The voice of a new generation in Australia, Sydney-based artist and activist Montaigne (born Jess Cerro) has become an important name in the indie music scene. The past few years have seen her recognized for her work: her original songs voted on to Triple J Radio's Hottest 100, an ARIA award for Best Breakthrough Artist and a nomination for Best Female Artist in 2016.
Montaigne's debut album, Glorious Heights, produced by Tony Buchen, hit the charts at #4 and her second album. As Craig Mathieson of the Sydney Morning Herald put it, "Montaigne creates music that has a thrilling waywardness, baroque pomp and storm-the-stage energy".
Montaigne has graced the stages of some of Australia's biggest summer festivals like Splendour in the Grass, Lost Paradise, Woodford Folk Festival, Groovin the Moo, Party in the Paddock, Field Day and WOMADelaide. Having opened for international acts like Cindy Lauper and Blondie, the young performer continues to garner praise for her stunning live presence.