Nathan’s first job was as a foot messenger for an optical house in Soho called Geoff Axtells. At the age of 16 he found himself in the company of top directors as well as cool music industry types. He formed a reggae band with his sister Teeda and began shooting the front titles for movies including ‘Sid & Nancy’, ‘A Letter To Brezhnev’, and Michael Mann’s ‘The Keep’. However, the lure of the record industry was too strong, and before long he was to front a band with a major record label deal.
Brother Beyond was signed to EMI records in 1986, but it would take two years and four singles for the band to achieve their first hit! In 1988, whilst working at the studios of PWL (the home of Kylie, Rick Astley and Jason Donovan), a chat over a pint with Pete Waterman and a bizarre auction where EMI would bid £25k for their production services, resulted in the band working on two songs with Pete, Mike and Matt (collectively known as SAW). The first song crafted was the Motown influenced ‘The Harder I Try’.
The song became a huge hit for Brother Beyond, peaking at the number 2 spot in the UK, narrowly missing the number 1 spot which went to Phil Collins and ‘A Groovy Kind of Love’. Just before the song was released, Eg White left the band and was replaced by their regular drummer Steve Alexander. Eg went on to become a top songwriter and producer, penning ‘Leave Right Now ‘ for Will Young and producing tracks for Adele, Duffy and James Morrison, to name but a few.
The second single produced by SAW was ‘He Ain’t No Competition’, which charted at number 6. This was followed by two singles that were written by the band: ‘Be My Twin’ at number 14 and ‘Can You Keep A Secret’ at number 21. The album ‘Get Even’ was a top ten hit, selling over 400,000 copies in December 1988 in the UK.
In 1990, after the release of the band’s second album ‘Trust’, the group split. Carl Fysh went into media and PR with Sony records and now represents acts such as ColdPlay, Goldfrapp, and many others. Steve Alexander went on to be the semi-permanent drummer for Duran Duran until they reformed, and also played for Jeff Beck. David White is now a painter and has many exhibitions in London and Europe.
After some TV presenting for Mike Mansfield Television, Nathan also took the lead on stage alongside Daniella Westbrook in ‘A Slice Of Saturday Night’.
Nathan Moore then went on to front the Simon Cowell-assembled boy band Worlds Apart. After joining in 1994, the band went on to achieve huge success in Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium and also France, where in 1997, the band sold 1 million copies of their album ‘Everybody’, with songs such as ‘Everlasting Love’, ‘Je Te Donne’ and ‘Quand Je Reve De Toi’. After two number 1 albums and six top 5 singles, the band split.
Nathan went on to co-manage acts such as Lisa Scott-Lee, Natasha Bedingfield, James Fox, Haydon Eshun, Phixx and the opera singer Keedie. During this period, he also appeared in TV shows in the UK such as ‘Totally Scott-Lee’ for MTV and ‘Boys Will Be Girls’ for channel 4.
2006 saw Nathan return to performing live after appearing on the ITV1 show ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’. Tours with Rick Astley and Kim Wilde would follow, as well as regular appearances at the hugely popular Rewind festivals. 2010 would see baby boy Nico Marcellus Moore born to Nathan and his wife Donna, and in 2011, Worlds Apart reformed for a nationwide arena tour in France and released a new album for 2012!
Nathan finished 2012 performing at London’s O2 arena for The Hit Factory Live with Jason Donovan, Rick Astley, Kylie Minogue and Steps.
In 2014, Nathan performed up and down the UK at many music festivals such as Let’s Rock Leeds, Bristol and Southampton; The Lytham Proms alongside Tom Jones; The Penn Festival with The Jam and The Specials; and SAW in Scarborough with Rick Astley and Jason Donovan.
Acting is another passion of Moore’s, and having studied for the last five years at MSA in Manchester, he will play the lead in a World War 1 short movie called Stalemate about the Christmas Truce of 1914. This will be shown at film festivals towards the end of the year.
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