Bros
Bros

Bros

About Bros

England's Bros (pronounced Bross) features twin brothers Matt and Luke Goss who are known for their stylish blend of dance-pop and contemporary R&B. Bringing together their love of soul artists like Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway with more wide-ranging influences like the Police, Prince, and Frank Sinatra, Bros broke through to wild success in the late '80s with the hit singles "‘When Will I Be Famous," "I Owe You Nothing," and "Drop the Boy," all of which helped land their 1988 debut album, Push, at number two on the U.K. albums chart. They hit number four with 1989's The Time and cracked the Top 20 with 1991's Changing Faces before breaking up. After decades apart, the brothers reunited, releasing the 2017 single "Love Can Make You Fly" and the 2018 Bafta-winning documentary film Bros: After the Screaming Stops.
Born in 1968 in London, twin brothers Matthew and Luke Goss initially began playing music together in their teens. They formed Bros in 1986 with classmate and bassist Craig Logan. Working with producer Nicky Graham and Pet Shop Boys' manager Tom Watkins, they debuted with the 1987 single "I Owe You Nothing," before breaking through with "When Will I Be Famous," which climbed to number two in the U.K. in early 1988. A third single, "Drop the Boy," also hit number two and paved the way for their debut full-length, Push, which arrived in March of 1988. The album immediately went gold, topping the charts in 19 countries. More singles followed off the album, including a re-release of "I Owe U Nothing," which reached number one in the U.K.
A sold-out global tour followed and found Bros heading to Japan. There, bassist Logan developed an infection in his leg and was eventually forced to return to England where he was hospitalized for six months. He eventually recovered and rejoined the group at the 1989 Brit Awards, where Bros won "Best Newcomer." However, that same year Logan left the band to focus on other creative musical opportunities (including composing for then-girlfriend Kim Appleby of Mel & Kim). He also took legal action against Bros' management over unpaid royalties.
Following the release of the concert video Bros Push Live (recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo) and the music video collection Bros Push Over, the Goss brothers returned with the song "Too Much," which hit number two on the U.K. singles chart. They also headlined a one-off concert at Wembley Stadium broadcast on pay-per-view as Bros in 2 Summer. All of which paved the way for their sophomore album, The Time. Released in October 1989, the album reached number four on the U.K. official Albums Chart, spawning the singles "Chocolate Box," "Madly in Love," and "Sister."
Despite Bros' massive success, in early 1990 they parted ways with manager Tom Watkins, a situation which ultimately led to a court battle over their contract. They moved to Elton John's management team, and eventually signed with Warner Chappell, releasing their third album, Changing Faces, in 1991. Both singles off the album, "Are You Mine" and "Try", reached the U.K. Top 40 and the album hit number 18 on the U.K. albums chart. Nonetheless, the band was disappointed by what they saw as the label's lack of promotion and by 1992 Bros called it quits.
After parting ways, Matt pursued a solo career, scoring several U.K. Top 40 hits, including 1995's "The Key," 2003's "I'm Coming with Ya," and 2004's "The Fly," the latter of which was later remixed by Paul Oakenfold into a trance chart hit. Luke transitioned into acting, appearing in films like Blade II, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and Traffik. In 2017, Bros reunited, performing two concerts at the O2 Arena in London and releasing the single "Love Can Make You Fly." They also participated in the documentary film Bros: After the Screaming Stops, which garnered several awards, including National Film Awards U.K. for Best Documentary and the BAFTA Award for Best Editing: Factual. ~ Matt Collar

  • ORIGIN
    Camberley, Surrey, England
  • FORMED
    1988

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