Romeo’s Daughter

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Romeo’s Daughter

Can it really be 20 years? Can it really mean the original line up?
Can it be that the good stuff just got better?!

Romeo's Daughter

Yes, Yes and YES!  It’s Romeo’s Daughter, featuring the beautiful Leigh Matty (Lead Vocals), Craig Joiner (Guitar), Ed Poole (Bass), Tony Mitman (Keys) and Andy Wells (Drums), are back with a vengeance and a whole album full of new material.

The band’s pedigree is second to none, with each member having previously worked at the highest levels with artists such as Bonnie Tyler, Whitney Houston, Roxette, Meatloaf, Tom Jones, John Parr, Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ Kevin Rowland and ex GoGo, Jane Wiedlin.

From the release of their debut Album in 1988, produced in part by the infamous Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange, it was surely to be only a matter of time before Romeo’s Daughter hit the headlines.  And that, they certainly did.  During a whirlwind tour of the U.S.A their single ‘Don’t Break My Heart’, leapt up the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.  The calibre of their songs attracted many established artists; Heart covered the single ‘Wild Child’ on their 3 million selling album ‘Brigade’, achieving No. 2 on the Billboard Rock All Play chart.  Eddie Money, Bonnie Tyler  and the recently reformed Steps too, have had recording successes with other Romeos’ titles.  Their track ‘Heaven in the Backseat’ was the also the opener for the film, ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 5’.

The second album ‘Delectable’ was a while in the making but well worth the wait.  It was produced and recorded by Romeo’s Daughter and Andy Reilly, and was later mixed by Steve Brown (The Cult, Manic Street Preachers and Wham).  The bands aim was to achieve a more ‘live’ sounding album due to the great response from their extensive touring.

And little did they know that 20 years down the line, that same great response has spurred them on to re-group after a magnificent reception at the 2009 Firefest, in Nottingham.  Guitarist Joiner, needing no encouragement, had already started to pen new Romeos Daughter songs and after much hard graft from each band member, two long years later it’s finally imminent; the third long awaited album, capturing all of Romeos Daughters’ style and verve with a little bit more besides.  Like a good wine, this band just gets better with time.