- Title: Singer Matt Goss returns to UK for Christmas shows
- Date: 2nd December 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 1, 2016) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) SINGER, MATT GOSS, SAYING: "Then we had a conversation that was based on, obviously he does, he's a successful actor and I've managed to remain successful in singing. I think you get used to making decision for yourself and we had a civilised conversation about the process about becoming a unified force again and just putting on a show that we knew would blow people's minds. I mean we don't, we're obsessed about that as well. We want to make Wembley look like a working men's club. We really want to put on the best show we can." GOSS TALKING DURING INTERVIEW (SOUNDBITE) (English) SINGER, MATT GOSS, SAYING: "And we're excited about, we are genuinely excited about being on stage again together, and the conversations that we're having, I know how beautiful the shows are going to be." GOSS CHECKING HIS PHONE (SOUNDBITE) (English) SINGER, MATT GOSS, SAYING: "But again, Bros is a machine, you know, I mean if you think of how many records we sold, I think that it's something that we have to hold a tight reign and make sure that we make some good decisions. Because me and my brother are very very proud of what we did. The last show was 77,000 people at Wembley stadium. Obviously if we're gonna come back we want to make sure that it's…." (REPORTER: "Bigger and better…") GOSS: "Yeah and not just bigger but better. Yeah just something where people go 'wow' you know, 'that was amazing'. You know, we want that. We take great pride in that and them hopefully having that experience."
- Embargoed: 17th December 2016 14:18
- Keywords: Matt Goss Bros Christmas Tour Las Vegas reunion music politics
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA / UNKNOWN FILMING LOCATIONS
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA / UNKNOWN FILMING LOCATIONS
- Country: United Kingdom
- Reuters ID: LVA0065B6ZIVH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: British singer Matt Goss is returning to the UK for an intimate Christmas Tour, where he will be performing classic festive hits as well as some of his own songs.
"There's definitely going to be some Christmas stuff but it's very smoky, easy kind of almost like New York jazz kind of feel. You know like real cool almost sensual versions of those songs. You know I'm festive but I'm not that festive. So I still want it to be something that kind of rolls over you with ease and you can have a nice… you know all you need is a nice mulled wine and then just sit there and have a good listen to some songs and then I'll play some classics from Sinatra and Nat King Cole or etc.," he told Reuters on Thursday (December 1) in London.
Goss has sold more than 17 million records worldwide and sold out shows from Wembley Stadium to the Royal Albert Hall, including 11 consecutive nights at Wembley Arena with Bros. His debut album went 7 times platinum, spawning 13 top 5 hits.
For the past seven and a half years he has had a residency at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The U.S. city has become a second home for the star and he now has a huge fanbase stateside.
"I love being in the States and I love that I've made some new fans in America and been able to connect with a new audience. It's a very exhilarating thing for a performer when you go there and you start from the ground up and you have to really, really, and I did, I started again in America," he said.
Matt's pop career took off when he was just 17 years old as a member of the group Bros alongside his brothers Luke and Craig Logan. They had smash hits such as "I Owe You Nothing" and "When Will I Be Famous".
Last month Goss celebrated 30 years in the music industry with a special show at Wembley Arena, London where he and twin brother Luke announced that they would be bringing back Bros after 27 years. They sold out the London O2 in a record breaking seven seconds, with a second London date and Arena's across the UK on sale too.
"We had a civilised conversation about the process about becoming a unified force again and just putting on a show that we knew would blow people's minds," said Matt. "We want to make Wembley look like a working men's club. We really want to put on the best show we can... just something where people go 'wow' you know, 'that was amazing'."
Tickets for the shows can be found at www.ticketweb.co.uk
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