To celebrate his return to the stage, Matt Monro Jnr, has released a brand new album, 'A Father’s Legacy', featuring newly recorded and beautifully crafted versions of his fathers most loved songs. Each tracks has been faithfully reproduced using many of the original arrangements used by Matt Monro himself. It is a wonderful tribute to the man known as, the 'Singer’s Singer'.￼
Available now at your local show
and coming soon to iTunes
One the greatest British vocalist of all time, the show tells the amazing life story of the 'Singer's Singer' Matt Monro. His music and career are brought to life with narration, archive video footage and personal stories and live performances from Matt Monro Jnr.
The critically acclaimed show will once again be touring the UK in 2017. We invite you to join us for a special night of laughter, and maybe the occasional tear, in celebration of the late, great Matt Monro.
The 2017 tour has now concluded. We have had a fantastic time on the road celebrating the life of Matt Monro and we hope you enjoyed it too. Due to the shows success we are looking to continue the tour in the near future. Watch this space!
When Matt Monro Jnr was only 13 years old he was invited by his father to join him on stage and perform a duet with him. From that moment on he knew that he wanted to be a singer and to repeat that unforgettable night in 1977.
Unfortunately the two Monro's never got a chance to repeat the performance as in February 1985, Matt Monro died at the age of 54. Matt's dream of sharing the stage with his father again had been shattered.
In 1986, a year after his father's death, a tribute was organised at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Matt performed to over two thousand people. David Jacobs, the renowned DJ from Radio 2 was in the audience and subsequently announced on his radio show, "a new singer has emerged". This led Matt to appear on the Bob Monkhouse's Opportunity Knocks in 1986 where he came third in the competition. Bob Monkhouse offered Matt a place on his touring show. He did three years on the circuit, earning his dues as a singer and keeping his father's name alive.
In 1989/90 Matt did a British tour with Cannon & Ball and Hinge & Bracket and from this the Matt Monro one-man-show was born. Matt toured with a nine-piece band, performing his own version of his father's songs.
Matt Jnr signed with the EMI label in 1995 and thanks to the advent of modern technology was able to fulfil his dream from that night back in 1977 when he dreamt of singing with his dad again. The album Matt Sings Monro is a collection of many of the best Matt Monro songs, done as duets with Matt Jnr following the example of Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole's version of Unforgettable.
2005 saw Matt Jnr touring England with a new show The Legend Lives On, which was a year in the making and took the singer to over 40 concert venues across England. One of Matt's personal highlights was working with his late father's musical director, Mr Colin Keyes. The shows combined nostalgia and personal memories of the late great Matt Monro.
The shows were such a success that the experience has been repeated every year since and has established Matt Monro Jnr as a fine artist in his own right. Having successfully broken into the Asian market he has taken his unique brand to the Americas, Australasia, Singapore, Africa, Spain and the Philippines.
I've always said if I had half my dad's talent I would still be a very gifted man. I've come a long way since I first started in the business and feel like I have achieved my dream of becoming an artist in my own right.
Later this year Matt Jnr is going back into the studios to record his 4th album. Called 'A Father's Legacy' it will have an acoustic feel something the singer is very excited about. Matt bears a striking resemblance to his father and this show will visit his father's most memorable songs mixed together with countless stories that go hand in hand with the music. This makes the show a unique evening of music, warmth and love.
But that isn't all the singer has to be excited about. After the outstanding success of last years tour "The Matt Monro Story", the 2017 tour will go to 50 venues around England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Kicking off in February the show will be bigger and better. Matt said, "I don't think I've ever been this excited about an upcoming tour. It's going to be incredible". I love meeting the fans after the show and I am always knocked out at the love they still have for my father. I always get very emotional and next year won't be any different, I can't wait.
I'm so lucky to have such a talented team of people behind me so special thanks have to go to my band and sound crew, Precision Audio Solution, Dale and Andi. Thanks also to my narrator and co singer Danni Bentley, Richard Moore for collating all the film footage and Chris Johnson my vocal coach who has taken me on an amazing journey and I'm proud to be able to call him my friend.
I wouldn't be forgiven if I didn't mention my sister Michele, who does more for our dad in keeping the legacy alive than anyone and for writing such a fabulous script for the show.
Finally my thanks go to Robert Pratt at Chimes International for believing in me and for helping me realise a dream.
Most importantly I thank all of you for your continued support and I so look forward to meeting some of you after the show. This tour is going to be so special for me and I hope you come away feeling it has been special for you.