In case you have forgotten, Brother Beyond were a British boy band who found success in the late 1980s. Their first four singles: ‘I Should Have Lied’, ‘How Many Times’, ‘Chain-Gang Smile’ and ‘Can You Keep a Secret?’ (which was later remixed and re-released), were all written by band members but only had moderate success.
When the songwriters and producers Stock Aitken Waterman auctioned off their services to charity, Brother Beyond won the auction. The first song to be released was ‘The Harder I Try’, which reached number 2 in the charts in 1988 and was only kept off the top by ‘A Groovy Kind of Love’ by Phil Collins.
The following releases from the ‘Get Even’ album failed to make the UK Top 10, with ‘Be My Twin’ reaching number 14, and the remixed version of ‘Can You Keep a Secret’ number 22. After a brief break they returned in late 1989 but only managed to just about break the top 40.
In addition to vocalist Nathan Moore, Brother Beyond was made up of drummer Steve Alexander, Carl Fysh who played keyboard, and David White who played guitar and provided backing vocals.
But it’s lead singer Nathan Moore that we remember the most. Born Nathan Marcellus Moore on 10th January 1965 in Stamford Hill, London, he is known professionally as both Nathan Moore (for singing) and more recently as Marcellus Moore (for acting).
After Brother Beyond, Moore joined another boy band called Worlds Apart who were very successful in France. Their album ‘Everybody’ was France’s 3rd best selling album of 1997.
After leaving that group Moore ventured into music management, representing a number of Pop Idol contestants. In the 2000s he featured on TV as a singer on music revival programme ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’, and also as Lisa Scott-Lee’s manager on MTV’s ‘Totally Scott-Lee’.
In 2007 he made a comeback with Worlds Apart in France, with a ‘Best Of’ album being released, and to this day the band have regularly come together for tours and shows across France. He also tours as a solo artist, and occasionally with Brother Beyond on the ‘nostalgia circuit’, After undertaking some acting training he also now acts under the name Marcellus Moore.
Previously in a gay relationship for 13 years, Moore married Donna Fisher in 2007. In August 2010, Donna gave birth to the couple’s first child, Nico.