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NameTinsby ()
DateApril 22, 2013 11:28 PM
MessageI always looked forward to having a Matt Monro record to play when I was on the radio in the 1960's.Such a pure unadulterated voice, the likes of which we probably won't see again in our lifetimes.

It goes without saying that he left us far too soon, at least we have w wonderful legacy of his music to enjoy. I'm sure Matt looks down on us and is pleased by all his earthly friends that follow him to this day.

RIP Matt you are clearly NOT forgotten!

Regards to Michelle, your Dad was the BEST.

NameJ Bond ()
DateApril 15, 2013 01:43 PM
MessageQuite apart from loving his singing I have always felt a sort of kinship,in that we are in two months of the the same age, also born in Shoreditch, and surprise surprise, I find his father is buried in Chingford where I lived from the age of 9 for 45 years, I would love to know why Chingford.

NameJoe Altieri ()
DateMarch 26, 2013 12:44 AM
LocationGreenwich, CT USA
MessageI have only recently discovered Matt and his music on the Sinatra channel on Sirius. What a voice!! When I looked him up, I was stunned and saddened to know that this man passed in 1985!! I love Sinatra and I have become a huge Matt Monro fan as well. I know that Matt admired Frank but never got the chance to actually meet him. I hope they are both living it up and entertaining all with their great voices in heaven.
Sorry I didn't know you when you were still here Matt.....I missed out for sure.

DateMarch 13, 2013 02:42 PM

DateFebruary 22, 2013 06:58 PM
MessageJust want to say, Thank-you for the site. Easy to find and easy to navigate. Matt is a great singer I've really only just discovered.

NameGraeme ()
DateFebruary 18, 2013 10:32 PM
MessageMatt was one of the finest singers it has been my privilege to hear. I have just bought his double CD, "The Collection" and it is like a magnificent journey back in time. So many classics, beautifully sung.
Thanks, Matt, for all those wonderful memories.

NameAllan ()
DateFebruary 15, 2013 01:27 AM
MessageOne of the greatest ,especially
Born Free and Walk Away.
Frank Sinatra paid him a great tribute.

NameAndrew ferrie ()
DateFebruary 14, 2013 04:42 PM
MessageIt just occurred to me I cannot recall any of his song using backing singers as fill ins, quite a singer to do that

Nameandrew ferrie ()
DateFebruary 12, 2013 02:44 PM
Messageof all his song my favourite for some reason is " don't sleep in the subway" closely followed by " i have Dreamed" Sinatra does this song but matt nailed it, the live in manila version is absolute perfection

NameIan Jordison ()
DateJanuary 13, 2013 11:49 PM
MessageI am a big Matt Monroe fan, I am just listening to Radio Solent where the spotlight is on Matt.The program is presented by Bob Roberts.

NameMaureen. ()
DateJanuary 06, 2013 01:52 AM
LocationNiagara Region, Ont. Canada
MessageHeard him singing on radio, but could never quite place the voice, ...that was in 1970's....heard him by error,I had an old video of The Sea Wolves,, The music was haunting, and this was a WW 2 story happening in 1940' then ... at the end of the movie, I heard that hauntingly familiar voice & I finally discovered the name of the VOICE...that voice I could never place, I knew who it was NOT....and was thrilled to finally discover MATT MONRO???? Singing the Precous Moments... WOW at my age of 84 fell for this man his music,and all I could learn about him. and so grateful to his daughter Michele for all she has done....I am a true fan. Bless you

DateJanuary 05, 2013 12:25 AM
MessageI heard Matt singing when I was around 14, I thought he was blessed with a golden voice.He can make me happy and cry to this day 50 years later.He passed away so young but his music will forever live on in our hearts. Thanks Matt, RIP.

NameTheresa Morin ()
DateDecember 01, 2012 03:16 PM
LocationWindham Maine
MessageHappy Birthday Matt. Remembering you and playing your music today. So grateful that we have your recordings to enjoy. God Bless you and Mickie.

NameNick Muir ()
DateDecember 01, 2012 12:21 PM
LocationExmouth, Devon.
MessageFor all fans of Matt Monro, I will be paying a tribute to him for his birthday tomorrow, 2nd December starting at 4pm UK time on Bay FM is a community radio station, i.e. no adverts, non profit making and run by volunteers and has just been granted a licence. Come and join me!

Nameコピーブランド ()
DateOctober 23, 2012 09:45 AM
MessageEven Colombian mules count on balloons as an integral part of their import/export businesses.

NamePaul French ()
DateOctober 21, 2012 08:34 PM
MessageGreat to see such an interesting site and one which pays tribute to such a wonderful singer.Good too to see it being used so well.
I am a cabaret singer and feature a number of Matts songs in my act and I am always amazed how popular these are with audiences, and not only older ones.It's just a shame that we don't get more of this type of music on radio or television.It certainly would be a welcome change.I recently recorded a CD for sale called "Portrait of my love"featuring among others some of his most famous hits.If you wish you could have a listen to a few of these on You Tube.The first one being "Softly as I leave you" and two other great Matt songs.Hope you like them.

Luckily,I had two of them played recently when I was a guest on Pulse Radio 98.4.
My website is :

NameRaymond Ng ()
DateSeptember 10, 2012 07:03 AM
LocationPerth Australia
MessageWhat can I say, Matt Monro and Matt's voice is one of the alltime best,a gem and sadly missed even 27 years after his passing.
His songs and beautiful rendition of so many of them will forever stay with me.
I first heard of him on radio back in the late 50's before my teen years, still remain one of my all time favourite singer.
Regret missing him in his Perth concert a year before his untimely passing.

NameEstelle Hudson ()
DateSeptember 02, 2012 01:38 PM
LocationMerthyr Tydfil, South Wales
MessageMy partner downloaded one of Matt's albums, and we've just been sitting here and listening to it. It really took us both back to our youth (both born in 1953), when singers could really sing - like Matt. A wonderful voice and beautiful songs, from a time when you could hear and understand what was being sung!
What a shame those days have gone.....

NameRobert Erskine ()
DateAugust 31, 2012 11:03 PM
MessageGreat site for a truelly remarkable talent!
I sing in clubs myself and amongst my material,which is big band/swing based,i cover Matts songs and they always get an outstanding response from the audience! I was also lucky to have lived and worked in Stamford,Lincolnshire and one of the guys i worked with used to sing with Matt when they were boys at a church there and the stories of what they got up too added another dimension to the great man.

NameJames Carter ()
DateJuly 12, 2012 09:08 PM
LocationBurnsville, N.C.
MessageI had become a professional musician early in life and found there were always certain artists I could appreciate in forming my personal tastes and goals. I was an instrumentalist and foremost a vocalist. At the time I graduated High School, Matt Monro was at the top of my list, Sinatra a close second. Maynard Ferguson was my top choice for a trumpet mentor. I sang opera, became a high school band director, marched in D&B Corps., became a band judge, trained in many classical venues and well, you get the picture. I look back during those formative years and know that such honesty and feel for telling the story within the music was paramount to acheiving a good solid performance. If you could sing a ballad and see someone in the audience with tears in their eyes, you know you have done what you intended to do,reach their heart, dig down into their soul. Growing up in the NYC metropolitan area didn't exactly deter from all experiences either. Anyhow it would have been nice to meet Matt Monro and tell him how he influenced me and to this day I still look to him for inspiration. I would like to see a movie made, such as the one about Bobby Darin, only of course about Matt. How about Russel Crowe for the lead?! Anybody want to comment ?

Namesharon Simmonds ()
DateJuly 07, 2012 11:37 AM
LocationChelmsford, Essex
MessageMy Dad knew Matt Monro back in the mid 50's and both my parents become life long fans of this man's amazing voice and followed his career over the many years. Sadly both my Mum & Dad have passed away, my darling Mum only just recently. The music at both funerals was an easy decision for my family, 'Softly as you leave me' and 'Portrait of my love' which brought tears to everyone present on both occasions. We still play his music today and each time I am transported back to happier times when I was young and together with my parents. Thank you Matt for enchanting the world with your beautiful voice and I hope wherever you are you are still singing. x

NameLouise Barry ()
DateJune 24, 2012 11:27 PM
LocationLimerick Ireland
MessageI was driving on a long journey heard the song On Days Like this..... Had to download his album... It's unbelievable and I am only 34.....

NameAlastair McLoughlin ()
DateJune 24, 2012 09:56 PM
LocationNorth Yorkshire
MessageMet Matt's daughter Michele yesterday after her discourse about her father's early life. We were onboard Queen Mary 2 from New York to Southampton and it was an unexpected pleasure to meet her and speak with her for quite a while after her presentation. She's a sweetheart!

NameRic Ross ()
DateJune 15, 2012 08:41 PM
LocationLos Angeles, Ca., USA
MessageHad dinner with Michele and friends this past Tuesday evening (June12th)and it was a most delighful experiance. She is a TREASURE!

Ric Ross

NameAnnie Dunn ()
DateMay 31, 2012 09:42 PM
LocationSaudi Arabia
MessageHello, I am British but here in sunny Saudi Arabia and recently Born Free has been played on TV to announce a programme and I always think of all the great music/songs that Matt Monroe made over the years, every single one was terrific and makes me feel very nostalgic. When I go home next month for our holiday I will look for his DVD's, such a marvellous wonderful voice and never to be replaced by some of the so called singers these days. Miss you, Matt x Best Wishes, Annie

NameZacharias Bichara ()
DateMay 29, 2012 03:00 AM
LocationAmazon, Brasil
MessageMatt Monro still is one of my favorite singers. His voice is unique, unforgettable. So sorry knowing that he left us so soon. He will be always in so many romantic hearts.

Nameselina buckingham ()
DateMay 21, 2012 11:17 PM
Locationnatalia, texas 78059
MessageHello Mr. Monroe, I used to listen to you in Guildford Surrey. Loved your songs. I had a brother named Harold, he had a very good voice. Hope you will answer my e-mail it ie [email protected]. Thank You. Sinxerly Selina Buckigham

NameElvis Impersonators UK ()
DateMay 15, 2012 05:39 PM
LocationWest Yorkshire, UK
MessageWhat a great website! I love Matt Monro. My fav song has to be 'Portrait Of My Love' sheer brilliant.

NameCarron ()
DateApril 25, 2012 10:10 PM
MessageOh if only my wonderful grandad could have seen this site, he would have loved it!! He loves his Matt, he knew his very well, along with my Nan!! I will make sure she sees it, it will make her day. lovely site.

NameChristine Hagemann ()
DateApril 17, 2012 04:07 AM
LocationChicago, Illinois, USA
MessageMatt Monroe is one of the best singers. He is a natural singer, no gimmicks, just real talent. In every song he just tells you a story in his own unaffected way. He left us too soon, but his music will live on.

NameRichard Moore ()
DateApril 11, 2012 09:20 AM
MessageHi all,

Now that the discussion forum has closed here, should you be interested in discussing Matt elsewhere please come along to the offical Matt Monro Forum at

e-mail me if you wish to join.


NameLucien Dufais ()
DateApril 10, 2012 01:30 PM
MessageMe and my wife saw Matt live perform at the talk of the town in LOndon in 1972.We followed him and his music ever since.I am looking for a copy that the BBC broadcasted
some years ago: a documentary of his life.Does anyone know how and where to get this??
Lucien Dufais

NameMike Burrows ()
DateApril 10, 2012 06:00 AM
LocationAdelaide South Australia
MessageHi. I first met Matt in Launceston, Tasmania at a restaurant bar at the Colonial Motor Inn at about 2.30pm. It must have been around 1976 or 77.
He was alone, I was alone and he walked over and introduced himself as Terry. We had a few jars together before a couple of my mates joined us.
Everyone starting asking polite questions (as you do when you meet a stranger) and he finally, very modestly, announced he was the singer, Matt Monroe.
Well, we didn't believe him. He asked the small band in corner if they knew 'Born Free'. I said no, anyone can sing that.
(By this it's almost 7pm.)
Sing "on days like these'
The rest is history and we finished about 2am.
We went to his concert then drove to Hobart to do same and catch up. What a great, down to earth man he was. I will never forget him and have all his albums.

NameK M Warwick ()
DateMarch 30, 2012 10:25 AM
LocationSt Ives Cambs
MessageGreat fan of the wonderful Matt! Great voice, great pro and performer and it will always be a thumping great tragedy that he was taken away from us and his loved ones so very early. It still makes me cry when I hear Born Free! He was the match of Sinatra and the equal of any popular singer of his day. For me he will always be the best! The unforgettable Mr Munro!

Compliments on a superb wensite!

Namejanine ()
DateMarch 14, 2012 05:05 AM
Messagen ordered from amazon .co

Namejanine ()
DateMarch 10, 2012 07:36 PM
Locationunited states
MessageWhere can i find the book his daughter wrote? I remember him and i love his music

NameBarry Shields ()
DateMarch 01, 2012 10:56 PM
LocationNorth Wales
MessageJust finished reading Michele Monro's
remarkable biography of her father.
Superbly well written it provides a touching
insight not only into the great man's career
but also his personality and his relationship
with his fellow professionals and more
importantly his family. Essential reading for
anyone who appreciated his voice and style.

NameSteve Johnson. ()
DateMarch 01, 2012 10:22 PM
MessageI have listened To Matt's recordings since 1964, when I was only ten years of age. It wasn't just the timbre of his voice; it was the supreme sensitivity of his phrasing, his perceptive colouring of particular words in a vocal line and the way he could uniquely shade particular songs that never failed to impress me. Compare his recording of 'Yesterday' with Paul McCartney's. McCartney just doesn't come near to the mark; another example of a great singer serving a great songwriter's work more completely than the writer himself.
Matt was one of the inspirations that helped me to choose music as a career. A truly superb artist whom I, and many musicians I know, never tire of hearing. Any young, aspiring singer would be wise to pay close study to his recorded legacy.

NameCarole Johnson ()
DateFebruary 28, 2012 09:03 PM
LocationEngland UK
MessageI have listen to this music since I was a little girl and still love it today. Thank you Matt for leaving a wonderful legacy to everyone. My mum loved you too.

Nameeddie fiola
DateFebruary 25, 2012 05:28 PM
Messagejust discoverd this fine singer on a soul allnighter cd and love to play "honey on the vine" again and again.

NameBob Noval ()
DateFebruary 22, 2012 07:03 AM
LocationLos Angeles, California
MessageAs a band leader with my own big band and working with so many singers, I have to say that Matt Monro is my favorite. I like them all but he just has that magicial voice. He was taken from us at such a young age. I have had a few charts written in his honor and soon to perfom them. I really do like is Walk Away. Thank you for keeping him alive with his music and this website.

DateFebruary 21, 2012 11:27 AM
LocationManchester England
MessageI cant think of any British singer that could sing as good as Matt, he was world class R.I.P

NameMark mcelhinney ()
DateFebruary 14, 2012 10:54 PM
MessageMum loved him, i love hia voice that opening track to italian job is sublime

NameEnrique Campos ()
DateFebruary 13, 2012 09:21 PM
LocationCornwall, England
MessageI was the general manager of the Cresta theatre club
In Solihull
Matt performed in my club several times.
With full houses,we became friends,
was perhaps the best male singer ever to perform
In this country

Nameujang wahyu (I'm indonesian) ()
DateFebruary 07, 2012 05:29 PM
LocationSouth Jakarta, Indonesia
MessageI was born 1974, but I like very much Matt Monro, specialy "For Mama" its realy realy touch in my heart, you know I always crying when I heard this song, I like Matt Monro very much, if I could return to his life time, and I talk to him, You Are really The best Singer,
I Love you Matt, And For His Family I Can say you have the best Big Brother, He is The best as the brother and The Singer. Love Ujang

NameEileen ()
DateJanuary 28, 2012 11:19 PM
LocationSouth West Scotland
MessageLove this site as much as I loved Matt, which is a lot. I would like to ask a question, but can't find your discussion forum? Who wrote 'Once in every long and lonely while'? It's my favourite Matt song - such a haunting one. Can I get it on CD or tape? Sorry, it turned out to be 2 questions. Eileen.
Reply from us: George Martin.
And yes, we have shut down the forum. Spammers trying to join all the time.

NameGary Moore ()
DateJanuary 18, 2012 03:29 AM
LocationChattanooga, Tennessee
Message2012 - This coming November is the 50th annivesary of the first 007 film, Dr. No. The 2nd "Bond" film, From Russia With Love, 1963, song title was by Matt Monro. I can't think of a more appropriate vocalist to have had the privelege, honor, and distinction of performing THE FIRST vocal title song to the James Bond movies and soundtracks. Matt Monro set a standard in so many of his beautiful vocal performances. What an incredible talent from this most gifted artist. I could go on and on. Thank you, Matt Monro.

NameDavid Allen ()
DateJanuary 13, 2012 06:40 PM
LocationVirginia USA
MessageI was Matt's music director for a while starting in 1981. I went to South Africa with him. I remember touring Scotland and of course many English clubs.I conducted a few BBC recording sessions. He was a wonderful singer and I am always pleasantly surprised how many people know of him in the US.
Kind regards to all his fans.
David Allen

Namewebmaster ()
DateJanuary 06, 2012 12:12 PM
Messagetesting this guestbook since we changed our hosting. Managed to find I had to remove a forward slash! But does this form work???

NameMarea R ()
DateDecember 01, 2011 01:09 PM
LocationMiddlesex and Portugal
MessageHappy Birthday Matt 'When the sunlight doesn't shine from afar' xxx

NameAnn Sharp ()
DateNovember 28, 2011 07:57 AM
LocationCape Town, South Africa
MessageA late night music programme on one of our local stations featuring some of the most beautiful of Matt's songs brought back many wonderful memories, and a tear or two. A wonderful singer. I deeply regret not having any of his music.

NameKjell-�ke Falkenback ()
DateNovember 23, 2011 06:13 PM
Location�ngelholm Sverige
MessageI will never forget when I and my girlfriend Tinna, listened on an old radio, with the antenna linked to the heater radiator, to Radio Luxemburg played Yesterday with Matt Monroe for the first time and it was absolutely fantastic . What a feeling and voice. I believe it was about year 1961. I don�t remember but Thanks ,You Tube, I can listen again after 50 years.
Kjell-�ke Falkenback, �ngelholm, Sweden

NamePeter Docherty ()
DateNovember 06, 2011 10:26 PM
MessageJust become reacquainted with Matt's music. Wonderful voice. Like the site. Thanks for making it easy to take a walk through memory lane with him

NameJoey Bonin ()
DateNovember 05, 2011 03:15 AM
LocationPacific Northwest USA
MessageFantastic singer of songs - "Let's face the music", "I get along without you", so many more gems. Thanks from the heart, Matt.

NameCarol Eldredge ()
DateOctober 22, 2011 12:21 AM
Locationtampa florida usa
MessageI am such a fan, having been born in 1947.
What a lovely gentleman and what a voice!
He died way too soon. Thanks for the memories, Matt.

NameFiona ()
DateOctober 13, 2011 10:33 PM
MessageMatt - Awesome singer and entertainer . Saw him in concert 1968.

NameChris ()
DateOctober 11, 2011 11:43 PM
MessageWhat a voice! No more to say.

NameClive Garrard ()
DateSeptember 13, 2011 11:22 PM
MessageAs a disc jockey on radio caroline i am amazed at the love that so many listeners still have for Matt Monro.
Never a week goes by without his music being requested on my programme.
When i told the listeners that i was going to interview his daughter michele.
So many people wanted it mentioned to her that they loved her dad's music.
It was as if they had been his personal friend,and what an amazing voice he had.
Thanks for a great website and such well researched information.
Clive Garrard
Radio Caroline
60's and 70's Request Programme.

NameMarilyn Stroud ()
DateSeptember 12, 2011 03:44 PM
LocationNorfolk, England
MessageMatt Monro's "Softly As I Leave You" was played at a friend's wife's funeral in 1962. Have never forgotten that song and each time I hear it my memories fly back to that day. It still brings a tear to my eye even now 49 years on when I hear it. Sinatra was right when he said Matt Monro should have had more recognition in the U.S. Still, their loss! God Bless you Matt!

NameAnnie ()
DateAugust 28, 2011 04:19 AM
MessageSaw Matt in Edinburgh 1968 he had his wrist in plaster but still gave a great performance. I had recently had my second daughter and it was my first venture out. Wonderful.
I am at the moment listening to him on You Tube.

NameBarbs ()
DateAugust 05, 2011 01:57 AM
MessageSuch wonderful memories of his songs

DateJuly 16, 2011 05:53 AM

NameIan Wells
DateJuly 13, 2011 08:49 PM
LocationSt Austell Cornwall / Walsall West Mids
MessageA great website. I remember my father playing Matt Munro at Christmas parties in the Black Country in the late 70s.
Bell bottom jeans, tank tops, concord collars, Raleigh chopper bikes (purple 3 speed, welded handle bar) and shoulder length hair. Just listening to Matt's voice brought all those happy times flooding back.
Good times, a great man, a great voice!
Many thanks.

NameChristian Scott ()
DateJuly 10, 2011 12:26 PM
MessageMatt Monro had the finest purest most meaningful male voice ever. I hang on every word and as a singer can only bow down to his greatness and attempt to give my act the same believable performance. Modern music will always have a space for real singers and real lyrics - Matt has left a legacy for all music lovers and aspiring vocalists for years to come

NameJohn Keogh ()
DateJune 30, 2011 09:19 AM
LocationEast Midlands
MessageI used to deliver laundry in London & the surrounding area, & among my customers were many celebrities & Matt was one. I met him just the once when he came to the door to take delivery of his laundry. He struck me as a really nice bloke, very friendly. I remember he called me "Chief", as he apparently addressed everyone. This must have been a couple of years before he died. I love his songs. John Keogh

NameIan Wheatley ()
DateJune 29, 2011 09:26 PM
LocationUnited Kingdom
MessageThe date was Monday 16th June 1969 and my wife and I had been married just two days and were honeymooning in London. I always wanted to visit The Talk Of The Town so asked the hotel to make us reservations, not knowing who was headlining, it was of course Matt. What followed was a glorious evening and Matt gained two lifelong fans. Sadly my wife passed away at the early age of forty two but that night will stay etched in my memory till my time comes, God bless you Matt for all the joy your music has bought me down the years, Ian Wheatley.

NameJudy (send an email) ()
DateJune 28, 2011 04:28 AM
MessageAs one who has loved Matt Monro's voice from the '50s, can only hope his songs and music will remain around our globe and with us, for infinitum!
Matt's voice gives inner joy and peace to listen to, and he was a special gem in our lifetime.
I am trying to find a Christmas Album with no success; Vol.II has Matt singing one carol among the mixed other voices - but want it entirely sung on his own. Wondering whether he actually made one?
Thoughts and wishes to Michele for her great and superlative biography! Can only say she is a very lucky young lady for having had Matt Monro as her Father!!

Namephil hunt ()
DateJune 27, 2011 10:11 AM
Locationbarnsley,south yorkshire u.k.
MessageThe best voice we have ever produced.
I try to sound like him but he was the master.
I desperately need the sheet music to `This is the Life
Can anyone help?

NameMadeline Wallace ()
DateJune 23, 2011 09:39 PM
LocationRodeo, CA
MessageIn going through and sorting my CD's, I happily came across Matt Monro,20 Great Love Songs. I fell in love with him when I first heard him at a party when I was 19 yrs.old.I am now 74, and I still fell like swooning! We love you, Matt!

NameLiz ()
DateJune 21, 2011 05:19 PM
Messagehi everyone, i'm a fan of Matt. i was brought up on his music as my parents lved his music, though I didn't like it much at the time ! I never thought at the time that I would be enjoying listening to his music and I am now 50. My aunt told me a lovely story recently. She's 75 now, but when she was in her 20s, she went on her honeymoon to Douglas on the Isle of Man. Matt Munro was appearing at the place they were staying. I understand it was early in his recording career. My aunt asked for a request, but Matt said he couldn't as he was under contract. he continued with his performance which ended at midnight. as he finished, he turned to my uncle and aunt sitting in the audience and said that he was now out of his contracted time so he could sing them their request. Which he did, beautifully apparently. what a great story !

NameKyle Londors ()
DateJune 17, 2011 05:07 PM
MessageMatt Monro is my great, great uncle.

He is my mums great uncle as she is a Parsons and married into the Londors family.

Ive been trying to track my family history and it would be helpful if anyone knows anymore on this :)

Nameeva maurer ()
DateMay 22, 2011 07:04 AM
LocationCanada Ont
MessagePatricia you are one lucky lady i never had achance to meet MR MONRO even tho i lesson his music often he was Britan Best so sad that he was gone in such a young age but the memory will live on for ever im 74 i love him so much play his CD often

NamePatricia Jones ()
DateMay 20, 2011 09:40 AM
LocationBirmingham england
MessageI am now 56 years old but I can still remember my mum and dad taking me down to the ATV studios in Birmingham from the peak district to see Matt Munro. We stood right at the front with a rope in front of us. I was the lucky 5 year old who got picked up and lifted over that rope to sit on Matt Munro's knee and be sung to in front of my mum and dad and the audience. We never ever forgot that moment,Mum has passed on now but Dad is 91 and still going. Thanks for contributing to making my life and my children's life
so loving Patriciax

NamePhatak ()
DateMay 16, 2011 02:41 PM
Messagenice website i love matt monro

NameMick Noble ()
DateMay 07, 2011 12:47 PM
LocationW. Yorks
MessageI love singing Matt Monro songs. They have such meaning and emotion they are a joy to sing. Last night I actually moved one person to tears (in the right way lol). Wow, never done that before as far as I know !

NamePhil Healing ()
DateApril 27, 2011 02:42 PM
LocationRetford, England
MessageHi everyone, Struggling horribly to find the sheet music to 'We're Gonna Change The World'. I cannot belive this is unobtainable as it's such a brilliant song that was sung so brilliantly. Please, please help if you can. Thank you.

NameDavid Naylor ()
DateApril 22, 2011 08:58 PM
LocationUnited Kingdom/Blackpool
MessageI had the pleasure of meeting Matt when he appeared at the North Pier with Morecambe and Wise in, I think 1971. I still have the autographs to prove it. "Thanks, Matt Monroe"

Does anyone remember the advert Matt did for the tea company? ... Here's a clue...."Make friends with ?...

NameGary Brogan ()
DateApril 13, 2011 01:41 AM
MessageWhat a tremendous singer one of britains finest if not the finest. Love his voice and his music.Sadly missed but never forgotten!!

NamePamela Keen ()
DateMarch 26, 2011 08:27 PM
LocationIsle of Wight
MessageI am a great admirer of Matt and his wonderful voice. I can remember him on a regular spot on ATV Lunchbox hosted by Noele Gordon in the fifties when I was a child living in the Midlands. This was obviously before he hit the big time. He was accompanied by the Jerry Allen Trio and used to alternate with another vocalist Roy Edwards.

NameEric ()
DateMarch 25, 2011 01:55 PM
MessageOne of the greatest male voices, "missed but not forgotten".

Just played one of my old tracks "Walk Away",
brought it all back...........

NameDavid Francis ()
DateMarch 23, 2011 08:55 AM
LocationNottingham and Peniscola,Spain
MessageWhat a wonderful voice. Listen up Robbie Williams and learn how to sing.
I heard him when I was too young to appreciate the wonder of such a fabulous voice.

Nameanthony cavill ()
DateMarch 10, 2011 10:33 AM
MessageMy late Dad who was lover of fine singers like Paul Robeson and Caruso, always said Matt Monro had a superb voice.

As I sit here listening to Matt Monro singing Walk Away I
I couldn't agree more, dad. You knew your singers alright.

So sad Matt Monro died at only 55 years old. Now I am that age I realise how young that is!

Wonderful voice, and apparently, a lovely man as well.

Nameann miller ()
DateFebruary 24, 2011 11:55 PM
LocationCleveland, Ohio
MessageWhat 1950's or 1960's song by a black male vocalist included the lyrics, "You know what I mean?" -- and " Fourteen days and fourteen nights?" -- can't think of it , or who sang/performed it.

DateFebruary 13, 2011 06:22 PM
LocationNorth East England
MessageGreat site and tribute to the man and his music ,I love this era and dedicate most of our music sets to this time in music history check out our site...hope you like it !www.duo savoy.

keep this music alive

NameGlynis Allen ()
DateFebruary 13, 2011 12:16 PM
Locationhartlepool, England
MessageJust found this site, its fab. I love Matt too, and have lots of favourites, too numerous to mention.I am actually listening to him now "Softly,as I leave you". This site is deffo going on my favourites list.


DateFebruary 13, 2011 04:49 AM

Namegraham standring ()
DateFebruary 10, 2011 08:52 PM
Messagehi could you advise me if i would need copy right permission to down load one of matts songs on you tube,its a tribute from me.if i need permission could you tell me who to contact,thank you yours g,standring

Namemathais edwin ()
DateFebruary 03, 2011 01:01 PM
MessageJust want to say l like

DateFebruary 01, 2011 08:23 PM
MessageThanks for a fantastic voice,great that we can still hear that fantastic voice on c.d. and you tube,what a great talent,you can can listen for hours

DateJanuary 29, 2011 01:14 AM

DateJanuary 14, 2011 07:59 PM
LocationUnited Kingdom
MessageWhat a great voice. I can remember going to see Born Free as a kid and crying when Elsa dies. I only have to hear the first few seconds of the song and i get all choked again! To me Matts voice is superior to Sinatras.

DateJanuary 08, 2011 03:25 PM
Messagewhat can i say,what a voice my favorite song is on days like these (great start to the film italian job) i always remember rigsby from rising damp taking a matt monro record to mrs jones room, did george martin work with matt monro before the beatles?

NameSteve Ozanne ()
DateJanuary 03, 2011 05:04 PM
MessageI have to confess that I'm a late starter of appreciating the wonderful tones and such a velvet voice that once toured our stage. Over the past 8 years or so, I have listened to no other music, not because I don't like any other, but because you can feel the lyrics as they're being sung. I often sing them in private, but feel I'm not alone....

Namemr paul martin ()
DateDecember 29, 2010 12:55 AM
Messagehello there please could you let me know how i can get involved with your site etc ie meetings etc also could you let me know if the last concert at the barbican is available hope to hear from you soon all the best for the future yours paul

NameDave ()
DateDecember 27, 2010 06:51 PM
LocationUnited Kingdom
MessageJust listened to On Day Like This what a voice what a song

NameArash Iranmehr ()
DateDecember 26, 2010 07:26 PM
MessageI'm one of Matt's fans. I've tried to sing some of his songs for which I was able to find a karaoke file.

Among his songs, I love "Walk Away", "Born Free", "From Russia with Love", "Yesterday", "The Impossible Dream" and some others.

I have even performed some of this songs. The links are as follows:

Song Title: Yesterday

Song Title: The Impossibe Dream

Song Title: From Russia with Love

Song Title: Born Free

I'm not a professional musician, but I think he's one of the best English singers.

NameJohn F Butters ()
DateDecember 19, 2010 04:41 PM
MessageI have a Grandson named Terry Parsons.. who lives in north London. However, he does not sing.
I first heard Matt sing around 1961. His voice lingers on with me.I was once in a bar in Spain only a couple of years ago and suddenly his voice in Spanish came over the system. I recognised it instantly. I think the track was Lo que Quido or close to that.
For me, WALK AWAY and PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE with SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU will always haunt me.So talented. One of Britain's finest.

Nameal kirtley ()
DateDecember 18, 2010 01:48 PM
Locationchobham, surrey, UK
MessageI had the privilege of playing solo piano backing for Matt for just one number at Maidenhead Town Hall c. 1982. It was a charity dance and Matt came on for a short guest spot. I think we played My Kind of Girl, Yesterday & Born Free. Then he called The Birth of the Blues, which the rest of the band didn't know, so it was just me doing the accompaniment. Magic! A real pro. and a true gent. If anyone's got a photo of that gig you'd make an old man happy!
Al Kirtley

Namevictor menard ()
DateDecember 13, 2010 09:20 PM
Locationsan lucas sacateequez- sacatepequez Guatemalame
Messageme fasina la musica de matt monro,esa elegancia y sobriedad con la que canta,es uno de mis faboritos...

Namecarole jane johnson ()
DateDecember 05, 2010 11:25 PM
Locationunited kingdom
MessageIt was so lovely to have a reply from you love your dads music thanks to my mum and dad best wishes to you and all your family for Christmas xxx Carole

NameAlan Whitehead ()
DateDecember 04, 2010 11:00 PM
MessageJust been flicking through u-tube and came across Matt. Born Free a real tear jerker, reminds me of my Dad who loved Matt's songs. Potrait of my love another gem. Superb and under-rated singer.

Nameeva maurer ()
DateDecember 02, 2010 04:01 AM
LocationCanada Ontario
MessageIm so sorry that he is gone today would have been his birthday but his music will live for ever and never be forgatton the one and only MATT MONRO thank you somuch for the pleasure given us to lesson his wonderful songs and beautiful voice thank you MATT

NameAnn Trustram ()
DateDecember 01, 2010 03:39 PM
Locationhemel hempstead
MessageThinking of Matt on his 80th birthday.
He bought a lot of pleasure to my dear Mum,
and now also me.
Thank you Matt xxxx

NameKarime Barker ()
DateDecember 01, 2010 10:22 AM
MessageI just finished reading "the singer's singer" thank you Mrs Michele Monro for this book, it brought me closer to the great Matt Monro whose music has been with me since I was a child, especially his singing in spanish (I was born in South America where he was very popular)I am still puzzled as how could he delivered such beautiful ballads with the most extrordinary voice and feeling in a language that was not his mother tongue.

My thoughts are with you and your family today 1st December remembering the life of such a magnificent singer and human being as Matt was.

Karime Barker

Namemarc renton ()
DateNovember 28, 2010 03:24 PM
MessageJust had a unexpected e-mail from Michele Monro, informing me that this wednesday would have been her fathers 80th birthday.......
Dunno if we all got the same, but thort it was a nice thing for her to send...

NameDoug ()
DateNovember 20, 2010 09:59 PM
MessageSuch a lively guestbook, 25 years on, speaks volumes for the regard in which Matt is still held.
Being of 'a certain age' I just spent out to bring my hifi system up to a 21st century standard (decent CD player, amplifier and speakers). It's like Matt is right there in the room with you. Matt lives!

NameLana Doughty
DateNovember 14, 2010 02:21 AM
MessageI just recently rediscovered Matt Monro. I am enjoying his magnificent voice on CD in my car, at work and at home. I'm not sure why he doesn't have the MBE but would hope that there could be support to petition Her Majesty to bestow this posthumously, if at all possible.

Nameval ()
DateNovember 11, 2010 03:59 PM
Locationglasgow, scotland
MessageWatching 'Jack Duckworth' and 'Vera' dancing to Matt Munro music was lovely. Matt Munro had a terrific voice, what a waste that he died so young.

NamePat Brand ()
DateNovember 11, 2010 02:50 PM
LocationLiverpool UK
MessageMy favourite singer of all time! Such a sad waste of a massive talent that wasn't truly appreciated during Matt's lifetime. I have his beautiful voice on vinyl, cassette tape, CD and now on my I Pod. I love driving to work listening to his stunning version of Love is a Many Splendoured thing. Matt had a God given talent - thank you Matt, thank you God.
Love always.

NameAlison Johnston ()
DateNovember 09, 2010 07:14 PM
MessageWhat a great choice of music the producers selected for the departing of Jack Duckworth in Coronation Street the song "Softly as I leave you", sung by the great Matt Munro, he would have been so proud I hope his family were able to tune into a very moving scene.

Alison johnston

Nameharoun ()
DateNovember 07, 2010 11:30 AM
Locationsouth africa
Messagei am 46 and just recently heard matt and was awe struck by his voice when he sang "the music played"i cried.

Namedavid hill ()
DateOctober 31, 2010 06:12 AM
MessageCan you please tell me where I could buy the song Precious Moments by Matt Munro

Any format cd, album ect

Dave Hill

NameJan C
DateOctober 13, 2010 11:02 AM
MessageI grew up with his wonderful music, he still brings back the romantic days of youth. His voice smooth he made singing look effortless and when i listen to his music he still makes my senses shake

Namegary saraceno ()
DateOctober 10, 2010 01:33 AM
Messagealong with engelbert the greatest voice of the 20th century

Namemarc renton ()
DateOctober 09, 2010 10:44 PM
Messagejust a dreamy 39 year old trying to explain to my wife and son what TRUE singing is....without bling,screaming,shouting,swearing or your trouser's round behind your knees.......
god bless.

NameJane E
DateOctober 09, 2010 05:04 PM
LocationRoyal Oak, Michigan, USA
MessageWhat a nice surprise to find this website. Thank you for the biography too -I knew he had a beautiful voice, but I had no idea Matt Monro did such a variety of things. Thanks again!

NameTom Bowers ()
DateOctober 09, 2010 04:47 PM
Locationeast yorkshire (ex. Hackney, London
MessageThe most underated singer, in my opinion.

What a sad loss to us all he still is.

Namephilip thomas ()
DateSeptember 27, 2010 01:29 PM
Locationradio tircoed 106.5 and online
Messagetune in to radio tircoed tommorrow between 11am and 2pm for a special tribute show to matt as we take a look back at his life and play loads of his music 11am british time

Namegary smith ()
DateSeptember 25, 2010 08:29 PM
Locationwest midlands.united kingdom
Messagehi i spent 40 years singing.and i feel so humble to have sung all of the songs of the great matt monro,as people told me i sounded just like him,but there is no subtisute for the real thing.what a great man,never forgotten.

Namegary smith ()
DateSeptember 25, 2010 08:28 PM
Locationwest midlands.united kingdom
Messagehi i spent 40 years singing.and i feel so humble to have sung all of the songs of the great matt monro,as people told me i sounded just like him,but there is no subtisute for the real thing.what a great man,never forgotten.

NameRichard Callis ()
DateSeptember 25, 2010 08:28 PM
LocationMaidenhead UK
MessageMatt Monro had one of the few voice's that could be instantly recognised with no pictures even needed. I can remember so many great song's and whenever I see lions I will automatically think of one of his greatest songs "Born Free" even today a fantastic song.

NameMike Shambrook ()
DateSeptember 08, 2010 03:15 PM
LocationHampshire U K
MessageI heard Matt on the radio this morning. He was singing WALK AWAY. I remember hearing Matt sing on TV in the 60s.
Today i was reduced to tears on hearing his voice again, such a voice.He reached the notes with such ease.
Must now get as many CDs of his as i can.

NameGaz ()
DateSeptember 05, 2010 07:05 PM
LocationSouth Yorkshire, UK
MessageGutted that I missed this guy ever sing live.
My mum and dad have seen him in (Sheffield) in the late 50's, as far as they recall - at what they think is the Lyceum Theatre (adjacent to the Crucible Theatre - famous for WC Snooker!)
Can anybody give exact date at this venue ? - Best guess it was between 1957 to 1959)
Many thanks;

BTW - Fave songs; Walk Away & On Days Like These"

NameJack Luxon
DateAugust 19, 2010 04:00 PM
MessageSinging Conductor; Yes I've seen the documentary as well, and read a load of the stuff on the website and there is no mention of him conducting (a bus). However he wouldn't have been able to hop on a bus, as a driver, straight from lorries without a PSV licence, which he may have obtained while doing his National Service, but it's not all that likely especially as he served in Hong Kong, also I seem to recall you had to be 21 to get PSV. I've no idea how long it took London Transport to train a driver to PSV standard, or whether trainees were paid. Perhaps he did conducting to earn some cash while waiting to get behind the wheel?

NameMartin Ball ()
DateAugust 18, 2010 09:47 PM
LocationEast Sussex
MessageRe. the singing conductor, I've just watched the BBC documentary on Matt. It said he became a bus driver after he'd been driving lorries, so I doubt whether he was a conductor. Maybe he taught the conductors how to sing in their tea breaks. Which reminds me of On The Buses - wonder why Matt didn't sing the theme tune, actually I guess he wouldn't have wanted to still be associated with that world, long left behind.

NameJack Luxon
DateAugust 17, 2010 10:17 PM
MessageIt is well known that Matt was once a bus driver. My wife, and her elder sister, often had to use the 27 bus to get home to Teddington after baby sitting back in the very early fifties. They recall that often they, and the rest of the passengers, were serenaded by a conductor with a very good voice. Could this have been Matt before he graduated to driving?

NameJohn M ()
DateAugust 02, 2010 02:42 PM
LocationFLOBAMORA indonesia
MessageI Dont Know,.Today When I Woke up in the Morning This Song Walk Away Splash in My Head I Heard this song when I was Child From My Dad Collection,(my dad Passed away in 1986) Maybe This Called Dejavu.


NameRuth S. Truttschel ()
DateJuly 18, 2010 01:01 AM

NameMaggie Maddox ()
DateJuly 14, 2010 05:10 PM
LocationChingford, Essex
MessageMatt Monro will always be close in my heart. I listen to him constantly. Matt always thrills me with his smooth voice. I play him always in my car when i go out each day. Matt has the best voice in the universe. Maggie Maddox

NameAllan Abel ()
DateJuly 09, 2010 11:20 PM
MessageThere was none better than our Matt,one of the few singers that didn't need to 'shout' the words to any song and the mellow voice was always in control,his music will forever live on,Born Free stills sends a tingle down the spine.

Taken away so early but,never forgotten

NameMary Hando ()
DateJuly 03, 2010 10:57 AM
LocationNewport, South Wales
MessageMy husband and I have always been thrilled by the voice of Matt Monro and yesterday attended a local Nostaligia Society night where we were delighted to see Michele. She spoke so wonderfully about her Dad and gave us such an insight into a life that was taken away far too soon.
This website is a great tribute to a great man.

NameMary Hando ()
DateJuly 03, 2010 10:48 AM
LocationNewport, South Wales
MessageMy husband and I have always been thrilled by the voice of Matt Monro and yesterday attended a local Nostaligia Society night where we were delighted to see Michele. She spoke so wonderfully about her Dad and gave us such an insight into a life that was taken away far too soon.
This website is a great tribute to a great man.

NameCarmen Biggs ()
DateJune 27, 2010 03:23 AM
LocationSantiago Chile
MessageI would be grateful if you help me find a song that says "In this world, of many many seasons extraordinary reasons, It had to be you" sung by Matt Monro

Namerose higgs ()
DateJune 18, 2010 04:19 PM
MessageI listened to him as a child growing up in the Midlands and today I have most of the discs available and the music has not dated and is as fresh as it was all those years ago. I am an old lady now although I rarely admit it and the music is taking me back to a time that was less stressful

Namewendy squires ()
DateJune 15, 2010 08:49 PM
MessageMatt's voice was amazing and wonderful to listen to. Such a lovely personality too. We will never produce a finer singer in the UK again.

Wendy Squires

Namewendycook ()
DateJune 07, 2010 05:10 PM
LocationNewcastle Upon Tyne
MessageI recieved a cd of Matt Munro because i fell in love with the film Born Free. When i heard it i just simply had to play it over and over again unfortunately i did not know he had died. Hoping to buy a book about him, but unsure where. His voice so melts the heart, and even babies listen to it so smooth gentle and rich. From a happy fan now of his. Sincere thoughts to his family he left behing.

NameDenise ()
DateJune 02, 2010 04:04 PM
MessageI saw Matt Monro in concert in 1965 in Singapore. It was a wonderful evening with Matt walking around the tables and singing to the guests. I will never forget his wonderful voice.

NameDave Hitchen ()
DateMay 26, 2010 09:22 PM
LocationSt Helens Merseyside England
MessageI was this week given a copy of the DVD of Matts Australian concert which only came to light a few years ago.It has brought back many wonderful memories of the man said by Frank Sinatra to be " the only limey who can sing".Im the 1960's I saw Matt perform at the packed Liverpool Empire Theatre and i can still recall the suave ,smooth magnificent performer that he was.May he and his music live on.

NameBen (Aged 16) ()
DateMay 24, 2010 02:04 PM
LocationBridlington, North Humberside
MessageMatt Monro, in my opinion, is the best singer of all time. Nat King Cole would come within the top two, but Matt Monro would win him hands down.

Matt Monro had a beautiful voice that once heard, will never be forgotten. He sang some gorgeous songs and did some phenominal covers of songs made popular by others.

RIP Matt. Forever, you will be missed.

NameClint Ritchie Stark ()
DateMay 21, 2010 12:08 PM
LocationUnited Kingdom

There will NEVER ever be another singer like Matt Monro, the americans ha Frank Sanatra,Dean Martin, etc. But as far as I am concerned. Matt could take the both of them in a singing concert, and Matt would come out on top.

NameClint Ritchie Stark ()
DateMay 21, 2010 12:02 PM
LocationUnited Kingdom
MessageMichele its Clint Stark here. Would you send me a e-mail? I have lostontacts because I have bought a new Computer.
my new e-mail address is
[email protected].

Warm Wishes,
Clint Stark

Named w griffin ()
DateMay 13, 2010 08:15 PM
Locationst. catharines, ontario, canada
MessageI reckon I am just another fan.
All that can be said Has been said
Matt was Great. One of many.
He is in Good company.

NameJennifer Whayman ()
DateMay 09, 2010 05:17 PM
MessageMatt's daughter will be reading extracts from and signing her book on Matt in the Pitshanger Bookshop, 141 Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, London W5 on 19th May for any one who is interested.

NameFrank McQuade ()
DateMay 05, 2010 07:46 AM
LocationSydney Australia
MessageThree weeks ago I bought the CD The BEST OF MATT MONROE.There is only one radio station in Sydney that plays Matt on a regular basis, 2CH. What a pleasure it is to listen to a true professional at my leisure. I have been singing professionally for over 50 years but one can still learn. I have my own big swing band, The KINGS OF SWING. The personnel being oldies just like me. The majority of the musicians are regarded as legends of the industry. Several toured with Matt when he was here in Australia. They have all remarked it was always a pleasure working with him. May he rest in peace.

NameMarlynn ()
DateMay 02, 2010 10:07 PM
LocationSouth West Scotland
MessageWhat a voice!! From an ordinary man to a superstar, just been listeneng to Radio 2 (Sunday night show 9pm) and Matt singing - I have a double CD his greatest Hits - or something like that - love it so much.. Taken too young but his voice will live forever.......

NameRosemarie ()
DateApril 25, 2010 08:15 PM
LocationDunstable, Bedfordshire
MessageI was fortunate to actually see Matt at Cesars Palace in Luton (which is now a Sports Gym) and went backstage to meet him, he was such a lovely person and signed a copy of his photograph for me (which I unfortunately do not have now but wished that I had took better care of it as I think it would have been a lovely momento of him). I also still play his cd's and think that his voice was fantastic.

NameAlbakernow ()
DateApril 08, 2010 07:09 AM
LocationWest Sussex
MessageWatched the programme on BBC Four last night and it brought a lump to my throat. WHAT a singer he was. Always make me think of velvet - so smooth and silky - pure magic. I'm now the age he was when he died and realise how much he gave the world and it STILL lives on. I listen to his music often to make me feel good, gives me a real lift. Would have liked to see Matt Junior though as we went to one of his shows. Not as good as his Dad, but still okay.
Rest in Peace Matt, we all love you. I just hope he's said hello to my Mum who was a big fan!

NameCarole Corrigan ()
DateApril 07, 2010 09:06 PM
MessageI just watched the programme this evening about Matt Munro and enjoyed it immensely. It brought a lump to my throat because my mother used to love his voice, she died 3 years ago next month. I was sorry to read here that his lovely wife Mickie passed away, but as someone else said, she's now re-united with her love.

God bless them both

NameJan ()
DateApril 07, 2010 08:34 PM
MessageJust watched the documentary about Matt again. I remember seeing him at the Arcadia in Skegness in the mid 60's. He was amazing and I still love that pure voice and the ability he has to hold a long note without wavering. I've never heard anyone else sing as well as Matt. Thanks for all the pleasure you have given over the years Matt.

DateApril 05, 2010 05:08 PM
LocationUnited Kingdom
MessageFirst time on this site after reading THE book (kindly signed with a lovely message from Michelle in Eastbourne recently.)
The definitive story of Matt Monro who although from East London spent much of his life in Ealing West London familar to me having been brought up in Shepherds Bush.
Michelle even had her tonsils out in Hammersmith Hospital where I was born!
Very poignant chapters about Matt's final days which I could relate to having lost my own Dad to cancer, in 1990.
Matt was one of his favourite singers.
I have only grown to appreciate Matt's class, style & inimatable voice over the last few years. Thank you for giving us all the opportunity to appreciate his music forever.

Namesid ()
DateApril 02, 2010 08:04 PM
MessageJust received a copy of michelle`s book about her father spent the last hour or so reading a small bit of it in the bath only to come on this site and find that mickie matts wife has passed away my prayers are with the family at this time of loss,
but she is reunited with her love Matt

Namerosemary lipscombe ()
DateMarch 31, 2010 02:47 PM
Locationunited kingdom
Messagei am reading the new book, and at the moment am listening to the new album its so lovely reminds me of my father who was also a bus driver and had a lovely baritone voice he was welsh and died when i was 15, he was just 48, brings tears to my eyes thankyou for the memories

Namegaryferguson ()
DateMarch 30, 2010 01:48 PM
Locationaberdeen scotland
Messagematt you were simply the best

NameCarole Johnson ()
DateMarch 19, 2010 10:27 AM
LocationHumberston Grimsby
MessageLove your music as did my late mum it remain as beautiful as it ever was x thankyou for being Special

NameBobby Johnstone ()
DateMarch 14, 2010 10:33 AM
Locationsouth of Scotland
MessageI am listening to the new Matt monro "The complete singles collection (2010)". This has everything including a long lost favourite of mine, "I'll know her" Fab new release

NameBrian Herriott ()
DateMarch 12, 2010 07:50 PM
MessageMatts daughter signed my book today, chuffed!

NameVan Mungo ()
DateMarch 09, 2010 04:43 AM
MessageI recall hearing Matt Monro's voice through the years (for the first time with his rendering of the theme of the Bond film "From Russia with Love"), and I never could quite forget his uncannily tasteful and moving renditions of the pop standards. Recently I have been re-immersing myself in the music of Charles Strouse--who wrote the music for Bye-Bye Birdie, Annie, and Golden Boy, among other Broadway musicals--and I came upon Matt's recording of Strouse's "This Is the Life." What a gem--a true classic of the pop form: swinging, tender, full of yearning and grace. Just to draw a contrast: Steve Lawrence had a voice of similar timbre, but the effect was slick, hollow. Matt, with subtle, deft, almost imperceptible inflections of phrasing, made magic--touched the soul. He was a great artist; it is understandable that a soul of his sensitivity found it hard to live in this world. Rest in peace, Matt Monro.

NameSylvia Viehweger ()
DateMarch 03, 2010 07:47 PM
MessageHaving moved to the USA in 1965 I don't recall hearing too many of Matt's songs or even appreciated them as much at that time. What a great singer he was, but now I am enjoying hearing his songs played on a local radio station 'The Breeze' along with other Artists of the 50/60's he ranks the tops along with the greats!! We miss you Matt.

NameEdmundo Macedo ()
DateFebruary 28, 2010 06:37 AM
LocationLos Angeles
MessageI couldn't agree more with Judy (August 18, 2009 - Novato, California). Sir Winston Churchill would probably say: "one day delaying Matt's knighthood is one day wasted!

Nameeva maurer ()
DateFebruary 22, 2010 05:32 AM

NameSara Palmer ()
DateFebruary 19, 2010 02:48 PM
MessageI present the Morning Show on the BBC in Jersey and I shall be chatting with Michele Monro (Matt's daughter) about her book about her father. She will be on the show on Monday morning around 1015 if anyone wanted to listen live on the internet - or catch it on listen again.

Kind regards

Sara Palmer
BBC Jersey

NameJoan Sankey (formerly Hinton) ()
DateFebruary 13, 2010 09:41 PM
LocationChelmsford, Essex
MessageWe are playing a Matt Monro album tonight, having a special dinner at home. I remember seeing Matt early in his career in Germany, singing to the 'troops'. Can't remember whether it was in Cologne or Muenchengladbach. Very enjoyable. Still have very many happy memories of those days, associated with Matt. Also days of BFBS in Cologne.

Namesam kavanagh ()
DateFebruary 11, 2010 10:26 PM
Messagei have been a fan for as long as i can remember, walk away and softly as i leave you are my favourites of all time....i would love to hear from other fans......

NameRichard ()
DateFebruary 11, 2010 10:18 AM
Locationwest midlands
MessageI have been a fan for a number of years, i used to do show's for sheltered housing and the OAP'S that saw the show used to always ask for Matt's songs.
Thnak you Matt for the music and for helping me find my voice.

NameEdmundo Macedo ()
DateFebruary 11, 2010 06:42 AM
LocationLos Angeles
MessageMatt Monro was simply the very best.
He makes people believe that there is magic in music. Matt's diction was perfect and his voice sublime. Listening to Matt Monro alleviates the pain, soothes the soul, feeds the need for living and for believing. For believing in the good of Men. Matt Monro will always live!

Nameburrows william ()
DateFebruary 09, 2010 03:33 PM
Locationwaltenschwil switzerland
MessageHave long been an admirer / fan of Matt Monro, my one regret is that I somehow never got round to seeing him live.
Shall look into buying DVD's next best thing.

Namebrenda wright ()
DateFebruary 09, 2010 02:24 PM
Messagehi i met matt monro at the adelpi hotel in liverpool in 1969 i was only 15 i was a cleaner, he was very kind but i was to shy to speak to him i just smiled and he said dont be shy i have never forgotten them words he was a loverly person and he had the most warm singing voice he will always be special to me.

Namecolin mccormack ()
DateFebruary 09, 2010 09:49 AM
LocationTelford Shropshire
MessageI had the privaledge of cutting Mats hair in Nth Ealing when he livedin in Hanger Lane,all I can say is a great bloke on and of the stage.Michell If you read this I am the ex boxtng trainer of Guinnes boxing club(do you rember coming to the fights with us)

NameDavid Austen ()
DateFebruary 08, 2010 07:00 PM
LocationCroydon, Surrey. UK
MessageOne the three British greats with world wide fame.

Sir Cliff Richards

Dame Shirley Bassey

Without a doubt it would have been Sir Matt Monroe

You have been the music in my life and will probably be the music that plays at the end of it.

Greatly missed but still celebrated.

NameSheila Mackenzie ()
DateFebruary 08, 2010 03:51 PM
MessageI have loved his singing since I was a teenager and I met him once on Isle of Wight(50 years ago)and a took a photo of him. My mum always recognised his voice when she came to see me and I was playing his CD,so at her funeral we played 'Softly As I Leave You' which she would have loved.He was a great singer and I find it hard to believe he never got in the charts in this country.

NameTony Bibb ()
DateFebruary 08, 2010 02:03 PM
MessageFinest ballad singer of all time.
Marvellous to listen to and watch- immaculate prose and timing - spectacular sound.

DateFebruary 08, 2010 02:03 PM
LocationNeath - S. Wales UK
MessageI am trying to find the song list on the CD from Manila attached to the DVD - The Ultimate Performer.


Ian Williams

DateFebruary 08, 2010 11:56 AM

Nametony benton ()
DateFebruary 08, 2010 10:47 AM
Messagei used to live in north london as a child(wood green) and have been playing music for over thirty years,i listened to matts songs for a lot of years, and would like to say what a fantastic voice he had and is very much missed, will be buying his book.
t benton

DateFebruary 08, 2010 09:55 AM
MessageLove his wonderful voice.

NameMelanie Gadsdon ()
DateFebruary 08, 2010 09:28 AM
LocationWoodford Green
MessageI used to play Matt Monro when I was very young in my teens, Bobby Darin was another! I played 45rpm records and Matt Monro was constantly played because I loved his gorgeous voice. His voice was like the best chocolate you have ever tasted. Rich, smooth, luxurious, beautiful. I never tired of hearing his voice. I am sad that he is not here but his voice will always remain in my mind. I cannot forget it.

NameIrene Conchie ()
DateFebruary 08, 2010 09:16 AM
LocationColwyn Bay . N. Wales UK
MessageI have just seen Michelle Monroe on BBC breakfast tv.and I'm going to buy the book. I saw Matt in Manchester between 1960 -1966 and it still feels like yesterday. It brings tears to my eyes when I hear his voice. Every thing has to stop and no body can speak whilst his music is playing. We were deverstated when he died.

NameLee Martin ()
DateFebruary 07, 2010 09:03 PM
LocationSuwanee, GA
MessageIt is ironic that I rediscovered Matt Monro and his marvelous voice twenty-five years after his death. I always thought his From Russia With Love was the best of all Bond themes. For some reason I was compelled only last week to order his Ultimate Hits CD (50 songs)not even realizing it was a significant anniversary of his passing. Clearly the best of all male voices ever, including Sinatra and Bennett. Best wishes to his wife and adult children.

Nameeva maurer ()
DateFebruary 07, 2010 05:33 PM
MessageIt is nice that people alwas remembera man with a golden voice my favorite WALK A WAY some day will see you in heven

NameNicola Branch ()
DateFebruary 07, 2010 05:04 PM
MessageI can't beleive it's 25 years since Matt died. I'm currently listening to "heartbreakers" - a wonderful collection of his greats. His music will live on and on and on. Thank you Matt, wherever you may be.

Namestan hurley ()
DateFebruary 05, 2010 01:34 AM
MessageMichele, I have just Received the book, and its like reading my own Life story, I was born in Shoreditch also, 2 years after Matt,so you can gather from that,I was following in his footsteps, I was never a bus driver, I left that to my Brother,I did have 28 jobs in a year,I am enjoying the book, will keep in touch

NameWilliam Moss ()
DateJanuary 31, 2010 12:08 AM
MessageI am so pleased that I have recently introduced Matt's music to my relatives in Germany and they are just astounded, they are now as hooked as I always have been on Matt's wonderful music.

NameJennifer ()
DateJanuary 29, 2010 09:18 PM
MessageTo the lady who is getting married and wants an instrumental version of On Days Like These, I'm pretty certain that there is an instrumental version on The Italian Job film soundtrack although I don't know how long it lasts. Hope that helps and good luck!

NameBrian Mc Donald ()
DateJanuary 21, 2010 08:17 PM
MessageMy father used to sing in the clubs and bars.He was a crooner like Matt.Just the best voice ever.....

NameDeborah Scott ()
DateJanuary 17, 2010 05:11 PM
LocationVenice, Italy
MessageMy dad Phil died a month earlier than Matt at the same age. He had a wonderful voice himself and I was brought up in Liverpool on Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and Matt Monro, both the originals & my dad's versions (honestly hard to tell the difference with my eyes closed.) My dad was so proud Matt was British!
I like to think that during the last 25 years he got to do some 'heavenly' harmonising with his idol. xx

Namealison johnston ()
DateJanuary 15, 2010 11:34 PM
MessageA very talented person sang with as much passion as Frank Sinatra, he was superb at singing "Born Free"just like Bobby Darin died too young.

NameHasan Abdulla ()
DateJanuary 14, 2010 04:36 PM
LocationReading, Berkshire, UK
MessageI am most fascinated by Matt's song 'On Days Like these'. The lyrics are so well arranged and written, that I wonder whom the song was meant for.
It almost seems that Matt Monro was singing about a child rather than a young lady!

NameJason ()
DateJanuary 09, 2010 11:44 PM
MessageHI everybody, this is a brilliant website! Im a huge fan of Mr Monro, and am currently trying to collect more of his concerts ets... If anyone out there can help me and would like to trade my email is [email protected]

NameJulie Rowsell ()
DateJanuary 03, 2010 02:38 PM
MessageI am getting married in Las Vegas and my husband to be has always loved Matt's music. I would like an instrumental version of On days like these as the music is beautiful but the words don't really fit a wedding. Can anybody help by letting me know if they have heard it anywhere?
Many thanks.

NameCarl Barker ()
DateJanuary 03, 2010 12:11 PM
LocationKingston upon Hull
MessageGreat website for a great singer, i will be visiting regularly in the future to see about new releases and news.

NameLuis Lopez ()
DateDecember 31, 2009 01:36 AM
LocationLima-Peru-South America.
MessageWe will die but The Music Played will continue living in the heart of the new generations.
Thanks for all Matt.
We will see upstairs.
Dec 2009 - Jan 2010

NameEdgardo Moreno ()
DateDecember 28, 2009 11:43 PM
MessageHe is simply one of the best singers that have ever graced the earth! "If I never sing another song?" is an absolute classic! I personally think Matt sings so differently, to some degree or another!

Namejoan fisher ()
DateDecember 28, 2009 07:49 PM
MessageI heard Matt as a child but my parents listened mostly to Frank Sinatra.I am a new fan pretty much. He is wonderful. Shame he passed away so young.

NameJanice Nicholls ()
DateDecember 19, 2009 09:58 PM
MessageHello! I am 60 years old now and emigrated to Canada in 1968 from England.
We absolutely loved Matt in our house and bought his records.
I bought one CD of his hits off the Internet a few years ago..just played it! My guy had his music in his home town of Montevideo in Uruguay, South America. What a day that was when we realised we both loved Matt Monro! I would love a DVD!

NameEdmund c. Flores ()
DateDecember 15, 2009 03:45 AM
LocationLos Angeles, California
MessageFirst time I heard Matt Monro was when I saw the James Bond movie From Russia With Love where he sang the theme song at the end of the movie. I have two of his LP albums which contains almost all his top hits. I really love listening to this man. Singers today won't even come close. Hats off for having this website.

NameBernard Waller ()
DateNovember 27, 2009 06:46 PM
MessageMatt Munro -- A brilliant singer.What a voice.I keep playing "If I never sing another song" and "On days like these".
I am truly hypnotised !!

Namebabs ()
DateNovember 15, 2009 12:18 AM
MessageOn my way home and going to work i play matt he chills me out .And in between, what a singer.

Namebabs ()
DateNovember 15, 2009 12:09 AM
MessageIts so sad to listen to so called singing to day, they re vamp with screechin and crap boom booom , its an insult to the heros of music. Babs

NameSteve Ozanne ()
DateOctober 20, 2009 04:47 PM
LocationNorthern Ireland
MessagePURE BLISS, what can anyone say other than that which describes his variable taste and genius of his own work........Long may your tunes and voice continue to be heard by millions...

NameJennifer ()
DateOctober 20, 2009 02:49 PM
MessageHi does anyone know exactly where Matt lived? I heard it was near Pitshanger Lane but no one seems to know for sure.

NameJean Lightwood ()
DateSeptember 14, 2009 08:55 AM
MessageOn Saturday evening at the Garrick Theatre Lichfield I had the pleasure of seeing for the first time Matt Jnr, with me were my mother and my uncle both who had seen Matt Snr at the Cresta Club Solihull and both have many LPS which they treasure. I must admit I was impressed on Saturday evening not only by this young man and the way the show was presented but also by his warmth and charisma so much so with mom now living in Eastbourne we are off to see this young man on the 24th.

NameJim ()
DateSeptember 06, 2009 08:04 PM
MessageMy mum passed away five years ago. Matt was her favourite artist. I play his wonderful songs as one way to remember her.

Namedavid ()
DateSeptember 02, 2009 09:19 AM
MessageI'm a 16 year old who loves the crooners especially matt is voice is perfect i only wish i could have seen him live. none of this modern crap can or ever will be as good as matt.

Namealan talampas ()
DateAugust 30, 2009 04:29 AM
LocationCagayan de Oro, Philippines
MessageIdon't know how to get in touch with your website. So I'll just ask my question. I once had an audiocassette tape of Matt's with a lineup that included Yesterday, Just Yesterday, All that Remains, Roses and Roses, Beyond the Hill, etc. Is this album available on the net?

NameChris Etherington ()
DateAugust 29, 2009 04:52 PM
LocationManchester U. K.
MessageI recently found myself buying a Matt Monro double C.D. for a 70th birthday celebration for one of my clients.

The track that had been specially requested was was Matts version of "Unchained Melody"
having checked my Matt Monro tracksI realised I did not have it so off to H. M. V Shop Got it at thelovely price of �6.00!!

Having grown up listening to Matt during the 60's via my parents playing some of his music but not really paying to much attention I had not realised what a fantastic singer he was with large and varied repertoire.

I shall be putting Matt On the 'crooners playlist' for my Djing nights as well as on my Radio Show on Bolton F.M. 96.5

Namegerry forbes ()
DateAugust 22, 2009 05:32 PM
MessageHi, Can you answer a question for me please. Did Matt ever record the tune God Only Knows written by Brian Wilson around 1966 / 67 thanks Gerry.

NameLynn ()
DateAugust 22, 2009 05:14 AM
LocationOntario Canada
MessageOne of the most under appreciated crooners of our life time. I grew up with his music via my parents. My dad and my uncle Ray sang ala Matt Monroe in working mens clubs around Manchester. Listening to Matt brings back amazing memories of the two of them singing.

NameJudy ()
DateAugust 18, 2009 04:15 PM
LocationNovato, California
MessageWhat is the latest news on a knighthood for Matt Monro? His music plays a big part of my day. That warm, resonant and "golden" voice is absolutely impeccable and, sadly, irreplaceable.

I was a teen in the sixties, but, along with my Chubby Checker, Beatles and Beach Boys 45's, I bought my share of Matt Monro hits at our neighborhood record shop in San Francisco.

I will add my name to the petition for Matt's knighthood and would love to know how making Matt Monro "Sir Matt" is coming along. Would appreciate any and all news.

NameJohn Moore ()
DateAugust 13, 2009 09:58 PM
MessageJust wish I'd appreciated his music more when he was alive. Remember seeing him on Terry Wogan show once saying how he worked around the world. Can't stop playing his music while driving, makes the journey so enjoyable. Didn't Frank Sinatra once say that he rated is voice as good as his own? Keep watching the start of the "Italian Job" , what an intro to a film! Think his daughter was talking to Steve Wright on his Radio2 show last year.I've a very catholic taste in music,Elvis, Stones,Elton,Beatles,Orbison.etc,etc classical also.Matt Munro will always be up there with the very best, sharing my number one spot!

Namerob ()
DateJuly 30, 2009 08:47 PM
Locationwalton on thames, surrey
Messagea fabulous artist, a fabulous voice. "We're gonna change your world" (in particular) brings back so many memories of happier, gentler and more civilised times. Played it at my Dad's funeral last year

NameGreg Jordan ()
DateJuly 30, 2009 06:00 PM
LocationSouth Carolina, USA
MessageListened to my Dad's music when I was a child in the 60's. This included Matt Monroe. What a great guy!!! Favorites are Born Free, Yesterday, Softly as I leave you etc. Still listening today at age 52. Also sharing Matts music. What a Great talented Artist!!! Dont get me wrong still listen to my 60's and 70's Rock, Beatles, Pink Floyd etc.

Thanks for the Memories, Greg

NameSafari ()
DateJuly 29, 2009 11:50 PM
MessageI've read and listened to a lot of the eulogies apportioned to Matt.He was a great singer,not 'Another Coming'.Get off your knees
and just enjoy to the music for crying out loud. But if you must make a public display,
I suggest, "A Bottle of Wine.Up the Graveyard and a good Greet"

NamePaul Harris ()
DateJuly 27, 2009 09:44 PM
MessageListening to Matt always hits the spot and the pressures of the day just float away, it does not get any better, long live the memories and the music.

Namechristine phelps ()
DateJuly 26, 2009 01:59 PM
Locationwest yorkshire
MessageListening to Matt singing his lovely songs while you are sailing on the canal is sheer bliss.

Namealan ()
DateJuly 18, 2009 12:57 PM
Messageat one time i deliverd milk to Matt lovely home in Ealing,he was a all round humble guy and perhaps quiet and reserved/shy but on stage he let RIP, am pleased i met MATT the MAN and SINGER,long my he live on;

NameDanny Javier ()
DateJuly 11, 2009 09:11 PM
LocationL.A., Ca
MessageMatt was well loved by the Pilipino people. He left alot of song that is very dear to all of us. I love singing his song (karaoke) my friends says that I sometimes sound similar to his tone. That is a very nice complement. Long live all Matt's fan

NameStephen Smith ()
DateJuly 04, 2009 08:21 PM
LocationLeeds,West Yorkshire
MessageFor the past 30 years I have collected many
of Matt's LP's and cds.
I have also played them both on my hospital radio station and now on the web.
My all time favourite albums are Love Is The Same Anywhere and Sings Hogey Charmichael.
We may have lost him as a person,but through
his many recordings his wonderful voice and
music go on
Stephen Smith.
Radio Poplar

NameThomas Dohling ()
DateJune 24, 2009 06:58 AM
LocationNew Delhi, India
MessageWalk away, Wednesday's Child (I'm one), and Sunrise Sunset are songs I remember from my childhood (I'm 52 now) and they still get me sentimental. Today's songs don't have the ability to touch me as these golden oldies (and others from that era). I wish (and hope) today's kids would appreciate such music. Am I hoping too much?? Thanks for the lyrics.

NameColin Gregory ()
DateJune 18, 2009 07:24 PM
LocationNorth Yorkshire
MessageI was only a child in the 60's and probably only heard of him through Born Free, my tastes being for the "pop music" of the time.
As I'm now in my 50's and todays music does nothing to me I rediscovered Matt through youtube and listen to his supurb songs regularly especially Walk away which i'd put in my all time top 10 favourite songs.

NameRose ()
DateJune 07, 2009 07:11 PM
Messagei AM A BIG BIG FAN OF MATT MONRO since the
60's. I have many of his cds. I am looking for a CD with the songs " JUST YESTERDAY" and" AND ROSES AND ROSES". I have them on tape, but i want to put it in my ipod so that I can listen to it anywhere.
I want to know where i can find/buy CDS with
these songs? I spend hours listening to his
songs. I also love to listen to Matt Jnr and their songs. I am glad the legacy is being

NameTony D'Amico ()
DateJune 05, 2009 08:17 PM
MessageMy biggest regret is that I discovered MATT in the late 70's.never had the opportunity to see him perform in Vegas.Truly an icon in pop music.I have compared his "I Have Dreamned" to Sinatra.He beats him by a mile. I love to sing his type of music at homes with shut ins. My ministry!!Could you please assist me in purchasing his background traxs for "I Have Dremned"? I have many of his background karayoki songs. Unable to locate. Thanks for your efforts.
Sincerely, Tony D'Amico

NameStephen McKenna ()
DateMay 19, 2009 01:08 AM
MessageJust spent an evening with my brother and sister-in-law. He's a top-notch record producer and their lives are filled with all the current pop and indie stuff, but this evening we just went on to Spotify and chilled out to Matt! An amazing talent and one that continues to endure.

Kisses to you Matt wherever you are. The choirs of the heavens are all the richer for your tones.

Stephen McKenna

NameGeorge ()
DateMay 17, 2009 12:52 PM
MessageI had the pleasure to talk with Matt jnr and have pics done with him and show him the layout for the portrait I was doing,,,,I was also lucky to renew and talk to his music director Collin who I met some thirty five years earlier when he was with Des O'conner the night a great evening thanks Matt

NameGeorge ()
DateMay 12, 2009 02:50 AM
MessageHi,Matt is an amazing artist,was able to see one of his concerts here in Philippines.As a portrait artist,i done one for him,take a look at my website.....

Nametitan ()
DateApril 29, 2009 10:00 PM
Locationtipton.west midlands, england
Messageas a child of the 60s i was brought up on songs of this calibre, now at nearly 50 and a lover of kareoke, matt is one of the artists i love to sing, there will be only one singer of his stature long may the music continue to flourish,

Namejoanna noon ()
DateApril 28, 2009 02:04 PM
MessageMy dad is very very poorly and not expected to survive the week. He is nearly 80 and would say himself that he has had a good innings. My mam has chosen 'on days like these' as one of the songs that is going to be played in the crematorium. My son googled it and got it up on U-tube. Since then we can't stop listening to it and watching the intro to the Italian Job. We love it. For a gorgeous,fanatastic dad and grandad Robert Henry Clark

NameDonald Waits ()
DateApril 16, 2009 06:25 AM
LocationSan Francisco, CA, USA
MessageI was sitting at my computer listening to Matt sing "I'll Dream Of You"; googled photos of him and found out about Matt Jr. I'm very happy to see his legacy being continued by his surviving children. I've been a fan since "Portrait of My Loove", when I was still a boy. Thank you Michele and Matt Jr.

NameLee Evans ()
DateApril 15, 2009 01:18 PM
MessageI love listening to Matt Monro's voice. He always made it sound so effortless. He was wonderful and it's such a shame that he died so young. My favourite song is 'More' but it doesn't seem to appear on many albums.

NameKeith Mullen ()
DateApril 14, 2009 09:15 PM
MessageI saw the BBC4 programme about this great singer & it brought back so many memories.I would say he was the equal of Frank Sinatra and even through the era of the swinging 60s and Heavy metal,there was always a place for this gifted singer who was taken from us so soon.
I have yet to hear a more gifted singer...

Thanks for starting this site...that his records still sell in there tens of thousands show how much loved Matt was..

NameAndy and Jan ()
DateMarch 29, 2009 12:39 PM
MessageFrank Sinatra once said Matt Munro had the best voice in showbiz, high praise indeed. "Days like these" what can I say, a haunting melody and a beautiful song.

Namejerry kimberlin ()
DateMarch 28, 2009 03:23 PM
MessageSimply The Best

Namejohn langdale ()
DateMarch 27, 2009 12:36 PM
LocationUnited Kingdom
MessageMatt Monro -absolutley superb what a talent I was around in his time but was so busy listining to others although did buy born free albumn.Revisited him following tv biography and wow,how good is he!My favs. are "on days like these"-"we're gonna change the world"-"if i never sing another song"and last but not least"the music played"but I have not heard them all so there other gems lurking, waiting to be rediscovered.

NameRobin King ()
DateMarch 24, 2009 07:58 PM
MessageWhat voice I think we where robbed of one of the Uks greatest. This man had the real thing TALENT . Im sure if he was around to day he would still have a very healthy career Thanks Matt

NamePeter Baker ()
DateMarch 23, 2009 09:29 PM
LocationUnited Kingdom
MessageI have just watched his life story on the tele again, and is still the best crooner to come out of this country,and i am glad he was inmy era the sixties were the best.

Nameajit ghosh ()
DateMarch 01, 2009 12:47 AM
MessageTo me, Matt Monro was simply the greatest singer of all time. If anyone has a CD of all his songs, I'd be willing to pay for it.

Namesandra tindall ()
DateFebruary 14, 2009 02:59 PM
MessageI found some reel to reel tapes while sorting out my attic.Radio/tv shows of Matts.There were some beautiful songs which I've never seen on record.It's Magic,I'll Walk Alone,I've Heard That Song Before,Three Coins In A Fountain,I Guess It Was You All The Time,The Nearness Of You and That Old Black Magic.If anyone can tell me if they have these on a C.D.that I have missed I'd be pleased to hear.Thankyou

NameJohn meech ()
DateFebruary 08, 2009 11:23 PM
LocationSt. Neots
MessageNo wonder Sinatra was a big fan. I'm a Deano fan myself but I've started to change allegence, Matt was pretty damn good - wasn't he.

NameDave England ()
DateFebruary 06, 2009 03:19 PM
LocationHarrisburg, PA
MessageGiovanni from Lakewood, CA said it all in Nov.08. Andy Russell and Matt were fabulous but terribly underrated. Of course you'd have to be 80 to appreciate both of them.
As an aside,Jazz has always been my thing.

Namew cruickshank ()
DateJanuary 22, 2009 08:12 PM
Messagemy wife and I have have just been listening to Matt on one of our CDs I am 77 and Bridget my wife 72 years young..we had just finished dinner and the music had us up doing a slow mutch ...Oh Matt as Old blues said " You were the best English singer at that time....Why did you abuse your body so....

NameTony Buckell ()
DateJanuary 12, 2009 07:50 PM
LocationBasildon, Essex,UK
MessageHi All,
It is so nice to be among real music lovers,
Matt Monro truly was & is the singers singer, His voice was a finely tuned instrument used at its best, I can only attempt his songs & try to do them justice,
I would love to have met him he seemed so down to earth,
All the best to you all & keep listening to the singers singer.

Namedory can ()
DateJanuary 05, 2009 01:05 PM
LocationNevada, USA
MessageThis song was played at a friend's wedding
TillThenMyLove-MattMonroe..I have never heard the song, but instantly fell in love with it. I have never stopped playing it ever since. The voice, the song, the lyrics.....

NameAlireza Dastafshan ()
DateDecember 30, 2008 09:06 AM
MessageReading Matt's biography impressed me a lot and made me deeply sad wondering why we should have lost such a great artist so early. Matt's voice was indeed supreme. My favourites among Matt's songs are (respectively) "Charade" and "Yesterday"; Matt's version of every song is always the best compared to the same song performed by others.

Thank you for making and maintaining this site.

NameBill Hare ()
DateDecember 26, 2008 08:24 PM
LocationSeattle, Washington U.S.A.
MessageThe man was a genius with great tonal quality and a mellow sound as soft and smooth as silk. When I read his biography I could see that I treaded the same ground he had such as Highgate, Teddington, and even staying within easy walking distance of the Cromwell Hospital, where he died. He was an original, one of a kind. We can never forget him and are happy his great talent found a great international market.

Namejim richardson ()
DateDecember 12, 2008 09:55 PM
Locationbellshill, scotland, uk
Messagei was at social function last night and heard a man sing one of the most beautiful love songs ever,( portrait of my love )i immedeatley asked about it. this led me to research matt monro and have instantly become a fan. i will be hoping to get some of his albums from my family as xmas gifts. many congratulations on the web site i found it most informative.

NameToni Moss ()
DateDecember 11, 2008 10:33 PM
LocationThe Netherlands
MessageThank you for creating this tribute to a singer who is such an essential part of the soundtrack to so many lives across so many generations. Truly a labor of love on your part and very, very much appreciated by his fans!

NameEl'vira ()
DateNovember 30, 2008 07:20 AM
MessageFrom Russia with love :-)

NameROCKY ()
DateNovember 20, 2008 03:22 PM
LocationCoconut Creek, Florida
MessageI think losing you was a great tragedy to the entire globe of this universe. It is such a shame that you went to fast...Whenever I see lions in pictures or at the screen......I always think of you and the song"Born Free". This is and was your signature song and will always be your.
Rest peacefully in heaven and thank you for singing that song....." BORN FREE "

DateNovember 19, 2008 06:43 AM
LocationLakewood, Colorado, USA
MessageThank You to the person who had the great idea of establishing this site.Also, for the opportunity to express my respect and admiration to a Great Singer.
Besides Andy Russell (See Stork Club and Copacabana)Circa 1950s...There has not been a greater singer than these two gentlemen!
I am also an amateur singer...sort of a Crooner, who admires this type of talent.

NameBetty ()
DateNovember 16, 2008 06:21 PM
LocationWilmington, DE USA
I love Matt's voice. I have been a huge fan of Eddie Fisher but Matt's voice, to me anyway, runs a very close second. When I am not listening to Eddie, Matt is right there on my CD player. I love his singing.
I have a CD a friend made for me and on it Matt sings My Way, and it is so great, much better than Sinatra's version. I also like the song Didn't We? I can't remember who made that song originally, but Matt's version was fanastic!
Thanks for a wonderful site for a great talent. I only wish I had seen him in person, but at least I have his music to listen to.

NameJim Freeman ()
DateNovember 14, 2008 10:34 PM
LocationKelowna. BC. Canada
MessageWell who would beleive that being born and brought up in the UK I never even heard of Matt Monroe until three years ago,(I was never a big follower of Male Singers) then WHAM!!! he was such a great talent,such a fantastic voice and aptitude for pulling the right feeling from a lyric, It boggles my mind that he didn't become successful before he did. I've dedicated a complete playlist to all Matt's work on my iPod and it gets a great deal of playing time. Awsome.

NameGeoff "the chef" Wilson ()
DateNovember 02, 2008 05:26 PM
LocationManchester UK
MessageI am amateur singer/poet and play acoustic guitar not so well....anyone know the chords for WALK AWAY as it's my all time favourite MM song....he was much better singer than Sinatra...Walk away is the best song ever recorded by a singer of this era !!! PLEASE HELP as I wanna perform it at forthcoming party for a friends birthday!

NameLori Passman ()
DateOctober 26, 2008 11:52 PM
LocationOverland Park, Kansas
MessageI am a fan of Matt Monro.. since I do not listen to another voice but his, you could say it is obcessive... My problem I can't seem to get onto the forum.. which I would like so much.. Something seems to be wrong with my email or password.. Please help . so that I may be part of the Fan club and Matt Monro Forum I would so appreciate your help... hoping to hear from you

NameMike L. ()
DateOctober 26, 2008 05:52 PM
LocationManila, Philippines
MessageI LOVE MATT MONROE! i'm a 21 year old from the Philippines and I can't help but really fall in love with his songs.

NameLori Passman ()
DateOctober 24, 2008 07:32 PM
LocationOverland ParkKansas
MessageAre there any other voices in the world more comforting, more beautiful than Matt Monro... absolutely not.. he desreves every kind of tribute

NameGlynn Bullock ()
DateOctober 15, 2008 10:03 PM
LocationForest of Dean -Gloucestershire
MessageA friend of mine in Ireland is a matt fanatic.He claims One of matts sons sung in a duet together. could anyone name the song-also is there a recording of the song?

NameLiam Cripps ()
DateOctober 14, 2008 04:58 PM
Not long before my Grandad died, November 2005, he was telling me that when he was younger he used to work alongside Matt when he was a busdriver or something. He loved his music and at his funeral we had matt monro's Autumn Leaves playing..very moving.

NameBert del Mundo ()
DateOctober 06, 2008 05:48 PM
Locationsaudi arabia
MessageSure, Matt Monro is the greatest foreign singer the Filipinos had ever known untill till death. His version of MY WAY is the favorite song Filipinos always want to hear. He performed in the Philippines three times in the '60s, '70s and in 1982 where he recorded a local composition titled BE MY LADY, which until now is a favorite ballad sung by Filipinos in videoke bars through out the country. "IF I NEVER SING ANOTHER SONG" ? - the songs Matt Monro had leave us will stays long as "The Music Played" the Filipinos will always remember you Matt Monro!

Namerobin t carter ()
DateOctober 03, 2008 07:13 PM
MessageI have a very large collection of c.d.s over 500 but the ones i play the most is matt monroe,s brilliant voice ,my wife and children love singing along with matt his voice still makes me shiver ,god bless matt monroe .also i.d like to thank the people who dedicate their time and effort in giving fans like me the pleasure to read about matt and also i never thought he was loved this much by people all over the world .

Namejack mills ()
DateSeptember 30, 2008 08:56 PM
MessageI have been a Matt Monro fan since the early
60's. Matt was without doubt the best male
vocalist Britain has ever produced.

If Matt was alive today, I'm sure he would have appeared in "Eastenders" and also he
would have performed songs from Cats, Blood Brothers, etc.
One of my favourite songs is "Till then my love" absoulutely beautiful.

Namejeff ferris ()
DateSeptember 21, 2008 10:34 PM
Locationhoddesdon herts england
Messagemy mother lily who died last year was matts dancing partner during the war at the lyceum in london when matt was a bus driver god bless both of them

NameInger Pr�sse ()
DateSeptember 08, 2008 12:31 AM
LocationS�nderborg, Denmark
MessageDear Matt.
Do you remember me? I used to come to your home in 1958-59. My german friend Rosemary was your au pair girl at that time. I was living in Kilburn also as a au pair. Rosemary and I went to the same school, and after London I took with her to Germany where I stayed for 3 years. Unfortunately she died after a miscarriage in the year 1969. I often listen to your records, and buy them too. I love your musik to day as much as then. I don�t know how old you are today, but I will be 70 next month. Rosemary would have been 72.Next time I go to London I�ll see if your still are preforming, then I will come and here you.
Please give my regards to your wife and your self from Inger

Namedennis joyce
DateSeptember 06, 2008 12:13 AM
MessageMy fiancee and i are getting married next week she is 31 and i am 39 so you would think he was before our time but we listen more to Matt than anyone else. He has the most perfect voice ever .

Namericky armstrong ()
DateSeptember 05, 2008 10:50 PM
Locationhull uk
Messagei was brought up on all kinds of music my dad did the clubs for years. from elvis to modern music of the day my favorite song is portrait of my love a butiful song and also matt had a lovely voice pity there are. are not more singers like matt around and in the charts today a sad loss to the music world many thanks for a great voice

Namebarbara deakin ()
DateAugust 29, 2008 03:48 PM
MessageI can only agree with all the comments
others have written about Matt Monroe.
I probably go back further than most of
you and remember Matt at the beginning
and his voice was supreme. I must record
however, that Frank Sinatra was a fan of
Matt and lauded him as a great so don't
feel the need to compare them.

Namerichard o'connor ()
DateAugust 26, 2008 07:38 PM
Messagei only wish i'd discoverd Matt before he left us and seen him perform,he is my all time favourite.

NameDan Mulcahy ()
DateAugust 24, 2008 12:32 PM
LocationSurrey, United Kingdom

My Grandad used to be in the army with Matt in Hong Kong around 1952. His name is Tom Mulcahy and he has lots of stories and memories of him then and it would be great to get in touch with anyone from that time or Matt's family. There was a picture used in the recent documentary of Matt in Hong Kong that was given to Matt by my Grandad that I would love to get a nice copy of.

NameSam C ()
DateAugust 15, 2008 11:02 PM
LocationAlberta, Canada
MessageI grew up listening to Matt Monro's music and I was born in 1976. My son who is 3 yrs old and 6 months can sing 'Walk Away'. I'll post it in youtube one of these days.
Thank you for the music 'Matt'.


Namegordon scottscott ()
DateAugust 14, 2008 10:14 PM

NameNola Ross ()
DateAugust 14, 2008 12:45 AM
LocationBartlesville Ok
MessageTo Matt--you had a beautiful voice and the world misses you. Softly as I leave you. was there ever a song as pretty.
You will always be remembered.

NameBelinda May ()
DateAugust 09, 2008 07:49 PM
MessageMy father did his national service in Hong Kong and remembers a wonderful singer on the ship back to the UK. He thought it was Matt Munro can anyone confirm - it seems from an earlier entry has placed Matt Munro there for his national service - it would be great to let my Dad know if it was really him!

NameKim Lawson ()
DateAugust 07, 2008 06:07 PM
MessageMy uncle John introduced me to the wonderful music of Matt Monro to this day, I can't get enough. What a horrible loss for the world to have lost such a huge talent so young and way before his time.

Billy Joel has this one line in one of his songs...that seems so true
"only the good die young.
It's a great line but unfortunately so true.

I always felt I was born in the wrong decade. I envy those people who had the opportunity to see Mr. Monro perform live. I honestly don't believe there will ever be another singer to the likes of Matt Monro again.

To thank my uncle for sharing his passion of Matt Monro with me, the man and his music, I am looking for a CD or LP titled
"Matt Monro Sings Don Black".

Does such an album or CD exist? My uncle would be thrilled beyond measure if I could find this masterpiece.

Thank You.

NamePat Stewart
DateJuly 29, 2008 07:50 PM
MessageOn days like these. This song sung by Matt is the best summer holiday song ever !!
What an absolutely effortless voice. You can keep your Frank Sinatra, Matt beats him hands down.

NameEric Gold ()
DateJuly 24, 2008 05:04 PM
MessageI have listened to many singers in my life and I love jazz and blues, but Matt Monro, well there is only one Matt the best. Some great singers record a bad number and people say �I did not like that song or album� but not in Matt�s case as I have a huge Matt Monro collection and I must say all the songs are great, not one bad number at all. I hate people saying to me that Matt Monro�s songs are categorised as �Oldies� or old hat, the category showed be �Professional�. Because the rubbish we hear today especially on these reality programmes is rubbish. A lot of my friends here in the jazz world in London love Matt Monro as I do, he is the best singer this country has ever produced, I only wish someone could be as great as Matt, but I doubt it. God Bless to Michele and the Matt Monro Family and Marion as he is an Icon the greatest singer ever. God Bless. Eric Gold.

DateJune 28, 2008 06:03 AM
MessageI had heard of UTube but only connected to it last month when looking for info on a singer and came across Matt Monro who is my favourite singer. I can't get enough of his voice or his songs!

My all time favourite is "Walk Away". I can see why the Austrian contest song caught Monro's ear, and I quote from his on-line biography... At the Eurovision Song Contest, singing "I Love the Little Things," he finished second behind Italy's 16-year-old Gigliola Cinquetti), despite what author and historian John Kennedy O'Connor describes in his book The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History as an "excellent performance of the only English language song of the night."[3]. The Austrian entry "Warum Nur Warum" caught Monro's ear, despite its sixth-place finish, and he recorded an English version titled "Walk Away," Don Black, started his career as a renowned songwriter when Monro challenged him to pen the English lyric that became "Walk Away."...... unquote.

I'm glad he did, as this is my all time favourite, and not just the song, the instrumental music that accompany's it is fantastic!

He lives on in his music and our memories!

NamePaul Uttley ()
DateJune 20, 2008 01:12 PM
LocationDerbyshire, England
MessageI was sat listening to "We're Gonna Change the World" this morning over breakfast and it reminded me just how much I liked Matts songs. What a fantastic voice he had, and he could actually sing, unlike Sinatra who talked through alot of his stuff.Change the world is such a catchy up beat song it sets you up for the day like nothing else, and yet Matt could also do the soft, gentle, romantic and powerful stuff. Only one word sums him up Perfection
Take Care.

NameRob ()
DateJune 06, 2008 08:50 PM
MessageHi All..Matt Monro what a voice!
I am 50 years old,and remember a few of the great ones songs.
But a few weeks ago they all came flooding back to me. As time goes by you get into other music,but after hearing (From Russia with love) played to 76.000 fans at Old Trafford after the game,against Barcelona that put Manchester United into the Champions League Final in Moscow.
It was great to here that song again,but it seemed to meen a hell of a lot more,this time around! So i am giving all the songs plenty of play time now! one of the best i think has to be (Walk Away) oh and by the way, Moscow is well worth a visit!

NameChris ()
DateJune 01, 2008 09:47 PM
LocationWirral U.K.
MessageInteresting and informative web page,
I have always thought Matt Monro did not
get the recognition he deserved his untimely death didn't help, do you think he might have been held back because he was a
threat to the American market.

NameRuss Desrosiers ()
DateMay 22, 2008 01:25 AM
LocationMethuen, Mass. USA
MessageThe smoothest voice with the best range.1 of the top 3 male vocalist in the history of song. A legend...........

NameEdna R. Silva ()
DateMay 19, 2008 12:30 AM
LocationS�o Paulo - Brasil
MessageMy favourite singer. I was just a young girl when he came to my coutry, in the 60s, but I could never forget the most beautiful voice I�d ever heard. He went too soon, but he will be always in our hearts.

NameBarryS. ()
DateMay 10, 2008 12:41 AM
LocationNottingham England
MessageThere have been some great ballad singers, Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darrow, Jonny Mathis, Andy Williams, Tom Jones, Humperdink etc... but none had the voice of Matt Monro, & he was English, to boot!

NamePat Lambert ()
DateMay 06, 2008 04:52 PM
Messagewould I be right in saying that I saw Mr. Munro singing in The Chiswich-bus Acton works around 1961- 2- 3 period

any info greatfully appreciated

NameVince Hall ()
DateMarch 24, 2008 09:32 PM
MessageHi everyone,

I'm another of many Matt Monro Fans. I recentley dedicated a song to him at one of my charity concerts. Little did I know it was being filmed by someone in the audience and then placed onto you tube and google video.

I generally sing Sinatra songs but loved Matt's voice and his songs too.

It's worth a look and please feel free to email me and I can send you the link.

Grateful for any feedback.

Kind regards


NameSandie ()
DateMarch 22, 2008 03:45 PM
LocationMinneapolis, MN
MessageDoes anyone know where I can find a piano score for "A Portrait of Your Love"?

NameAlex Napalkov ()
DateMarch 22, 2008 01:41 AM
LocationKorablino, Russia
MessageI adore Matt's singing and he has been one of my favourite singers since my early days.

From Russia With Love

Alex Napalkov
Korablino, Russia

NameTed Davis ()
DateMarch 19, 2008 03:38 PM
LocationCharlottesville, VA
MessageI listened to Matt alot growingup in the 60's+. Still enjoying is music on radio today. Sorr he is gone , but the music lives on.

Nameclare mcglinn ()
DateMarch 07, 2008 06:00 PM
Locationwigan uk
MessageDo anyone know the guitar chords to

On Days Like These

so i can sing and strum to it ?

please e-mail me if you can help

NameEric Gold ()
DateMarch 04, 2008 07:31 PM
LocationLondon UK
MessageMatt Monro, is my favourite singer although I�m a jazz and blues man. I have just picked up a 3 box set of Matt Monro from a friend of mine, so my Matt Monro collection is complete. I seen a documentary on the TV and it showed a professional singer not like the stuff you get today, I wish Matt�s family all the best and Matt Monro is the best singer out of the UK, I miss him very much. Eric Gold.

NameRon West ()
DateFebruary 22, 2008 02:43 PM
LocationSouth Wales (UK)
MessageI am trying to get a copy of the Readers Digest CD's of Matt Monro so that I can include some of the songs in a Hospital Radio show of mine. I know that Readers Digest no longer market this compilation but I am hoping some kind soul will have it.

Ron West

Nameandrew tester ()
DateFebruary 14, 2008 08:41 PM
MessageIn memory of Matt and for his family what a fantastic singer an all time great second to none, superb singer of all types of songs sadly missed

NameIsabel Wildig ()
DateFebruary 10, 2008 05:01 PM
MessageAt the moment just listening to Portrait of My Love. My husband and I both like Matt since seeing him at the Theatre Royal Portsmouth a long time ago.

Tony Hancock was the Star but Matt Monroe had to take over and sang for about an hour. I will never ever forget how fabulous he was and I will forever be a Matt Monroe fan.

Namemarlene marranca ()
DateFebruary 10, 2008 04:23 PM
Locationbuffalo, ny
MessageHe was the greates singer of all time...died much to soon! Have almost everything he ever recorded and enjoy listening to, till this day.

NameBill Sharples
DateFebruary 08, 2008 10:43 PM
MessageIn the eighties i appeared with Matt at a theatre in Billingham ( I used the stage name of Paul Knight) he was not only a great singer he was a kind and considerate chap, a true gentleman.I remember the show with pride ie I was proud to tread the same stage. god Bless Him.

Namechristian hekking ()
DateFebruary 04, 2008 08:21 PM
Locationregensburg germany
Messagewith deeply respect for an great artist

NameLoretta Brown ()
DateJanuary 22, 2008 08:29 AM
MessageDoes anyone know or could tell me where I could get a copy of Matt Munro singing 'It's Impossible' (this is for my parents diamond wedding anniversary and it is the song that my parents danced to the first time they met.

NameMaria Antonette ()
DateJanuary 15, 2008 07:44 PM
LocationTor. Canada
MessageAll i know is I played his cd almsot everyday while am at work. "Can this be love and "How Soon" including "Wednesday Child" reminds me of my first boyfriend.

Namemichael robertson ()
DateJanuary 13, 2008 09:30 PM
Locationworcestershire, england
Messageim only 17 and ive been listenin to matt monro since i was a small boy. his music, his voice his life has astounded me. i dont know what it is but his voice has something about it that just feels pure and crisp, its perfect. i hate to bring it up but he died too young and too soon, i believe if he was still here he'd still be the coolest guy in showbiz. im listenin to one of my favourites which is "didnt we". beautiful song. thankyou

Namebob jones ()
DateJanuary 12, 2008 01:12 PM
MessageLooking for a cd of Matt Monro sings Don Black anyone know if it is still available

NameElson Canlas ()
DateJanuary 10, 2008 03:37 AM
MessageMatt is truly fascinating let alone the songs which have withstood the test and passing of the time. His melodious and cool and enchanting voice has enamoured people from his generation to now,his songs having become the staples of lovers and dreamers and simply the condiments to any relaxing moments. I have been singing his songs even before the advent of the Karaokes. I just felt very sorry for this gentle soul whose weakness with drinking and cigarettes took him prematurely from this mortal probation.He lives though with his songs that have become immortal and timeless

NameRon Way ()
DateDecember 30, 2007 04:58 AM
LocationKyogle, NSW. Australia
MessageI had the pleasure of Producing and Directing Matt's first television special for the Seven Network in Sydney, Australia in 1967.

What a voice and what a professional entertainer.

I enjoyed catching up with him every time he returned to our shores.

The planet lost a very kind person with a beautiful voice.

Working with him was a memorable experience and to this day I still enjoy playing back his hour long special.

NameRabih Chamseddine ()
DateDecember 25, 2007 03:26 PM
LocationHouston Texas
MessageI grew up listening to Matt's songs, since my dad is a big fan, so I became a fan too. It shocked me to find out that most people in the USA are not familiar with him, and never heard about him. Unfortunitally they have missed a lot.

Namematt monro ()
DateDecember 25, 2007 08:52 AM
MessageHi my name is Matt Monro i am honored to have the same name as him but i can not sing as well as the orignial

NameRosanna Parkinson ()
DateNovember 26, 2007 07:41 PM
LocationAllerston. Pickering, North Yorks, YO18 7PG
MessageHi, While I have always been a fan of Matt Munros and love his smooth silky voice I have had the pleasure just recently of hearing his son Matt Junior singing at Dominic Kirwan concerts in Spain, He sang along with his Fathers songs and does his Father proud. Matt himself would have been very proud of his son, I have tried to find a web site for Matt Junior and have not as yet had any luck. I know Matt Junior takes his show out to Singapore and the Phillipines soon and would love to find out if he has a fan club of his own, so if anybody out there knows anything PLEASE get in touch, who knows maybe even Matt Junior himself might see this and get in touch, I hope so. Rosanna

Matt Jr.'s website is available through the official matt monro website

Geoff & Ruud

Namejim tannock ()
DateNovember 25, 2007 07:41 PM
Locationkilmarnock ayrshire scotland
Messageone of the best in britain born free gives me goosebumps every time ihere it ihave large collection of matts cds also a program of matt starring wellington pier great yarmouth1965 along with jimmy tarbuck mike and bernie winters it is autographed by matt which i shall always treasure.

Namewayne pruden ()
DateNovember 06, 2007 01:03 AM
LocationLockport Manitoba Canada
MessageI have just rediscovered Matt Munro on Youtube. Now I start the search for some of his Cd's. I love his voice, music and song selection. Too young to be gone.

NameMarian ()
DateOctober 28, 2007 08:30 PM
MessageI just can't understand why Matt Monro fans are asking questions on this website which are never going to be answered, when they can find all the answers on Hope to see you there soon. Kind regards.

NameP J Furze
DateOctober 26, 2007 09:57 PM
LocationArizona, USA
MessageWhat a great voice, I need to find some of his recordings.

NameA.M. BURDON ()
DateOctober 25, 2007 08:19 PM
Messagei would like to know if Matts last concert at the Barbican was recorded or if these are going to be available inthe near future

NameAndrew Richards ()
DateOctober 18, 2007 08:57 PM

NameSelina Buckingham nee Ousby ()
DateOctober 18, 2007 06:03 AM
LocationTexas U.S.A
Message I have been listening to some of Matt,s music and I think he had a wonderful voice. I must have heard him when I lived inEngland, I was born in Workington Cumbria and I still have family there. My brother George requested me to see if I could find a CD for him. I will get one somehow. I enjoyed reading about Matt very much and it is a sad loss of such a talent. Selina

NameColin ()
DateOctober 18, 2007 01:15 AM
MessageMy wife, an ex-dancer, worked with Matt in the mid-60's in a summer show in Yarmouth and has fond memories of him. I met him, briefly, whilst he was paying a social visit to the former Cesar's Palace night spot in Luton, around 1968.

In a recent TV tribute programme, Matt himself stated that his first recording had been the lovely 'Polka Dots and Moonbeams'. I cannot find this listed anywhere. Does it exist on any album currently available ?

NameRoger Mohn ()
DateOctober 18, 2007 01:09 AM
LocationPeoria, IL- USA
MessageAs 50 year-old "aging baby boomer", I quite recently re-discovered the music of Matt Munro, while watching "Pop Gear" on our local cable TV. I find myself listening to his music and Matt, JR's. In this day of "alternate & rap crap" music, Matt's songs are timeless and hopefully, someday, our world will once again embrace the kind of music Matt enjoyed singing. We enjoy listening to them. I am also so amazed his son sounds just like him. Its remarkable. Thank you for this site to honor him in this way.

NamePeter F Byers ()
DateOctober 14, 2007 10:25 PM
MessageMatt is fabulous,diction,tone,style unsurpassed.
Have been told he sung "Brazil". Unable to find anything about this. Any info??

NameMarian ()
DateOctober 09, 2007 11:28 PM
MessageIf you got to you can find everything you want to know about Matt Monro. This is the official website run by Matt's daughter, Michele.

NameBob Williams ()
DateOctober 07, 2007 07:58 PM
LocationEvansville Indiana USA
MessageI could listen to Matt Monro endlessly. His voice is beautiful. I have many of his CDs and two DVDs A protrait of Matt Monro and an evening with Matt Monro. It is such a shame that more of his concerts were not recorded so we could enjoy this wonderful singer. I hope some lost recordings and lost recorded concerts will some how show up and we can purchase them.

NamePanditatwa ()
DateOctober 05, 2007 09:02 AM
LocationYogyakarta, Indonesia
MessageI like his song. The arrangement is very beautiful. But, it�s difficult to get his CD on Indonesia.

NameTeri Morin ()
DateSeptember 29, 2007 02:24 PM
LocationWindham, Maine USA
MessageTo Graham ~

I noticed your inquiry in the guestbook.
You can find"This is the Life"on a double CD entitled "THIS IS MATT MONRO" ~ This double CD is teriffic as is the INCOMPARABLE Matt Monro!

Teri Morin
Windham, Maine USA

NameCarole Anderson ()
DateSeptember 27, 2007 04:19 AM
MessageI think that Matt had the lovliest voice of any British male singer. It had such a warm quality and I particularly loved Walk Away, Softly as I Leave You and Portrait of my Love. His voice is instantly recognizable and 740am radio here in Canada plays his records quite frequently. It's always such a pleasure to listen to him.

Carole Anderson (British ex-pat)

NameBaz the Man ()
DateSeptember 22, 2007 09:36 AM
MessageMatt was (and still is) one of the greatest singers of all time.
Sadly missed but the joy of his voice lives on and on.

Namesandra and john tindall ()
DateSeptember 21, 2007 11:02 AM
MessageJust heard Bobby Crush doing really well on 'popmaster' on Radio 2's Ken Bruce show.
One of his questions was on Matt Monro.
He said their is a biography being written
about Matt.
Do we know when it will be out please as I will be first in the queue to buy it.Thanks

NameColin Wale ()
DateSeptember 17, 2007 09:51 AM
LocationSouth London
MessageMy Dad once said how great would have Matt been if he was a yank.My Dad won many talent competitions singing matt's song's, up and down the country everybody loved his songs.My favourite was Born Free, sung by either Matt or my dad.

NameAdam James Glennane
DateSeptember 17, 2007 12:47 AM
LocationLiverpool, UK
MessageWhat a legend that will never die. We all miss Matt Monro and his velvet voice. One of my favourite recordings of Matt was Blue Spanish Eyes. I would sit practicing that song for days and days until I got it perfectly. Ofcourse if your going to live up to the great Matt Monro, you will have a hell of a job!

NameNew York Fan No. 1 ()
DateSeptember 15, 2007 08:13 PM
LocationLund, Sweden
MessageI'm a native of New York and often heard Matt Monro's wonderful voice on the radio there in the late 1960s. His singing the theme son for the James Bond film "From Russia With Love" is one of the main reason why I continue to not miss that film. Matt was one of the greatest.

NameLinda Borg ()
DateSeptember 11, 2007 03:03 AM
MessageI am from England, and remember with fond memories listening to Matt Monro and I remember how much my Dad loved to listen to him. I did not realize Matt had died at a young age. He had a "velvet" voice - just wonderful to listen to him.

NameGraham ()
DateSeptember 05, 2007 09:36 AM
MessageHi. Is the song "This is the life " available on CD?


Namesheila ()
DateSeptember 02, 2007 07:47 PM
Messagecopied from the news page::
Wednesday, 22nd August 2007:

DOCUMENTARY: Matt Monro: The Man With The Golden Voice
On: BBC 4 (107)
Date: Tuesday 4th September 2007 (starting in 14 days)
Time: 20:00 to 21:00 (1 hour long)

Neil Pearson narrates a documentary telling the story of Matt Monro, the young Londoner born Terry Parsons who became one of the world's most popular ballad singers. Contributors include Paul Gambaccini, Don Black, George Martin, John Barry and Monro's family.
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles)

hello, I have just read the above letter on the news page of your website, I have looked at the TV BBC 4 listing and also the Radio 4 listings and I can't see the programme advertised is this because the programme is not being transmitted to the area that I live, I will be so dissapointed if this is the case as I would so very much like to watch the programme or even listen to it, regards from sheila

NameGraham ()
DateSeptember 02, 2007 12:55 PM
MessageGreat web site, Im a born and bred Rock n Roller so I didnt start to listen to Matts music until a few years ago, Now of course I listen to anything from Punk to Pavorotti.
I did go with my wife to see Matt at the Wakefield Theatre club in the 70s ( I think)
I have enjoyed the tv documentories about him.
Nice to hear his voice on the Harveys TV commercial.
Keep up the good work.

NameGary ()
DateSeptember 01, 2007 11:40 PM
LocationBellingham, Washington USA
MessageIt was only a couple of months ago that I found out that Matt Monroe has been gone since 1985. I was shocked and saddened. One of my very favorite vocalists had died earlier this year---the oh-so-great Frankie Laine---who, along with Nat King Cole and perhaps a couple others...Mario Lanza....Marty Robins...were the guys I could listen to over and over again. Matt Monroe was up right there with the very best of them. The range and clarity of his voice always amazed me. Now when I listen to one of his albums, I will do so with an even greater appreciation of the treasure he left behind.

NameJoy ()
DateSeptember 01, 2007 07:36 AM
LocationDavao City, Philippines
MessageThis is such a great website. A real tribute to a great singer we dearly love. My siblings and I were introduced to Matt's music by my father, Rey. My father has a wide collection of Matt's albums. My father even had a picture taken with Matt when our beloved singer visited Davao years before. For us, Matt never died because his music live on in our hearts...

NamePatters P, Programmer Extraordinaire
DateAugust 31, 2007 09:54 PM
LocationHackers Hide-Out
MessageShould be fine now...

NameLilian ()
DateMarch 30, 2007 12:03 PM
Is there going to be another DVD of Matt I have 3 and enjoy watching everyone, also
anymore new CD's I have met so people through reading your guestbook who adore Matt like me

NameLilian ()
DateMarch 30, 2007 11:57 AM
Is there going to be another DVD of Matt I have 3 and enjoy watching everyone, also
anymore new CD's I have met so people through from reading your guestbook who adore Matt like me

NameMarie-Christine Garbit ()
DateMarch 28, 2007 04:09 PM
LocationGeneva, Switzerland
MessageI am Christine and I just would like to say that Matt was one of the dearest person to me as I always felt he was part of my environment and my life. I discovered him as a such a lovely singer in the 70s thanks to the BBC Radio 2 programmes. I really loved him as a singer for his sensuality, sensitivity and intelligence but also for the man I felt he must have been. Some day in 1997, I think, while listening to the Duet CD his son taped, paying tribute to his father, I discovered with pain that Matt had died in 1985; I got so shocked that I could not stop crying alone while listening to him. For me and in my heart, he is still alive and so present that I cannot believe he left us so early. Thanks to this website, people like me can express themselves and assure his son and his family that Matt is still with us in our hearts and that he is a man it is impossible to forget. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to communicate this. Christine, from Geneva (Switzerland)

NameMarie-Christine Garbit ()
DateMarch 28, 2007 04:09 PM
LocationGeneva, Switzerland
MessageI am Christine and I just would like to say that Matt was one of the dearest person to me as I always felt he was part of my environment and my life. I discovered him as a such a lovely singer in the 70s thanks to the BBC Radio 2 programmes. I really loved him as a singer for his sensuality, sensitivity and intelligence but also for the man I felt he must have been. Some day in 1997, I think, while listening to the Duet CD his son taped, paying tribute to his father, I discovered with pain that Matt had died in 1985; I got so shocked that I could not stop crying alone while listening to him. For me and in my heart, he is still alive and so present that I cannot believe he left us so early. Thanks to this website, people like me can express themselves and assure his son and his family that Matt is still with us in our hearts and that he is a man it is impossible to forget. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to communicate this. Christine, from Geneva (Switzerland)

DateMarch 27, 2007 01:57 PM
MessageLovely website, a lovely tribute to a great artist.
As a child, would listen to Matt's music with my Dad. Walk Away brings back some lovely memories.

NameClint Ritchie Stark ()
DateMarch 26, 2007 01:40 PM
MessageHi, I should have said it in the last message I wrote. I was after a record Matt sang, called I Love The Little Things,it was the song Matt sang in the Eurovision Contest, I think it was in 1966, I have tried for years to get it, and my luck was in, because I got it on
e-bay. He really should have won it, I am sure it was in 1966 being Matt Monro singing, it was a delight to listen to

NameClint Ritchie Stark ()
DateMarch 26, 2007 12:24 PM
MessageThank you Michele for your emails, it is really kind of you. You know what I thought of your Father. For everyone else reading this message, Matt Monro was my FAVOURITE singer, yeah Frank Sinatra was good, perry Como was good too, but for Matt monro was my IDOL. The phone call I got from Matt when I was in hospital REALLY DID GIVE ME A BOOST. And I would like to take this chance in wishing Matt Jr. All the very best.
Clint Ritchie Stark

NameD. Earle
DateMarch 24, 2007 11:19 PM
MessageI suppose I stand corrected on the issue of Matt's Death. But I based my commentary on what was written in biography on this site, the photos featuring him with a cigarette or drink in hand also featured on this site, and on the commentary of a guestbook contributor who claimed he even lit up a cigarette during his last performance (Doesn't sound professional to me, so I'll view that with a grain of salt). Clearly, the smoking and drinking didn't help his condition and it's still a shame he died so young.
I only vaguely recall hearing a warm, sage-like voice that may have been his during my childhood in the '70s. It's a pity my generation couldn't have known him better.

NameKen Coleman
DateMarch 24, 2007 06:38 PM
MessageGreat singer. Thank God for internet radio and Pandora because no stations around my area still play much of his type of music.

NameMarian ()
DateMarch 24, 2007 12:58 PM
MessageIn reply to D.Earle's entry on the 19th of March, Matt Monro did not die from smoking related cancer. He had liver cancer, and had liver problems all his life, first suffering from infective hepatitis at around 5 years of age.

NameRichard Clarke
DateMarch 23, 2007 11:16 PM
LocationSurrey UK
MessageA truly wonderful singer. Still missed so long after he left us but will never be forgotten. Walk Away is for me the greatest song ever.

NamePat Stewart ()
DateMarch 23, 2007 07:38 PM
LocationNew Romney. England
MessageMatt singing "On days like these" is the perfect summer evening song. So romantic!
I do not think that we will ever produce another singer with the ablity to stop you in your tracks just to listen.
Such a pity we lost him so soon. Our modern youngsters will never be able to learn from the master.

NameD. Earle
DateMarch 19, 2007 03:51 AM
MessageI recently viewed and recorded the 1965 British rock promo film, "Pop Gear" during its airing on the Flix cable channel. Matt was featured it, of course-the dramatic principle and elder statesman among the younger acts who had varying degrees of staying power in the music industry. I've kept rewinding the end where he sings the theme song and his baritone glides effortlessly over the bouncy rock beat. He seemed to have had a lot of fun with that, although I know the performances were all lip-synced.Researching his life has been my pet project during the past month as a result of viewing the 70-minute special.
Viewing that film made me realize how rare his TV appearances are in America since his death. Of course, the films for which he sang theme songs air quite regularly. But I guess I'm too young to remember any commercials he may have done.
I first became conscious of his death around 1986 when an oldies station played "Georgy Girl", and the disc jockey mentioned his passing in the previous year.
While his voice was very beautiful he often struck me as someone who looked and sounded 20 years older than he actually was--an apparent reflection of a difficult life.
I'd say he was just the person to replace Nat King Cole (with whom I share a birthplace) on the capitol records label. He had Nat's experience as a TV show host and noticeably some of his mannerisms.
But the parallels between his tragedy and nat King Cole's have struck me; both died of smoking related cancer in the same month, 20 years apart, they both had children who celebrated birthdays the month they died, and at least one of those children entered the same profession,both had a son who also died relatively young, years after they passed (source:, and their performing children later had poignant tribute CDs in which their voices are morphed with their fathers' recordings.
Both men have legions of fans of differing generations who wish they hadn't been felled by their vices, as anyone can tell just by viewing this guestbook.
Hopefully they're in Heaven doing some slamming beyond slamming duets with each other and that their children are taking better care of themselves now for the sake of their many admirers, and if they should stray from a healthy routine, I hope their spirits of their fathers will find a way to reach from the Great Beyond and smack the instruments of their chosen vices clean out of their naughty little hands.

NameRick Stringer ()
DateMarch 16, 2007 09:17 PM
LocationElgin, Highlands of Scotland
MessageI never tired of listening to this wonderful man's silky smooth voice throughout my childhood. The same is true today, and I'm 36.
My mother had the good fortune of seeing him perform live late in his career and, although obviously weakened by his illness, said he still brought tears to her eyes and people to their feet applauding for more.
I wish I'd had a chance to meet and talk to him.
Never an imitator, just an inspiration.

NameMatt ()
DateMarch 15, 2007 11:33 AM
MessageI was a generation away from a time when ,obviously, thousands of people were entranced by his voice. Pity my Mum and Dad weren't.
Matt Monro

NameDeborah Earle
DateMarch 11, 2007 06:52 AM
MessageI was in High School when Matt Monro passed away. But I was familiar with many of his recordings by that time.
Part of my childhood was spent in Hawaii (My Dad was in the Air Force), and I was wondering when Matt performed at the Ilaki Hotel.
If anyone can tell me, please post it on this page and I'll see it.

Thank you

NameRoger ()
DateMarch 11, 2007 01:06 AM
MessageI was listening to a friends cd's of the Big Bands and this one song was playing and I couldn't get it out of my mind.the song was September Song sung by the beautiful voice of Matt Monro so I just had to tell you how it made me feel.

Namemr L Summers ()
DateMarch 07, 2007 07:40 PM
Locationtunbridge wells kent
MessageCan anyone help!!!,my wife heard the words of a Matt song at a funeral,lyrics that she can remember are="miss me but let me go"and try as we may every music shop,buying Matts cds,we cannot get the title of this sad song.without the title we can get no further.
If anyone can remember the title she would be eternally grateful.thank you.

We think it should be: Softly as I Leave You

Ruud and Geoff

Namesandra and john tindall ()
DateMarch 03, 2007 04:25 PM
MessageThe latest blatant mis-spelling of the greatest singer this country has produced,is on a flyer we received from Pontins at Pakefield.
They were advertising a weekend in December where one of the acts was cabaret with Chris Dean(leader of the fantastic Syd Lawrence Orchestra)singing MATT MUNROE.
Not MUNRO or MONROE but the full works MUNROE!
We sent the flyer back,asking for the flyer to be corrected!
Does this constant wrong spelling of the best singer in the world drive anyone else mad,or is it just me!


No, we totally agree!

Geoff and Ruud.

NameFred Logue ()
DateFebruary 20, 2007 05:40 PM
LocationDallas, Tx, usa
MessageThanks, Michelle, for contacting me. It has been a privelege tp hear from you. Yes, I apparently found the site I wrote to.

NameIan Clark ()
DateFebruary 19, 2007 05:26 AM
MessageI am a musician, and have found myself playing Matt Monro's "Walk Away" over and over again. I think it is one of the best songs ever written.

Reading Matt's biography, I think he should take enormous credit for recognising that it was a much better Eurovision song than his own entry (even though his song did better) and for recording it and making it a big hit in an era that was dominated by groups like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Animals and Hermans Hermits.

I also love some of his other songs like "Portrait of my Love" and "Born Free". I think a singer should not only be judged by his qualities as a singer - for which Frank Sinatra's tribute is unsurpassable - but also by the songs he chooses. A definite 10 out of 10.

NameDes ()
DateFebruary 18, 2007 05:16 AM
MessageI interviewed MM in Adelaide some 30 years back and am in the process of making a 30 minute radio special as I write. Nice bloke, great voice, still popular in Oz.

DateFebruary 14, 2007 07:46 PM
MessageI am a little too young to appreciate Matt in his pomp, but I have lots of his re-issued cd's.
A voice that could hold a note for ever and then straight into the next line.

So he may be gone but he stall has fans from a different generation

Namephyliss ()
DateFebruary 13, 2007 08:07 PM

just a message to say that I rememberd matt\' annaversary death on feb. 7th.I\'ll always play you\'re music you are sadly missed. rest in piece.

NamePatrick Hudepohl ()
DateFebruary 12, 2007 08:41 PM
MessageThe guestbook should be working just fine again.

NameGuy ()
DateDecember 13, 2006 11:19 AM
LocationHasselt - BELGIUM
MessageVerry nice songs !!

request : can you send me the lyric of the song WHEN A CHILD IS BORN

NameGeraldine Taylor (nee Brooker) ()
DateDecember 12, 2006 02:35 PM
LocationMilton Keynes
MessageMatt Munro and my father Frank Brooker were friends and worked together on the London buses. Dad eventually became an inspector. We used to go to the seaside together with both familes in our dormobile. It would be great to be able to find out if the Munro family had any pictures from the times as Dad passed away many years ago. A further link to Matt Munro is that my mother (also passed away) worked in Decca records as a secretary and mentioned him a lot. If anyone knows how I can get in touch with any of the family I would be very grateful.

Namelilian moore ()
DateDecember 11, 2006 04:09 PM
MessageI have just brought Matt Monro's new DVD I now have 2 DVD' Are there going to be any more. I love the one I have just got.

I love to hear him sing, he is so clear and can understand every word he sings.
I can listen to him sing any time day or night What a voice.

Namejosephine ()
DateDecember 06, 2006 06:39 PM

Namemabel baguio ()
DateDecember 06, 2006 11:31 AM
Locationcebu, philippines
Messagehope you can contact me thrue 09266902990 and 0323416030.. im 23, still in college.

Namemabel baguio ()
DateDecember 06, 2006 11:21 AM
Locationcebu, philippines
Messageive been a fan of matt monroe because of my dad but when i heard over the television that matt monroe jr. is looking for a filipina wife i vividly search for him in the caffe. hope he can reseponse my message. thaks

NameVeronica S. Caraveo ()
DateDecember 05, 2006 12:29 PM
LocationCaloocan City PHILIPPINES
MessageWomen are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top. Men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead they just get the rotten apples from the grounds that aren't good but easy to reach. So the apples on top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they are amazing!... They just have to wait for the right man to come along.. The one who's brave enough to climb the top of the tree just to reach them...

I'm VERONICA S. CARAVEO, 40'something I'VE watched t.v. at t.v. Patrol on channel 2 tonyt and see Matt Monro Jr. announcing his lookin' for a wife....I'm available for sure!
kindly give my messages to him ASAP !!!and call me (632) 3665863/ 64 or my cellphone # (639) 0920 4359838 send my best regards and GOD BLESS!



Nameian hennah ()
DateDecember 01, 2006 12:25 AM
Locationnewport, u.k.
MessageWhat can you say about the beautiful silky smooth voice of this man , he never fails to lift my spirits whenever i hear his voice. The differance between matt and the likes of sinatra ( who people keep comparing him too) is that matt could sing !.i usually listen to the likes of motorhead and iron maiden etc so this guy must have been damn good to get me hooked. One of the best......enough said.

NameKent Houser ()
DateNovember 23, 2006 03:08 AM
LocationPortland, OR USA
MessageHear, Hear! to all of the heartfelt and tender remembrances of Matt Monro from the guestbook writers, especially to Carlos from S.F., with whom I agree wholeheartedly in that Matt was and is, in his recordings listened to even today, truly one of a kind. It's perhaps the clear British pronunciation of the language which begins to set him apart. Much more than that, I think, it is Matt Monro's "natural" way of bending a lyric, which causes him to deliver the words of a song more in the manner we ourselves would like to if we only could. Matt, thank you for bringing an extra measure of eloquence, taste, and sincerity to popular music. The music will never die in our collective consciousness. We yearn for another or others like Matt who can speak to the human heart.

NameCarlos Brenez ()
DateNovember 21, 2006 07:35 AM
LocationSan Francisco
MessageHello Friends,

I first heard Matt Monroe's majestic voice singing my favourite theme song "Born Free" when I was 5 or 6 years of age as I joyfully opened Christmas presents; a train set! Obviously, I hadn't known it was Matt singing, not until1989 when I spent a year on holiday in the Philippines, and a friend kept playing Monroe's greatest hits! The Filipinos have such a grasp of great & relevant music, which here in America one very rarely hears on the radio, so sad, the plague of over formatted American radio! We have so much yet enjoy so little. I think the folks in the U.K. are much better off in this regard, with more variety on radio I would imagine. Metro Manila FM radio plays everything all the time, and unabashedly!

I'm this moment listening to Matt singing "Yesterday" what a voice, filled with such light and ease of syncopation. By far, I find Matt's presence light & warm on the heart, compared to Sinatra, who's dark past unfortunately bore on much of his later recordings, akin to listening to someone with the heaviness of skeletons in his closet. All Sinatra seemed to sing about were broads and dice games. But not Mr. Monroe, he sang with an eloquence of lyrical inflection that is beyond description. He sang about life and its multi-faceted experiences. How I wish I could have enjoyed him live in concert. Matt Monroe was a genius, may he rest in peace. Season's Greetings Everyone!

Carlos Brenez

NameEmma ()
DateNovember 18, 2006 10:40 PM
LocationNew England
MessageMy husband and I were privileged to have met Matt many years ago in England. He has
a wonderful way of touching people's hearts with his wonderful song renditions. The world was lucky to have him in it, if even for so short a time.

NameBagust Armanto ()
DateNovember 09, 2006 03:04 AM
MessageEverytime I hear your song "For Mama", always makes me remembering my Ma, because she love to hear this song and I love it too. My Ma passed away on June 1996, when I was 27 years old.
Now, I playing it on my guitar when I lonely or when I long for her. This song is very-very touched me.

NameDavid Floodstrand ()
DateOctober 29, 2006 11:38 AM
LocationOrlando, Florida
MessageAlthough I sound nothing like Mr. Monro, I am trying to carry the "torch singer" flame. If you dig the classic jazzy styles, you might appreciate some of my music.

David Floodstrand

Namemaria ()
DateOctober 27, 2006 08:27 PM
Locationprescott, arizona
Messagethere will never be another matt monro. his wonderful, smooth voice will linger forever in our hearts. still miss you mate.


NameHelen & Ron Lee ()
DateOctober 22, 2006 09:45 AM
LocationGardnerville, Nevada USA
MessageSaw Matt MANY years ago in Las Vegas. Truly enjoyed his singing style and WHAT a voice. So sad that there are no singers in his league these days!

Namedavidholden ()
DateOctober 03, 2006 05:05 PM
Locationisle of wight
MessageMr Monro was a perfect travelling companion on our recent holiday touring France..That clear voice , perfect diction,What a singer..just nobody in his street these days.....Anne & David Holden

NameMitch Meredith ()
DateOctober 01, 2006 01:40 PM
MessageFrom 1948 - when I was 7 - to 1962, I was raised in Hong Kong; and started my Broadcasting career there. We had an amateur hour competition on Radio Hong Kong. One of the winners was a young soldier doing his national service in HK. I never forgot him. What a voice! That was before he became world famous. I still think he had one of the smoothest voices I have ever heard.

NameBev Sullivan
DateSeptember 28, 2006 01:17 PM
MessageI love the pure qualify of Matt Monro's voice, without the usual backing that accompanys today's singers you realise just how lovely his voice was. My favourite Matt Monroe number? - 'On Days Like These' from the original film, the Italian Job

NameRick V. ()
DateSeptember 16, 2006 03:52 AM
MessageNice web site. Surely, Matt Munro deserves a tribute. His is, perhaps, the smoothest, most mellow and soulful voice ever. What a master of melody! Thanks.

NameJim Fury ()
DateSeptember 15, 2006 12:26 PM
LocationFife Scotland
MessageJust to say I saw Matt at a concert years ago in The ADAM SMITH CENTRE in Kirkcaldy
in Fife, not long before he passed away, what a talent he had, I still play his music every day.

NameJoe ()
DateSeptember 14, 2006 03:24 PM
MessageHey, Make sure you listen to the latest release, "The Rare Monro". It only came out this month and it is full of songs that I had never heard of. It is a real treat and is widely available.
I rate this CD 10/10 and you will too.

NameDave wiseman ()
DateSeptember 14, 2006 02:05 PM
Locations e london
Messagehow could you replace matt ; you can:t

NameAmanda ()
DateSeptember 06, 2006 02:35 PM
MessageHello everyone. Looking good, great site, very informative, well done lads. I don't have time to look for myself so I am asking you guys and gals on here to help me. Can anyone tell me anything about Matt's bus driving career? According to his daughter it only lasted 3 months but it's something everyone remembers. Owning a site about bus driving, Matt already has a place within site but I'd like more info...I know he drove the number 27 but that's about it. Any help is welcomed! email me

Thanks for all help, keep this site alive, it's fantastic

All the best
Amanda Smith

NameMoacir ()
DateSeptember 05, 2006 11:42 PM
LocationPorto Alegre, RS, BRAZIL
MessageI heard is voice in a 007's movie, singing From Russia With Love (back in the 60's). Huge success in Brazil and several song albuns with him immediatelly followed. He came to my city (Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil)
and I went to his show. Unforgetable... Today, several years passed from that magic era, I was able to buy 2 imported CD's where he sings in a unabashed Voice: A TIme For Love and Great Gentleman Of Song. I keep 4 old LP records that I praise very much. Matt Monro and his Voice stands side by side with Mario Lanza and Vic Damone in my tiny but very dear gallery of Great Gentleman Of The Song.

Best Regards


NameTeri Morin ()
DateSeptember 01, 2006 10:19 PM
LocationWindham, Maine
MessageI have just discovered this wonderful website dedicated to ~ THE INCOMPARABLE ~ Matt Monro ! Thank you, thank you, thank you !!

My dear Aunt Ann introduced me to Matt's beautiful voice several years ago ~ She was a great fan ~ She has since passed away but I think of her with much love when I'm listening to him. It brings back great memories.

I've always been a Frank Sinatra fan but I can honestly say he does not compare to Matt's smooth, rich, warm voice. It's just like velvet! I never tire of listening to him! Thankfully, he left us so many wonderful recordings to enjoy and for new fans to discover.

Again, thank you for this website.

Teri Morin
Windham, Maine

NameRaymond Rees-Oliviere ()
DateAugust 31, 2006 05:27 PM
LocationBath (UK)
MessageDuring Matt's Far East Tour 1964 or 1965, I was a Helicopter Crewman with 110 Squadron RAF, stationed in Singapore.
When I was not on duty in Borneo, Labaun or Brunei I used to sing with the Big Bands and Jazz Clubs under the stage name of 'Lance Raymond'.
One evening during one of the Jazz Sessions at the Golden Venus Bar/Club on Orchard Road, Matt came into the club and I introduced him to all the club members. I did try to get him to sing with the Ernesto Deroya band playing at the club but he had to decline as he was contracted to sing at one of the big Hotels in Singapore.
Some of the boys in the band were session musicians and were in the band that played at the hotel that he was performing at and contracted to.
Being part of the 'music scene' in Singapore (I had recorded several TV and Radio shows with the boys in the band playing for him at the hotel)I took my wife to the hotel where he was appearing and had a front row table for his show. Matt even came across to the table and sang to my wife, which made her night.
As a Big Band and Jazz vocalist I used to sing many of the songs that Matt made famous. He even signed my song sheet of 'My Kind of Girl', the song he sang to my wife when we went to his performance.
One can see that there are a lot of Good Memories of Matt and a lot of respect for way he sang and fond thoughts (for myself and my wife) of Matt as a friend.
Ray Rees-Oliviere (LANCE RAYMOND)

DateAugust 30, 2006 07:57 AM
MessageMatt was without doubt the greaest singer the UK ever had. Those like me who were teenagers in the 60's remember how diverse the music was then. Matt could bring to life a song that could out sell the best pop groups and singers of the day. The music then suited all moods and styles. Great times. Matt's voice will stay the test of time. I do not belive anyone has interpreted "Fly me to the Moon" better before or since.

NameJenny ()
DateAugust 28, 2006 01:25 PM
MessageDespite being in my 50s, I only 'discovered' Matt Monro after watching the documentary on his life back in June. I think Walk Away is one of the best songs ever and Matt singing it sends chills down my spine. This is a great resource for fans and I'll look out for his son Matt Jr - hopefully he will perform at the Anvil in Basingstoke in the not too distant future.

NameKaren ()
DateAugust 27, 2006 03:55 PM
MessageHello. Please, does anyone know if Matt Munro lived in Bognor Regis, perhaps during the 1950's or 1960's? I remember as a child being told by my mother that Matt Munro had left Bognor and gone on to be a very famous singer. I watched a tv documentary last night and learnt that Matt was in fact from London, so I am now trying to work out if my memory has played some daft trick on me and I have got stories muddled up! If anyone is able to help I would love to have it clarified. Many thanks.

NameMike Bluestone ()
DateAugust 26, 2006 09:39 PM
MessageMy late father had the privilege of knowing Matt Monro, and as a boy Matt's records were played regularly in our home. I was born in Newington Green, very close to where Matt grew up. I find it so hard to listen to Matt's beautiful songs without feeling deeply emotional. 'Walk Away' in particular has a huge impact on me every time I listen to it. Matt was taken from us at the age of 54. I am 54 and through this guest book I'd like to send to Matt my own personal message - Rest in Peace and God Bless.

Namedave maddrell ()
DateAugust 25, 2006 01:01 PM
MessageA superb voice indeed.Matt,a favourite with Filippinos can be heard in most western bars here which have Filippino bands.

NameMichael Brown ()
DateAugust 24, 2006 10:43 AM
MessageIt would appear that the Matt Monro documentary is on Sat 26th BBC 4 @ 20.10 60 mins

NameAdam Glenane from Liverpool
DateAugust 21, 2006 03:02 PM
MessageGrowing up with my Nan and Grandad, I have always had a musical background. My grandads favourite singers are the rat-pack and my late nans were always Matt Monro and Perry Como. I always based my voice to sing like these two idols. As I reached puberty and my voice broke I began to get a mellow voice just like Matt Monro had. Matt Monro is a singer that will never be forgotten. Even Frank Sinatra said Matt Monro was the British version of himself. He is a complete legend who died such a young age and should be alive today still singing and livening up the country

NameDavid &Anne Holden ()
DateAugust 20, 2006 01:08 PM
MessageThat most wonderful voice of Mr Monro's is always with us on the car CD , 4 stacked discs of his have been with us for many a mile and will continue to be so...What a Voice !!!

NamePat Crews ()
DateAugust 19, 2006 05:47 PM
LocationBloomington, IL
MessageI recently was asked if I was familiar with Matt Monro's voice. They were quite enthusiastic in their response to his 'EBB TIDE'. Sad to say I wasn't. Thinking he was a new artist I started asking questions. Very few had heard of him, maybe. I finally found a cd at Borders and fell madly in love. I read the insert and was shocked to find that the 'young man' had passed away in '85, at the age of 54? More shock, being a music lover, and never before having heard this mans voice. I have bought what I can find and hope to find more in the future. It's is amazing that someone so great could have been missed in my lifetime, and without ever having an opportunity to let him and other vocalists know how much they are appreciated for their contributions to our hours of enjoyment

NameChris Buckley ()
DateAugust 15, 2006 02:10 PM
MessageI just thought I'd add my tuppenneth worth. Until recently I wasn't fully aware of Matt, I'm amazed at how good Matt Monro is - the quality and the warmth in his voice. Having written/sung a song in Spanish, I guesss me and Matt have something in common too... muy bien!

It certainly was a different era. Proper songs!

I'm working with Frankie Novak now, who is (and I may be biased!) one of the best swing singers in the country just now. He's doing a lot of Matt's songs and I'm not complaining; he really gets into them and cares about the delivery. I think Matt would approve.

We've just been in the studio recording some songs in that style. We are hoping for big things. If you like Matt, check Frankie Novak out.

NameSteve Tarry ()
DateAugust 13, 2006 10:32 PM
MessageI dont think that Matt Munro's legacy will ever pass, this site is a tribute to mans work and life. I have just celebrated my 51st birthday and have had the pleasure of Matts voice from childhood (due to my parents good taste in music) I sing at weekends in local venues and one song that always brings a string of questions about the original singer, (If I Never Sing Another Song) I dont know if it was ever released as a single but I could do with finding out to pass the info on. Thanks for a really great site.

NameSUSAN ()
DateAugust 13, 2006 12:35 PM
MessageMy mother is a huge Matt Monro fan and me and my sisters were bought up on Matt (I am 48- so that's a long time). She was fortunate to meet the great man several times because our family friend used to sing with him when he worked on the buses in Tufnel Park where we used to live years ago. He was always very kind to Mum especially when she had to have a serious operation. I have just bought her tickets for all of us to see Matt Junior at Becks theatre. She will be so excited. Can't wait to give them to her next Sunday 20th on her birthday

NameMichael Brown ()
DateAugust 13, 2006 10:26 AM
LocationPoulton Le Fylde
MessageDocumentary is on Sat 26/08 at 7pm BBC4

NameMichael Brown ()
DateAugust 09, 2006 02:42 PM
LocationPoulton le Fylde
MessageI have just been kindly advised by Joseph that the Matt Monro documentary is due to be repetaed on either 19th or 26th august BBC4 19.00hrs!!!Yipee

Namedebbie anderson ()
DateAugust 09, 2006 10:21 AM
Locationglasgow scotland
my husband is a great fan of matt munro,so as a surprise I have bought two ticket to see matt munro jr in glasgow in november,could anyone tell me if he puts on a good show I cant seem to fine any info on him.thank you
great site by the way

Nameian offler ()
DateAugust 05, 2006 09:50 AM
Locationfethiye Turkey
MessageI have just discovered this wonderful tribute website.Can anyone advise me of the CD Rare Monro which was released in 2006.Is it still available? Living in a small Turkish town; the Internet is my lifeline for CD releases...any info will be greatly appreciated..Many thanks Ian

NameAdrian Jacobs ()
DateJuly 29, 2006 11:43 AM
MessageDoes anyone know from which film the song Matt recorded 'Why Not Now' came from

Namejackie staunton
DateJuly 19, 2006 04:21 PM
Messagewhat a great site a real monro tribute i have listened to the great matt monro for forty years and his voice still gives me the goosebumps matt died far too soon he was and will be one of the best singers of all time rest in peace matt

NameMonty Aidem ()
DateJuly 15, 2006 05:10 AM
LocationLos Angeles
MessageThanks for a comprehensive and informative website! I'm a tremendous admirer of Matt Monro and his incredible vocal performances. Now I have a place to visit where I can learn more about him. Thanks again!

NameMichael Brown ()
DateJuly 11, 2006 11:47 PM
LocationPoulton Le Fylde
MessageDoes anyone out there have a DVD copy of the Matt Monro documentary recently shown on TV that I could buy; Please!!

Namemichael dennis
DateJuly 10, 2006 09:17 PM
Locationliverpool u.k
Messagewhat a great site lovely comments about the man that was born with a most wonderful voice thank you matt for many m
any years of great songs ihope to see you when i get there

NameMel ()
DateJuly 10, 2006 06:35 PM
LocationSurrey U.K
MessageWhat a talent sadly like most of the best "Gone to soon" We miss you so much Matt.God bless may your work live on forever.

DateJuly 08, 2006 08:08 PM

NameEddie ()
DateJuly 08, 2006 04:46 PM
LocationNorth east
MessageA Great Web Site, A credit to Matt

NameOwen Duffy ()
DateJuly 08, 2006 11:12 AM
MessageIn my opinion nobody could sing a ballad like Matt Monro,we lost a great singer when we lost Matt.

NamePaul Cahill ()
DateJuly 07, 2006 04:13 PM
MessageMatt Monroe: a true legend. The best British male voice I've ever heard. 'Walk away' is such a tear-jerking classic. Who can hold a note better?


Passed away at such a young age - Matt should never be forgetten.

NameGarnett ()
DateJuly 06, 2006 10:43 PM
LocationBelfat N.Ireland
MessageLoved the website. Matt is my favourite singer. He is another gifted star who died young. Everytime I listen to Born Free I know nobody could sing it like Matt Monro.
Keep up the good work. If Sinatra liked him enough said.
Garnett (Belfast)

Namebob williams ()
DateJuly 05, 2006 02:22 PM
MessageHis voice and style is special. I am trying to find DVD's of him, can anyone help me ? Bob

NameWebmaster's reply
DateJuly 03, 2006 12:15 AM
MessageReply from webmaster:

Dear Liam,

I left a message in this section informing all Matt Monro fans to look out for the BBC2 documentary.

Which we duly copied to our news page here:

>> Unfortunatly for some strange reason this message has been removed from the site,

I get to remove filthy spammers on a daily basis and I did accidentally delete one message several weeks ago, thinking it was also the spamming message. I got the wrong file name. But, as you can see in our guestbook, many people replied to us about the BBC2 broadcast!

so I'm sorry for those who may have wanted to see it and have missed it.

I think visitors will have found it on our news page despite the fact that is was missing in the guestbook. I do not remember when I deleted the message; it may have been after the broadcast.

>> And shame on the people who maintain this site for deleting it!

Thank you.

>> It may never be screened again and sadly so many people may have missed out!

The show was first broadcast:

DOCUMENTARY: Matt Monro: The Man With The Golden Voice
Channel: BBC 4 107
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2005

Then repeated on:

Channel: BBC 4 107
Date: Sunday 1st January 2006
2:00am - 3:00am


BBC4 are repeating the Matt Monro programme yet again - 15th February at 19.00 and again at 23.40,

and most recently:

Thursday 8th June 2006:

"Matt Monro - The Man With The Golden Voice" will be showing on BBC 2 on Monday 12th June at 7:00pm!

Kindest regards,


DateJuly 03, 2006 11:15 AM
MessageI left a message in this section informing all Matt Monro fans to look out for the BBC2 documentary. Unfortunatly for some strange reason this message has been removed from the site, so I'm sorry for those who may have wanted to see it and have missed it. And shame on the people who maintain this site for deleting it! It may never be screened again and sadly so many people may have missed out!

NameDavid Nixon ()
DateJune 28, 2006 09:24 PM
LocationMilton Keynes
MessageI can't believe it. After years of wondering what this song was, and who sung it..which is at the start of "The Italian Job " it is; "On days like these" by the man himself.

I found out at last.. absolutely fantastic.

NamePeter Shearer ()
DateJune 14, 2006 01:25 AM
MessageSome time ago around 1979-80) I was working as a musician at a Cabaret Club called "Blazers" in Windsor. This was a major venue in the South of England - the headliners were the likes of Freddie Starr, Jim Davidson, Gloria Gaynor etc. One Saturday, the MC announced that Mr. Munroe was to be the headline act the following week. Like most people in the entertainment business, I'd heard rumours for some time that the booze and cigarettes had got to him, that he had lost his voice and was reduced to playing working men's clubs with only Organ and Drums to back him.

However, the MC made a point of saying that he was "singing better than ever" and Blazers definitely pushed the boat out - the orchestra was augmented (up from 8 to 12+ pieces) and was moved off the stage onto the floor (losing several tables and therefore revenue) to go give him the whole stage to work. On not a lot more than word of mouth the room (which sat well over 2,000) was full every night of the week. I was Playing in the relief band and so on the first night stood at the back to watch the show (it was after the pubs had shut - so I had nowhwere else to go!). He came on and sang " From Russia with Love" followed by his (wonderful) opening line - "I know what you're thinking - isn't he short!!".

That night, and for the rest of the week, I watched his show completely spellbound. To use a musician's complement - he had a "beautiful set of pipes" and there are not many (perhaps only Mr. Sinatra - and Michael Buble of the current crop) who's "pipes" I would include in the same paragraph.

His rendtion of "Walk away" and "If I never sing another song" would reduce me to tears because, unlike many artists, he made you believe it.

A couple of years later he was (rumoured to be) booked at a venue I was working and it is a great regret he passed away before I got to hear him sing live again.

NameTina ()
DateJune 13, 2006 09:39 PM
MessageI have loved Matt Monroe since I was a little girl and I am now 51. He had a unique Velvet singing voice, and I could never tire of listening to him. When my two girls were little I played them all the Matt Monroe records I had, they too loved him and still do. My youngest daugter who is 22 called me yesterday (12 June) and asked me to video the programme on BBC2 about his life, what a fantastic prog it was too. He was certainly taken from us far too soon, but he left us a voice that will thrill many for a long time yet. We love you Matt.

NameJohn Miller ()
DateJune 13, 2006 09:11 PM
LocationFaversham,Kent England
MessageWhat an insult a great TV tribute to Matt and they spelt it Matt Monroe!! Shame on you BBC!!!

NameBernie ()
DateJune 12, 2006 09:02 PM
MessageI saw a progamme on Matt tonight on TV and being 47 Matt was very much part of my childhood. However I've never quite realised until now. People talk about the sixties and all the Hippy stuff, well that's all well and good, but for a boy growing up on the South Coast in the sixties in a loving but yes, ordinary family, Matt's songs were what it was all about. Our first car, our first holiday abroad, a new colour telly- Matt was always around somewhere, some how. Now those tunes just bring back a world that for me was more innocent, yet more sophisticated than today.

Namedottie ()
DateJune 12, 2006 08:44 PM
MessageGreat Site........ I watched the Matt Monroe programme on BBC2, what a trip down memory lane - FABULOUS........

Recording to DVD at the moment to keep for posterity...

DateJune 12, 2006 08:36 PM

Namejames mitchell ()
DateJune 12, 2006 08:01 PM
Messagehi people. just wondering if anyone can help me find out a bit more about the song 'we're goiong to change the world'? it's a great song - did Matt write it himself, or, if he didn't, who did, who was he and what was the song all about. is there a special reference to anyone in the song?

great website, by the way. What a tribute.....


NameHelen ()
DateJune 12, 2006 07:59 AM
LocationMelbourne, Australia
MessageHi everybody -- I've only just discovered this marvellous website, and being too lazy to go scrolling through possibly hundreds of guestbook messages, I thought I'd just ask right away: can anybody tell me the story behind my favourite Matt Monro song of all, "Walk Away"? I only know? that it was apparently an Austrian Eurovision entry, which Matt had reworked into English, so if anybody can tell me the full story, please do! It's such a beautifully poignant song, and his delivery is so powerful and emotional, that the first time I heard it as a teenager, I felt sure that it HAD to be a movie theme song. I was so disappointed to find that there was apparently no 'reason' behind it! Thanks for indulging me.

Namemike day ()
DateJune 11, 2006 12:32 PM
Locationpoole, dorset ,uk
Messagemaybe this is the wrong place to wright this but in 2001 my dad died of cancer and on looking through a box of his stuff recently(photos,letters etc)i came across a matt monroe cd he had, i put it on and although not generally a fan of this style of music was blown away by the hole album, what a great smooth/soft yet powerfull voice thanks for the greatest present i could ever be left with thanks matt your music lives on .

NameCraig in Ga. (USA) ()
DateJune 07, 2006 03:49 PM
LocationGeorgia (USA)
MessageI just found this site... nicely done and apropos... Matt was a TRULY marvelous talent. As with Nat King Cole, we lost him WAY TOO YOUNG. Though there is surely an element of caprice involved, we tragically lost some great artists/talents before their times-- Patsy Cline, Elvis, Jim Croce, Judy Garland, and Buddy Holly all come to mind. Lord knows, imagine what they MIGHT have recorded.

I have an embarassing number of vintage Sinatra albums/CD's-- he was the greatest male popular singer ever. That said, only two were really in the same rarefied air-- Nat amd Matt. I note from the bio that Matt was unfortunately a heavy smoker (and drinker)... Frank and Nat were also burdened with the smoking bane. Still, Matt had impressive pipes in the 60's when many of his better-known recordings were apparently made. I truly wish that he could have recorded so many other Sinatra songs. When Softly As I Leave You became a hit, Frank was so impressed that he tracked Matt down in England and asked if he would mind if he recorded it (and another Matt hit) also. I will be looking for more MM recordings besides some I have-- a MAGNIFICENT baritone. He mattered as very few have-- not bad.

NameJon Murcu ()
DateApril 19, 2006 01:07 PM
MessageI heard Ed Steward's show and it reminded me of Matt and his wonderful voice and the songs he sang.

He is indeed sadly missed and I compliment you on your site. It is excellent!

yours sincerely


NameDavid Stickland ()
DateApril 09, 2006 08:06 AM
LocationNew Zealand
MessageJust listening to Ed Stewert 'Where are they now' programme, and Matt is the guest singer this week (2.04.06). I have fond memories of Matt and his music in the 60's, just heard his daughter was thanking Ed Stewart for keeping her father's memory.

I just wanted to say, that Matt's musical talent was universal, and will go on for ever!

Namejoe mc donald
DateApril 07, 2006 09:15 PM
Messageclass always shines thru matt you were an absolute LEGEND who left us far too soon thank you matt for many hours and years of hearing your superb voice we will never forget one of the world.s most talented singers matt monro we miss you MAY YOU REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE MY FRIEND

NameGraeme Morris ()
DateApril 05, 2006 11:36 PM
LocationQueensland Australia.
MessageHe was the voice,a mellow tone that made Walk Away,Born Free,From Russia with Love unforgettable songs.I rate Born Free my all time favourite,to me he was simply the best,a wonderful voice.

NameKeith Barron ()
DateApril 04, 2006 10:16 PM
LocationMullingar, Ireland
MessageHaving just turned 42 years of age, and grown up with the music of the 70's & 80's, my only regret was not getting to know Matt's material earlier.In a caberet venue in Dublin in the late 90's, the main singer would sing "If I never sing another song" which just blew my mind away. It was only a few years ago that I heard Matt's version and have a fan ever since. Matts music will live long into the future as my kids (ten & seven)are also great lovers of Matt. My wife is getting there!!! God Bless you Matt.

Namephyliss ()
DateApril 04, 2006 07:20 PM
Locationrochelle park,USA
MessageYes I do agree that if matt was with us today frank sinatra would have some thing to fear.matt had a magnificent voice that
no one could copy. I'm a hugh fan of matt


NameJena Alexander ()
DateApril 03, 2006 02:17 PM
MessageI too have been a great fan of Matt Munro.
I remember Frank Sinatra saying, in an interview, that Matt Munro was the singer he most feared could steal his crown.To me that seemed like the ultimate accolade.
Good luck with the web site..... Long overdue. Jena.

DateMarch 28, 2006 05:32 PM
Messagewhat a joy matt monro brought to people when you see the lovely messages on this site we are really indebted to matt for his classic singing thanks matt for endless hours of listening to your fantastic music you will never be forgotten

Namejimi arisandi ()
DateMarch 27, 2006 10:38 AM
MessageI wish he's goin to idol one more time
so all the man in the world goin to be gentlement like he did

Namejimi arisandi ()
DateMarch 27, 2006 10:29 AM
MessageI wish he's goin to idol one more time
so all the man in the world goin to be gentlement like he did

NameJean Wright ()
DateMarch 22, 2006 10:18 PM
LocationSalt Springs, Florida
MessageI remember hearing Matt Monroe in the 1980's, and since then he has been (and still remains) my favorite singer. His voice is so calming and gentle. My Granddaughter found a CD of Matt's for me this past Christmas, I just cried for joy.
Jean Wright

DateMarch 22, 2006 06:48 AM

NameSteve.M ()
DateMarch 18, 2006 07:50 PM
MessageAm listening to Matt Monro now. Superb voice clarity.Could listen for ever.Where have all the proper male vocalist gone.????

NameNeil wratten ()
DateMarch 14, 2006 01:19 PM
MessageMatt to me is quite simply the best singer this country has produced never to be repeated, a voice so silky and a joy to listen too time and time again. Nobody will ever surpass him, and i was to young to have ever of seen him, but his songs will stay in my heart forever.

NameSteven Shows
DateMarch 07, 2006 03:07 AM
LocationLA, USA
MessageThe smoothist of all the early sixties male singers. His combination of clarity and vocal power is unmatched to this day (and may never be repeated). He is one of very few artists whom I can listen to again and again without growing tired of the sound. He treated his voice as if it was his musical instrument to play. Unlike Sinatra, his voice never changed nor failed him. I'm glad that his music is being re-released and still available 21 years after his death. To the young people - drop the rap every once and a while and listen to Matt. His voice is capable of stirring everyone!

Namejoseph whelan
DateMarch 06, 2006 06:19 PM
Locationmersey side
Messagejust found website brilliant let.s keep this great mans name ALIVE matt.s songs were sung from the heart. when you look at to-days singers manufactured rubbish then we see how good matt monro really was this web site is very good to the people who run this site well done you are a credit to matt

NameLiam ()
DateFebruary 13, 2006 12:20 PM
MessageA truly reamarkable singer. One of a kind. I find it hard to find other artists as talented and original as Matt Monroe. He will remain forever as, in my opinion, Englands finest male vocalists. His songs are sung with such feeling and emotion. He is unique, he is ours, he is the one and only Matt Monroe. What a fantastic website too!

DateJanuary 24, 2006 08:59 AM
MessageIt's been very nice to come across this website dedicated to such a fabulously talented singer who has made me enjoy life a lot more.
I was born and raised in Shanghai,(born in 1969) I've been a real fan of MATT MONRO for 15 years, and I've really been convinced that MATT MONRO is the greatest male vocalist BRITAIN has ever produced.
MATT MONRO's interpretations of love songs is almost beyond reproach,I suppose, meanwhile, he did a marvellous job on the big band arrangements; the pop singers of today just leave me cold, none of them can hold a candle to MATT, and MATT was and will always be something else.
It's no secret that MATT MONRO has always been one of the high points in my life, and I never tire of listening to his classic interpretations.
I suppose this website is for wonderful people and discerning listeners, Thanks a lot!!

NameMichael Matone ()
DateJanuary 23, 2006 08:03 PM
LocationBoynton Bch, FL
MessageWell, I too have recently found this wonderful website. I really didn't realize Matt Monro produced such a volume and variety of work and Spanish too. I always knew he was terrific but America promotes its own and he was not pushed that much in his day in the U. S. I also intend to sing his music in tribute. Real class!

Namejoey tagliarino ()
DateJanuary 19, 2006 11:37 PM
LocationLa Jolla,Ca.
MessageJust happened to find this wonderful website today...Matt is a national treasure..My wife and I have loved his music from his beginings in the U.S. Thank You so very much....

DateJanuary 16, 2006 11:27 AM
Locationvictoria australia
Messagethank you for this wonderful website,I had the pleasure of presenting matt monro at our establishment in March 1983 he deligheted the audience and meeting him was one of the highlights of my working career which spanned 26 years,we were indeed fortunate as we lost this truly wonderful performer twelve months later. His music lives on thanks to technology his cds sound as good as the personal performances we were privilleged to see, I saw him in melbourne twice in the mid sixties little did I realise I would have the joy of meeting him personally he will always be the best,the website I hope keeps his memory and music alive.

DateJanuary 14, 2006 06:27 PM
Locationsouth wales
Messagei have allways loved matt monro i wish they would show some of his shows on the t.v.

NameLaura Bower ()
DateJanuary 10, 2006 08:01 PM
LocationNew Hampshire
MessageI grew listening to Matt Monro....but not as you would think....I was a kid, he and my Mum were signing in the living room while my Dad played the piano and all the time I was trying to sleep cursing them all under my breath. Oh how little I knew then. I had the pleasure to meet Matt a few times while growing up. I am extremely fortunate to be able to count him and Ruby Murray as childhood family friends.

NameJeanmarie Nargi ()
DateJanuary 09, 2006 08:56 PM
LocationRamsey, New Jersey, USA
MessageI also would like to thank you for having this website available.

I also am a fan of Matt Monro's. I truly believe he was an absolutely marvelous singer. So sad to have lost him at such an early age. He had such a wonderful gift.

NameBill Bennett ()
DateJanuary 03, 2006 08:06 PM
LocationNeath, South Wales (UK)
MessageThank you for a brilliant site. You have certainly worked ever so hard to keep the great man's songs alive. I am a new and mature Dean Martin impersonator but I try and add a few of Matt's songs also, especially Walk Away and Portrait of my Love. Perhaps fans to your site will visit me and comment? Thanks again and like thousands of others, am so glad Matt's daughter had that reel of his Melbourne Show of 1967 printed - WOW!!!

NameAlistair ()
DateDecember 24, 2005 09:18 PM
LocationReading England
MessageI remember matt monro as a kid as being one of my mum'sfavourite singers. I recently heard one of his songs and decided to download a number of his best know songs from the Internet. I believe Matt had a wonderful voice and equal to any of his peers at the time on either side of the Atlantic. The songs were class and I intend to find out more about his music over the coming months

NameDean Pritchard ()
DateDecember 15, 2005 12:46 AM
LocationMerseyside, England
MessageMatt's music was always being played in our house, when I was a kid- he was one of Mum and Dad's favourites- I started listening to his songs as I was growing up, then I could appreciate them more, of course!
He was easily the best singer of his generation, and a talent, that in these days of manufactured "stars", that will never be equalled.
British music, is a poorer place, without a true perfomer such as Matt. God Bless!

DateDecember 12, 2005 10:48 PM

NamePatrick ()
DateNovember 30, 2005 09:03 AM
MessageHello Geoff and Ruud,

Hope you'll enjoy the new guestbook. If there are bugs or requests, please send them to me (in one message, please).


NameRuud ()
DateNovember 29, 2005 10:01 PM
MessageHi Patrick, thanks very much for the new guestbook.

NameGeoff Leonard ()
DateNovember 29, 2005 09:57 PM
LocationBristol, England

NamePatrick ()
DateNovember 29, 2005 09:55 PM
MessageMessage not accepted?

NameHermie ()
DateNovember 28, 2005 05:30 PM
MessageHas the BBC Tribute for Matt Monroe been scheduled for showing
here in the US?

NameMay Bottrill ()
DateNovember 25, 2005 10:42 PM
MessageDoes anyone know if Matt read music? I have a feeling that his phrasing and timing were instinct and would love to know if he could sight read. Sounded great, anyway!

Namegerald dobson
DateNovember 22, 2005 10:05 AM
Locationweybridge, surrey, england
MessageI met Matt at the Criterion Coffee Bar whilst he was having a coffee ahead of his concert at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea, probably in 1962. What a gentleman he was, he even paid for my coffee...and what a show. I saw the TV bio of Matt last evening (21 November 05) and although there was a constant stream of compliments there was not enough of Matt. He was not allowed to sing one song straight through! I think that 'From Russia With Love' is one of his gret songs in terms of presentation and performance.

DateNovember 22, 2005 01:36 AM
MessageMissed the program on the 21st,anyone know if it will be repeated.

Namelilian moore ()
DateNovember 21, 2005 11:03 PM
MessageI have a lot of Cassettes of Matt Monro and CD's
there will never be another,he had a voice that one never gets tired of, I
while I am on my computer I play him singing, along with Perry Como also my favourite.
May Matt Monro never be forgotten

NameTom McConnell ()
DateNovember 21, 2005 10:55 PM
MessageJust watched the BB4 Documentary and it brought a few tears to my eyes. I have always enjoy the Man and the voice but forgot what he looked like !
That last song in his later years " Softly as I Leave you took my breath away. Does anyone know .... while living in the States did he meet Elvis as I read somewhere that Elvis also enjoyed the song and infact had dabbled with Portrait of my Love ( which I have ).
I am now off to the local Record Shop to see what Box sets are available but by the sound of it there won't be too many Outtakes as this guy just went in and did his thing! GREAT PRGRAM

NameDavid Rose ()
DateNovember 21, 2005 10:06 PM
LocationGloucester, UK
Message21 Nov 2005 - Just been watching the documentry on
T.V. What a wonderful man as well as singer. I have always enjoyed listening to Matt Monro and thanks to PrimeTime Radio he is on more often than he used to be.
Funnily enough, it was not the documentary that led me to this great website. I was looking for the words to 'Skylark' and found them here.
Thanks very much, Will visit again soon.

NameLeeanne Londors ()
DateNovember 19, 2005 01:19 AM
MessageI know you wont believe me because you probably get alot of this but Matt Monro is my great uncle i was 2 when he died and i grew up listening to his music. It is so nice to know that he is still remembered and that he has touched so many people with his music.

NameMiriam Duff ()
DateNovember 18, 2005 10:15 PM
LocationCork , Ireland
MessageJust re-introduced to the magnificent voice of Matt Monro. My parents always listned when i was a kid . Just dug out some old records and can't stop listening to them .
Superb !

NameDaniel Wilson ()
DateNovember 15, 2005 03:10 PM
LocationMar del Plata, Argentina
Message=)Soy conductor de un programa radial y deseo conseguir discografía de Matt Monro en español para difusión en mi programa, si es posible en mp3. Su música no merece ser olvidada por los argentinos. Espero vuestra amable respuesta.

NameKyosuke Sekijima ()
DateNovember 14, 2005 08:37 AM
LocationTokyo, Japan
Message"From Russia with Love" was my 1st record bought at the age of 16, which is almost 40
years ago. And now my son will get married on Dec 3 and I could have a chance to manage
all music programm during his wedding party. At the end of the party, of course, I should
feature "The Party is Over" which defenitely gives all of the peoples there very impressive
memory with his warm and tender voice.

NameMs. Shawn Cohen ()
DateNovember 13, 2005 02:41 PM
LocationLondon, UK
MessageI was introduced to Matt Monro's music in 1976 by my boyfriend who was older than me, and loved him. I was just 21 and into rock, but his music, lyrics, his voice always brought chills of pleasure to me, and I have ben a fan ever since. Its nice to see this web site, and every time I hear a Matt Monro song, I think of my lover back then, truly music to be in love by. We were in Pittsburgh, Pa, back then. Now, I am living in London, and I thank Primetime Radio who plays Matt's music alot. It brings me beautiful memories when I hear his smooth voice singing,expressing emotion. Bless you for this website, and long live Matt Monro's music!xxxx=*

NameMay Bottrill ()
DateNovember 09, 2005 09:41 PM
MessageBeautiful phrasing, beautiful diction, perfectly in tune, Why didn't I appreciate him more when he was around?
Better than Sinatra. Classic!

Namepaul ruderham ()
DateOctober 26, 2005 03:07 PM
MessageFantastic to see a website about Matt. I listen to his songs regularly and love the way he expressed the emotions of the song with perfect diction and key. We miss you Matt God Bless.

Namejoe waller ()
DateOctober 25, 2005 01:16 PM
Messagei never get tired of listening to matt . and play some of his music nearly every day god bless.=)

NameBrendan Nolan ()
DateOctober 22, 2005 08:26 AM
LocationAlstonville - Australia
MessageThanks for a great tribute site to Matt.
He was part of the soundtrack of my life in the 60's
My "Portrait of Matt Monro" EP is one of my prized possessions.
He lives on with every song I play.

DateOctober 21, 2005 10:59 PM
LocationHalifax. West Yorks
MessageWatched the documentary, brought back memories,just got lyrics to If I never sing another song. Fabulous.=)

DateOctober 21, 2005 10:26 PM
LocationBolton, England
MessageI saw the documentary tonight on BBC4 and I was amazed at his voice. I really didn't know much about him, but I do now.

NameClint Ritchie Stark ()
DateOctober 20, 2005 08:52 AM
LocationEdinburgh UK
MessageMATT MONRO.....

What can we say other that this man was Fantastic, a voice even Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, you name the singer and he will never ever beat Matt Monro, this man was in a league of his own in singing. Matt we all miss you so much, but your singing will be with us for ever.

Namesue ludlow ()
DateOctober 19, 2005 05:07 PM
MessageWhat a wonderful website I have found. I have always loved matt's music and have loads of his cd's and the latest dvd about his lost concert, have recently booked to see his son in concert but the show in Northampton was unfortunately cancelled, but not to be outdone, and thanks to your website I have been able to discover other venues close to me and hopefully I will get to see the next best thing to matt himself!

NameDanny Flaherty ()
DateOctober 12, 2005 07:50 PM
LocationBrisbane, Australia
MessageWhen I was a child in the 60`s I remember my mother and sister playing Matt Monro,About 25 years ago I took my daughter aged 7 and son aged 5 to see "Born Free" We went back 3 times because my daughter wanted to hear the man with the BEAUTIFUL voice. About 10 years ago I bought the Video, now my grandchildren watch it and it still brings tears to my daughters eyes when she hears the theme song. Matts music lives on in our children and grandchildren 20 years after his death, and will for another 100.
Matt did it his way - and we are very lucky he did.
God bless you Mr Parsons.=)

NameFrank E. Dee ()
DateOctober 12, 2005 02:20 AM
MessageMany thanks go out to Michele Monro, for the beautiful "CHRISTMAS MAGIC" CD. Thursday Oct. 13 We will be doing an hour special or more on Gmmy Radio.
What a wonderful treat in receiving the Christmas Magic CD.
Thank you Michele.;)
Frank E. Dee/Host

DateOctober 11, 2005 05:49 PM
MessageI recieved my dvd of matt monro ( A PORTRAIT OF ) I enjoyed every moment of viewing the dvd, I play it quiet over and over love the songs San Fransico, Birth of the blues FANTASTIC. all so the stories of his life. I'm so happy to know about matt and his life, I will treasure the dvd. what a entertainer. may god bless you matt for the enjoyment you have given me with you're music.=*=*=*

NameClaudio A. Guerrero ()
DateOctober 11, 2005 04:23 PM
LocationSao Paulo - Brazil
MessageI started enjoying Matt Monro since I was a young boy, because he performed Yesterday like no one else. From Russia With Love, Born Free and especially Walk Away are the songs I like best. For Mamma was also a big hit in Brazil. His voice and performing were great. It was a pity he died so early, but his work will be always appreciated.

NameValerie Anne Logozzo ()
DateOctober 08, 2005 06:12 PM
LocationMiami, Florida, USA
MessageI have always loved Matt Monro, I have been trying to find a recording of his song "Those Precious Moments" it was was played in the movie" The Sea Devils" does anyone know how I can obtain it, its a lovely song. thank you

Namenoel gorry ()
DateOctober 07, 2005 10:48 PM
Messagesoftly as he left us

DateOctober 07, 2005 02:56 PM
MessageListen to his new cd with his son. It is superb.

Namehasan yorgozlu ()
DateOctober 06, 2005 11:56 AM
Locationnorthern cyprus
Messageý like "the music played" song very much.
it is a beautiful song. ý like matt monro.

DateSeptember 24, 2005 07:42 PM
MessageHe was one of the greatest singers this country has ever produced. A truly melodious voice and one you can listen to for hours on end. A sad loss to the music industry. I hope a revival of his songs will teach the young of today how a song should be sung.

NameB. Robinson ()
DateSeptember 20, 2005 04:31 PM
LocationDunston - Lincoln UK
MessageThe voice, the music, the emotion. It could only come from Matt Monro. No other
singer has come anywhere near emulating his unique voice and style. sadly he isnt here anymore but his contribution to good popular music will live for as long
as there are means to play and listen to it.
Thank you Matt. B.robinson Dunston, Lincs UK

NameDiivna Nones ()
DateAugust 31, 2005 03:25 PM
LocationToronto, Canada
MessageI love listening to his songs since I was a teenager and up to the present time I still enjoy playing his songs. I'm glad to be able to find the lyrics of almost all his songs in the internet. Wish he is still around

NameSteve DeFrancesco ()
DateAugust 31, 2005 12:58 AM
LocationNew haven,ct
MessageThe very first time i heard Matt was "Unchained Melody',that was all it took! Yes indeed he had a captivating voice.i haveenjoyed listening to his great CD's I have a matter of fact i purchased them all at once!!

NameElla Marie S. Lopez-Pozas ()
DateAugust 28, 2005 04:26 PM
MessageI was so glad that I did try to visit the official website of the late Matt Monroe. I finally stumbled upon that old song I used to sing when I was little - "I Love All the Little Things." I was just so amazed to discover that he had cut so many albums. I truly love his songs, especially those he sang in the 1960's because those were my "growing-up" years which I have cherished so much as I grew up a happy child. I was wondering how I could get a CD with this precious song. I know that it was released as a 45rpm. I really love this song as it brings back my joyful years as a child. I remember that my classes were in the afternoons and in the mornings, I would listen to all the songs being played on my mother's transistor radio. I was and I am still thankful to my mother that she made sure there was good music in the house while we 5 siblings were all growing up. Thank you for having this website available to all Matt Monro fans. God bless!

NameHilary Govier ()
DateAugust 18, 2005 10:37 AM
LocationOxford. England
MessageI am quite young, but I love listening to the artists that my parents listened too. As well as Matt Monro I love the music of Tony Christie and Neil Sedaka. Apparently there is a new DVD out on Matt monro and his life. The release date is 26th September. This is a very nice website.=)

NameBrian Gardiner ()
DateAugust 15, 2005 09:35 PM
LocationNewcastle Upon Tyne
Messageone of the best. Good luck to Matt Junior on his Tour enjoyed his show in Spain=)

Namexavier chavez ()
DateAugust 10, 2005 01:42 AM
Locationkansas, usa.
Messagetenia 8 años (hace ya 37) cuando lo escuche por primera vez, y me fascino su forma de cantar,
probablemente hoy este cantando para el Señor, alguna de sus hermosas canciones.=)

Namejohnny hammond ()
DateAugust 02, 2005 08:39 PM
MessageI was in showbusiness for 54 years...met and knew them all...
but the greatest for me came down to two
great human beings... Perry Como and Matt Monro.
Perry sings me to sleep monday wednesday and friday...
the other four belong to matt monro. it cant get better than this.

NameChristopher Martin ()
DateAugust 02, 2005 03:43 PM
LocationCamberley, Surrey, UK
MessageSeems hard to believe that Matt's been gone 20 years. One of the greatest singers ever.

NameAlonso Morante ()
DateAugust 02, 2005 03:30 AM
LocationLima, Peru
MessageMy mother,my mother in law my wife and myself just love him.
He represents te best and the tragedy of the human being, since his childhood throug the adulthood.
God bless him for his voice and for himself

NameAlonso Morante ()
DateAugust 02, 2005 03:30 AM
LocationLima, Peru
MessageMy mother,my mother in law my wife and myself just love him.
He represents te best and the tragedy of the human being, since his childhood throug the adulthood.
God bless him for his voice and for himself

NameAlonso Morante ()
DateAugust 02, 2005 03:30 AM
LocationLima, Peru
MessageMy mother,my mother in law my wife and myself just love him.
He represents te best and the tragedy of the human being, since his childhood throug the adulthood.
God bless him for his voice and for himself

Nameedna hobbs ()
DateJuly 24, 2005 08:57 PM
MessageHave always loved Matts voice since watching his show in austrialia what a lovely man he was
what a loss when he died so young so much nicer than todays singers
edna hobbs birmingham

NameAlan Harte ()
DateJuly 22, 2005 12:37 AM
LocationBolton England UK
MessageSaw and heard Matt singing many times in the Bolton/Manchester area in the 1960's. Have most of his CDs and admire his singing as much today as I did in the 60's.

NameDon Mac Brown ()
DateJuly 21, 2005 03:25 AM
LocationBeverly Hills, CA, USA
MessageJust listening to Matt sing Old Rockin Chair. As a big band boy singer, I have had the greatest appreciation of Matt's quality career.

NameLeland Yang
DateJuly 21, 2005 12:24 AM
LocationVancouver, Canada
MessageA memorable voice, during my own memorable years.=)

NameFred Logue ()
DateJuly 18, 2005 03:23 PM
LocationDallas, Tx USA
MessageThank you for this opportunity. I love Matt Monro. It is a shame he did not have very many hits (did he?). An excellent singer. The English "Frank Sinatra".

DateJuly 15, 2005 03:23 PM
MessageHave rediscovered the magic of Matt`s voice through the wonders of cd technology, such feeling, perfect pitch and a quiet reassuring, natural style so conspicuously absent in todays vocalists who tend to scream their way through their songs. Matt was a natural with a big talent evident in songs like "Walk Away" and "From Russia with love " and so many other classics. Had the great privilege of seeing him live on stage in Cape Town in the late 60`s and remember fondly his quiet, laid back style.Thanks for the memories, Matt!

NameMichael Horne ()
DateJuly 10, 2005 10:57 PM
Location82.Valentine Close po156sl
MessageJust played a cassett from the sixtys
of your songs.My Wife and I send our
best wishes to you for the future

NameGil Gigliotti ()
DateJuly 04, 2005 01:39 PM
MessageExcellent site...and long overdue!

Many thanks!

NameBrian Batter ()
DateJuly 01, 2005 10:45 AM
LocationScottish Borders
MessageFirst heard Matt at the Cafe de Paris (Piccadilly Circus) way back in the middle 50`s have been a fan since, now when I hear Matt anywhere I just have to stop whatever I am doing, just to listen to that clear golden voice, I personally have not heard anyone else who put so much `feeling` into evry song.

Namejimmy mac ()
DateJune 26, 2005 12:46 AM
MessageA voice you could listen to all night

Namefaizal ()
DateJune 23, 2005 01:32 PM
LocationBandung/ Indonesia
MessageI know about you when I was in Yunior High Scool ( 1979 ). I knew it from my father when my father and I heard " BORN FREE ", also watched that movie on TV and we stayed in West Jawa High land. Matched with your song. Right now, not any more but I still listen your voice. God Bless You . Matt..

NameNeil Dalrymple ()
DateJune 20, 2005 07:37 PM
MessageI have loved this mans voice since childhood.I was honoured to have met him on several occasions and experienced his humility and generousity.I am always moved by his rendition of MARIA from WEST SIDE STORY.It`s a masterclass in itself.It always moves me to tears.Thank you dear Matt for being you.Funny,kind,gentle and awe inspiring.I miss you.

NameJan ()
DateJune 19, 2005 05:36 PM
MessageI have enjoyed Matt since I "discovered" him in 1972. Have almost all his USA albums(LP) and many imports. His voice will live on. I understand EMI has many recordings they haven't released yet. I hope they will release them in the future.

DateJune 17, 2005 07:39 PM
Messagecame across matt jnr's web site,I see where he starting his concerts in october. is there chance that he will come to the USA, i would love to see his conserts.I miss his dads conserts because I discoverd matt in 1994. MATT you are the best your music is played in my home all day. ways a sinatra but no more,he was ok but matt is number 1 in my home.I play his concert that was found in 1967.I'm a BIG FAN of matt.looking forward to be hearing the music of mattjr.=*=*=(

Namekev wall ()
DateJune 15, 2005 08:49 AM
Locationmarske by the sea
Messagewhat a great informative site i love to listen to sinatra nkc dean martin and lots of others from that era but matt monroe was and is the finest singer i have heard the man was a legend .;)

NameJohn Willie Jacobs ()
DateJune 14, 2005 09:18 PM
LocationHarrisburg, Pa.U.S.A.
MessageI heard of Matt Monro on radio, and was immediately sucked into his velverty rich voice, his style and his music. I wished he continued to live. I just got hold of his Greatest Album with the inclusion of "Walk Away and Softly as I Leave You. His music brings me wonderful treasury memories in my childhood, my late parents and the pleasant years goneby. Thank you Matt and May God Keep your Soul in Peace.

NameNeil Alleyn ()
DateJune 09, 2005 01:16 PM
MessageThis is a great website and it is good that he is being remembered as he truly was a great entertainer..I had the pleasure of seeing Matt Monro in 1984 in Sydney and although he did not look well he sang beautifully. I am an entertainer myself in Sydney and perform a lot of Matt Monro songs and my voice - baratone is similar to Matts voice and I do my best to keep his memory a live by singing his songs. =)

NameBill Cadden ()
DateJune 08, 2005 06:10 AM
LocationNew Westminster, B.C. Canada
MessageI believe him to be the greatest singer who ever lived and I never tire of listening to his melodic voice.

NameRonald W.
DateJune 07, 2005 07:18 PM
LocationBoechout, Belgium
MessageWell done. Great site.
A fitting tribute to one of the all-time greatest vocalists !

NameRon ()
DateMay 29, 2005 07:58 AM
LocationChingford E4
MessageCome across the DVD of Matt in Australia. Never seen any footage on him just his fantasic voice. Have watched it over & over again, a must for anyone who enjoys his voice.
Has anyone noticed that Matt's songs has appeared on numerous soaps including East Enders(Dots & Paulines house) Corrie and could always be heard on Brookside.
Anyway, loved his voice & love the site. Thank you =)

NameSean Mooney ()
DateMay 28, 2005 04:57 PM
LocationSalford Manchester
MessageI have just bought a CD today of Matt.
Fabulous and beautiful voice and unique.
I am listening to it now;Magic! Now a big fan.
I thought he was American to begin with, delighted he is Londoner
I am a Dubliner from Ireland. Thank you Matt and Co.=*=*

DateMay 26, 2005 05:22 AM
MessageMatt should be celebrated for giving us his wonderful voice.
My wifes mother was always very proud to tell us about the times she sat on Matts bus and listened to that wonderful voice serenading the passengers.

NameDiane Raymond
DateMay 24, 2005 03:43 PM
LocationLong Island, New York, USA
MessageI was born and raised in Manchester, Engand and my mother and father adored Matt. Unfortunately my parents have now passed on.But whenever I hear Matt's soothing, smooth, silky voice my parents are right back with me. Thank you for this website,it's adding a new dimension to my life and I know it will be the same for many other people.

NameKen Owen ()
DateMay 22, 2005 06:11 AM
MessageMy favourite song is Days like these. ,But love them all. I am a big fanand also think he was underated.It was a shame..they didn'tive him the same hype as they do now with these new stars..who will never been as wonderful as he was. So happy to see the site Thank you.=o

NameDouglas Stone ()
DateMay 22, 2005 02:13 AM
LocationPhoenix, AZ USA
MessageCongratulations on the Matt Monro tribute. I had
always enjoyed his voice, but did not know
his backgrouns. Matt was one of the best!!

Namemark mander ()
DateMay 19, 2005 10:50 PM
Messagebig fan of matt's,what an amazing voice and talent.

NameYvonne James ()
DateMay 18, 2005 12:11 PM
MessageWhatever happened to Matt's son, also Matt Monroe I think?

NameYvonne James ()
DateMay 18, 2005 12:05 PM
MessageBrillian vocalist - never really received the credit he deserved.

NamePaul Cooper ()
DateMay 09, 2005 07:18 PM
LocationSt. Petersburg FL
MessageWhat a happy coincidence. Just finished singing along with one of my favorite Matt Monro compilation CDs. Surfed the net and found this site. What a tribute! Matt was my all-time favorite ballad singer. No tricks, no gimmicks. Just the greatest natural talent ever! Awesome pitch, and breath control unrivaled in the business. Thanks for doing this. I'll visit often.
Paul Cooper
St. Petersburg FL

NameAntonio ()
DateMay 04, 2005 11:47 AM
MessageThank you very much for the info I was looking for, and Greetings from Malaga-Spain Antonio

DateApril 27, 2005 01:26 PM
LocationCheshire, England
MessageA wonderful kind man with a warm, expressive voice. My American love BB and I met and fell in love to Matts music. We owe Matt and his music so much. He was a superb interpreter of modern song and recorded the finest ever version of Long & Winding Road.

DateApril 27, 2005 04:49 AM
LocationFlorida, USA
MessageHave been a fan since the early 60's---what a great voice!!!!! We still miss him

Nameroland ()
DateApril 26, 2005 09:34 PM
Messagea brilliant sight have always been a fan of matt for fifty years he is greatly missed i really loved his songs.8)=);)

Namenoreen ()
DateApril 24, 2005 02:50 PM
Messagetalking about the best singer we had in the past 50 years and we both said together matt monro this country do not make them like him anymore thank you for listening=*=*

NameTim C ()
DateApril 24, 2005 12:02 PM
LocationWestern NY State, USA
I enjoyed the site. Just listened to his version of "Softly,As I Leave You" and loved it. He has a voice you remember. As I listened to him sing I realized that I have heard him before. I am planning to purchase a CD or two of his now. He has yet another fan.

Thank You for your time with the site I will visit again.

Best of Luck,


NamePaul A. ()
DateApril 22, 2005 08:36 PM
LocationEast Yorkshire
MessageHi, just read some of the fine comments to Matt; agree with the lot!
Such a fine performer; "Portrait Of My Love, From Russia With Love, Walk Away & Softly, As I Leave You are big favourites. My old lady (Mother)has always been a big fan and has the DVD and accompanying Biography Book, they're both superb! Well done to Mickie & Michelle for the discovery and release of "An Evening With ..."
I hope it's a huge sucess! =)=)

Namealun ()
DateApril 08, 2005 08:49 PM
Locationellesmere port england
MessageI am very sorry if joseph prestileo finds my comments about frank sinatra offensive,no offence was intended but I felt I had to respond to his comments about sinatra having a bigger vocal range than monro,anybody with a fair mind who listens to the song "my way" by sinatra and then listens to matt singing it will realise who has the better voice.There were many great american singers, mel torme,eddie fisher,sammy davis,perry como, all greats and all I am sorry to say better singers than sinatra. A mythology has built up around sinatra that is undeserved, an average singer that did very well for himself for reasons that have been frequently speculated upon if you know what I mean. In saying that I am not antifrank I find his voice pleasant enough and he had the benefit of good material I also agree with joe prestileo that this is not the place to argue, however please dont compare the two singers because matt was simply better, end of story.

NameLuz Clark ()
DateApril 04, 2005 06:44 PM
LocationLiberty, SC, USA
MessageCan you tell me where can I buy Matt's DVD in the US? Thanks.

Luz Clark

NameNeale Thompson ()
DateMarch 31, 2005 12:23 PM
LocationOswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire
MessageI just want to say a big thank you to Matt's family for making this
wonderful DVD possible. I am 37 and cannot recall ever seeing any
footage of Matt Monro until now. If only there were more!
My parents saw him in 1964...I think it was Burnley, Lancashire.

NamePeter Thomas
DateMarch 29, 2005 03:49 PM
MessageI had the pleasure of seeing Matt at the Barbican which was his last concert. What a superb man. If only there were more videos available.

DateMarch 27, 2005 11:12 AM

DateMarch 26, 2005 04:14 PM
MessageEnjoyed the dvd so much he really is amazing cant stop playing it it must have been lovely to hear him in person I regret I never had the joy to do so

Namejean turner ()
DateMarch 26, 2005 03:58 PM
Messagehave fond memories of Terry (Matt) we all grew up together (Brecknock flats Islinton) my dad had a small band used to play at the St, Johns Distillary (pub) and Terry some times gave a tune he also sang at my sisters wedding(this was before he became Matt Monroe) His voice and songs live on

NameTrevor Aitkenhead ()
DateMarch 25, 2005 12:25 AM
LocationLisburn, N Ireland
MessageGreat site. Matt Monro was a superb vocalist - great diction and an easy relaxed style. He could sing anything - brilliantly. He is greatly missed. There are very few of his kind around now. He and Vince Hill are the best male vocalists Britain has produced in the last 40 years.=)=)

NameAdrian Rogers ()
DateMarch 21, 2005 03:07 AM
MessageJust surfing the Net and stopped in at your Website. What a wonderful singer Matt Monro was. He's still missed after all these years.

NameJohn Willis ()
DateMarch 20, 2005 10:21 AM
MessageJust bought the DVD, wonderful,so many happy memories watching Matt again, only wish my wife was still alive to see her favourite singer again.

DateMarch 19, 2005 09:09 PM
LocationErith Kent
MessageWhat a brilliant performance in "An evening with Matt Monro".
I will watch it many times.
Thank you to Matt's family for finding the reel and making this DVD possible.

NamePat ()
DateMarch 16, 2005 06:40 PM
MessageMatt is a singer who touches the soul with his rich voice. He is among my favorite singers.=)

DateMarch 16, 2005 05:56 PM
MessageAlways loved Matt its a great tribute to him to know that my grandchildren will also be able to get to know and love his voice and music=)=)

NameLena & Harry Smith ()
DateMarch 14, 2005 10:45 PM
MessageAn Evening With Matt Monro!! We have watched and enjoyed this incredible piece of history that has proved yet again that Matt was the finest vocalist that Britain ever produced. Absolute magic. The fitting tributes and accolades that were in the accompanying book brought a lump to our throats. What an incredible find this was. Thank you Mickie and Michele. =|

NameDarren ()
DateMarch 14, 2005 02:13 PM
MessageWhat an amazing voice! Even my sisters children love his songs, timeless=)

DateMarch 12, 2005 06:03 PM
Message'WOW' reviewed the new one evening with matt monro. want to thank daughter michele for her find. it was a big thrill to watch the dvd; never saw matt in person,or in concert,or tv. i had just his music. my curiosity is over.he was FANTASTIC,very ENTERTAING 1hr of pleasure. THANK YOU MATT. A HUGH FAN.

NameAmanda ()
DateMarch 11, 2005 11:13 PM
MessageGreat site, What can be said, it's all been said before,
A superb singer who left us far too soon

Thanks for the site..

NameSteve James
DateMarch 08, 2005 02:50 PM
LocationBlackpool, UK
MessageHave just spent a wonderful hour watching the newly released DVD. What a star! What a wonderfuol legacy. Today's "artistes" should be made to watch and learn at the feet of the Master!=)

NameEdgar ()
DateMarch 06, 2005 02:08 PM
MessageJust came across your site. I saw Matt in concert in Cardiff in November 1984 just before he died. Lovely man and superb singer. I wrote to him at the theatre and he sent me a lovely autographed photo and a letter of thanks. They don't make 'em like that any more.

DateMarch 06, 2005 12:17 PM
MessageYes I remember Matt, and he put so much feeling into his songs, I have most of his songs, and it was so sad that he had to die so young, really sad.=|

NameJess ()
DateMarch 05, 2005 02:13 PM
MessageGreat site, excellent resource, thanks for your hard work.
MM inspiring and a totally UNIQUE voice (that's right - I'm shouting).
Studying MM lets singers hone their skill right down to the real notes and not try to cheat by 'covering' them in some way.
I am a 2005 'X Factor' entrant and listen to MM to help me in this way... and boy does he...
Thank God his music lives......forever !

NameReg Pearse
DateMarch 03, 2005 04:57 PM
MessageI met Matt in Palma Nova Mallorca when he was playing the Auditorium in Palma.He was kind enough to furnish me with the English lyrics to Todo Pasara which I requested for a Spanish friend.I duly received them with a friendly covering letter from Mickie, his wife which I still have.What a great and thoughtfull man apart from being a magnificent artist.

NameAlan Hesketh
DateMarch 01, 2005 07:47 PM
LocationNorthern England
MessageHad the pleasure of Seeing Matt live, in Bredbury, nr Stockport about 1973/4, superb voice, gone but not forgotton.

NameManos Martinis ()
DateFebruary 27, 2005 06:31 AM
MessageWhen I found who was the singer of my favorite song "The music played"
was like inventing the wheel!!! The unforgetable Matt Monro! Congratulations for this rich site . His Biografy made me cry specially the last paragraph, while I was listening to my favorite song " The music played" .I hope God took him on his hands and put him beside to sing endlessly with angels in the eternity....

NameDave wiseman ()
DateFebruary 26, 2005 06:13 PM

NameDave wiseman ()
DateFebruary 26, 2005 06:13 PM

NameSteve Cook
DateFebruary 22, 2005 08:44 PM
MessageMany years ago when I was a milkman in London I can well remember Matt drinking in my local pub and always found him to be a most charming man. He woulkd often join us in conversation and certainly had none of the usual show business 'flash' about him. Seem to remember he had a real nice white Mercedes outside his house and when at home would often invite his regular milkman in for a cuppa !! =)

NameJOSEPH prestileo ()
DateFebruary 21, 2005 10:52 PM
LocationNorth Carolina
MessageI read the remarks presented by alun thomas regarding the gangster backed Frank Sinatra.I have most,if not all of Matt's recordings and likewise all of Frank's and I think they were both great singers.I do not feel this is the media remarks that Mr. Thomas has made, he could not even spell my name. Frank was an singer, actor, academy award winner.He contributed many hours and money to charity. I did not join this club to get into a debating society. Matt Monroe had outside his career problems, however, that is not what this forum is all about. I do not intend to continue my membership and read items like Mr. Thomas has written. These two singers were ICONs and their voices will live forever. Mr. Thomas said Mr. Sinatra got ahead because he was backed by gangsters which was the joke part.Let's listen to great music and leave it at that.

NameDavid Cooke ()
DateFebruary 21, 2005 04:18 PM
LocationNottingha m U.K.
MessageThe Ultimate Matt Monro
What greater tribute can be bestowed by ones renowned International Peer Group?
'Matt Monro - A Singers Singer'
The Ultimate Accolade

DateFebruary 21, 2005 02:41 AM
LocationBoston,Ma, USA
MessageMatt Monro had one of those rare voices. Almost the same kind of voice of Nat King Cole. Smooth, kind of velvet that just flowed. I see some of the insults to Sinatra, matter of FACT, quote by Sinatra "Matt Monro is my favority english singer"
It's quoted on two of his albums. They had different voices. It's a shame that the radio stations that play the good standards are disappearing, since they could be alot of Monro songs played.

NameEnzo ()
DateFebruary 17, 2005 05:26 PM
Messagegreat website dedicated to the GREATEST singer England ever produced !

NamePhil munroe
DateFebruary 17, 2005 04:19 PM
MessageWas a sinatra in the 40s once I heard Matt sing I haved dreamed, Matt you are the best, Discoved you in 1995 you're voice is to me so WARM,ROMANTIC. Makes me feel at ease on my bad days. FRANK you are OUT. Matt is played in my all day and forever.Thanks Matt for coming in my life. Thanks for your beautful music.Love You.

NameMark Fox ()
DateFebruary 17, 2005 12:58 PM
MessageJust seen the website address in IN TUNE INTERNATIONAL-marvellous to see everything here!
Mark Fox-Founder

Namealun thomas
DateFebruary 16, 2005 10:50 PM
MessageI have just read the remarks of joe prestillo of north carolina who says sinatra had a larger vocal range than matt monro, pardon is this a joke, sinatra was an average, below average in fact after the age of about 40 who only got anywhere because he was owned by gangsters.Joe also says that sinatra and monro were in the same ball park, I assume he means talent wise, wrong wrong wrong, monro had a far better voice, end of story. Its not really fair to compare the two because monro was incomparable,simply the best.

NameGuy Manrin ()
DateFebruary 15, 2005 11:22 PM
MessageA superb site and fitting tribute to a
true great

NameMaureen Walsh ()
DateFebruary 15, 2005 03:14 PM
LocationLiverpool, England
MessageI'm delighted to have found this site. Matt Monro has the best diction and melodious voice of his era.
I present a Radio Programme on BBC Radio Merseyside and am always delighted when I have a request for Matt Monro. I had the honour of meeting Mickie Monro at her home some years ago. I saw Matt in cabaret only once. What a big regret.
Thanks to a listener to my programme and friends I have a great many of Matt's recordings.

NameAndrew Parsons ()
DateFebruary 14, 2005 01:52 AM
LocationLeicester ,England.
MessageCurrently researching my PARSONS Family Tree, Matt ( Terence) bears a remarkable resemblance to my Father ,who by coincidence was also a Bus Driver in the late 50's early 60's.
Any limks regarding Matts parents - Fredrick and Alice Parsons would be appreciated .

NameNorma Robinson ()
DateFebruary 13, 2005 11:36 PM
MessageI am very lucky and blessed to have met Matt Monro in person. In the mid-60s, in a national contest conducted in the Philippines to promote his upcoming concert, I won and Matt crowned me as the "Sweetheart of Matt Monro". Among the top prizes were a dinner date with him and a guest appearance on stage. He serenaded me with his "Portrait of My Love" before his thousands of Filipino fans. I now live in the U.S. I cherish the pictures of him crowning me. In a few weeks, I will be visiting London for the first time. Can someone tell me if there is a special place to visit showcasing his works and memorabilias?

DateFebruary 12, 2005 11:47 AM

NameMal J Bean
DateFebruary 08, 2005 02:40 AM
LocationRhondda, Wales
MessageThe song 'Walk Away' still puts a lump in my throat and brings tears to my eyes.

Namematt sprigg ()
DateFebruary 07, 2005 08:13 PM

NameMaria Clark ()
DateFebruary 07, 2005 07:09 PM
LocationSouth Carolina
MessageMatt, twenty years ago has gone by since you departed from us but we still remember you. Your music will live forever!=)

DateFebruary 07, 2005 03:45 PM
MessageMatt You are the best I heard you sing my kind of girl and fell in love with you and your music . I have a collection of your cd'c movies also SINGER SINGERS. I discoverd you in 1994. I will always play your music. 20 years of your passing I wish I could fallowed your carear.

Namemichele.drinkwater ()
DateFebruary 07, 2005 11:01 AM
Messagematt will always live on through his
beautiful voice.
many fans miss him,i know i do.=(

NameDanny McGivern ()
DateFebruary 05, 2005 11:55 PM
LocationGlasgow Scotland
MessageI just wish Matt was still around I only started to listen to him
over the past 15 years, but I know I could never have enough of Matt's work.
Matt had so much feeling in his voice by just listening to certain tracks tears come to my eyes
he was such a fantastic artist that anyone could believe the song was really about his life.
A truely wonderful Artist.

NameLena & Harry Smith ()
DateFebruary 05, 2005 09:52 PM
MessageWe are great fans of Matt Monro, the greatest male vocalist this country has ever produced. Matt has the "Artist of the week" slot on Ed Stewarts programme tomorrow on B.B.C. Radio 2 at 5pm, an opportunity to request and hear your favourite songs by Matt=)

Namelinda huthmaker ()
DateFebruary 05, 2005 10:49 AM
Locationtorrance, california
MessageI so loved Matt Monroe, who has been gone these 20 years. We lost one of the finest singers in the world, when he passed away. May his songs, and his memory live forever. Having lived in London, for 2 years, when I worked for TWA, I feel a special affinity for this wonderful British man. God's blessings, Matt. Love, Linda Huthmaker=o

NameJoseph Prestileo ()
DateFebruary 04, 2005 11:56 AM
LocationNorth Carolina
MessageI recently seny an Email to A Gleason informing him where he can find the recording " Come sta " . I did not rec a reply so I assume he did not rec it. MM version is on the three CD pack "Moment To Moment" Cd # 2. I hope this helps. I have large collection of MM's reordings including 45's, 33's and most, if not all his CD's and this song appears on two.

NameGleason ()
DateFebruary 03, 2005 09:53 PM
MessageApologies if my comments gave offence - I had assumed the site was an official affair, financed by the MM organisation!
As a tribute created by enthusiasts it's a remarkable job - but I stand by my original comments - if I need a track details of a CD
Google can indeed help me in half a second, but I need to know original tracks on original LPs - your discography really
should do this.

Will contact directly and supply you with my MM filmography shortly

Best Wishes, Alexander Gleason

NameDerek Johnston ()
DateFebruary 03, 2005 05:06 PM
LocationForfar .Scotland
MessageMattMonro was the singer all other male singers of his generation aspired to be.A talent that comes along once every 50 years or so ,a truley gifted performer and a wonderfull person who has touched millions with his ability to comunicate exactly what the song writers have been trying to say .I feel honered to be to be a fan of matts and comforted in the knowledge that so many of us share this happy condition.the Monro family can rest assured that recognition of MATT S genious will last forever in the hearts of us all

NameMaria Clark ()
DateFebruary 03, 2005 04:48 PM
LocationSouth Carolina, USA
MessageThank you for this wonderful internet tribute to my favorite singer of all times, Matt Monro. I was in Hongkong that cold day of February, 7 1985 when I heard that Matt died that was really sad. I grew listening to Matt Monro�s music. He is adored by many Filipinos. He was simply the best. Before I came across your website, I only know his music, now I know more about him after reading this wonderful informative tribute about his life and carrier. I cannot wait for that DVD to be release soon. Thanks and God Bless!

NameA.R.Gleason ()
DateFebruary 02, 2005 03:30 AM
MessageMuch as I enjoyed this excellent web-site, I was disappointed on two counts, firstly the discography, which (obviously) lists all the MM recordings, but does not bother to supply track details for the LPs.
- I am trying to find which record contains the song 'come sta' (I know Matt recorded it, because it's in the lyrics section) but there is no way of knowing what disc it is on!!
Secondly, where is the MM filmography? I assumed that an official Monro site would supply us with all known film (& TV) appearances - nothing.
I am currently researching a film called 'Go with Matt Monro'(67) (co-starring Marion Montgomery & Roy Castle)and need any information availible
where is it?? not here.

So a good start, but there is still room for considerable improvement


NameMark S Bradshaw ()
DateJanuary 31, 2005 08:11 PM
MessageTwenty years after his death,he is still wideley revered as one of the greatest singers of all time,and as mentioned by his daughter on the Steve Wright Show,he was in the top three of favourite singers of Frank Sinatra. I am 42,and whilst I like a wide range of music - and I do mean wide - Nat "King" Cole is my favourite singer with Matt a very close second. I had the prvilage of meeting him in the Billingham Social CLub in 1980. As ever he was superb,delivering the most professional show I have ever seen in clubland. Curteous to his audience,always remembered as a gentleman. He sang for four films (to my knowledge) From Russia With Love,Born Free,The Italian Job and the end song to The Sea Wolves. My favorite song of his is Walk Away,about a doomed relationship between an older man and a younger woman.
Mark Bradshaw
[email protected]

Nameedna cristofoli
DateJanuary 31, 2005 07:53 PM
Messagemy huaband-Don & I have been great fans of Matt from the beginning of his career, so it was with great delight to listen to Michelle on Steve Wright's show. It is such a tragedy that he died so young. But at least his memory and music will endure and be enjoyed forever. Thankyou Matt. 8)

NameMike Skinner ()
DateJanuary 31, 2005 03:44 PM
LocationUckfield - UK
MessageJust listened to Michelle MOnro on the Steve Wright show. Excellent interview and excellent music being played as I write. Look forward to seeing the DVD when it comes out.

NameDon Cardoza ()
DateJanuary 31, 2005 02:16 AM
LocationSan Francisco
MessageMatt is superb. I can't believe I hadn't heard his work til now. Wish he was still with us. What a set of pipes
and such a pure delivery. Matt you're the tops baby!!

NameFreddie Vale ()
DateJanuary 29, 2005 01:45 PM
MessageI have recently started collecting LPS of Matt Monro in Spanish. He was hugely popular in South America and the orchestration is quite beautiful and compliments Matts unique voice to perfection. The music of Matt Monro is part of my life and I take it with me wherever I go.=)

NamePaul Burke ()
DateJanuary 28, 2005 10:27 PM
LocationDonabate , Dublin , Ireland
MessageSite is a wonderful tribute to a singing icon who was up there on a par with Sinatra.Thanks to my father who introduced me to the dulcet tones of this great man.No doubt his voice will be remembered for a long , long time.

Nameroy perston ()
DateJanuary 25, 2005 03:15 PM
MessageRediscovered just how good Matt monroe was, a delight to listen to.=)

Namejagjit sandhu ()
DateJanuary 23, 2005 11:53 PM
Messagei will always remember black and white tv of the sixties and the voice of matt munro so pure that when i hear his voice now it makes me shudder especially when he's no longer withus.=*(

NameIngrid zamot sachs
DateJanuary 23, 2005 01:24 PM

NameGraeme munn ()
DateJanuary 21, 2005 10:21 PM
Messagewithout doubt the best singer the world has every heard
has ever heard

NameVictor Weiner ()
DateJanuary 19, 2005 08:46 PM
MessageWhat a superb singer, I wish he were still with us...
He brings out the memories of my youth with his voice
abd repertoire.

Namekhaldoon ()
DateJanuary 19, 2005 03:24 PM
Messagethese are my freinds : matt monro ,perry como,
andy williams ,tony bennett ,nat king cole ,engelber humperdinck ,
johnny mathis ,al martino ,dean martin ,frank sinatra ,Gerard Joling=)=) ,roy harris,sade ,vic damone

this is my contact :
[email protected]
[email protected]
mobile : 00971508672997
office : 0097126269856
fax : 0097126269865 34017
please email me , or chat ,bye

Namekhaldoon ()
DateJanuary 19, 2005 02:37 PM
Messagethese are super : matt monro , andy williams,
gerard joling,engelbert humperdink,.....

NameMagno Antunes ()
DateJanuary 18, 2005 10:52 PM
MessageI´m portuguese!
This site it is very nice.

NameJoe Prestileo ()
DateJanuary 14, 2005 08:05 PM
LocationWilmington , North Carolina
MessageIn discussion #38 Jim made a request for a tune What To Do. I have thi tune on a terrific CD that includes two of Matt,s 331/3.s called These Years and The Late Late Show. I would be happy to record this CD on a blank and mail it to you, so Jim if you read the MM discussion let me know. By the way the song is from the film Woman Times Seven. Although he sings the words What To Do, What To Say the actual title is What To Do..

NameJoe Prestileo ()
DateJanuary 12, 2005 09:38 PM
LocationNorth Carolina USA
MessageAs I scan the praises of Matt I am happy that this wonderful artist is getting his due reconigtion, I have every recording he has made. However, it upsets me when I read comments from Donald Sutherland ,he must have a real dislike for Frank Sinatra to make the comments he made in his discussion notes. Here is a singer that has a span of 60 years, that in itself speaks for itself. Sinatra had a larger range on stage , that was one deterent of Matt. They were both great singers and in the same ball park when it came to recordings. So Don why be so critical when we are speaking of two icons

DateJanuary 12, 2005 06:03 PM
Locationnew jersey
MessageMatt you are the best your music is in my home all day long

NameRobb ()
DateJanuary 12, 2005 12:50 PM
LocationSouthend essex
MessageI bet I am the youngest fan in the world. Robb aged 23. he is a legend and the only answer ever to big Frank! I think he was better as well.8)

NameJoe Prestileo ()
DateJanuary 11, 2005 11:39 AM
LocationN Carolina USA
MessageI have most of Matt's recordings. One of the best singers ever to sing in our time. My favorite singer was an is Frank Sinatra and I rate Matt Monro right up there with Frank

NameFrank E. Dee ()
DateJanuary 10, 2005 07:14 PM
MessageMatt Monro was one of the best singers of our time. I am delighted to announce we air his songs often on GMMY RADIO.

We shall never see or hear the likes of this great singer again. thanks be to recordings Matt will always be with us.

Namemike day ()
DateJanuary 07, 2005 11:55 AM
Messagei first heard on days like this on the italian job(the original and only not updated rubbish) and loved him ever since

Name[email protected] ()
DateJanuary 03, 2005 12:36 AM
Locationlittle rock,arkansas
Messagewhat a great voice.clear,distinct.Perfect phrasing.I wish that more of the younger generation would listen.

DateJanuary 01, 2005 09:18 PM

Namesteve roffe ()
DateDecember 31, 2004 12:49 AM
Messagejust came across your site with google what a great site so much effort put in for the memorie of a great singer my father was a very big fan of matt as they were about the same age he grew with his music as did i sunday mornings were always filled with the sound of matts wonderful voice =)

NameDonald Reid ()
DateDecember 24, 2004 10:22 PM
LocationBeith, Ayrshire, Scotland
MessageHappened across this site with a google search. Absolutely first class. I heard Matt Monro at the Magnum Theatre, Irvine, only a short time before his death. I have a large collection of his songs which I play regularly. Sad that such a talent died so young. your site is brilliant. I will be a regular visitor. Thank you=)

Namefreddie vale ()
DateDecember 24, 2004 01:45 PM
MessageMatts most dedicated Irish fan since 1964.Saw him perform in Dublin in 1977. I treasure the memory.He never got the recognition he deserved. The greatest male vocalist bar none.

NameHayder Atrakchi ()
DateDecember 23, 2004 12:24 PM
MessageDear Matt you are the most beautful senger in this world

NameMark Jarvis ()
DateDecember 17, 2004 06:46 PM
MessageHas there been a definitive Matt Monro biogrtaphy published? Matt is a great hero of mine,love his music but want to find out more about the man

NameJason ()
DateDecember 17, 2004 12:48 PM
LocationSingapore, CCK
Messagetoday i just bought a Matt Monro Cd and boy i was blown away by his voice, after listening for a while, i suddenly realised why his voice is so appealing, that tone!, is a blend Of Nat King cole and Spice up with Frank Sinatra, Love Matt Monro and i am going to Get more of his album, Love him

NameJohn Gilmore ()
DateDecember 13, 2004 06:57 AM
LocationPortland, Oregon USA
Message(Cont'd) I was able to talk with Matt for a few minutes after seeing his show in Las Vegas in '83 (I also saw him perform in Los Angeles once as a teenager.) He invited me for a drink and further chat the next day, but I had to return to L.A. and he said that perhaps we could see each other again during his next engagement in Las Vegas. Sadly, he was gone before we had the chance to do so.

Thank you so much for constructing and maintaining the site - it's gratifying to know that there are others as appreciative of Matt's work as I. I can't express how much I continue to learn from listening to Matt's recordings. He remains the most elegant and consistent vocalist I've ever heard.

NameJohn Gilmore ()
DateDecember 13, 2004 06:56 AM
LocationPortland, Oregon USA
MessageI am a vocalist/pianist in Portland, Oregon and have been a fan of Matt's for almost 40 (!) years. My Dad, Voyle Gilmore, was a record producer for Capitol Records before being named Capitol's Vice President of Artists and Repertoire in 1963, producing a variety of prominent acts, including Frank Sinatra (5 years), Judy Garland, Dean Martin and the Kingston Trio (6 years), among many others. He is also credited with being the live, on-site producer of the Beatles album recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl. As a matter of fact, Dad traveled to the UK on business a number of times, given the fact that Capitol Records' parent company was EMI.

He told me that Matt was the most "in tune" singer he had ever heard - that Matt always sang in the "middle of the pitch." He also told me that there was a chance that the two of them might work in the studio together, an idea which thrilled me. Unfortunately, that never came to pass.

NameJordan Sonator ()
DateDecember 12, 2004 02:50 PM
Messagenice site! beautiful and almost complete my pleasure to have any imformation of Matt Manro. By the way, i just just Monro passed away from this site. I only know and love his voice through the years. Thanks a lot. =*(

DateDecember 12, 2004 02:46 PM

NameBrian ()
DateDecember 11, 2004 07:57 PM
LocationSomerset, UK
MessageBIG fan of MM.Never thought to look for a site before.Time well spent=)

NameAlfredo ()
DateDecember 10, 2004 08:23 PM
Locationbarcelona - spain
MessageMatt monro my favourite jazz singer, fantastic voice, thanks matt for your songs, you're the best.
very good web site, i very happy for this site, thanks to the webmaster, the page is very very good.

NameNikolaj M. Petrovic ()
DateDecember 07, 2004 06:07 PM
LocationFairfax, VA, USA
MessageMatt Monro and Frank Sinatra, we will never see their like again...their song stylings bring endless hours of pleasure

NameEunice Hupfer ()
DateDecember 06, 2004 08:36 PM
MessageWhat a shame that such a beautiful voice was silenced!

DateDecember 02, 2004 08:19 PM
MessageU.S. singer Karen Carpenter was a big fan of Matt Monro.

NameRobert Ganz ()
DateDecember 02, 2004 01:04 PM
LocationBrandon Fl
MessageHe was and still Is The Greatest

NameWebmaster ()
DateNovember 30, 2004 12:37 PM
MessageApologies about the latest messages disappearing.

Guestbook had crashed before I did the usual backup.

NameAlbert Lee ()
DateNovember 19, 2004 02:33 PM
LocationWiltshire UK
MessageRe my earlier comment I just worked out how to get the CD/Disc listings. This makes the site perfect. Great job!

NameAlbert Lee ()
DateNovember 19, 2004 02:24 PM
LocationWiltshire UK
MessageWonderful site and a great tribute to probably UK's most under-rated popular singer. As a longtime Matt fan I can now check my recordings against the lists. My only suggestion would be to have the songs on each disc/CD displayed. I am still collecting and looking for the occasional "new" track to me.=)

NameMohamed ()
DateNovember 04, 2004 10:08 AM
MessageGreat site,
sorry matt is not anymore with us,
I love his songs, ha had a wonderful voice
, Style in selecting his kind of art.

NameEddy Totté ()
DateOctober 28, 2004 10:16 PM
MessageWelldone a great site for one of the best performersSo sorry he's not anymore with us

DateOctober 28, 2004 03:50 AM
MessageGreat Site! I love Matt Monro's voice.
That kind of talent comes so rarley.
The first song that I heard was
"Days Like These" and I still love it.
Keep up the good site.

Nameadrian brand
DateOctober 24, 2004 09:14 PM
LocationDorset, England
Messagegreat web site. i listen to matt everyday. he has a song for a occasions. the beautiful autumn leaves is one of my favorites

Namemark feltham ()
DateOctober 23, 2004 05:21 PM
MessageI am a proffesional blues harmonica player with london blues band nine below zero touring the constant companion cd on my walkman is matt monroe love songs.its a great pity,as he was so seriously underrated.i personnally thought he was better than all of them,sinatra included.please keep up the good work continuing this own worksite is or [email protected],god bless you all

Namemark feltham ()
DateOctober 23, 2004 05:14 PM
MessageI am a proffesional blues harmonica player with london blues band nine below zero touring the constant companion cd on my walkman is matt monroe love songs.its a great pity,as he was so seriously underrated.i personnally thought he was better than all of them,sinatra included.please keep up the good work continuing this own worksite is or [email protected],god bless you all

NameScott de Dufour ()
DateOctober 21, 2004 09:37 PM
LocationSilver Spring, MD
MessageAs a young boy, I listened to WNEW (am radio in New York City) The "Make Believe Ballroom" radio show featured Matt Monro quite often during the 60's and 70's. I have always loved Matt's beautiful and rich sounding vocals. Now, at 42, I'm still enjoying his wonderful voice. I play his music daily in my office, and often sing along. Its my honor and duty to post on this website how much I enjoy his music. I hope others realize what a treasure Matt Monro was, and still is in many ways through his music!=)

NameRalph ()
DateOctober 12, 2004 09:58 PM
LocationNew England
MessageI was fortunate to see Matt In Vegas In 1984. He was the headliner on the bill that included the late Johnny Rae and the the Ink spots. He was fantastic. You could hear a pin drop when he sang. My favorite that he sang was Walk Away. I have been a Matt Monro fan for many years.

NameBarbara Nash
DateOctober 04, 2004 10:29 PM
LocationAtlanta, Georgia, USA
MessageWhen I was a little girl,(in the 60's), my big sisters had one of his albums. I listened to it hundreds of times. My favorites were Born Free, I Get Along Without You Very Well, and Here And Now. I still have never heard a singer with the incredible voice quality he had. PLEASE do not compare him to Frank Sinatra! Thank you for this site. I have just learned about Matt's death. I didn't know what became of him until now. Now I begin the search for his Here and Now album on cd!


DateSeptember 28, 2004 07:20 PM
MessageWhat to do.
What to say.
=)I was looking around for Matt's
what to do, but couldn't find it anywhere
but here. nice.
I heard it in the movie Dance with the Wind.
A Korean movie about ballroom dancing.
That was the best waltz song in the
movie and very memorable. Matt's voice was
perfect. There's no CD in the US for
this song and can't download it anywhere.
I'll just have to buy the soundtrack,
it seems.
The movie is mainly Jive and Waltz.

NameRoy Stephens ()
DateSeptember 25, 2004 06:42 PM
LocationBurlington, Canada
MessageCongratulations on a great website. It's nice to see that somebody has taken the time to establish an eternal memorial to, in my mind, the greatest ballads singer of all time. I grew up listening to Matt as a kid in England, and listening to him today brings back great memories of growing up in the 50's and 60's. Thanks again for a great site.

NameSteve Mac ()
DateSeptember 24, 2004 02:53 PM
MessageWhat a great site to honour the best singer that Britain has ever produced.

Matt had the voice of an angel and its to your own credit that you have created a website worthy of the great man.

Keep up the good work Geoff.


Namemartin ()
DateSeptember 24, 2004 01:41 AM
Messageexcellent website.
Help, can't stop playing change the world.

Martin. =*

NameMagno Antunes ()
DateSeptember 24, 2004 12:20 AM
LocationBraga (Portugal)
MessageThank you !
Your site it is very good!

DateSeptember 19, 2004 06:52 PM
LocationLisbon Portugal
MessageI'm a Broadcasting DJ Announcer at the National Radio in Portugal, but I started doing radio in Mozambique in the 60's and ever since MATT is a Guest of Honour in my radio shows, because it's important to give a chance to the new generation what a GREAT VOICE AND SINGER, MATT MONRO was !
Congratulations for this Internet Page dedicated to this wonderfull SINGER !

NameKate ()
DateSeptember 13, 2004 11:02 PM
LocationNew Malden, Surrey
MessageIn the seventies I found out that I am related to Matt, but quite distantly.
He's was my great aunt's son-in-law, so what relation is that to me? No idea ! All
I know is that I was very fond of my great aunt who was called Florrie who
passed away some time ago, apparently she died singing in an East End pub -
Good for her I say ! Anyway thanks for the site - Im
really intrigued by this distant relative that Ive never met! Regards.

Nameken mortlock ()
DateSeptember 13, 2004 05:57 PM
Locationnewmarket suffolk
Messagejust read the biography of matt monro,it has moved me to tears he was a great performer and artiste,he is very sorly missed.

NamePhilip Kelly ()
DateSeptember 11, 2004 05:50 PM
LocationHythe Kent UK
MessageI have waited a long time for someone to start a Matt site.
When I first searched for one I was amazed that none existed then. Has anyone any video material of Matt that I could buy a copy from please?

NameJ E Bond
DateSeptember 05, 2004 05:19 PM
MessageAs novice P.C.surfer but a lifelong MATT fan I was over the moon when I found this excelent website, Like MATT I also was born in Shorditch in 1930, I like to think/dream that I may have even sat next to him in school, if I did his fantastic voice did not rub of on me which is a pity

NamePatrick McCool ()
DateSeptember 05, 2004 01:40 AM
LocationLondonderry Northern Ireland
MessageWhat a great site dedicated to a fabulously talented vocalist. I am not going to compare Matt to Frank Sinatra. Matt was a suberb interpreter of a song and was a God gifted singer very much admired by Sinatra. At present I am listening to that beautiful song Portrait

NameSergio Celli Laurinavicius ()
DateSeptember 04, 2004 11:10 AM
LocationSão Paulo - SP - Brazil
MessageMatt is one of my favorites singers. With his voice he can change simple songs in great songs. Unfortunately he left us too soon, but his records stay for let us remember him forever.

NameMartin Stephenson
DateSeptember 01, 2004 12:14 PM
LocationOntario, Canada
MessageLovely voice! Listening to Matt is absolutely the best stress relief ever. I have a fairly extensive collection of his music which gets played at least once a week - too much stress I guess!


NameTerry ()
DateAugust 31, 2004 08:42 PM
MessageDespeartely seeking sheet music for 'Walk Away'!
Can anyone help?! Thanks!

Email) [email protected]

NameNinnie ()
DateAugust 24, 2004 09:29 AM
MessageThere has never been anyone like him! He has the most incredible voice ever heard. And I have never heard any singer, young or old, that can hold a tone like Matt. Some should live forever!

Namelwhrichard ()
DateAugust 23, 2004 08:11 PM
MessageWhat a voice.. truly mesmerising. I'm only 15 and I listen to songs of my father's era because it's much better than the songs of today but I still do listen to them anyway. I heard Fly Me To The Moon and Days of Wine and Roses somewhere and just had to find out more, now I have quit a collection of his songs. Sinatra was a singer who didn't have much of a voice but a style of his own which I adore too while Matt had vocal chords that could be stretched like rubberbands. Matt always liked to show his powerful voice off for example at the end of the songs "From Russia With Love","Charade" and "Born Free". Boy, what a stretch! Another singer worth mentioning, a fellow Brit, Engelbert, another beautiful voice. Wonderful site. Matt's music plays until now and will forevermore. Cheers.

NameDean Pritchard ()
DateAugust 22, 2004 03:43 PM
Message;)I grew up listening to Matt's music in the 60's Mum and Dad were great fans, and had seen him several times, in concert. To my mind, he was the greatest singer of his generation, a rare talent, that is sadly lacking, in today's mass produced, "copy everyone elses material" music industry. The mans'music will live on, if websites like this one continue-Long may he reign!

Namecaz ()
DateAugust 21, 2004 05:30 PM
Locationessex england
Message=) matt was the best, thankfully we still have his music
giving us so many hours of pleasue. keep singing for the angels matt=)

Namehovsep kashishian ()
DateAugust 19, 2004 05:08 AM
MessageWhen he sings you hear the angels

Namefreddyfenton ()
DateAugust 07, 2004 11:24 PM
MessageI grew up listening to Matt Monroe and now 45 years later he sounds as great as ever.
What a voice.....
As I write I am listening to a double CD of all his many hits.
A great web site-well done

NamePat & Gordon ()
DateAugust 07, 2004 08:14 PM
MessageWe never tire of listening to the late, great Matt.

NameLisa ()
DateJuly 27, 2004 09:22 PM
MessageMatt is great :)

Namedavidcalder ()
DateJuly 23, 2004 10:47 PM
Messagemy father intoduces me to mr monro 30 yr ago matt is still my hero

NameAntonia ()
DateJuly 20, 2004 09:06 PM
MessageI've been an avid fan of Matt. I really love his voice. A fan since i was 17, now i am already 55.

NameShaun ()
DateJuly 17, 2004 12:02 PM
Messagei totaly agree with the coments of Donald Sutherland iv been saying the same for years. Wonderfull site.

NameRuss Desrosiers ()
DateJuly 13, 2004 12:58 AM
LocationMethuen, Ma.
MessageI have been a huge fan of Matt for many years. His unique voice ranks right up there with Frank, Nat, and Bing. A true pleasure to listen to.

NameDave Burke ()
DateJuly 12, 2004 11:02 AM
MessageI toured with Matt on his last tour in Australia(I am a comedian).We talked a lot and believe you me Frank Sinatra had as much respect for Matt as Matt had for Frank!Ol Blue Eyes had everone of Matt's records..and loved them!

DateJuly 10, 2004 08:58 PM
MessageI'm sending this e-mail whilst Matt's wonderful CD, "Matt Monro sings Don Black", is playing in the background ... a reminder of what a truly magnificent singer he was. It was my pleasure to work with Matt on a number of occasions, the final time being a charity show at the Gaiety Theatre, Douglas, Isle of Man, in the presence of HRH Princess Anne. A picture of Matt and I backstage at that show can be found in the "Galleries" section of my own website, I just wanted to add my voice to the many others who have paid tribute to Matt via your marvellous website ... such a great singer! I often play his CDs in the car and I've come to the conclusion that he was, undoubtedly, the closest we ever came to having our own Sinatra. He was also a thoroughly nice man too! Every good wish, BOBBY CRUSH

NameClint Stark ()
DateJuly 10, 2004 12:27 PM
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland UK
MessageI have to say that Matt Monro was one of the finest singers ever. I was in hospital and luck was with me because Matt Monro spoke to me while I was in hospital, it really made my day, every year after that I used to get a Christmas Card from him until his tragic death. No they dont have singers like him any longer.=)

NameGail Sensebe ()
DateJuly 05, 2004 11:24 PM
MessageJuly 5, 2004

One of the CD's I played on our Independence Day was that of Matt Monro. I first became acquainted with Mr. Monro's glorious voice on our classical radio station. The sound of his voice is like velvet and truly a gift from God. Greetings from Covington, LA, U.S.A.=)

DateJune 27, 2004 11:02 PM
Messagematt monro was the greatest british singer hands down him and sinatra are the greatest=)

Namealun thomas ()
DateJune 27, 2004 07:24 PM
Locationchester england
Messagehi, congratulations on a marvellous site. I can only echo the comments made by don sutherland california and dennis barlow new jersy that matt monro was the greatest popular singer the world has ever seen though I am surprised and pleased to read american comments as I thought he was completely unknown in the states, with regard to sinatra I personally thought he was extremely inferior not only to monro but also to other great singers like vic damone I could never understand the adulation of a mediocre voice, though I believe sinatra once said that matt monro was the only british singer worth listening to. Once again great site and spread the word, to anyone reading this if you know anyone who hasnt heard matt sing educate them lol. By the way for me the best song has to be Ive grown accustomed to her face if you havnt heard matts rendition of this song do yourself a favour you will love it, bye once again great site.

NameGerry Marcum ()
DateJune 23, 2004 09:56 PM
LocationMemphis TN USA
MessageI have just recently discovered the Matt Monro sound and I must say that he had one of the finest voices ever. His contribution to American music is so brought to mind with such great songs as "Portrait of My Love", "Somewhere" and "Walk Away". Thank you to this site for giving information about Matt to us who just didn't know him.

Nameruss shaun ()
DateJune 23, 2004 05:55 PM
Locationcolne,lancs,uk father was a friend of matt,both signed with decca records and before that both sang with the cyril stapleton big band in father is almost 75 and still sings many of matt's hits over in benidorm.i have followed his lead and sing lots of matt monro numbers for a living here in the uk.if anyone would like a cd of our efforts i would be happy to send one as i always value constructive critisism=)

Nameneil west ()
DateJune 22, 2004 08:38 AM
LocationCoventry , England
MessageMatt Monro had that richness and easy style that only one other male singer had , the great Nat King Cole . Not much to choose between them , both superb singers and entertainers. s

NameJohn Brennan
DateJune 21, 2004 12:53 PM
MessageMatt Monro..... up there with the best.

Great site


NameWebmaster ()
DateJune 19, 2004 01:10 PM
LocationBeverwijk, Netherlands
MessageI have entered all the old guestbook messages below.

If you have any questions, please ask them in our discussion forum. There visitors to the site can and most likely will reply. Thanks.

Namejohn ()
DateJune 04, 2004 01:09 AM
Messagecan anyone tell me how i can get hold of a copy of the new spanish language cd super estrellas del amor? i have tried hmv, tower records etc and it is not even listed. i would be grateful if someone could advise me. many thanks. john

NameBehzad Hodaee ()
DateJune 02, 2004 10:17 AM
MessageHello' I wish you're doing fine. I am one of the fans of matt. My First favor is that please send me some sample of best matt songs. (Such as "the music played"+"strangers in the night"+"gone with the wind"+"yesterday"+"love story"+"autumn leaves"+"memories"+"if you go away).
Also I have a question: Is matt sung any other version of "the music played" except than 1968 ? If "yes" please send me some sample of them.
Please reply me as soon as possible.Very very thank you.

NameBehzad Hodaee ()
DateJune 02, 2004 10:07 AM
MessageHello' I wish you're doing fine. First of all thank you for providing this website. I am one of the falses of matt. My First favor is that if it is possible, please put some sample of best matt songs in the website. (Such as "the music played"+"strangers in the night"+"gone with the wind"+"yesterday"+"love story"+"autumn leaves"+"memories"+"if you go away).
Also I have a question: Is matt sung any other version of "the music played" except than 1968 ? If "yes" please put some sample of them on the site.
Please reply me as soon as possible.Very very thank you.

NameR. Douglas ()
DateJune 01, 2004 10:22 PM
MessageI am a fan of Matt for years!!!....I still can remember the first time I heard his voice
coming from the recordplayer. My mom bought a record, an oldy, with the song
I'm Glad There is You on it. WOW...what an experience, the other time I had
and experience like that, was when I heard the voice of sarah Vaughan.
I am a singer myself (44 yrs old) and I buy every cd with Matt on it, I can find.
I miss these kind of voices nowadays. I am teaching on a few conservatories in Holland
and I play always his cd's for my students. I do what I can do, to keep him alive.
I am very much inspired by him, and I listened to his way of singing...technically aswell
as interpretational wise....I regret i haven't seen him performing.
What I do hope, is that there will be some shows where he appeared on tape...and maybe
somebody can put that on DVD....I have never seen him perform. Keep this man alive for all
the people in the world who loves good music and voices.
Please contact me, if there will be some DVD's available with Matt on it.
Congratulations with this website!!

NameLee Hadfield ()
DateMay 17, 2004 09:35 PM
LocationHull, England
MessageIn response to Leo Hammond:
I agree entirely with your comments. Matt Monro was a unique and immensely talented singer with a huge vocal range to compliment that superb voice. The best i've heard without any doubt! Like yourself, i was a fan as a small child and have remained so ever since. The first time i heard that voice i was hooked! Only the great singers have that ability to capture the listener and Matt could certainly do that!

NameDonald Sutherland ()
DateMay 16, 2004 04:17 PM
LocationSan Jose, California USA
MessageI get irritated when I read reviews about Matt Monro when
they describe him as the UK's version of Frank Sinatra.
Frank Sinatra was the US's version of Matt Monro. Matt
Monro had a much better range in his voice than "ol'
Blue Eyes" and recorded his version of many popular songs
in many genres. Matt Monro will always be the better
singer. The UK and the World truly lost a great entertainer
when Matt Monro died.

NameLeo Hammond
DateMay 14, 2004 04:03 PM
Locationeast yorkshire
MessageIam 26 years old, and have been a fan of matt since i was a child.iam so pleased there are many people of all ages that apreciate his music and talent the way i do.This is the first time i have enterd this web site and I think it is fab.Keep up the good work.

NameJan Willem Wilkens ()
DateMay 14, 2004 12:53 PM
LocationAlkmaar, Netherlands
MessageI first heard the beautiful voice of Matt Monro on BBC Radio 2's Sunday afternoon shows which we have on cable-radio in Holland.
So yes, I am rather new in the world of MM. At first there's wasn't much information on the WWW. I recently orderd the box-set 'The Singer's Singer' with the much needed booklet (something Disky's boxset From Moment to Moment unfortunately has not)
It's good to have a site dedicated to Matt Monro. Thank you.

Namejohn h williams ()
DateMay 12, 2004 10:34 PM
Locationneptune city nj usa
MessageI discovered Matt Monro in the early 60s' in my parents home on ed sullivan.and re discovered his fine voice just recently....a fine web site

Namelarry mckenna ()
DateMay 08, 2004 12:32 AM
Locationphiladelphia pa u.s.
Messagehwoody herman, rosemary clooney, clark terry, buddy de franco, sinatra, tony bennett,and many othersave been a fan for many years and would like to know more about matt. I,m also a jazz musician I play tenor sax and have worked with

NameDennis Barlow, Sr. ()
DateMay 05, 2004 04:15 PM
LocationNew Jersey USA
MessageI must apologize for not making this entry when I first came accross your "Tribute to Matt". You have done a magnificent job and have given his fans a wonderful site to share and celebrate Matt's Music. Your work, creativity and devotion to the great Matt Monro is very much appreciated. Thank you again....

NameMorag Smith ()
DateMay 05, 2004 01:07 PM
MessageWith reference to message posted 4 May 2004. Tried to E Mail Elaine Allwood without success regarding recording "If I never sing another song" . Just bought CD in Woolworths today £3.99 "The best of Matt Monro". If you don't get copy I will record on tape and forward to your father.

Regards, Morag Smith

NameLaurie Wilson ()
DateMay 04, 2004 09:43 PM
LocationLincoln (GB)
MessageI was privilaged to see Matts last performance at the Barbican in London in 1985.
It was a very memorable evening in which Matt commented on his condition even to the extent that he smoked heavily and that he had decided to continue even though he new how ill he was, and I remember that he then lit up a cigarete on stage!
When I booked for his show at the Barbican, I did not relize how ill he was, had I have known, I might have had reservations about the show as at the time, my wife Daphne was also ill with cancer and actualy died the same year (December 1985).
Although I did not attend Matts rememberance at the Grovenor Hotel in London, I did make a donation to the cancer fund which was the sum of the entrance to the Grovenor.

MATT. A tragic loss to the music world, and so young too.

NameDennis Barlow, Sr. ()
DateMay 04, 2004 12:03 PM
LocationNew Jersey USA
MessageI have been listening to Matt Monro since I was 15 years old. I am now almost 57. He is by far, the greatest male vocalist the world has ever seen. His choice of recordings, style, sound and an honesty in his performance has not been seen since he first performed professionally. I listen to 10 or 20 of his songs everyday. Its like therapy and/or like seeing a trusted old friend.
I can always count on feeling good whenever I hear one of his songs. In the US, Matt was very popular on what were then mainstream "Popular Music" radio stations in the 1960's. Thereafter, his music sold in recordings and I understand that he made many live appearances. I was so touched by his music, that I have acquired all of his songs over the years and never tire of listening.Though difficult to choose, I would have to say that my favorites are Walk Away, Friendly Persuasion, Love is a Many Splendored Thing and Stardust.
I read some time ago that Matt died at age 50 in 1983. I felt as though a dear friend had died. I know that a man with a very special talent was taken from us at too early an age. I very much miss his songs on the radio, but I can still just turn on the CD Player and its back to the good old days. He was and will always be the best.

Dennis Barlow, Sr.

Nameelaine allwood ()
DateMay 04, 2004 10:42 AM
LocationKetton In Rutland
Messagemy father is trying to find of matt singing if i never sing anpther song. can anyone help with
the title of a cd as my search up to know has been fruitless

NameEd Harrod ()
DateApril 30, 2004 02:38 AM
LocationOrlando, Fl
MessageIf any one is in terested my new e-mail address is:
[email protected]
Love this site and can appreciate the hard work setting it up.
Ed Harrod
(please remove NO SPAM. Webmaster)

NameShirley Hughes ()
DateApril 29, 2004 05:28 PM
LocationBirmingham west midlands
MessageThankyou for providing this great site.I have only just found it.We visit Benidorm in Spain quite often and Matt is very much respected out there. So he should be. He was the greatest singer ever. It was as if he had experienced at first hand everything he sang about.Thankyou once again

NameCarlos Andres Yepes Valencia ()
DateApril 28, 2004 07:05 PM
LocationManizales- Colombia
MessageTengo 27 años de edad, soy músico y cantante, trabajo en un café bar de mi ciudad. La verdad es que desde que soy muy pequeño he admirado la voz, el estilo y la interpretación de Matt Monro. En mi concepto es el mejor crooner de todos los tiempos, es la voz más natural y bella que he escuchado en mi vida. Me gusta cantar sus canciones aunque en mi país es muy difícil conseguir su música, he logrado obtener algunos vinilos y uno que otro cd. Me hubiera encantado haber podido estar en alguno de sus conciertos , pero me conformaría con obtener algún video o dvd suyo. eso si no descansaré hasta conseguir todas sus grabaciones.

NameSteve Owles ()
DateApril 26, 2004 07:33 PM
MessageGreat site. A great celebration of my late great-uncle.

NameSteve Manlow ()
DateApril 21, 2004 10:32 PM
MessageThe best of the best. We lost a great singer when Matt died, heaven's choir has gained by our loss, Steve M

NameMarilyn O'Neill ()
DateApril 21, 2004 09:22 PM
MessageI am a big fan of Matt's but have not got much biographical material on him,so a friend suggested I try the internet.It's nice to find a website devoted to him.I have been asked to talk about Matt on Radio Merseyside, so I am glad I have found all this information on our very finest singer!

NameIan Billingham ()
DateApril 20, 2004 05:18 PM
LocationUK (now in Kuwait)
MessageSorry everyone - I know its a bit greedy to have two entries in the guest book, but if anyone out there was in the Army with Matt - Id LOVE to hear from them - cos they may have known my Dad. Dad was with terry Parsons for 3 years and they got into trouble a lot together for singing together and my dad was his Piano player in Hong Kong for all the time. He told me some lovely stories about the soon to be Matt Monroe just going to the NAAFI getting something to eat on Sunday afternoons and just singing to himself and anyone else that was there. Such a big part of my life - God Bless you Matt.

NameIan Billingham ()
DateApril 20, 2004 11:25 AM
LocationUK (now in Kuwait)
MessageTerry - youll always have a special place - i grew up with your music and my dad - who sadly passed away in January 2004 s Army photos - hes told me so many stories about Hong Kong - sorry I never knew you - you were one of the best

NameRon Kaiser ()
DateApril 16, 2004 08:16 PM
LocationNew York
MessageLong time admirer of Matt. In the 60s our local radio station. WNEW (then) use to feature hi a lot and put him on the map.
He put his heart and soul into all the works he performed and had such a lovely voice!!
I also remember his shows with Des Oconnor, here on the TV. All quality performances!
Thanks for the oportunity to issue this site!

NameJoan ()
DateApril 14, 2004 08:26 PM
MessageWas so pleased to find this excellent site on Matt Monro. He has been long overdue for an Internet tribute.
Congratulations on all your work.

I have a web site for the Austrian singer, Udo Jürgens. Matt has recorded several of his songs in English. Am not leaving URL details on this occasion as I'm currently in the process of updating and moving the site to a different server.

DateApril 10, 2004 06:41 AM
MessageMany years ago I was a milkman and Matt used to drink in a public house close to our Depot. He was always a most charming and unassuming bloke gentleman who would always be pleased to chat if you approached him. Apart from that of course he was a wonderful singer and is still I'm sure sadly missed.

NameHenry Puccinelli ()
DateApril 05, 2004 10:40 PM
LocationSan Rafael, Ca 94901
MessageThis web site is well deserved for such a great vocalist as Matt Monro who was my favorite singer of all.
It is also a great site for collectors to discuss their collection and trade with other fans of Matt as I have some rare Videos ande live concerts and BBC radio appearances in which he sings selections that were never available before on his recordings.
On his concert from Brighton he does a fabulous impression of Sinatra singing "Let Me Try Again" and does it his way on the second chorus. I would like all of his fans to hear songs that were never available commercially. You have put a lot of work on this site and made his many fans very happy indeed!!

Nametony long ()
DateApril 05, 2004 10:28 PM
Messagesmashing site iam 46 but grew up with his music in the back , ground must have had some effect

Namephil erskine ()
DateApril 05, 2004 02:43 AM
LocationSan Francisco, California
MessageFound the web site to be very interesting. He died at such
a young age 54 years old.

NamePeter Davis ()
DateApril 04, 2004 02:17 AM
MessageThank you for sharing you Matt Monro portfolio

NameFerrell Harrod ()
DateMarch 28, 2004 08:50 PM
LocationOrlando, Florida
MessageThis is the best Matt Monro site I've seen
I've been collecting his music, since 1964. I must have
320 or 330 different songs by him, some very rare.
I am looking for his Camay soap advertisement, recorded
in the late 50's I think.Would pay top dollar or would
trade some very rare songs like "Polka dots and moonbeams",
his demo record that Winiferd Atwell heard and got him
started with Decca Records.
My e-mail address is: [email protected]
Would be glad to hear for Monro fans, Thanks Ferrell

NameFerrell Harrod ()
DateMarch 28, 2004 05:07 PM
LocationOrlando, Florida
MessageTo Me Matt Monro is one of the best (If not the best),
pop singers of all time.
I welcome any fans to e-mail me.

NameDuncan Galloway ()
DateMarch 26, 2004 05:39 PM
MessageGreat Web site for a great singer. I had to plough through a few pages on the search engines (google and Ask jeeves) before I found it.

NameCarlos Wulff ()
DateMarch 25, 2004 08:09 PM
LocationFrankfurt am Main, Germany
MessageI was born in Argentina in '64. My parents used to hear Matt Monro's Spanish versions of songs like "Can't Take My Eyes Out Of You". Nowadays, when I hear them in the English version, I know very well, from who I heard them first. I also remember an elegant man whith a good meaning expression upon the cover of his LPs.

His songs, his voice and his way to sing, are something unique, and - somehow - they are a part of my childhood, a part of me.

Whatever or whoever inspired me, but I could not let go to get into music business and - to stay. That's why it's not difficult to me, to understand that in showbiz you not always get old. Great artists don't pass by, they stay forever in the �vres they create and leave behind to all of us; and Matt belongs to the selected few.

I would like to take the chance to express my thankfulness for his music and for all the information on this website.

Kind regards,


Nametony collier ()
DateMarch 14, 2004 11:46 PM
MessageI Grew up listening to Matt Monro mainly thorough my
father.I didn't really begin to appreciate his music
until these last few years,after my father passed away
i went through all his old records and just got hooked.
Matt Monro has got to be one of the greatest singers
this country has ever produced.His voice is pure velvet.

NameDonald Sutherland ()
DateMarch 12, 2004 08:41 PM
LocationSan Jose, California USA
MessageMatt Monro is not only the finest singer from the UK but in
my opinion he surpasses US legends such as Frank Sinatra,
Andy William, etc. Matt Monro's renditions of Sinatra tunes
far surpasses what "Old Blue Eyes" could ever do. I would
like to know if there is a complete box set of all the
albums Matt Monro put out. If so, how could I go about
ordering it? Thanks for any information you provide and for
a great website. Don

Namepaul mccabe ()
DateMarch 11, 2004 03:29 PM
Messagematt you was the best ever. sadly missed.

NameMark Myler ()
DateMarch 11, 2004 06:29 AM
LocationColorado, USA
MessageGreat site! I've been listening to Matt for over 30 years
and I learned so many new things that I never knew about him!

NameAndre Reiter ()
DateMarch 09, 2004 02:14 AM
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
MessageI truly believe my singing voice comes closest to Matt Monro
than any other singer. With my voice being a bass/baritone,
it's very difficult to sing pop music. Just from singing along
to the James Bond title song 'From Russia with Love', here I
discovered how much I sound like Matt Monro, the rest is

NameSteve Humphrey ()
DateFebruary 28, 2004 11:26 AM
LocationUnited Kingdom
MessageMatt Monro was a true legend, worthy of the comparisons made of him,had he been
American he would have been up there with Frank, Nat, Bobby D and the rest of them,
and all the greatest where with God he surely is now. What a 'swingin' place it must be!'

NamePaul Van den Bulck ()
DateFebruary 21, 2004 05:06 PM
MessageDear Geoff,
For our Belgian National Radio 2 music program (see I am lookinfg for the name of the arranger and or orchestra leader
who backed Matt on his recording of 'When you wish upon a star'
Thanks for your help !
Have a nice weekend,


NameDean Pritchard ()
DateFebruary 17, 2004 05:29 PM
LocationBromborough, Merseyside
MessageExcellent Website!
I was only a kid during the 60's, but my parents were big fans of Matt- Probably the best male artist of his generation and its a great pity that no one has reached the standards that he set!- a true performer.

Namemary ragsdale ()
DateFebruary 10, 2004 12:12 AM
MessageMy husband and I have always loved the voice of Matt Monro.
Recently we purchased two of his cd's. We listen to them all the time.
He really was a great singer.
I wanted to get some background on him and came to this website.
There is good information here and it was very enjoyable to read it.

Nameangelaparker ()
DateJanuary 26, 2004 11:36 AM
Messageenglands finest ever singer. my 20year old daughter a music student thinks he has one of the finest voices of any genre she has heard . and is now a big fan and playe matt constanly.

NameGraham Porter ()
DateJanuary 25, 2004 05:02 PM
LocationStratford upon Avon Warks UK

Good site and how we miss that powerfully soft voice.
I had the priveledge to see Matt just once in concert and was able to have a few words with him. I remember that he bounced on to the small stage and opened with the words "I know what you're thinking!" He was right of course - we didn't realise that he was not overly tall!
A little later he asked the audience if they had any requests. Somebody asked for a particular song .... 'No' he replied 'that's one of the other fella's.

Sadly missed ... so much was to come.
RIP matt.


NameMike Giannetti ()
DateJanuary 23, 2004 02:32 AM
LocationBoston, Mass, USA
MessageI'm glad to see that someone has devoted a website to a man with a great vice. I have many Matt Monro
CD's and enjoy hearing that smooth voice. And beleive it or not, there is a radio station that plays several Matt Monro songs during the week.

NameRoland G. Cote Jr. ()
DateJanuary 22, 2004 02:29 PM
LocationUnionville, Connecticut 06085, USA
MessageTo whom it may concern: I was recently able to purchase two CD's Matt Monro Softly as I leave you and Great gentleman of song. I always thought of him with a better voice than Frank Santra only because he wasn't american it wouldn't that he would be better. I listen to him on patrol in Vietnam and just to her his songs brings tears to my eyes at age 59 for all the sadness and missery I was wittness to. Though he had a smoking and drinking problem he still loved his music so even to the end of his life.They just don't make singers of his style anymore. What a shame that his life was ended so short and that he couldn't have warmed our hearts with his great talent. Respectfuly Mr. Roland G. Cote Jr.

NameGlenn Purland ()
DateJanuary 22, 2004 11:02 AM
LocationGorleston, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk
MessageHi there -

I'm lost for words! At last, a website devoted to the greatest male vocalist the UK has produced. I've been a great fan of Matt's for many years, having bought most of his cd's - he has such a fantastic voice, and seems to hang on to a note forever.....
I just wish EMI would release some of his lesser known work instead of always pushing out the same songs over and over....
I'm always happy to make contact with fellow fans, and give help if I can... listening to Matt right now whilst typing - you can understand every work and his breath control - unbelievable!!

Best wishes to fellow fans,


NamePeter Lim ()
DateJanuary 14, 2004 03:21 AM
LocationVancouver BC, Canada
MessageHi Geoff,

Sometime back in early 2003, you emailed me about the
Matt Monro site you're building. Well, well what a surprise
to see the delightful result..a website worthy of the great
balladeer, a true favorite of mine. I can say that his voice
and the interpretation of the romantic songs are truly a
jewel to the ears. Lovers couldn't help, but hold hands and
lock in deep embrace whilst dancing to the great musical
arrangements. What a pity that Matt Monro should go at such
a young age, otherwise he would have recorded more love songs
in his continuing repertoir.

What a talent, and I'm listening on the Radio Hongkong Radio 3,
each evening when Uncle Ray will spin a couple of Matt's
soothing tunes. It certainly makes my evening ( or morning
here Pacific time in Canada). Uncle Ray (Ray Cordeiro) was a
friend of Matt Monro, as I gathered either in the 50's or 60's
when the singer was with the British Regiment in Hong Kong.

Thanks again, Geoff for the very informative Matt Monro site.
Shall be in touch, and if there's any information that I can
contribute, would certainly let you know.

Peter Lim

NameJohn Rigby ()
DateJanuary 07, 2004 09:31 PM
MessageMatt wasn't one of the UK'S greatest singers he was the greatest portrayer of a ballad.
Sinatra was a different kind of singer in spirit while Matt was more comparable to the likes of Al Martino and Steve Martin, the journyman singers. The tears could flow|

Namelynne ()
DateJanuary 05, 2004 12:03 AM
Messagejust been introduced to matt monro songs as portrait of my love was dedicated to me by my love one awwww so got hooked even since but walk away makes me cry so much cant play it often
lovely site and thankyou for all the great lyrics

NameKenneth James ()
DateDecember 22, 2003 09:15 AM
MessageIt was only a few years ago that I started listening to the late-great-Matt Monro,what a voice,his delivery is second to none and his recording of " Walk away " leaves me with a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat.

Namewalter tyza ()
DateDecember 16, 2003 12:27 AM
LocationFarmington, Michigan, USA
MessageMatt did a great job on Mancini pieces. What a nice voice he
had. Slowly this genre is coming back to radio around here.
Seems like its taking forever though.

NameDavid Clarke ()
DateDecember 12, 2003 08:30 PM
LocationHamilton, Scotland
MessageBeen a big fan since my dad (a part-time club singer!)
bought 'Walk Away' in the early to mid sixties. We had to
hide it under the living-room rug because he played it so
often on our 'Monarch' record player.

The early 'This is Matt Monro' did not have "We're going
to change the world" so, I stumped up £4.99 today in HMV
(East Kilbride)to get 'the very best of Matt Munro'...
track 20...there it was...

As this is my first contact, does anyone have the
background to the writing of this song? Who are
Matthews and Harris? Is this the same Annie Harris that
appears repeatedly in the lyrics?

NameGordon Waylett ()
DateDecember 02, 2003 06:00 PM
MessageVery interesting and informative site

NameR.M. Lauer ()
DateNovember 09, 2003 01:18 AM
LocationSuburban Cleveland, Ohio USA
MessageWhat great recordings he left us with. Died much too young. Only behind Sinatra on ballads. Would have been even better with greater arrangers(Gordon Jenkins comes quickly to mind). Rest in peace...

NameRon and Jill Simpson ()
DateNovember 07, 2003 06:06 AM
LocationBassendean. Western Australia.
MessageG,Day from oz. many thanks for this wonderful and informative site.His voice lives on while we keep listening

NameMichel Macaire ()
DateNovember 06, 2003 05:04 PM
MessageAt last....I've found the web site I was waiting for a long time.
Congratulations ! I'm a Matt Monro fan since more 35 years

Good luck
Michel Macaire
IN TUNE subscriber
Founder of the Sinatra Music Society Of France

NameVance Adair ()
DateNovember 06, 2003 10:56 AM
LocationStirling, Scotland
MessageA superb site - and long overdue! well done - its time that this exquisite singer got the recognition that he has so deserves.

Vance Adair

NameCasper Dowlen
DateOctober 20, 2003 08:09 PM
LocationAlbuquerque N.M. U.S.A.
MessageI just want you to know that I really do enjoy his music. Some of it may be dated or cheesey at times but just the richness of his voice and the ability to extend his notes, eventhought he was a heavy smoker was quite good. He is completely forgotten on Capital's UltraLounge series in the U.S.A. I find this a true crime!! He was a mkinder and more imidiate singer and a man than Frank,and should have lived longer. Thank you for the website and the music!

NameBurkhard Scheepers ()
DateOctober 05, 2003 02:21 PM
MessageThank you so much Geoff for having created this great site!

It must have been a lot of work though. But this professionally
arranged outcome was worth it.

Matt Monro, the singer with the clearest voice I know, his deeply
felt intonation and the emotional and sensitive timbre, now has
the deserving representation on the net.

Let us keep up the memory of this outstanding talent!

NamePeter Barjonas ()
DateSeptember 28, 2003 12:25 AM
MessageI received an e.mail today from a fellow Matt fan.
Unfortunately,I inadvertantly deleted and bounced it along
with the rest of my spam.
If the sender would contact me again I would be happy to


Yours (in computer illiteracy)

Namekieth holloway-stanley ()
DateSeptember 12, 2003 03:50 PM
Messagejust rediscovered matt after 40 years great site ,keep it up

NamePeter Barjonas ()
DateSeptember 06, 2003 03:00 PM
MessageI,ve been collecting Matt's recordings for some time and keep coming up with titles I can't trace. Great to see a dedicated site to Matt set up, having just read Don Black's autobiography.
Would anyone like to share their recordings over the online
to help fill the gaps?

NameBev Mastin ()
DateJuly 06, 2003 09:41 PM
MessageWhat a voice! Still missed. Thank the Lord he left us so many fine records.

NameGraham Miles ()
DateJuly 01, 2003 07:32 AM
LocationMoree, Australia
MessageI followed the link from Geoff's entry on the Robert Farnon Society's guestbook and was delighted to find this site. I will have much pleasure in browsing it over the coming days.

NameKeith Ufford ()
DateJune 22, 2003 12:24 AM
LocationChisago City, Minnesota, U.S.A.
MessageThanks for all the information on Matt. I have, over the
years, been a big fan of Matt Monro. Just recently obtained
3 CD's of his through our local public radio. I think
Matt's voice was incomparable - his phrasing was exquisite!
Technically, Sinatra "couldn't hold a candle to him"!! Wish
Matt were still with us!
Thanks again.

NameStefan Huber ()
DateJune 18, 2003 07:33 PM
MessageReally great site!

Thanks for this great tribute to one of the greatest voices of the last century!

NameGeoff Leonard ()
DateJune 12, 2003 05:28 PM
LocationBristol, England
MessageI would like to thank Ruud for building this site. May we all get a lot of enjoyment from it.

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