The men in All-4-One are proof that music and friendship endure. This wasn’t your motley crew put together by a slick marketing team. Alvarez was Mexican, but that’s not why he was in the band. When he’s not touring with the band in Japan or New Zealand, Alvarez keeps busy with family and speaking assignments.
He’s often known to discuss the themes of All-4-One songs – how most singles celebrate the value of sentimentality. Alvarez’s take on life is an orchid among weeds. In a world obsessed with protein shakes, we can’t stop, won’t stop admiring Alvarez’s vulnerability.
Tony Borowiak Now
All-4-One has been on for decades now and counting. Therefore, any “now and then” comparisons seem silly here. Borowiak continues to perform with the guys as All-4-One. The band regularly goes on tour at home and abroad. They also appeared on several TV shows, such as the “Home and Family Show.”
You’ll also find several YouTube videos with Tony's soulful, gut-wrenching renditions of the national anthem. It’s been decades in the making, but we’re happy he finally got that elusive solo on a very important song.
Alfred Nevarez Then
Bass singer Alfred Nevarez was one of the first to join All-4-One. Like other band members, he never had formal vocal training. Nevarez sang in his church, which influenced his singing abilities. But that was the extent of his musical education until he joined the band.
The origins of All-4-One lie in the friendship between Nevarez and Borowiak. The duo was close in high school and even found jobs singing jingles at a radio station.
We still haven’t deciphered the scatting sounds in the “Mmmbop” chorus. But one thing is clear – Hanson created pop-music history despite the odds. The three brothers (Taylor, Issac, and Zac) were all cute and good-looking, just the way a boy band should be! Some people even believed they were Mormons.
The haters continued hating. Meanwhile, Hanson’s debut album “Middle of Nowhere” received three Grammy nominations. The band’s lyrics soon became almost prophetic. Despite barbs and taunts, who did Hanson hold on to? Their fans! The only ones who really cared. There was no denying Hanson’s cultural impact and influence.
Taylor Hanson Then
Is Taylor Hanson a girl? If only Taylor had a penny for the number of times people asked this question... not like he needed those pennies. During the band’s heyday, Taylor never trimmed his gorgeous tresses (seriously, we have hair envy). Neither did he feel the need to buff up in the gym.
He said his brothers felt the same way. It’s refreshing in an industry where young artists are too eager to shed their teen image (we’re looking at you, Miley Cyrus). Taylor maintained that rebelling for the sake of it wasn’t true who they were – musicians first.