and 100+ shows throughout the Lone Star State in 2018. They honed their craft on some of the finer stages in the region including the Rock Box and the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio and House of Rock in Corpus Christi. 2018 saw the release of single "MoveQuick" on all digital platforms, one music video, loads of merchandise, local and internet radio play, a week mini tour through Colorado and 20+ live stream events.
SXSW 2019 was the perfect platform for the release of four new songs by this visionary group with 2 unofficial showcases. Ranging from system thumping heavy funk to smooth soul rock, the "Year of the Lions" demo ep showcases the many styles at LionThrone's command. Prolific writers, LionThrone released another single and first major music video titled "Locked you In" 1/1/2020; their most well received to date with nearly 20,000 streams on Spotify alone in less than two months as of 2/26/2020.
Their seventh singe titled "The Path" was was pre-released to their loyal fanbase, affectionately dubbed "the Pride" at the turn of the spring equinox and hit all digital platforms 3/27/2020.
Our Lion’s manes grow longer yet...
LionThrone is actively booking, writing, preparing the launch of an online store and making ready to hit the live circuit in the summer of 2020.
LionThrone seeks opportunities to showcase their talents at music festivals of all sizes and varieties.
LionThrone is building their team. From management and representation to artist collaborations and brand endorsements/ sponsorships.
Booking/press - Lesley Logan /
Bryan Montoya - Vocals, Guitar, Keys
With deep roots in the blues, soul and rock n roll, lead vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist Bryan Anthony Montoya brings an impassioned and impressive delivery to his lyrics. Dancing somewhere between Chris Cornell and James Brown (between crooning and summoning the mighty power of his band in a snarl ) at a whim in swells of energy and emotion. A dynamic, experienced guitarist and a showman who invests in his audience, Montoya owns the role of Frontman with ease.
Justin Reed aka Cap'n Jay - Drums, Vocals
Drummer and vocalist Captain Jay’s hiphop influence can be felt in the core of LionThrone’s drive. His vocal stylings resemble greats such as Tupac Shakur and Nate Dogg in their expressive nature. An eclectic and unique drummer with styles for days, it’s a guarantee that heads will bang and booties will shake with this man on the skins.
Kyle Waters - Bass Guitar
Kyle Waters has been studying the greatest bassists of our time his whole life, and the proof is in the pudding. Waters’ abundant techniques on the bass guitar call to mind legends like Marcus Miller, Bootsy Collins, Les Claypool and the like, providing an energetic and original landscape on which LionThrone develops their unique brand of rock.
Shorty Brown - Trumpet, Vocals, Percussion
Shorty Brown brings a special element to LionThrone’s sound with percussion, trumpet and vocals. Formerly a sound tech for the group, Shorty became a full time member in the summer of 2018 when his talent as a trumpeter and vocalist became evident. With influences ranging from classical to contemporary, Shorty was the perfect fit to round out our Lions sound.