Michael Montinola is the music director and plays the role of George Harrison in The Hofners. At the age of eight, Michael heard I Want To Hold Your Hand and Get Back on the radio. Not even knowing who the band was, he was hooked.Michael taught himself how to play guitar. He learned to play and sing Beatles songs starting with the chords and harmonies with his brother. In the early ‘90s, Michael was the lead guitarist of a rock group called, Potter’s Fieldin New York. They opened for Bob Marley’s son in an event called, A Day in the Garden. Meanwhile, Michael and close friends started a band called, Tomorrow Never Knows, playing the hits of The Beatles, Wings and others. In the late ‘90s, Michael joined an all Beatles group called, Something New. In that band, Michael had the opportunity to play with Beatlemania alumni, Louie Collucci and Alan LaBouf.Michael met Mike “Ringo” Streeto in a studio at an audition and became the George character in The Hofners. Michael has mastered the body language that George displayed on stage as well as the sound. If you close your eyes and listen, you’d have a hard time distinguishing who is singing; George or Michael.