Brian Nash

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Brian Philip Nash
Also known asNasher
Nasher Nash
Born (1963-05-20) 20 May 1963 (age 56)
Liverpool, England, UK
Years active1984–present
LabelsBabylon Pink
Associated actsFrankie Goes to Hollywood
WebsiteNasher official website

Brian Philip "Nasher" Nash (born 20 May 1963, Liverpool) is a British musician. He was the guitarist for the 1980s Hi-NRG, Synth-pop band, Frankie Goes to Hollywood.[1]

Music career[edit]

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 later.

All seven singles released by Frankie Goes To Hollywood reached the top 30 on the UK Singles Chart. The band also became the second act in the history of the UK charts to reach number one with their first three singles. Holly Johson left the group in 1987. After failed attempts to continue on without Johnson, the group disbanded.[citation needed]

From 1987 to 1997, Nash worked as a guitarist and songwriter for various bands.[3] In 1997, he began a solo career, releasing music as Nasher.[4] In July 2009, he recorded a version of "You'll Never Walk Alone" at his father's funeral service.[citation needed]

Nash declined to take part in a 2004 Frankie reunion,[5] but later agreed to a reunion when VH1's show Bands Reunited approached him. The band reunited but did not perform together because Holly Johnson declined.


  • Ripe (1999)
  • Le Grande Fromage (2003)
  • A Lo Minimo (2010)
  • 432-1: Open The Vein (2017)


  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. ^ "Nasher - Le Grande Fromage - CD Baby Music Store". in 1987 Nasher embarked on several band projects as a guitarist and songwriter
  4. ^ "Nasher - Ripe - CD Baby Music Store". In 1997 he decided to take the plunge and step up to the microphone and take centre stage.
  5. ^ "I prefer to go it alone". Liverpool Echo. Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales. 5 August 2005. Retrieved 22 January 2010.

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