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Roy Leslie

Guest Artist: “The Matt Sings Monro Tour”

Roy Leslie is a young man with a stunning voice. He is fast becoming noted for his work and is blessed with a distinct and unique gift. He has an extensive vocal range, enabling him to sing a diverse spectrum of song.

Roy’s competence and immaculate presentation on the stage, is that of a mature, accomplished performer belying his real age. His execution is outstanding; he sings from the heart and has the rare ability to entertain audiences of all ages.

He was born on 19th March 1979 to Graham & Wendy Leslie and grew up on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. He has two younger brothers, Charlie & Dale and a twin brother called Marty.

Roy first discovered his gift as a singer at the tender age of thirteen and began to experiment with different music styles. His inspiration came from renowned artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr, Elvis Presley and more recently Lionel Ritchie. His ability is self-taught and he has been able to develop his range, allowing him to sing any style of song.

At the age of 16, Roy began to enter talent contests, winning 19 competitions in a row. This extraordinary feat gave him the status of an accomplished amateur singer.

He was asked to sing with Michael Barrymore on his show “My Kind of People” and the following year performed for Prince Charles. His dreams were fast becoming a reality and with the recent flush of success he decided to turn professional.

He created his own one-man-show, which includes a varied collection of works appealing to broad audiences. Musically he performs Motown, Soul, Blues, Swing and Rock and Roll and a great tribute to the Rat Pack.

For five years he worked the circuits in pubs and clubs. In 1998 he took his show abroad and performed seasons in La Manga, Benidorm, Tenerife and the Costa del Sol. Barbados immediately embraced him airing his album on the radio every week.

There are several record companies vying for his signature and once signed feels it will give him the freedom to express his unique talent as both a singer and songwriter.

“Matt Sings Monro” is a collective collaboration that Matt and Roy have worked on for over a year having become friends through the business. The success of the show has seen demand grow into a 40 date British Concert tour.

Now half way through the tour he feels the experience has been invaluable. Both Matt Jnr and Roy come down to the foyer after each show to meet the fans and the response has been fabulous.

To coincide with the tour Roy has released a brand new CD “Maybe This Time” which is available from his website www.royleslie.com. It includes such tracks as:

Maybe This Time
Clementine
Mac The Knife
Fly Me To The Moon
Let There Be Love
It Had To Be You
Me & My Shadow
Summertime (Live)
King Of The Road
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Mr Bojangles
My Way

For those of you wanting to relay any messages to Roy please e-mail him on roy@royleslie.com