Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Houston, Chris Monteverde (Monte) started playing the guitar as a kid one summer when most of his friends were away on vacation or summer camp. He was fortunate enough to have an amazing Spanish and Classical teacher by the name of Ron Hudson who saw his potential and love for the music and took him under his wing. During this apprenticeship, Monte got very involved in the Classical and Spanish art forms. Gradually he started to hone in on the wonders of rock and roll and the power of lyrics. He spent a lot of time listening to his family’s records and taking what he could from them. Monte started writing his own music at age thirteen and has been performing ever since.