Reggie Kray was ‘one of my old mates’ reveals Matt Goss

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Matt Goss, will appear on Sunday Brunch on Channel 4 on Sunday morning, joining the likes of Rachel Riley, Guy Garvey and Jools Holland. Matt is the lead singer of Eighties pop group Bros, which also features his twin brother Luke as drummer. He and Luke were inseparable as youngsters and formed their band with friend Craig Logan when they were just schoolboys in 1986. They enjoyed great success as part of the group, including their hit ‘When Will I Be Famous’.

The band split in 1992, but the brothers later reunited in 2017, although not without friction.

One fiery row the brothers had during their reunion was shown in their 2018 documentary ‘Bros: After the Screaming Stops’.

Matt interrupted his brother, who responded: “You’re gonna speak are you?”

Luke said to his brother “go f*** yourself” backstage, before storming off.

Speaking about their reason for doing the documentary, Matt explained they had had misgivings about it, due to concerns around privacy, but ultimately decided to go for it.

He said: “I think me and Luke are notoriously known to be very private, we kind of disappear and come back when either I’m doing shows or he is doing films.

“The privacy side was the main reason we didn’t want to do it. We feel like we’ve been represented by soundbites in our lives.

“We just felt like it was time because we were both established in our own rights and as twins we privately pine our own individuality even more so.”

“The privacy side was the main reason we didn’t want to do it. We feel like we’ve been represented by soundbites in our lives

“We just felt like it was time because we were both established in our own rights and as twins we privately pine our own individuality even more so.”

In August 2020, Luke discussed the difficulty they faced when they started making music together again.

He said: “There was tension because we were learning to play together again as a band and I had to use all my meditation and prayer practices to relax.

“It allowed us to get things off our chests but I hope it also corrected some of the misconceptions about us that were radically inaccurate.”

The twins’ relationship first began to suffer in 1992 when Bros split.

At the time, Luke told Matt: “I’m done. It’s not fun any more.”

In the 2018 documentary, Luke explains how much leaving the band affected him.

He said: “It was probably the most painful professional moment of my life.”

Matt went on to enjoy success as a solo act while both brothers continued to live in Los Angeles.

He explained how the death of their mother from cancer in 2014 brought their then-difficult relationship into focus.

Matt told The Mirror in 2016: “I got a call from my brother’s wife Shirley.

“Me and Luke just jumped on the phone and started talking. It was a couple of years after Mum passed. I realised, there and then, that Luke is the love of my life.”

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While they still have a “knack of really rubbing each other up the wrong way,” Matt added: “We have managed to figure out how we communicate, for now.

“We talk to each other about everything. We are so absurdly candid with each other. Our relationship has gone full circle.”

Matt opened up on how, at one stage, he and Luke hadn’t spoken for a decade, but it all changed with a handshake after their mother’s death.

He said: “It’s fair to say we didn’t get along and didn’t speak for a long while.

“I have to admit it was all very hard and very personal. The handshake changed everything. Now Luke is my best friend – again.”

In the documentary released in 2018, he also said: “If me and my brother can get back to the energy we had when we were eight years old, that’s it.

“The reality of getting back together is seeing if we can put blood back into the veins of a very big pop band.”

Luke added: “Family can be challenging but at the end of the day we are brothers.”

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