Matt Goss

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Matt Goss
Born Matthew Weston Goss
(1968-09-29) 29 September 1968 (age 45)
London, England, UK
Occupation Singer
Years active 1986–present
Website
http://www.mattgoss.biz

Matthew Weston "Matt" Goss (born 29 September 1968)[1] is an English singer-songwriter and musician, currently based in Los Angeles.

He was the lead singer of 1980s pop group Bros, which also featured his twin brother, Luke as drummer, and Craig Logan as bass player. He currently is appearing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Bros[edit]

Main article: Bros

Solo career[edit]

Matt Goss began his solo career in 1995, and has enjoyed chart success with singles such as "The Key". He has sold over 5 million records worldwide to date. He recorded the duet "This Pain" with his friend, Denise Pearson of Five Star in 1997, although the song never saw commercial release. Goss worked with Paul Oakenfold on the single "Firefly", which was remixed and reached #1 on the World Trance chart.[citation needed]

In June 2009, it was announced that he would be playing live shows at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. By January 2010, the live show had moved to Caesars Palace, playing at Cleopatra's Barge every Friday and Saturday night. In June 2010, he signed a three-year contract with Caesars Palace. His live show is produced by the creator of The Pussycat Dolls, Robin Antin. The show played for one night at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 19 October 2010 and returned on 21 October 2011. He has won several awards for his show. In February 2011, Goss appeared in a Yorkshire Tea television advertisement campaign.[citation needed]

Matt Goss signed a record deal with Decca Records for the UK release of his most recent album Life You Imagine. Goss worked on the album with music producer Ron Fair (Lady Gaga, U2, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige) and enlisted the services of a 40-piece Hollywood orchestra. The album was released on 14 October 2013, with the collection including original material in addition to a big-band version of his single "When Will I Be Famous".

Goss' album Life You Imagine was released in the United States on 29 April 2014 by Virgin Records.

Bibliography[edit]

Matt Goss authored two books: More Than You Know: The Autobiography, published in 2005, and reached #1 on the Best Sellers list.[2] and Bear Crimbo, a children's story published in 2010.[3]

Discography[edit]

Vocals[edit]

Year Title Artist Album
1995 Supermodel Sandwich W/Cheese[4] Terence Trent D'arby Vibrator

Singles[edit]

Year Single UK Singles Chart Position[5][6] Album
1995 "The Key" #40 The Key
1996 "If You Were Here Tonight" #23
"Heaven is 10 Zillion Light Years Away"
1997 "Love Sweet Love"
as Co*Bra
One
"Living for the City"
as Co*Bra
2003 "I'm Coming With Ya" #22 Non-album single
2004 "Fly" #31 Early Side of Later
"I Need the Key"
(Minimal Chic featuring Matt Goss)
#54 Non-album single
2006 "It's the End of the Road"
2009 "Evil" Gossy
2010 "Firefly"
(Paul Oakenfold featuring Matt Goss)
Non-album single
2011 "Fighting For Love"
2013 "Strong" - Life You Imagine

Albums[edit]

  • 1995 The Key
  • 1997 One (as Co*Bra)
  • 2004 Early Side of Later
  • 2009 Gossy
  • 2013 Life You Imagine

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riggs, Thomas (2003) Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, Gale, ISBN 978-0-7876-6363-6, p. 176
  2. ^ Amazon Book Listing, Retrieved 2011-03-18
  3. ^ Crimbo the Bear site. Retrieved on 18 March 2011
  4. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Terence-Trent-DArby-Terence-Trent-DArbys-Vibrator/release/682385
  5. ^ Matt Goss, Chart Stats, retrieved 2010-05-15
  6. ^ Minimal Chic Featuring Matt Goss, Chart Stats, retrieved 2010-05-15

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