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Nash the Slash has been creating his unique concept of sound and vision for over twenty years. His first live presentation of music to film was a performance to the surreal silent film Un Chien Andalou at the Roxy Theatre in Toronto.

Nash the Slash was born of silent film. The name comes from a killer butler encountered by Laurel and Hardy in their first film, Do Detectives Think (1927). Nash the musician has gone on to create the music scores for such recent cult films as Roadkill and Highway 61, both directed by Bruce McDonald.

Between experiments with film and music, Nash the Slash became a familiar name to music fans through his association with the pop electronic group FM. Having co-written the hit songs Phasors on Stun and Just Like You, Nash established his credibility as a versatile artist. His talents have been recognized with a U-KNOW (later called CASBY) award for best instrumental artist as well as a Juno nomination for best new male vocalist. Nash’s profile was raised on the international stage when he toured the world with the likes of Gary Numan and Iggy Pop. Other high-profile shows include opening for The Who at C.N.E. Stadium in Toronto to a crowd of 70,000 people and opening for The Tubes at a sold-out Maple Leaf Gardens.

CaligariNosferatu Nash has recently recorded new music for the silent film classics The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919), The Lost World (1925), and most recently his highly successful soundtrack to Nosferatu (1922), which he performed at the SKIF Music Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Nash continues to do unique film scores for other silent film classics, such as the original Phantom of the Opera.


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  • grandmachine

    What a shame that he passed. RIP

    6 Jun 5:10pm Reply
  • AlanFez


    6 Jun 4:52pm Reply
  • tigrebcat

    His death devastated me, but learning more and more of him as the days go by. Such a great soul and a terrible thing to lose.

    19 May 11:32pm Reply
  • Ahn_Dromeda

    I will miss you, Nash. You were a great and unique talent and from my hometown of Toronto. I am pleased to have seen his amazing live show on several occasions. R.I.P.

    15 May 3:04pm Reply
  • dragonbook


    15 May 2:36am Reply
  • SignoftheHammer

    R.I.P. Nash, you were one of the greatest and most underrated musicians ever

    13 May 5:21pm Reply
  • FritzCozmo

    I met him at his record release/birthday party. Really nice guy and really creative performer and musician. RIP

    13 May 3:09am Reply
  • tigrebcat

    Only discovered him recently. He has already become an influence for me.

    5 Feb 7:08pm Reply
  • ConsumerComrade

    I saw him at a small club in Minneapolis back in 1980 (or maybe '79, I can't remember exactly). The band that opened for him was Hüsker Dü. Great show!

    30 Jan 2012 Reply
  • crownanchor


    27 Sep 2011 Reply
  • scottieboyuk

    Fuck i love this saw him with New Order, Bill Nelson and ermmm......cant remember, Numan?, but i cant believe he is still going, Children of the night is a top lp!!!!

    11 May 2011 Reply
  • anesthetize666

    Awesome seeing him open for Gary Numan last night, hope to see him again!

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ghostchild

    The man is an icon, and stands alone as the coolest electronica, new wave or whatever you want to call it, music ever! Dance After Curfew.

    13 Oct 2010 Reply
  • docktertim

    Opened for Numan in Minneapolis in '82...

    13 Jan 2010 Reply
  • digitalhooligan

    Hey, I grew up listening to you. Awesome to see you on Last FM!

    30 Nov 2009 Reply
  • richwhitelaw


    13 Aug 2009 Reply
  • unaesthetic


    23 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Sparks690

    Nash is touring the uk at this very moment, I shall be in brum on Saturday!

    27 Nov 2008 Reply
  • ravenglory

    Became acquainted with Nash's music about 7 or 8 years ago. I just love the Blind Windows, especially the Marsden Versions. His live performances kick butt, too!

    2 Oct 2008 Reply
  • vveerrgg

    Great guy! Super innovator!

    4 Oct 2007 Reply
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