NEWS: Matt Goss announces special guests The Overtones

Matt Goss is set to wow audiences this side of the Atlantic when he brings his smash hit ‘Matt Goss Live’ show to the UK for the very first time fresh from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Matt today announces that ‘The Overtones’ will open for him on this very special night at the Royal Albert Hall. Five vintage music loving painters and decorators have landed the job of their dreams by signing a record deal with Warner Music after an extraordinarily lucky ‘break’. They now hope to hang up their paint splattered overalls for a brush with fame.

The Overtones will be lending their smooth vocal harmonies to classic repertoire and nostalgic sounding original songs, ‘The Overtones’ are the freshest ‘man’ band on the block.  They trace their musical heritage all the way back to the vocal harmony groups of the 30’s and 40’s like The Ink Spots, the stars of the doo-wop explosion of the late 50s and 60s including The Drifters, The Platters & Dion and The Belmonts right through to the recent performers like Billy Joel & Michael Buble.

A talent scout from the record company that propelled many of music’s most popular artists to superstardom overheard the decorating team singing during a tea break whilst working off Oxford Street in London’s West End.  Impressed by the performance they were invited to try out in front of executives from the label and were rewarded with a deal.The big break has lead to them recording their debut album entitled ‘Good Ol Fashioned Love’ due for release on November 1st.  The album showcases a series of both original pop songs and classic 50’s and 60’s covers. The first single Gambling Man will also be released on November 1st and was written by the boys themselves.

Dubbed “The Hottest Vegas Act…” by the LA Times, Matt Goss recently exploded back onto the music scene as a solo act, headlining at Caesars Palace with a Robin Antin (Pussycat Doll’s creator) produced show ‘Matt Goss Live’ alongside his worldwide album release, “Gossy” (which spawned the hit ‘Evil’ which reached top chart success in 15 countries worldwide). The show has been such a huge success that fans and critics alike are now unanimous in dubbing Matt the leader of a new Rat Pack of Las Vegas stars (Las Vegas Weekly), picking up where greats such as Sinatra left off, whilst stylishly bringing the great Vegas Legacy into the 21st Century. On returning home to London, Matt had the following to say:

‘Having played over a hundred shows in America last year I can’t wait to come home to London and play such a beautiful venue in the country I love. Having listened to The Overtones, I’m extremely excited about welcoming them to the show and seeing them live.’

The London-born crooner was lead vocalist for the British teen-sensation Bros, burning up the pop charts in Europe and Australia, and selling out Wembley Stadium when he was just 20 to a massive crowd in excess of 70,000 fans. Bros had thirteen Top 5 singles and sold over 16 million albums, headlining two global tours playing in the biggest venues across the planet, which included the Sydney Entertainment Centre,Tokyo’s Buddha Kahn, the Royal Albert Hall and sold-out 15 consecutive nights in London.

Matt relocated to Los Angeles from the UK and has been consistently working as a successful songwriter & performer, co-writing with such artists as Keri Hilson, Akon, and has written the main duet and finale for France’s top selling Broadway musical equivalent, Cleopatré, having sold in excess of 600,000 tickets to date.

Matt will be performing a hit-studded set that will include some of his biggest Bros-era songs as well as some of his critically acclaimed new material and his take on some of the greatest songs ever written. This is bound to be one of the classiest shows you’ll see this year, so dust off your best black tie attire and join Matt Goss as he effortlessly brings all the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas to the Royal Albert Hall this October.

October 2010

Tuesday                       19         Royal Albert Hall, London

Tickets on sale now priced at £45.00 / £42.50 / £37.50 / £35.00 / £27.50 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

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