By Amanda Cunningham
After six successful years at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, London’s very own, Matt Goss, was welcomed home with great warmth and exuberance to a sold-out UK tour. Hoards of fans awaited his arrival at Heathrow Airport, tweeting play-by-play to fans across the globe.
Dubbed as “Britain’s Sinatra,” Goss performed his highly acclaimed Vegas extravaganza at the London Palladium on January 25th which included not only classy, swing numbers but many of his own songs from his hit album Life You Imagine. Backed by a full orchestra/band and feathered show girls, Goss created a memorable evening with songs like the powerful anthem “Strong” to a heart-warming and emotional “These Arms of Mine,” which he dedicated to his mum Carol, who passed away last year from breast cancer. This was the first time Goss had been back home to London since her passing and there was not a dry eye in the house as he spoke to the crowd with visible emotion.
After the show, fans gathered outside in the chilly night waiting for Matt Goss to sign his book and CDs. He graciously stood out in the cold, greeted adoring fans, and posed for photographs. Matt Goss is one class act and created one night to remember.
Please note Matt Goss heard about the “Hold Amy’s Hand” campaign which was attempting to raise money for cancer-stricken Amy Watts, and immediately arranged to have a follow-up charity concert at the Dorchester Hotel the following day.
Highlights of the evening are shown below:
Here is a cell phone video taken by a member in the audience at the London Palladium:
And his big hit “Strong”
Matt Goss’s website: