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Q&A: Singer Matt Goss at The Mirage

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|by Debbie Hall |


Matt Goss is the epitome of the smooth Vegas crooner

The debonair British performer Matt Goss recently wrapped up an engagement at the legendary O2 Arena in London – and the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip called his name across the ocean. His new show, Matt Goss at The Mirage, features intoxicating vocal sets, big band instrumentals and old-school glamour. Matt Goss spoke with ShowTickets about his love of performing,  Las Vegas.

Matt Goss at The Mirage (Photo: Petra Jezkova/Cashman Photo)

Matt Goss at The Mirage (Photo: Petra Jezkova/Cashman Photo)

Despite trends and styles, what is it about being sophisticated that is always cool?
Matt Goss:
Being sophisticated never goes out of style and that is why it is so timeless. What I love about style is that it is a mindset. Whatever your interpretation of sophistication, walk into my room when I am performing and you will feel the same. You cannot overdress when you come to my show and I also welcome an urban vibe. No matter what the age, everyone will fit in and embody the feel of the room and music. It is always relevant. I find that people still want to go out and have a good time. That is why it is so cool.

What makes the music you sing so timeless?
Matt Goss:
I do add more bite to the arrangements and my own interpretation of the vocals. Women get the songs naturally as I sing them from a man’s perspective, which the audience loves. These songs have so much swagger and attitude and the audience picks up on the energy. I never know how an audience is going to react when I sing these songs but I love it. Love will always be here and we will always sing about it.

Why do people love a British accent?
Matt Goss:
I don’t know but I am so glad they do. However, it gets me into a lot of trouble. But I would never change it or hide it.

Have you thought of creating a present day Rat Pack?
Matt Goss:
I would love to have a clique of fellows and ladies as my Rat Pack. The reason I came back to Las Vegas is I wanted to keep the Rat Pack’s cool and glamour in this town. I want that sexy show where the audience is part of the fun as we perform on stage. I want to own that space like the Rat Pack owned the stage.

Do people ever mistake you for being someone else?
Matt Goss:
Believe it or not, I have had people mistake me for David Beckham. But honestly, I don’t think I am as handsome as David. 

What makes you a little naughty?
Matt Goss:
I have a very naughty mind. The audience is naked when I am singing to them so remember that the next time you come to my show. Also my dancers are known as the Dirty Virgins dance troupe. I will let you do the math.

What makes you nice?
Matt Goss:
I really believe in being polite. The four most important phases are “good morning,” “please,” “thank you” and “good night.” I practice common courtesy and live my life that way. I live in a place of gratitude, humility and wonderment. I am thankful for my audience and let everyone know. As nice as I am, I am also looking for a woman with a kind heart, but I would also like her to have a naughty mind.

Any future plans you can share?
Matt Goss:
A movie is in the works about my life. It is a featured documentary and I am extremely proud of it. I am planning a new CD release and I am also working on a musical adaptation of Upstairs, Downstairs which is very iconic British show.

What do you love most about performing in Las Vegas?
Matt Goss:
Performing in Las Vegas is a great learning experience. After performing in Las Vegas, you can perform anywhere in the world. People come to this city to be entertained. They might not know who I am when they first come to my show but they will remember me after leaving my show. The entertainment here is amazing and I am thrilled to be a part of it.

Matt Goss performs in the intimate 1 Oak nightclub inside the Mirage, Friday to Sunday and Tuesdays. ShowTickets.com has select tickets for the impassioned show that’s filled with a dazzling full band, sultry backup singers and the Dirty Virgins dance troupe. 

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