Brian Nash

born on 20/5/1963 in Liverpool, North West England, United Kingdom

Brian Nash

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Brian Nash

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

Nash was an electrician when he formed the band Sons And Egypt with Peter Gill and Holly Johnson.[1] 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. 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. 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.

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.[2] He later agreed to a reunion when VH1's TV show Bands United[3] 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".


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


  1. 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 on 22 January 2008.
  2. I prefer to go it alone. Liverpool Echo. Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales (5 August 2005). Retrieved on 22 January 2010.
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External links

  • Nasher's Site
  • Nasher on Twitter
  • Nasher's MySpace
  • Frankie Wiki
  • Brian Nash at the Internet Movie Database
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood Official site
  • Nasher on
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Holly Johnson | Brian Nash | Mark O'Toole | Paul Rutherford | Peter Gill
Studio Albums
Welcome to the Pleasuredome | Liverpool |
Bang! | Twelve Inches |
Relax | Two Tribes | The Power Of Love | Welcome to the Pleasuredome | Rage Hard | Warriors of the Wasteland | Watching the Wildlife |
Frankie Goes To Hollywood (game) | Big in Japan
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