Third generation of a musical family comprising of singers, pianists and big band leaders and arrangers, it is no surprise that Russell Nash bounced into this world with a song in his heart and rhythm in every cell of his being. His talent was recognised at an early age, when he joined the famous Sylvia Young Theatre School. Perfecting his art with roles in television, theatre and as a model, he was a busy professional performer before he had reached fourteenth birthday.​

​Lionel Bart personally cast him for the lead as Dodger in the highly acclaimed musical Oliver and many lead roles followed in both theatre and film. He survived being painted gold on the whim of the decadent director Ken Russell, for Salome’s Last Dance, where his training as Dodger helped him side-step some of show business’s more colourful characters.

After being invited to spend time in the USA in the prestigious Lee Strasberg Studio for method acting, he outgrew the tedious need to smoke cheroots and emulate the Brando’s and De Nero’s of celluloid royalty and decided to return from the golden beaches of California to reclaim his musical roots in the streets of London.