Country United Kingdom

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

A-381392-1241245378.jpegRomeo’s Daughter are a British AOR mainstream rock band featuring Leigh Matty, Craig Joiner and Anthony Mitman. The band released two albums in 1988 and 1993 respectively. The band then reformed in 2009 and have toured extensively, as well as releasing new material: a live EP of past hits and an album of new material Rapturein 2012.

Their eponymous debut album released in 1988 was produced by ‘Mutt’ Lange and John Parr and released on the Jive label. During a promotional tour of the U.S.A the first 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 also the opening track for the film, ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 5’. This album has subsequently been remastered to 24 bit standard from the original source tapes and released on Rock Candy records. It includes 3 bonus live tracks, the story of the making of the album, previously unpublished photos, all spread out over a super 16 page full colour booklet.

Their second studio album, ‘Delectable’ was released in 1993 on Music for Nations and was much more like a live album in its feel. It was produced and recorded by the band and Andy Reilly, and was later mixed by Steve Brown (The Cult, Manic Street Preachers and Wham). Delectable too has been remastered to the same quality and released again by Rock Candy records. It includes one bonus track, details about the making of the album, an interview with the band and additional photos spread out over a 12 page full colour booklet.

On 25 February 2008, Romeo’s Daughter’s first studio album was reissued by Rock Candy Records on CD with bonus material, a 16-page full colour booklet with original and new artwork, etc. After this reissue Romeo’s Daughter reformed and are performing shows. These appearances included a small warm up gig on 13 October 2009, and their main event of 2009 was Firefest VI at Nottingham Rock City on 24 October 2009.


In 2009 the band announced that they would be releasing new material through Riff City Records in the ‘near future’. The band played some dates during Summer 2010 and performed new material. The band’s second album, Delectable, was reissued in July 2011.

On 22 October 2011, Romeo’s Daughter released a 3 Track live EP available via download sites such as iTunes. In March 2012 the band released their first new album in 19 years, Rapture and during 2012 they performed more live tour dates. In 2012, lead singer, Leigh Matty, was voted Number 5 Lady Rock Singer of all time in Classic Rock Magazine and their single ‘Bittersweet’ was in the ‘Top songs of 2012’ chart. During 2013 the band toured the UK and performed at festivals including Fairport’s Cropredy Convention and Hard Rock Hell.

2013 is proving to be another successful year for the band and they performed at the HRHAOR festival in April to a packed audience who loved every minute of their set. They are third on the bill at this year’s annual Cropredy festival in August, with Alice Cooper headlining and are planning another UK tour at the end of the year.

A live album and DVD filmed live at Derby Guildhall and released in 2014. In 2015 the band released another album of new music titled Spin. Romeo’s Daughter are managed by Juliet Sharman Matthews at JPSM Management who worked with them at Jive Records.


– Romeo’s Daughter [1988]
– Delectable [1993]
– Rapture [2012]
– Spin [2015]

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