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Bros, 1988. L-R: Craig Logan, Matt Goss, and Luke Goss.
|Origin||Peckham, London, England|
|Genres||Teen pop, dance-pop|
|Past members||Craig Logan|
Bros (// BROSS;) are an English band, formed in 1986 in Peckham, London. Consisting of twin brothers Matt and Luke Goss, and Craig Logan, they were managed by former Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins. The band split up in 1992. It was announced in October 2016 that the band would reform in 2017.
Their second single, "When Will I Be Famous?", became a breakthrough single for Bros, reaching the number 2 position on the UK chart, and the number 1 on Ireland's IRMA chart. The song also reached the top ten in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Australia and South Africa.
Bros followed up with single "Drop the Boy", which also peaked on the UK chart at number 2 and at number 1 in Ireland. They then released their debut album Push. The album went 4× platinum in the UK British Phonographic Industry, and 5x platinum in Ireland,, and reached number 4 in Australia.
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. Push worldwide sales to date amount to over 10 million copies, and the album was reissued in 2013 by Cherry Pop records to mark 25 years since the original release.
Bros toured all over the UK with all concerts selling out extra dates were added due to the demand which meant Bros did 19 consecutive nights at Wembley alone, and to date Bros are still the youngest group in history to play at Wembley.
Craig Logan left the band in early 1989, due to several bouts of illness, including ME, and the fact he could no longer take the pressure of stardom. He appeared on the BBC1 television programme Wogan discussing why he had left the band. Logan later took legal action against the management of Bros over unpaid royalties. Matt Goss and Luke Goss continued touring as a duo.
Bros also released two videos. The first, "Push Live Tour", was released on VHS and was recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo. The Video out-sold the best selling Video at the time, Making Michael Jackson's Thriller. Their Second Video was "Bros Push Over". This was a collection of hit single Videos taken from their Push album, and gave the Goss brothers and Bros fans some closure from the departure of Craig Logan.
During this period of fame Bros had over 130,000 fans turn up at HMV Oxford Street, London when they went to do to an album signing. The London Metropolitan Police had to close off Oxford Street for up 6 hours due the amount of fans that had turned up to see their idols: Brosmania had been born. Bros also had over 6 million fans worldwide join their fan club known as the Bros Front. Bros are also the only group to have appeared in every issue of Smash Hits from 1988 -1990.
After a short break recovering from their Global Push 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 Albums Chart selling over 300,000 copies in the UK alone. They released several tracks from the album as singles, including "Too Much", "Chocolate Box", "Madly in Love", and "Sister". The Time was also a smash hit album right across Europe, Asia and Australia.
Bros did a one off concert known as "Bros in 2 Summer" which was seen by over 77,000 fans at Wembley Stadium and was one of the first concerts to be shown on Sky pay-per-view.
Bros then released their third and final album, 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 and "Try", which got to number 27. The album was not highly publicised and entered the chart at number 18. Neither Matt nor Luke have ever officially said Bros was over but they stopped recording in 1991.
Bros achieved 11 top 40 singles and three top 20 albums in the United Kingdom and Europe.
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, appearing 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.
On 1 July 2008, BBC News announced that Bros singer Matt Goss had spoken to the other members of the band and in principle they had agreed to reform. According to Matt Goss, he and the other band mates "are finally at a place" where they feel they could reunite. However, his brother Luke denied any talks of a reunion had taken place. On 14 September 2010, Matt Goss stated that the band would not be reforming in the near future, saying that the moment had passed.
Matt Goss released his fifth solo studio album, Life You Imagine in 2016. He is also still performing at his Las Vegas show at Caesar's Palace. His solo single "Gone Too Long" was released on 2 October 2016 to coincide with his return to Wembley Arena, London on 1 October.
On 5 October 2016, it was announced that a 30th anniversary Bros concert would take place at the The O2 Arena on 19 August 2017, featuring Matt and Luke Goss. Extra dates were added, including shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne. The first concert will take place 28 years to the day since the band's last concert at Wembley Stadium.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|The Best Remixes||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|The Best of Bros||128||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|I Owe You Nothing: The Best of Bros||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|1987||"I Owe You Nothing"|
|1987||"When Will I Be Famous?"||2||5||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||
|"I Owe You Nothing"||1||6||—||4||7||13||2||5||5||—||—||9|
|"Cat Among the Pigeons/Silent Night"||2||15||—||—||41||26||4||91||27||—||—||—||
|1990||"Madly in Love"||14||68||—||29||—||—||7||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991||"Are You Mine"||12||98||—||27||—||—||6||—||—||—||30||—||Changing Faces|
- 1987 – "I Owe You Nothing"
- 1987 – "When Will I Be Famous?"
- 1988 – "Drop The Boy"
- 1988 – "I Owe You Nothing" (reissue)
- 1988 – "I Quit"
- 1988 – "Cat Among the Pigeons
- 1988 - "Silent Night"
- 1989 – "Too Much"
- 1989 – "Chocolate Box"
- 1989 – "Sister"
- 1990 – "Madly in Love"
- 1991 – "Are You Mine"
- 1991 – "Try"
- 1988 The Big Push Tour Live (VHS)
- 1989 Push Over (VHS)
- 2004 The Big Picture (DVD)
Global Push Tour
|8 July 1988||London||England||Wembley Arena|
|28 October 1988||Melbourne||Australia||National Tennis Centre|
|29 October 1988|
|31 October 1988||Brisbane||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
|3 November 1988||Sydney||Sydney Entertainment Centre|
|4 November 1988|
|9 December 1988||Copenhagen||Denmark||Valby-Hallen|
|23 January 1989||Dortmund||Germany||Westfalenhallen|
|26, January, 1989||Budapest||Hungary||Budapest Sportcsarnok|
|23, February, 1989||Sanremo||Italy||PalaBarilla|
|19, August, 1989||London||England||Wembley Stadium|
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- UK chart peaks:
- "Bros Irish Singles". IRMA 2006 - 2008. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for 'Bros' (from bpi.co.uk)". Imgur.com (original source published by British Phonographic Industry). Retrieved 7 October 2016.
- Australian chart peaks:
- "When Will I Be Famous?": "Australian Top 50 ARIA Singles Chart – Week Ending 12th June, 1988". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 7 October 2016. N.B. The Australian Music Report chart was licensed by ARIA until 19 June 1988.
- Top 50 (ARIA Chart) peaks from 26 June 1988: "australian-charts.com > Bros discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 September 2015. N.B. This site only contains chart data from 26 June 1988. "When Will I Be Famous" peaked at #5 before the commencement of the ARIA-produced chart.
- Top 100 (ARIA Chart) peaks from January 1990, to December 2010: Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
- "Bros / "Push" 25th Anniversary 3CD Deluxe Edition track listing". superdeluxeedition. 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
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- "Bros planning to reform and tour". Nme.com. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
- "Luke denies Bros Reunion,2008 | Luke Goss Official Site". Lukegossofficial.com. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-14.
- "Bros in der Österreichischen charts" (in German). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Charts.de:Bros" (in German). Charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Oricon: Bros" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "GfK Dtch Charts:Bros (albums)". GfK Dutch Charts Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "charts.org.nz: Bros". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
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- "Bros in Swedish charts" (in German). swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Hitparade.ch: Bros" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Billboard.com: Bros (albums)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 1 December 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
- "Push Album". Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "German Singles Accreditations". Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Swiss Charts Edelmetall". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "The Time Album". Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Changing Faces Album". Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "The Best Remixes Album". Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "The Best Of Bros Album". Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "I Owe You Nothing - The Best Of Album". Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Bros Austrian Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Bros Belgian Singles". Ultratop.be. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Lescharts.com: Bros French Singles". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Bros German Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Bros Dutch Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Bros New Zealand Singles". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- "Bros Norwegian Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Bros Swedish Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Bros Swiss Singles" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- Bros Setlist