Romeo’s Daughter – Friday 2nd October 2020
Romeo’s Daughter: 30th Anniversary Tour
“Like a good wine, this band just gets better with time!”
Not everyone starts their career with a debut album – released in 1988 – produced in collaboration with music industry heavyweights: ‘Mutt’ Lange and John Parr. Indeed, it was only a matter of time before Romeo’s Daughter hit the headlines! Hot on the heels of its success, their whirlwind tour of the US saw their single, ‘Don’t Break My Heart’ shoot up the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Their dynamic and distinctive sound, described as brimming with “poise, pathos, memorable melodic hooks and inventive arrangements” has been consistently, and uniquely delivered over the years by Leigh Matty (vocalist), Craig Joiner (guitarist, songwriter and producer), and Andy Wells (drums). With this line-up, Romeo’s Daughter has a pedigree, second to none; with each member having worked with the likes of: Whitney Houston, Tom Jones, Meatloaf, Ex GoGo, Jane Wiedlin, Bonnie Tyler, Roxette and John Parr.
Romeo’s Daughter are delighted that John Victor “Rhino” Edwards from Status Quo and Rhino’s Revenge will be joining them for their 30th Anniversary Tour. Rhino’s career began with a spell in Judie Tzuke’s band during the 1980s, and he went on to perform with Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Climax Blues Band before becoming Status Quo’s bass man.
Over the years, their infectious music: brimming with power, passion and sophistication – and fronted by Leigh Matty: recently voted in the top 5 ‘Lady Rock Singers of all time’ – has attracted the highest calibre of established artists; with Heart covering their single: ‘Wild Child’ on their 3 million sell-out album, ‘Brigade’ – achieving No. 2 on the Billboard Rock All Play chart; as well as Eddie Money, Bonnie Tyler, and the recently reformed Steps! ‘Heaven in the Backseat’ – also from their debut album – also featured as the opening track of the 1990 film: ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 5’.
30 years down the line, Romeo’s Daughter are proud to present their 30th Anniversary Tour! With a fan base that never quit – even during their 16 year break, from 1993-2009 – they returned to worldwide praise with the release of their album: ‘Rapture’ in 2012 receiving an appropriately rapturous reception! As one of Britain’s finest rock bands, Romeo’s Daughter consistently perform to sell-out audiences and are one of the few bands of their generation who have come back better than the first time.
Their most recent album Spin has been receiving an incredible reception at gigs and festivals all over Europe, playing to bigger crowds every time. As reviewed by Classic Rock, “Spin is another winner”.
The band are currently in the studio putting finishing touches to their new acoustic EP which is planned for release in 2020. After playing pared down acoustic versions of some of their more well-known songs at gigs, and seeing the incredible response, they decided to record some of them for posterity! The EP will have 5 or 6 tracks and these will be songs from all 4 of their albums.
“Leigh Matty, whose ermine-trimmed voice remains as strong as ever…Spin is another winner.” Dave Ling -Classic Rock Magazine
“’Spin’ is a stunning AOR recording of the highest calibre” Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/ All Access Magazine
“Power and sophistication …Romeos Daughter trample most of Britain’s melodic rockers under foot” Kerrang
“Excellent album, I can’t give it anything less than a 10/10, as I would do it injustice!” George “Snaki” Lane
“Romeos daughter have a knack of writing songs that are infectious… every one on Spin is a delight” Therockstop.
“They were Phenomenal. Simply Phenomenal.” ‘Get Your Rock out’ on the Manchester Academy gig in March 2012
“The Sound is as big as a planet” Sounds
“This is certainly the best thing I have seen this weekend, possibly even better than anything I have yet to witness at a Firefest show. Yes, they were that good.”Allan Holloway – rockunited.com
“Their performance was just beyond words! Amazing from start to finish, the fans felt it was a unique experience. I couldn’t imagine a single individual within the venue who was not cheering… This was pure perfection.” Kostas Rigas / Chris Kappas – Rock pages.gr
“Quite simply, Leigh Matty and company were one of the sensations of Firefest VI. 16 years away had diminished little of their variety or seductive quality” Dave Ling – Classic Rock
“had the crowd eating out of their hand.” Andy Nathan – Get ready to Rock