Monty Oxymoron
Monty Oxymoron

Monty Oxymoron

Official Website of the Musician and
Keyboard Player of The Damned

Monty Oxymoron
Musician / Keyboardist of The Damned

Monty Oxymoron - photo by Russ Kirby
Photo: Russ Kirby

Monty Oxymoron b. Cambridge, Sept 27th 1961 - keyboardist for the Damned since 1996, Monty is a multi-instrumentalist and can also play (in addition to Keyboards) Guitar, Bass Guitar, Marimba, and all sorts of hand percussion. Has also been known to play objects not designed as musical instruments.

Monty has also performed with Captain Sensible, Dr. Spacetoad Experience, Sumerian Kyngs, The 2nd Attic, The Trevor Kaye Quintet, The Sweetcorn Experience, Improvising Duo (ID) with Rod Paton, Captain Stupidt (sic), Yvo Luna, Tim Burness and the "Celebration" Jazz duo with Dee Byrne (sax). He also plays with The Vitamin B12, appearing with them live at "All Tomorrow's Parties" festival 2005.

A keen musical improviser since an early age, today he continues to improvise with the Brighton "Safehouse Collective" in both open sessions and gigs.

In addition to playing in Rock bands, solo gigs and a Jazz band, he has also accompanied contemporary dance classes and performances, worked with poets and with a theatre company. In 1987 he performed in cabaret with Ian Smith of the "Zap Club" for ITV's P.O.V. broadcast.

Between 1989 and 1992 he attended West Sussex Institute for Higher Education and obtained a BA in "Related Arts". After this he co-ran a music group for adults with special needs with Rod Paton, and also played percussion in his monumental "Jazz Mass". Monty then went on to study Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmith's College London while retaining an interest in music and dance therapies. After this, personal study researching the phenomenon of synaesthesia deepened the interest in the interplay between visual and aural phenomena, art and music.

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Photos: Russ Kirby

Since joining the Damned professionally in 1996, Monty has continued to study the history, philosophy, neurology, and psychology of music, making use of the vast resources of the Internet to continually expand his musical experiences and knowledge.

In July 2019 Monty played at the Zellerbach Gardens in San Francisco

This was a Classical/Jazz improvisation piece with a touch of Psychedelia. Monty hopes to expand on this type of performance musical art in future. If you have a venue that would suit this kind of work and you would like Monty to perform, please get in touch with him (below)

When not playing or studying music Monty works as a psychiatric nurse.

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Monty Oxymoron - Music

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Monty Oxymoron - Discography

Visions of the Ecstasy Aunt (2010)
AWAL (download only)

Mad Hatti's Reunion With Paradise (2007)
Limited Release but available for free at

Living My Life Backwards (2005)
Limited Release but available for free at

18 Symptoms of Musical Insanity (2005)
as Monty the Moron
Bendi Records

Tales from the Second Attic (1985)
as Monty the Moron
Acid Tapes

Tune into Channel Z (1984)
as Monty the Moron
Acid Tapes

Acorn Beer and Chestnut Wine (1984)
as Monty the Moron
Acid Tapes

Monty Oxymoron - photo by Russ Kirby
Photo: Russ Kirby


Evil Spirits (2018)
Spinefarm Records

35th Anniversary Tour Live (2012)
4worlds Media

Nation Fit For Heroes/Time (2008)
(Vinyl single on The English Channel)

So Who's Paranoid? (2008)
(Monty wrote "Nature's Dark Passion" and
"Since I Met You" on this album)
The English Channel

The Damned Return To The 100 Club (2007)

Little Miss Disaster (2005)
Lively Arts

Grave Disorder (2001)
Nitro Records

Monty Oxymoron with The Damned - photo by Violet Black
With The Damned - Photo: Violet Black


M.G.E.25 (2005)
ILC Music

Tiki Nightmare (2002)
Salvo Sound & Vision


Interconnected - Tim Burness (2018)
Bandcamp (Electric Energy Video on YouTube)

Portobello Shuffle (Pink Fairies Tribute CD) (2010)
Track 7 "Say You Love Me"
(with Cpt. Sensible - Monty played drums)

The Madcap Laughs Again! (2010)
Track 7 "Octopus" (with Cpt. Sensible)
Free with MOJO Magazine March 2010

This is Bon Bon - Gilly Bloodaxe (2010)
with Tony Gill, Adrian Newton and Geoffe Hearne

Vision On - Tim Burness (2007)
Expanding Consciousness

Finding New Ways To Love - Tim Burness (2004)
Expanding Consciousness

Mad Cows and Englishmen - Captain Sensible (1996)
Scratch Records

Time Machine - The Dr. Spacetoad Experience (1996)

Monty Oxymoron - Writing

Monty's book, a Neo-gnostic treatise on the Eternal Truth, is now available from most bookshops (ISBN-10 : 190683444X ISBN-13 : 978-1906834449) including and elsewhere.

Monty's book: The Cosmic Brain Explodes

Monty Oxymoron - Digital Art

Monty Oxymoron - Photos

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Monty Oxymoron On The Web

The Damned Official Website

Contact Monty

Please do not email Monty about matters relating to The Damned (autographs etc). He cannot help you with this. Instead for all queries relating to The Damned please email

Monty currently resides in Brighton (UK). But he travels to wherever his services are needed. To prevent Monty's email address getting picked up by spam bots and getting overrun with junk his email address is not listed on this page but can be found via this contact form