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A former member of '80s boy band Bros, vocalist Matt Goss has since reinvented himself as a modern-day Frank Sinatra to become one of the star attractions of the Las Vegas circuit. Born in 1968 in London, he formed Bros with twin brother Luke, and Craig Logan. Bros went on to score 11 Top 40 singles, a Brit Award, and the honor of being the youngest group ever to sell out Wembley, before they split in 1992. Three years later, Matt Goss released his solo debut album, The Key, which featured the Top 40 hit title track and a cover of Alexander O'Neal's "If You Were Here Tonight." In 1997 he teamed up with Italian producer Joe T. Vanelli to record the album One, under the name of Co*Bra. After scoring his biggest solo hit single, "I'm Coming with Ya," in 2003, he reached the final of Gordon Ramsay's reality/cooking TV show Hell's Kitchen and released his second album, Early Side of Later. He collaborated with dance outfit Minimal Chic on two singles before moving to Los Angeles to concentrate on his U.S. career. In 2009, he signed a management deal with Pussycat Dolls' creator Robin Antin, self-funded his third LP, Gossy, and took a residency at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The following year he signed a three-year contract to headline at Caesar's Palace, where his Rat Pack-influenced show earned rave reviews, with the Los Angeles Times hailing him as "the best new act in Las Vegas." On the back of the success of his Las Vegas residency, Goss returned to the studio and recorded his fourth studio album, 2013's Life You Imagine. Goss has also written an autobiography and a children's book entitled Bear Crimbo, penned songs for Keri Hilson and Martine McCutcheon, and performed his one-man show for one night at London's Royal Albert Hall. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi
29 September 1968