THE MATT MONRO STORY - ONE VOICE

A celebration of one of the world’s biggest selling artists of all time with Matt Monro Jr

MATT MONRO can arguably lay claim to being Britain’s biggest musical export of all time. Indeed he is still hailed as the biggest non-Hispanic artist in the world.

The man dubbed “The singer’s singer” and “The man with the golden voice” clocked up a staggering 100 million sales in his lifetime.

He was the first singer ever to sing on a James Bond film (From Russia With Love) and he contributed the score to that best loved of films, The Italian Job.

In the Philippines alone his version of “My Way” sold 8 million copies outselling Sinatra’s by a country mile - Frank sold a mere 300,000. Beatlemania had nothing on his reception over there (and even today his son still receives a hero’s welcome).

Produced throughout his career by Sir George Martin, in the 1960s and 70s Matt Monro’s hits encompassed some of the greatest popular music ever. From Russia With Love, the Impossible Dream, Portrait Of My Love, Softly As I Leave You, Walk Away, My Kind Of Girl, Yesterday, Gonna Build A Mountain…. just some of the songs that made him a household name. And then, of course, there was Born Free.

Born Free was the song that firmly established Matt Monro in the hearts of the young and the old alike. Its opening notes forever conjured up a time and place – African plains, endangered lions, the film with actress Virginia McKenna… The smooth mellifluous voice of Matt became synonymous with Born Free and the song was, and still is, a huge iconic song in Africa.

Now Matt Monro Jr pays tribute to his legendary father with a new CD, “A Father’s Legacy” and a new show, The Matt Monro Story: One Voice. Encapsulating not just the story of his Dad’s rags-to-riches life it gives a unique insight into the man himself.

The journey of this boy who couldn’t read or write, and yet had to support his family, is told in loving detail by his son giving a glimpse into what it was like growing up in the Monro household. Video clips, home movies, even sequences where Matt Jr duets with his Dad, all play a part in this celebration of the life and legacy of Matt Monro.

Informative, entertaining and hugely enjoyable, this is one Big event not to be missed.

Running from February 4th to April 29th 2017, The Matt Monro Story plays 35 shows across the UK. Tickets are on sale now from all usual venues priced £21. Shows start at 7.30pm.

THE MATT MONRO STORY – TOUR DATES 2017

February
Sunday 19 Crawley Hawth Theatre 01293 553636
Wednesday 22 Hayes Beck Theatre 020 8561 8371
Friday 24 Bromley Churchill Theatre 0203 285 6000
Tuesday 28 Inverness Eden Court 01463 234 234

March
Wednesday 1 Perth Concert Hall 01738 621031
Friday 3 Glenrothes Rothes Hall 01592 611101
Saturday 4 Musselburgh Brunton Theatre 0131 6652240
Sunday 5 Glasgow City Halls 0141 353 8000
Tuesday 7 Rotherham Civic Hall 01709 823621
Wednesday 8 Weston Super Mare Playhouse 01934 645544
Thursday 9 Maidstone Hazlitt Theatre 01622 758611
Friday 10 Weymouth Weymouth Pavilion 01305 783225
Saturday 11 Kettering Lighthouse Theatre 01536 414141
Sunday 12 Barking Broadway Theatre 020 8507 5607
Wednesday 15 Stevenage Gordon Craig Theatre 01438 363200
Thursday 16 Epsom The Playhouse Theatre 01372 742555
Friday 17 Bishops Stortford Rhodes Centre 01279 710 200
Saturday 18 Dunstable Grove Theatre 01582 60 20 80
Tuesday 21 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 0844 871 7607
Thursday 23 Edmonton Millfield Arts Centre 020 8807 6680
Friday 24 Porthcawl Grand Pavilion 01656 815995
Monday 27 Brighton Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650
Tuesday 28 Basildon Towngate Theatre 01268 465 465
Thursday 30 Crewe Lyceum Theatre 01270 368 242

April
Tuesday 4 Lancaster Grand Theatre 01524 64695
Wednesday 5 Ilkley Kings Hall 01274 432000
Friday 7 Chesterfield Pomegranite Theatre 01246 345 222
Saturday 8 Bromsgrove Atrix Theatre 01527 577 330
Wednesday 12 Runcorn The Brindley 0151 907 8360
Wednesday 19 Solihull The Core Theatre 0121 704 6962
Friday 21 Clacton Westcliff Theatre 01255 43 33 44
Saturday 22 Great Yarmouth St Georges Theatre 01493 331484
Saturday 29 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall 01303 228600

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