Matt Goss certainly did it his way as he entertained fans at Newcastle Utilita Arena.

The Matt Goss experience with the MG Big Band and Royal philharmonic Orchestra rolled into town on Friday evening.

Newcastle has a special place in his heart he says - it was the Geordie Gossy Girls that helped kick start the Bros phenomenon back in the 1980s. And a lot of those fans are still supporting him now.

After an 11-year residency in Las Vegas Matt Goss brought his Vegas show back to blighty.

We had everything from Sinatra to Cole Porter with of course a couple of Bros hits mixed in including a swing version of ‘I owe you nothing’ and a reggae rendition of ‘When Will I Be famous’.

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The atmosphere in Newcastle was electric and the audience - some who had followed Matt since the Bros years and others who had seen him on his recent stint in Strictly Come Cancing - were up dancing the moment he came on stage.

Dressed immaculately in a tuxedo and bow tie, Matt came into the audience several times with a decanter of expensive tequila, playing toasting games whilst having a bit of banter trying his best at a Geordie accent.

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Throughout the show Matt showed his funny and emotional side - especially when dedicating songs to his late grandfather Harry and ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye’ to his late mum Carol who he lost in 2014 after a long battle with cancer.

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There no doubt Matt's vocals are some the best in the business and he certainly didn’t disappoint, entertaining the appreciative crowd for nearly two hours.

Stand out performance was the iconic Frank Sinatra classic My Way. The power and emotion were immense, Matt holding back tears at the end. He, the MG Big Band and the Royal Philharmonic orchestra received a standing ovation.

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So next time Matt Goss rolls into town I’d recommend getting some tickets - trust me you won’t be disappointed. The MG experience is one to remember - until then we’ll raise a glass to the Beautiful Unknown.