MATT GOSS

MATT GOSS

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1987 - 1991 Matt Goss enjoyed more than a decade of success as lead singer for Bros. Their debut album, "Push" sold 400,000 copies within its first week of release and in ... read more
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Biography

1987 – 1991

Matt Goss enjoyed more than a decade of success as lead singer for Bros. Their debut album, “Push” sold 400,000 copies within its first week of release and in excess of 5 million, worldwide. Over their career, Bros recorded three successful albums, including thirteen Top 5 singles and selling 16 million records, worldwide. Over the course of two global tours, Matt headlined the world’s most prestigious venues including the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan, The Royal Albert Hall and 15 consecutive nights at London’s Wembley Arena, and his farewell performance was at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Bros played a live summer concert to 70,000 fans.

Bros History :

. 16 million records sold worldwide

. Debut album Push went 7 times platinum

. Push album sold 400 000 in first week

. 13 Top 5 hits and an amazing 84 weeks in the UK charts

. Number 1 in 19 countries

. Winners of Brit award for Best Newcomer

. Winners of 15 Smash Hits Awards

. Biggest selling video ever, beating Michael Jackson’s Thriller

. 11,000 fans outside HMV Oxford Street for a record signing in 1989

. Wembley Arena sold out for 15 consecutive nights

. Youngest group in history to sell out Wembley Stadium


1992 – 1996

Matt then went solo after the break up of Bros in 1991, and moved to America. He released a solo album in 1995 called “The Key”, he released 3 solo singles from “The Key” album.


1997

In 1997 Matt moved to Italy and teamed up with record producer Joe T Vanelli, and they created a new group called “Co*Bra”. They released an album called “One” which was a very funky dance album. They also released 2 singles from that album. After a little while Matt decided to return to life in Los Angeles.


1998 – 2002

Matt had a song included on the soundtrack for “Stuart Little” which was called Lucky Day Matt also had a song on the album called “Sounds Of A Better World” and played at Carnegie Hall in New York. Matt also started writing songs for other music artists, and have several number 1 hits all over the world with his song writing skills. During this time Matt also joined a new management in USA and as a reward to all his fans support over the years, Matt decided to make a large selection of brand new songs available on his website for his fans. The new album would be called " Face The Wind ". It was never officially released in the shops. Matt also wrote a new song called " Carolyn " which was dedicated to his sister, who died at the height of his Bros days.


2003 – 2004

In the summer of 2003, Matt returned to the UK music scene

Matt did a UK tour consisting of 13 different venues, the reception was fantastic, he also played to his home crowd at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London without even having a recording contract or record label. Matt then signed a deal with Concept Music. He was then asked to be the Special Guest of Mariah Carey at her UK concerts. Following that on the 3rd November 2003 , Matt released his first single in the UK since 1997. It was called “I’m Coming With Ya” and reached a fantastic position of number 22 in the UK charts. Matt was asked to appear on Top of The Pops on BBC television which he was ecstatic about. Matt was then asked to appear on a new TV reality show called Hell’s Kitchen .. along with 9 other celebrities. This show was watched by 8 million viewers every night for 2 weeks on ITV. Matt made it to the finals and placed 3rd in the overall competition. On the back of the Hell’s Kitchen show .. Matt released a new album and a new single. Matt released his 2nd single called " FLY " on the 19th July 04, it got to number 31 in the UK charts. His much anticipated album, called " EARLY SIDE OF LATER " was released on the 21st June 04. Due to Matt’s popularity Sony records also released a new CD called The Best Of Bros. Dance duo Minimal Chic heard a version of " The Key " from Matt’s album called " The Key ", and liked it so much, they wanted to re-release it. Matt was so delighted he said he would re-record his vocals again for them. On the 20th September 2004, Matt and Minimal Chic released the single, it was now renamed " I Need The Key "


2005

2005 saw the release of Matt’s autobiography called " More Than You Know " in March. Matt did a UK book signing tour to promote his new book. Due to Matt’s popularity in the UK, Sony records also decided to release a Bros greatest hits DVD and album. After the book signing tour Matt then returned to live in Los Angeles.

Matt also recorded another song with Minimal Chic. This time Matt recorded a version of the U2 classic " With Or Without You "


2006 – 2007

In July 2006 Matt’s new song called " It’s The End Of The Road " was used as the boys elimination song on the hit USA show called " So You Think You Can Dance " Matt had his first USA live debut on the Craig Ferguson show in August 2006.

In September 2006 Matt was invited to sing at a special charity concert in Canada for the David Foster Charity Gala. The charity raised $2.9 million. In 2007 Matt was signed by Chrysalis Music Group as an artist, writer, producer.


2008 – 2009

In February 2009 Matt Goss issued a new self-penned song, ‘Come Along For The Ride’ which he gave to his fans as a FREE download. In March 2009 it was announced that Robin Antin, the creator of the “Pussycat Dolls”, had taken over as his manager. Matt also has a new children’s book being published. The book is called " Bear Crimbo" , and will hit bookstores in 2010. Matt is also a world class songwriter. Matt’s songs, which are the main duet between Mark Anthony and Cleopatra plus the Finale have led to the show “Cleopatre” in Paris having sold over 500,000 tickets to date.

Matt has also written a song for Keri Hilson’s new album. The song is called " Change Me " The song also features USA music artist Akon. In April 2009, Matt gave his fans another song for free download. The song is about growing up in London and is called " Food For The Soul ".

Matt’s new single called " Evil " will be released via iTunes (Worldwide) on August 4 (2009). Matt’s new album called Gossy was released on the 15th September 2009

It was announced on the 18th June 2009, that Matt Goss will be playing live shows at " The Palms Casino Resort " in Las Vegas.


2010 :

On the 28th January it was announced Matt will be moving his LIVE show to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Matt will be playing at Cleopatra’s Barge every Friday and Saturday night.

In June, Matt signed a new contract with Caesars Palace for another 3 years. Also in June, Matt’s song firefly from his album Gossy was remixed by Paul Oakenfold, and a few other DJ’s. It is due to be released on Paul’s Perfecto Records label this summer. On the 14th August it was announced that Matt will be bringing his Las Vegas show to the UK. A special one off show will be on the 19th October 2010 at London’s Royal Albert Hall


2011 :

Following on from a SELL OUT show in 2010 at The Royal Albert Hall in London, Matt will be returning in 2011 to the UK, but this time at 2 venues. Matt will be performing LIVE at The Royal Albert Hall again, and also The Savoy Hotel in London. Matt also started to record a brand new album. Ron Fair will be producing the album. Matt also signed up to work with Larry Rudolph who is best known for being Britney Spears manager. Matt now has a fantastic management team behind him, and there is plenty to look forward to.