If you know me, you know I’m so intrigued with British culture. I swear I was a British rock star in another life.
So on a recent trip to Las Vegas, I had to finally check out U.K.-bred singer Matt Goss at his new residency at The Mirage Hotel and Casino.
Goss is no stranger to Vegas, having had previous residencies at The Palms and Caesars Palace over the span of eight years. But his new show “Matt Goss at The Mirage,” is housed at the 1 Oak Nightclub inside The Mirage and it will celebrate its one-year anniversary come December.
While he may not be a household name throughout America, this transatlantic pop star is huge across the pond.
His career in music started in 1988 as a singer in the U.K. band BROS alongside his twin brother. Goss became the youngest artist to sell out the world-famous Wembley Stadium and played a record 19-consecutive nights at Wembley Arena.
He’s also performed twice for Meghan Markle’s grandmother-in-law, Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.
Goss has sold over 17 million albums worldwide and has had no. 1 records in more than 22 countries. As an international superstar, he’s kind of a big deal!
In Vegas, Goss headlines a cabaret-style show that pays homage to The Rat Pack era of The Strip. The show blends big band, jazz, pop, R&B and songbook classics for a Sin City stew of sonic seduction.
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Backed by an eight-piece band, two soulful singers and the sexy dance troupe The Dirty Virgins; Goss croons and captivates and he interacts with the crowd.
The show mixes standards like Frank Sinatra’s “Luck Be a Lady Tonight” and “Fly Me to The Moon;” while balancing out the repertoire with modern numbers like Alicia Keys’ R&B smash “If I Ain’t Got You” and pop hits like The Eagles’ “Hotel California.”
Goss also shares from his own catalog, performing his own hits like “Lovely Las Vegas” and “When Will I Be Famous.”
1 Oak Nightclub has crafted specialty drinks for the night—Matt Goss Mule, Matt Goss Martini and the highly-recommended Matt Goss Tuxedo—and thanks to Goss, his head of security Big Joe brought me one over.
The crowd was diverse, it was a feel-good night of music and Goss is fully engaged throughout the show. The night captures the nostalgia of vintage Vegas and marries it with the cool, hip nature of the man whose name is front and center on the marquee.
Next time you’re in Vegas, see “Matt Goss Live at The Mirage.”
For tickets and to check show dates and times, go to Mirage.com.
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