CTC’s favourite crooner Matt Goss has just announced he’s coming back to the UK for a series of intimate gigs at London’s Café de Paris in October. (Cue screaming women up and down the country)
For those that don’t know, Matt Goss rose to fame in the 80s in boy band bros and now is a Las Vegas headliner in the aptly named ‘Gossy Room’ at Caesars palace where he performs to a sell our crowd every Friday and Saturday.
The dates of his London shows are Thursday 3rd, Monday 7th, 8th & 9th October so get marking in your calendar.
You can expect all the fun that you would find at his Las Vegas show, and no doubt some of his new material from his upcoming album life you imagine which is due for release on 7th October.
“London, get ready to be transported to a time of glamour & swagger! The famous Gossy Room based at the iconic Caesars Palace Las Vegas, is coming to town! It will be impossible to overdress so…. let the nights begin!” said Matt Goss
So fellas dust off the tux’s, shine your shoes, straighten up your dickie bow, and fold your pocket square as Las Vegas is coming to London Town.
Last week Matt released the video for his new track Mustang which can he found here.
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We were lucky enough to attend Matts album listening party when he was in London recently and enjoyed tracks from the album such as ‘Strong’ and ‘Evil’ as well as his rendition of the Bros classic ‘When will I be famous’
Get your tickets quick because Matt has a loyal base of fans that will snap these up quicker than you can say ‘big band’ and once they are gone, they are gone.
Matt opened up more on the upcoming album which is produced by legendary producer Ron Fair
“I wanted to write an uplifting album about the Vegas experience and feeling like a man,” says Goss with the insight born of an illustrious and varied career – and of being through the emotional mill. “You find your groove, and it feels good. I wanted it to reflect how I am now, and how I’ve been over the last four years, and what it’s like when you come through a big relationship.”
The album speaks of both the composure and confidence that fire up Goss after a quarter-century making music. Brilliantly, ‘Life You Imagine’ also harks back to his roots with an inspired, swinging version of ‘When I Will Be Famous’. Reinvented, much like the man himself.
“I play the song that way in my Vegas show, and it’s almost how it was meant to sound all along. And with that version I want people to imagine that they’re in a 1920s speakeasy. Just as I don’t think you can overdress, I don’t think you can put limits on your imagination and what a song can do for you.”
Spoken like a true performer. But, ultimately, for all the deep-seated emotional honesty and gruelling graft that has gone into ‘Life You Imagine’, 44-year-young veteran Matt Goss didn’t make this album for himself.
“Really, what I want more than anything is, I want people to make love to it, to make babies to it, to get married to it, to dance to it, cry to it, laugh to it. And if that happens I’ll be a lucky man,” an impassioned, up-for-it Goss beams. “I want it to be part of the tapestry of their lives.”
Matt you may want to give away condoms with every copy?
See you there hopefully