Matt Goss performing in The Face To Face Lounge at The Alea Casino Nottingham on Friday 30th September 2016

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

Matt Goss brought a little piece of Las Vegas to The Alea Casino Nottingham last night and transported us back to Caesars Palace where he has had a residency for the last seven years.

Before gracing the stage to deliver a mixture of big band numbers and original material, backed by a very talented seven piece band which included a fabulous three piece horn section, Goss would not be drawn into the possibility of a Bros reunion with his brother Luke.

Instead he concentrated on what was an intimate evening with Matt Goss who after more than three decades after he helped spark a questionable craze for threading shoelaces with Grolsch bottle tops, took to the stage looking every inch the crooner he has become in a tux, which had the already excited women in the audience screaming.

Opening with All About The Hang, it was easy to see why he was swooned over back in the 1980’s, and having lost none of that appeal, the swooning continued. With dim lighting adding to the atmosphere, his version of Luck Be A Lady was very well received before he donned a trilby and delivered a very respectable version of Evil.

Having said that Frank Sinatra was a huge influence, his version of Fly Me To The Moon was not far off the mark, but it was I Owe You Nothing that got the biggest cheer of the night quickly followed by a swing version of When Will I Be Famous?

As expected, Goss worked the room with real charm. Singing Feeling Good he walked amongst the audience, stopping for the numerous selfies and hugs, showing that he still has the ability to garner female attention.

If a Bros reunion tour is announced, on tonight’s showing there will be quite a queue for tickets.