Why Robert Garnay is not an immediately recognised name to the general public is still a big mystery to me.
He has a slightly mellower tone than Tony Christie but just as good to my ears. The later version of 'Ghost of Napoli' (covered by Bruce Anderson) was played regularly on BBC Wales for some time and was 'Record of The Week'. But for the breaks that could have been Robert. Perhaps Ken Lintern's finest composition.
'Cannes' belongs as a theme song for a holiday program or a Med based film. "If, if we could live, every day like we live this...Our troubles would be gone, just like the waves we leave behind" How true!
'Portofino' - Dreamy uplifting and romantic. A sort of ' Summer the first time' feel to it. "Through pastel houses we walked up hand in hand... through terraced gardens, to the old Castella Brown'
Holiday Romance was an inspired title.
Melodies like these will never die and Robert's singing is always outstanding.