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The Matt Monro Life Story

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 2018. 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.


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Tour Dates 2018

September

25 - The Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
08445 763 000

26 - The Swan, High Wycombe
01494 512 000

27 - Concorde Club, Eastleigh
02380 613 989

28 - Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
01793 524 481

29 - Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
01874 611 622

30 - Richmond Theatre, Richmond
08448 717 651


October

2 - Forum Theatre, Billingham
01642 552 663

3 - The Core, Solihull
01217 046 962

4 - Civic Theatre & Arts Centre, Rotherham
01709 823 621

5 - Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar
01707 660 067

6 - Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
01502 533 200

7 - Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
01246 345 222

9 - Corn Exchange, Ipswich
01473 433 100

10 - Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
01438 363 200

11 - Millfield Theatre, Edmonton
02088 076 680

12 - Playhouse Theatre, Epsom
01372 742 555

13 - Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth
01305 783 225

17 - Artrix, Bromsgrove
01527 577 330

18 - Towngate Theatre, Basildon
01268 465 465

19 - Westcliff Theatre, Clacton
01255 433 344

20 - Princess Theatre, Hunstanton
01485 532 252

21 - Theatre Royal, Brighton
08448 717 651

23 - Orchard Theatre, Dartford
01322 220 000

24 - The Grove, Dunstable
01582 602080

25 - Customs House, South Shields
01914 541 234

26 - Easterbrook, Dumfries
01387 253383

27 - City Halls, Glasgow
01413 538 000

28 - Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
01475 723 723

31 - Whitehall Theatre, Dundee
01382 434 940


November

1 - Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen
01224 641 122

2/3 - Brunton Hall, Musselburgh
01316 652 240

4 - Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
08448 884 411

7 - The Brindley, Runcorn
01519 078 360

8 - Albert Halls, Bolton
01204 332 157

9 - Pittville Pump Rooms, Cheltenham
08445 762 210

11 - Viva Blackpool, Blackpool
01253 297 297

15 - Civic Centre, Trowbridge
01225 765 072

16 - Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
01326 211 222

17 - Queens Theatre, Barnstable
01271 316 063

18 - The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
01258 475 137

19 - The Hawth, Crawley
01293 553 636

20 - Alban Arena, St Albans
01727 844 488

22 - Rhodes Centre, Bishops Stortford
01279 710 200






The New Album

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’.

Album cover artwork

Available now at your local show







Biography

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. 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.


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