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Singer Matt Goss returns to UK for Christmas shows

Friday, December 02, 2016 - 02:38

British singer Matt Goss, who found fame as part of 80's pop group Bros, is returning to the UK for a Christmas tour, following a seven year Las Vegas residency. Jane Witherspoon reports

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He's sold more than 17 million records worldwide and sold out shows from Wembley Stadium to the Royal Albert Hall. Not to mention a seven and a half year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. But Matt Goss is coming home for Christmas and heading off on a festive tour across the UK. SOUNDBITE: (English) SINGER, MATT GOSS, SAYING: "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." It's a welcome trip home for the star who says that Vegas has become his second home. SOUNDBITE: (English) SINGER, MATT GOSS, SAYING: "I love being in the States and I love that I've made some new fans in America and be 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 have to start again in America. In October Matt and his brother Luke announced they will be reforming Bros. The band that made them household names in the 80's and spawned hits like "When Will I Be Famous" and "I Owe You Nothing"." SOUNDBITE: (English) SINGER, MATT GOSS, SAYING: "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. 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." Matt's tour kicks off in Leeds on Monday before heading across the country and wrapping in Birmingham on December 14th.

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Singer Matt Goss returns to UK for Christmas shows

Friday, December 02, 2016 - 02:38