Brian Nash

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Brian Nash
Also known as Nasher
Born (1963-05-20) 20 May 1963 (age 51)
Liverpool, England
Occupations Guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1984–present
Labels Babylon Pink
Associated acts Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Website www.nasher.co.uk

Brian Nash (born 20 May 1963, Liverpool, England) was the guitarist for 1980s pop band, Frankie Goes to Hollywood.[1] He was otherwise known as Nasher.

Nash was an electrician when he formed the band Sons And Egypt with Peter Gill and Holly Johnson.[2] In 1980, Gill and Johnson left the band to form Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and Nash joined sometime later. The group's first single, "Relax" reached Number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in 1984. The group disbanded in 1987 after Johnson's departure.

Post Frankie, Nash embarked on a new venture with Mark O'Toole, Peter Gill and Grant Boult (Jeckyl ice) and despite interest from numerous record labels the band never released any material.[citation needed] Nash and Boult continued to work together and managed to secure a new record deal with Swanyard Records and recorded an album called "Enter The Bigger Reality" that to date has never been released.[citation needed] The duo released a single "Tearing My Soul Apart' which was written during the time of the previous band with Gill and O'Toole. The record label folded and after a couple of years of trying to secure another deal Boult and Nash went their separate ways and Nash decided to try a solo career and built a recording studio in North London.[citation needed]

Nash released a solo album, Ripe, in 1999. He has released a second album, Le Grande Fromage in 2002. Both albums are available via the internet on both CD and digital download. He declined to take part in a 2004 Frankie reunion.[3] He later agreed to a reunion when VH1's TV show Bands United[4] approached him. The band reunited but would not perform together. Former Lead Singer Holly Johnson refused to perform. In 2010 he released his third album, A Lo Minimo and is currently working on a new album "Four on the Floor". Nash recorded a version of "You'll Never Walk Alone" for his father's funeral service in July 2009. In October 2010 he began work on his autobiography, working title "Hollywood Beyond" reflecting on thirty years as a musician which was published in September 2012, entitled "Nasher Says Relax".

Discography[edit]

  • Ripe - 1999
  • Le Grande Fromage - 2003
  • A Lo Minimo - 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frankie Goes to Hollywood". Billboard. 
  2. ^ "It's Nash-ville; Jade Wright talks to Brian Nash about how it feels being back in Liverpool". Liverpool Echo. Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales. 12 January 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "I prefer to go it alone". Liverpool Echo. Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales. 5 August 2005. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bands Reunited". 

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