Matt Goss

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Matt Goss
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Goss performing at the Bros reunion concert in 2017
Background information
Birth nameMatthew Weston Goss
Born (1968-09-29) 29 September 1968 (age 50)
Lewisham, London, England[1]
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1986–present
LabelsDecca, Virgin
Associated actsBros, Co*Bra
Websitewww.mattgoss.biz

Matthew Weston Goss (born 29 September 1968)[2] is an English singer-songwriter and musician, currently based in Las Vegas. He is the lead singer of 1980s pop group Bros, which also features his twin brother Luke as drummer (and originally Craig Logan as bass player).

Bros[edit]

Solo career[edit]

Matt Goss began his solo career in 1995, and has enjoyed chart success with singles such as "If You Were Here Tonight" and "I'm Coming With Ya". He recorded the duet "This Pain" with his friend, Denise Pearson of Five Star in 1997, which was released on the Co*Bra album "One"[3]. Goss worked with Paul Oakenfold on the single "Firefly", which was remixed and reached #1 on the World Trance chart[4].

In June 2009, it was announced[5] 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[6][7]. In February 2011, Goss appeared in a Yorkshire Tea television advertisement campaign.[8]

Matt Goss signed a record deal with Decca Records for the UK release of his 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 the Bros single "When Will I Be Famous".

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

Goss's single "Gone Too Long" was released internationally on 2 October 2016 to coincide with his return to Wembley Arena, London on 1 October.

Bibliography[edit]

Matt Goss authored two books: More Than You Know: The Autobiography, published in 2005, and Bear Crimbo, a children's story published in 2010.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album UK Chart[10]
1995 The Key -
1997 One (as Co*Bra) -
2004 Early Side of Later 87
2009 Gossy -
2013 Life You Imagine 27
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
UK [11][12] BEL Album
1995 "The Key" 40 35 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
2016 "Gone Too Long" TBD
2017 "Bridge over Troubled Water"
(as part of Artists for Grenfell)
1 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Vocals[edit]

Year Title Artist Album
1995 Supermodel Sandwich W/Cheese[13] Terence Trent D'arby Vibrator

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search Results for England & Wales Births 1837-2006 - findmypast.co.uk". search.findmypast.co.uk.
  2. ^ Riggs, Thomas (2003) Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, Gale, ISBN 978-0-7876-6363-6, p. 176
  3. ^ "CO*BRA - One (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  4. ^ Wilson, Mackenzie. "Bros Crooner Matt Goss Returns to London". BBC America. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  5. ^ Murphy, Jay David (19 September 2009). "Singer Matt Goss debuting his show in Vegas". Digital Journal. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Matt Goss has been given the keys to Las Vegas Strip". MSN. 8 August 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Matt Goss scores key to Las Vegas honour". MSN. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  8. ^ Hyslop, Leah (25 January 2011). "Yorkshire Tea looks to bring expat Brits a 'proper brew'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  9. ^ Crimbo the Bear site. Retrieved on 18 March 2011
  10. ^ "Matt Goss - Album Chart Stats". Official Charts. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  11. ^ Matt Goss, Chart Stats, retrieved 2010-05-15
  12. ^ Minimal Chic Featuring Matt Goss, Chart Stats, retrieved 2010-05-15
  13. ^ "Terence Trent D'Arby - Terence Trent D'Arby's Vibrator*". Discogs.

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