A Portrait Of Matt Monro By Michael Whittaker

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A Portrait Of Matt Monro By Michael Whittaker
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Ipswich Civic Centre says
All Tickts $15.00
Show Duration: 65 Minutes with no interval

Matt Monro visited Australia 16 times before his untimely death at 54. Much to the delight of his fans, he included many regional centres. His resonance with the Australian public is underscored by the fact that the only live cabaret video recording of Matt in existence was made in Melbourne in 1967. He is fondly remembered by most Australian retirees who consider his music contributed, in part, to the soundtrack of their generation. Matt’s career-making hit was the song Born Free from the movie of the same name.

While there will ever be only one Matt Monro, Michael Whittaker narrates his story, especially with regard to his Australian audiences, sensitively recreating all your favourites from the Matt Monro Songbook with specially commissioned backing tracks and screen presentations that review his life and career, whilst providing an insight into how this unassuming singer became the international star he deserved to be.

Matt’s story overlaps many other famous artists including Dusty Springfield, Winifred Atwell, George Martin (producer of the Beatles) and even Elvis Presley and Michael skilfully crafts an entire show around, not only his music, but the little nuances and coincidences that dot his stellar career. A captivating and enjoyable show proving yet again that quality songs and arrangements remain consistently contemporary and that truth is often stranger than fiction.
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By: Ipswich Civic Centre