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After taking Las Vegas by storm with his critically-acclaimed headline show at Caesars Palace, achieving sell-outs every weekend since opening his own room, the Gossy Room, four years ago Matt Goss has announced that he will be bring his dynamic blend of musical talent to London’s Café De Paris. This run of four special shows in London will coincide with the release of his brand new studio album ‘Life You Imagine’ on 7th October and see Matt backed by a full band, horns section, backing singers and dancers. The Rat Pack inspired residency will span across the 3rd, 7th, 8th and 9th of October and feature new material alongside hits from Goss’s pop career as a third of British band Bros. The first show of the run is in partnership with MAGIC FM.
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Matt on the Café De Paris shows "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!"
It was recently announced that Goss’ new big band inspired album ʻLife You Imagineʼ, produced by 14-time Grammy nominated Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, U2, Mary J Blige) will be released in the UK on Decca Records. As well as original tracks, the album will include a reworked version of ‘When Will I Be Famous’ - the song that has launched Bros to the peak of their fame.
‘Life You Imagine’ features a 16-piece brass section and 32 strings, it is the classy, swinging sound of ambition, passion, and the realisation of 27 years' experience in the music industry. If Goss's pop career hit an early peak with ‘I Owe You Nothing’ and ‘When Will I Be Famous’, the classic Eighties hits he enjoyed with Bros when he was just 17, it reaches an impressive new high with this brand new solo album - a project sprung into life by the singer and showman's long-running, hot-ticket, weekly residency in Las Vegas.
“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.”