A PORTRAIT: Enjoy a tribute show to 20th century performer Matt Monro, performed by Michael Whittaker.
A PORTRAIT: Enjoy a tribute show to 20th century performer Matt Monro, performed by Michael Whittaker.

Matt Monro show

PERFORMER Michael Whittaker is calling on music-lovers to head back in time to a different era of music with his tribute show to the 20th century's Matt Monro.

The show is a special review of each of Monro's big hits.

Monro, otherwise known at The Man With The Golden Voice, was one of the biggest crooners in a career of more than 30 years.

He toured the world during the 60s and 70s and sang on many regional Australian stages during his 16 tours here.

"Michael's show recaptures what was good, in this case very very good, about what is colloquially called the good old days," promoters said.

A Portrait of Matt Monro includes background on each of the songs Michael will perform.

Monro's career in the music business also stretched to Hollywood, with many of his tunes featured in classic films.

His hit On Days Like These appears on the soundtrack for the original film The Italian Job.

He took the Oscar-winning song Born Free and made it his own, turning it into a signature performance during his numerous tours.

"Assisted by screen presentations and specially commissioned backing tracks, Michael tells the stories behind each song and performs all your favourites from the Matt Monro Songbook," promoters said.

Michael Whittaker has been performing Matt Monro songs since his first solo show at the age of 15.

A Portrait of Matt Monro will be performed at the Ipswich Civic Centre on March 9. The morning show will begin at 10.30am and tickets are $15.

Visit ipswichciviccentre.com.au for more information or to buy tickets.



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