As the '80s were coming to a close, one could not escape the glossy synth-driven pop sounds of Bros. Comprised of twins Matt (vocals) and Luke Goss (drums) and Craig Logan (bass), the stylish trio earned eight Top 10 hits in the UK and went to No. 1 with the jubilant "I Owe You Nothing." The Goss brothers' stunning good looks landed them in in countless teenybopper magazines around the globe, and within two years, Bros became one of the biggest acts in Britain. In that time, each of their three studio LPs charted in the Top 20. But despite their mass appeal across the UK and beyond, Bros failed to make a splash Stateside. They eventually faded into oblivion by 1992.
In the mid-'90s, Matt Goss headed for Los Angeles and it was there that the singer quietly continued his music career, issuing a handful of singles including 1995's moderately successful "The Key." Most recently, he contributed vocals to Paul Oakenfold's "Firefly," which went straight to No. 1 on the World Trance charts. And for the last several months Goss has headlined his own weekly Frank Sinatra-themed show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Last night (October 20), the Bros superstar marked his return home by bringing his Rat Pack variety performance to London's Royal Albert Hall. The Sun reports that it was a smashing homecoming that witnessed as many screams and cheers as his Bros heyday. Goss, alongside his sexy dance troupe, The Dirty Virgins, ran through a host of Sinatra standards like "Luck Be a Lady" while also debuting a souped-up swing version of the Bros hit, "When Will I Be Famous."
Nice work, Matt. Looks like you're the new blue eyes in town.
Bros – "I Owe You Nothing":
Bros – "When Will I Be Famous":