There won’t be many children of the 1980s that don’t remember Bros, with their manufactured tunes, ripped jeans and Dr Martens. Some of you will even be able to remember what you were doing when you heard the news that Craig was leaving the band.
For those of you who still need your memory jogging, Bros are an English band who were formed in 1986. The band originally consisted of twin brothers Matt and Luke Goss, and Craig Logan, but as mentioned above Craig quit the band in 1987.
Bros achieved chart success and lots of teenage fans with songs such as ‘When Will I Be Famous’ and ‘I Owe You Nothing’. After Craig left they released two more albums as a duo but these didn’t perform too well and they eventually split up in 1992. But what have they been up to since?
Matt Goss began a solo career during the 1990s, enjoying some chart success with his single ‘If You Were Here Tonight’. He released his fifth solo album, ‘Life You Imagine’, in 2016, and performed at his Las Vegas show at Caesar’s Palace.
Luke Goss moved to the US and became a film actor, appearing in blockbuster hits such as ‘Blade II’ and ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’. He also starred in the British film ‘Interview with a Hitman’ in 2012.
Craig Logan left the band in 1989 due to several bouts of illness and because he could no longer take the pressure of being famous. He made an appearance on the BBC1 TV chat show ‘Wogan’ discussing why he had left the band, and also took legal action against the Bros management due to unpaid royalties. He later entered into music management and songwriting.
It was announced in October 2016 that Bros would reform, and only this year Matt and Luke performed brand shows at the 02 Arena in London and also in Manchester.
Extra dates were added, including shows in Glasgow, Birmingham and Newcastle, but these were later cancelled. The official word was that this was due to ‘unforeseen logistical circumstances’, but rumours persist that it was actually because of low ticket sales.
Were you a fan of Bros? Did you manage to see one of their reunion concerts? Please share with us your memories of the brothers, and if you have a friend who you know was a fan, be sure to draw their attention to this bit of pop music nostalgia.