Citizenship : United States
BiographyFor the first time, two twin - blond began to act in the first half of the eighties as part of metal band STRANGE AGENTS. The next step was the pop trio THE NELSONS. However, when in 1985, Ricky Nelson died in a plane crash, the brothers decided to take up the matter more seriously, in 1987-m, we renamed the NELSON and began to work on his own repertoire.
The world first learned about twin brothers Nelson - Gunnar (Gunnar) and Matthew (Matthew) - only in 1990, although his rock career they started much earlier. Their father, the famous country singer Ricky Nelson, knew all of America ,and therefore the minimum interest on the part of the press has been provided to them. For the first time, two twin - blond began to act in the first half of the eighties as part of metal band STRANGE AGENTS. The next step was the pop trio THE NELSONS. However, when in 1985, Ricky Nelson died in a plane crash, the brothers decided to take more seriously for the cause ,in 1987 it was renamed into NELSON and began to work on his own repertoire. Of the old team a guitarist Joey Cathcart stayed with them (Joey Cathcart), and the first time with them such well-known musicians as guitarist Vivian Campbell (Vivian Campbell, ex-SWEET SAVAGE, DIO) and drummer Andy Parker (Andy Parker, ex- UFO).Just a preparatory period NELSON recorded over fifty demo that helped them fairly quickly sign a contract with a major company Geffen. But they made their debut on the soundtrack to the film "Bill And Tedd`s Excellent Adventure", prepared by A & M. Geffen was not enthusiastic about this idea ,and therefore the vocals for the track "Two Heads Are Better Than One" overwritten Pete Beckett (Pete Beckett, ex-PALADIN, PLAYER), a group performed the thing was encrypted called POWERTOOL. Soon it came to recording their debut album ,and the studio Gunnar and Matthew went with renewed composition : in the place of drummer was invited by Bobby Rock (Bobby Rock, ex-NITRO, SKULL, VINNIE VINCENT INVASION). Guitarist Brett became Garsed (Brett Garsed, ex-JOHN FARNHAM BAND). Plus keyboardist Paul Mirkovic (Paul Mirkovich, ex-IN VITRO),He has worked with many well-known representatives of the AOR style. The debut album "After The Rain", which was released in 1990, enjoyed extraordinary success worldwide, and especially in America, where the first single from the album "(Can`t Live Without) Your Love And Affection" instantly topped the popularity list and the disk got 20th place. Following the release of the album was followed by no less successful tour, warming up compositions which were group HOUSE OF LORDS and ENUFF ZNUFF. Before this group NELSON never performed outside of America, and their first outing became a promotional visit to the UK. On the track "After The Rain" video was filmed. All this allows you to take a long time to stay on top of success. However, when the first excitement was asleep, Nelson could not fix it something new and worthy. Work on the second plate dragged on for four years. NELSON second album was released in 1995, the year. It was hard rock, a concept album ,reminiscent of a weighted version of their debut album. In work such professionals as drummer Mike Baird (Mike Baird, ex-AIRPLAY, IRONHORSE, VAN STEPHENSON), guitarist Elliot Easton CARS (Elliot Easton) and keyboardist Steve Porcaro Toto (Steve Porcaro) took part in addition to the brothers. The next album "Imaginator" was released in Japan in 1996, the year.In the studio, the brothers helped former members ROUGH CUTT Derakh Amir (Amir Derakh) and Matt Thorne (Matt Thome). The new album NELSON, for that matter, and subsequent ones, was released in Japan in 1998 and was named "The Silence Is Broken". In modern composition includes Gunnar NELSON - guitar, vocals, Matthew - bass, vocals, Gersed - guitar, Carey Park (Cary Park, ex-BOY HOWDY) - guitar, Mark Goldberg (Mark Goldberg) - drums and David Morgan (David Morgan) - keyboards.