Bros

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Bros
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Bros, 1988. L-R: Craig Logan, Matt Goss, and Luke Goss.
Background information
Origin Camberley, Surrey, England
Genres Teen pop, dance-pop
Years active 1986–1992
Labels CBS Records
Epic Records
Past members Matt Goss
Luke Goss
Craig Logan

Bros was a British band active in the late 1980s and early 1990s, consisting of twin brothers Matt Goss and Luke Goss, and Craig Logan. The band's name comes from an abbreviation for the word 'brothers.' Formed in 1986, they were managed by former Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins.

History

Bros's first single, "I Owe You Nothing", was initially released in 1987, and peaked at number 80 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Their second single, "When Will I Be Famous?", became a breakthrough single for Bros, reaching the number 2 position on the UK Chart,[2] and the number 1 on Ireland's IRMA chart.[3] The song also reached the top ten in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Australia.

Bros followed up with single "Drop the Boy", which also peaked on the UK charts at number 2 and at number 1 in Ireland.[2][3] They then released their debut album Push. The album went 4× Platinum in the UK[4] and 5x platinum in Ireland, also hitting the number one spot in many countries across Europe and Australia.[citation needed] Bros released several more tracks from the album, including a reissue of "I Owe U Nothing", which reached number 1 in the UK and several other countries.[citation needed] Push was reissued in 2013 by Cherry Pop records to mark 25 years since the original release.[5]

Bros also went on to release their Bros Push Live Tour video. Bros' Push tour was also massive success selling out in minutes. They toured all over the UK and even performed 19 consecutive nights at Wembley stadium.[citation needed] Bros are still the youngest group in history to play at Wembley.[citation needed]

Bros also launched their fan club known as Bros Front, which at their peak had over 3 million members worldwide within 6 months.[citation needed]

Craig Logan left the band in early 1989, due to several bouts of illness and the fact he could no longer take the pressure of stardom.[citation needed] Matt and Luke continued touring as a duo but were deeply saddened that Craig had left the band.[citation needed]

After a short break recovering from their world tour, Bros went back to the recording studios and released their second album, The Time. It was released in 1989 and reached number 4 in the UK album charts[citation needed] selling over 300,000 copies in the UK[citation needed] They released several tracks from the album, including "Too Much", "Chocolate Box", "Madly in Love", and "Sister".[citation needed]

The Album did very well in Europe, Australia and Canada.[citation needed] Due to the success of the album Bros did a one off concert known as Bros in 2 Summer which sold out in minutes and was seen by over 77,000 fans at Wembley stadium[citation needed] and was one of the first concerts to be shown on SKY pay per view. An estimated further 50,000 fans watched the show on Sky.[citation needed]

Bros then released their third and final album known as Changing Faces in 1991 before the band split up in 1992. They only released two tracks from the album, these being "Are You Mine" reaching number 12 in the UK[citation needed] and "try" reaching number 27.[citation needed] The album was not highly publicized and entered the chart at number 18.[citation needed] Both Matt and Luke have never officially said BROS was over but they stopped recording in 1991.

Bros also achieved 11 top 40 singles and three top 20 albums in the United Kingdom, making them one of the biggest acts in British music between 1988 and 1991.[citation needed]

Matt Goss began a solo career during the 1990s, enjoying chart success with his single "If You Were Here Tonight", and became an actor. Luke Goss moved to the US and became a film actor, starring in blockbuster hits such as Blade II and Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Most recently he starred in the UK film Interview with a Hitman in 2012. Craig Logan entered into music management and songwriting.

Reformation

On 1 July 2008, BBC Radio 1 DJ Carl Sharrock announced that Bros singer Matt Goss had spoken to the other members of the band and in principle they had agreed to reform.[6] According to Matt Goss, he and the other band mates "are finally at a place" where they feel they could reunite. However, on 14 September 2010, Matt Goss stated that the band would not be reforming in the near future, saying that the moment had passed.[7]

Matt has released his fifth solo studio album, Life You Imagine. He is also still performing at his Las Vegas show at Caesar's Palace.

Discography

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[2]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[9]
GER
[10]
JPN
[11]
NDL
[12]
NZ
[13]
NOR
[14]
SWE
[15]
SWI
[16]
US
[17]
Push

[18]

2 4 14 6 49 32 1 6 29 3 171
The Time

[21]

4 34 34 11 90 42
Changing Faces

[22]

18 78
The Best Remixes

[23]

The Best Of Bros

[24]

I Owe You Nothing - The Best Of

[25]

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[26]
AUS
[27]
AUT
[28]
BEL
[29]
FRA
[30]
GER
[31]
IRE
[3]
NED
[32]
NZ
[33]
NOR
[34]
SWE
[35]
SWI
[36]
1987 "When Will I Be Famous?" 2 10 9 4 7 4 1 5 43 2 20 2 Push
1988 "Drop The Boy" 2 9 17 34 9 1 23 8 2 5
  • UK: Silver[4]
"I Owe You Nothing" 1 6 4 7 13 2 5 5 9
"I Quit" 4 14 17 25 38 23 30 47
"Cat Among The Pigeons/Silent Night" 2 15 41 26 4 91 27
  • UK: Silver[4]
1989 "Too Much" 2 11 21 37 28 1 42 6 24
  • UK: Silver[4]
The Time
"Chocolate Box" 9 23 35 2 87 29
"Sister" 10 36 5
1990 "Madly In Love" 14 29 7
"Are You Mine" 12 27 6 30 Changing Faces
"Try" 27 39

Video albums

  • 1988 The Big Push Tour Live (VHS)
  • 1989 Push Over (VHS)
  • 2004 The Big Picture (DVD)

References

  1. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 9 August 2008)
  2. ^ a b c "UK Official Charts Company Bros". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bros Irish Singles". IRMA 2006 - 2008. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 19 November 2013. Note: User needs to enter "Bros" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  5. ^ http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/bros-push-25th-anniversary-3cd-deluxe-edition-track-listing/
  6. ^ Bros planning to reform and tour | News | NME.COM
  7. ^ Yahoo news, 14 September 2010
  8. ^ "Bros in Australian charts". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  9. ^ "Bros in der Österreichischen charts" (in German). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  10. ^ "Charts.de:Bros" (in German). Charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  11. ^ "Oricon: Bros" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  12. ^ "GfK Dtch Charts:Bros (albums)". GfK Dutch Charts Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  13. ^ "charts.org.nz: Bros". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  14. ^ "norwegiancharts.com: Bros". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  15. ^ "Bros in Swedish charts" (in German). swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  16. ^ "Hitparade.ch: Bros" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  17. ^ "Billboard.com: Bros (albums)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2013-12-01. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Push Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  19. ^ "German Singles Accreditations". Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  20. ^ "Swiss Charts Edelmetall". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  21. ^ "The Time Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  22. ^ "Changing Faces Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  23. ^ "The Best Remixes Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  24. ^ "The Best Of Bros Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  25. ^ "I Owe You Nothing - The Best Of Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  26. ^ "Bros UK Singles". chartstats.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  27. ^ "Bros Australian Singles". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  28. ^ "Bros Austrian Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  29. ^ "Bros Belgian Singles". Ultratop.be. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  30. ^ "Lescharts.com: Bros French Singles". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  31. ^ "Bros German Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  32. ^ "Bros Ducth Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  33. ^ "Bros New Zealand Singles". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  34. ^ "Bros Norwegian Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  35. ^ "Bros Swedish Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  36. ^ "Bros Swiss Singles" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 

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