Bros

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

Bros (/brɒs/ BROSS;[1]) 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[edit]

Bros's first single, "I Owe You Nothing", was initially released in 1987, and peaked at number 88 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Their second single, "When Will I Be Famous?", became a breakthrough single for Bros, reaching the number 2 position on the UK Chart,[3] and the number 1 on Ireland's IRMA chart.[4] 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 charts at number 2 and at number 1 in Ireland.[3][4] They then released their debut album Push. The album went 4× Platinum in the UK British Phonographic Industry,[5] and 5x platinum in Ireland, also hitting the number one spot in 19 countries across Europe, and number 4 in Australia.[6] 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 have sold over 10 million copies, Push was reissued in 2013 by Cherry Pop records to mark 25 years since the original release. release.[7]

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.{Ref Bros front publications)

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. Logan also appeared on the BBC1 television programme Wogan discussing why he had left the band. Logan also took legal action against the management of Bros for royalties. Matt Goss and Luke Goss continued touring as a duo.

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 album charts selling over 300,000 copies in the UK alone. They released several tracks from the album, including "Too Much", "Chocolate Box", "Madly in Love", and "Sister". The Time was also 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. ( ref Bskyb entertainment formal Sky)

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 and "Try" reaching number 27.[3] The album was not highly publicized and entered the chart at number 18, Both Matt and Luke have never officially said BROS was over but they stopped recording in 1991.

Bros achieved eleven 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, 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[edit]

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.[8] 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.[9] On 14 September 2010, Matt Goss stated that the band would not be reforming in the near future, saying that the moment had passed.[10]

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

Matt Goss solo single 'Gone Too Long' will be released on 2nd October 2016 to coincide with his return to Wembley Arena, London on October 1st.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[3]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[11]
GER
[12]
JPN
[13]
NDL
[14]
NZ
[15]
NOR
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
US
[19]
Push

[20]

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

[23]

4 34 34 11 90 42
Changing Faces

[24]

18 78
The Best Remixes

[25]

The Best of Bros

[26]

128
I Owe You Nothing - The Best of Bros

[27]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[28]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[29]
BEL
[30]
FRA
[31]
GER
[32]
IRE
[4]
NED
[33]
NZ
[34]
NOR
[35]
SWE
[36]
SWI
[37]
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
  • UK: Silver[5]
"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[5]
1989 "Too Much" 2 11 7 21 37 28 1 42 6 9 4 24
  • UK: Silver[5]
The Time
"Chocolate Box" 7 23 5 35 5 2 2 87 29
"Sister" 10 98 36 5
1990 "Madly in Love" 14 68 29 7
1991 "Are You Mine" 12 98 27 6 30 Changing Faces
"Try" 27 39

Video albums[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrowman, John (interviewer). Electric Circus (Television production). United Kingdom: BBC. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 9 August 2008)
  3. ^ a b c d "UK Official Charts Company Bros". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Bros Irish Singles". IRMA 2006 - 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Certified Awards Search Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "bpi_certs" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  6. ^ a b c Australian chart peaks:
    • "When Will I Be Famous?" (Kent Music Report) peak: Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. p. 47. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. This chart was licensed by ARIA until they commenced producing the chart in-house from 26 June 1988. "When Will I Be Famous?" peaked at #5 on the Kent Report before the ARIA-produced chart began.
    • Top 50 (ARIA Chart) singles and albums peaks: "australian-charts.com > Bros discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
    • Top 100 (ARIA Chart) singles and albums peaks, including peaks between 51-100 from January 1990, to December 2010: Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  7. ^ http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/bros-push-25th-anniversary-3cd-deluxe-edition-track-listing/
  8. ^ Bros planning to reform and tour | News | NME.COM
  9. ^ Luke denies Bros Reunion | lukegossofficial.com
  10. ^ Yahoo news, 14 September 2010
  11. ^ "Bros in der Österreichischen charts" (in German). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Charts.de:Bros" (in German). Charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Oricon: Bros" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "GfK Dtch Charts:Bros (albums)". GfK Dutch Charts Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "charts.org.nz: Bros". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "norwegiancharts.com: Bros". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Bros in Swedish charts" (in German). swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Hitparade.ch: Bros" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Billboard.com: Bros (albums)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 1 December 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  20. ^ "Push Album". Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "German Singles Accreditations". Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "Swiss Charts Edelmetall". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "The Time Album". Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  24. ^ "Changing Faces Album". Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  25. ^ "The Best Remixes Album". Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  26. ^ "The Best Of Bros Album". Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  27. ^ "I Owe You Nothing - The Best Of Album". Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  28. ^ "Bros UK Singles". chartstats.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  29. ^ "Bros Austrian Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  30. ^ "Bros Belgian Singles". Ultratop.be. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  31. ^ "Lescharts.com: Bros French Singles". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  32. ^ "Bros German Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  33. ^ "Bros Dutch Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  34. ^ "Bros New Zealand Singles". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  35. ^ "Bros Norwegian Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  36. ^ "Bros Swedish Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  37. ^ "Bros Swiss Singles" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 

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