Matt Monro Junior takes a special musical evening on tour
Matt Monro was one of the most popular singers of the 1960s. His son, Matt Monro Junior, is determined to keep alive his memory and takes a very special show on tour, calling at three local venues.
Matt Monro was known as “The Man with the Golden Voice” and now his son is keeping alive his late father’s memory with The Matt Monro Story.
The show is touring the UK this autumn and stops off at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, on October 6, the Ipswich Corn Exchange on October 9 and the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton, on October 20.
Matt Monro was born in Shoreditch, London and died, aged 54 after a string of huge hits. But his legacy lives on in this unique biographical show performed by Matt Junior.
When Junior was 13, he was invited by his father to join him on stage. From that moment on he knew he wanted to be a singer and repeat that unforgettable 1977 night.
Unfortunately the pair never got a chance to do so as in February 1985, Matt died.
Matt Junior signed with EMI in 1995 and in 2005 toured with a show called ‘The Legend Lives On’ which saw Matt work with his dad’s musical director, Colin Keyes.
The current show makes for a unique evening of music, warmth and love, and includes many of Matt Monro’s most recognisable hits such as Heartbreakers, Portrait of My Love, My Kind of Girl, Walk Away and Yesterday.
“I’ve always said if I had half of 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,” says Matt Junior.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a 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,” adds Matt Junior.