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(1985 – 1993, 2006 – present)

Vocalist Nick Van Eede founded the group along with Canadian guitarist Kevin Scott MacMichael in 1985, and made demos that led to a recording contract, before bassist Colin Farley and drummer Martin Beadle joined in 1986.

Their first album, Broadcast, released in 1986, was the first U.S. number one album for Richard Branson’s Virgin Records. It included “(I Just) Died in Your Arms”, their most popular single, which reached number one in the U.S., and number four in the UK; the album also yielded an additional U.S. top-ten hit with “I’ve Been in Love Before”. The band received a Grammy nomination in 1987, for “Best New Artist”.

After the band broke up in 1993, guitarist Kevin MacMichael joined forces with Robert Plant, and played on his critically acclaimed Fate of Nations album. MacMichael died of lung cancer on New Year’s Eve 2002, at his home in Nova Scotia, at the age of 51.

The band was reformed in 2006 by Nick Van Eede, with a completely new line-up. They have released one album, Grinning Souls, in February 2006 on the Hypertension record label. The new band toured Germany early the same year and are currently planning tours in the UK and Denmark.

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  • johnhunt1973

    'I've Been in Love Before' is a great song.

    3 Oct 5:47pm Reply
  • mrmocha

    It blew my mind when my friends told me Michael J Fox was an original member of Cutting Crew.

    30 May 2:22pm Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    многие в России знают их главный хит, но НЕМНОГИЕ знают название этой замечательной группы, а ведь их дебютный альбом Broadcast очень и очень даже неплох!

    20 May 8:04pm Reply
  • jfon605

    <sarcasm>, of course

    7 Mar 3:55am Reply
  • jfon605

    vv Gee, good to see the elderly keeping up with today's technology.

    7 Mar 3:53am Reply
  • Scratch-N-Sniff

    I was 3 when this song was on the charts, yes I'm that old.

    9 Feb 4:07am Reply
  • Konskyy

    www.facebook.com/8090musiclovers - join my fanpage if you like 80-90's music :)

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    Such a shame that they are only known for their one hit when in fact, their entire album "Broadcast" is good. Not to mention there are a few songs on "The Scattering" and "Compus Mentus" that deserve way more credit. [3]

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Sahara<3

    26 Jan 2013 Reply
  • hauzzer

    Just another one hit wonder, it seems.

    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • DJSMusicfactory

    The 80's, my friend!!! :-0

    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ilovemusix

    Such a shame that they are only known for their one hit when in fact, their entire album "Broadcast" is good. Not to mention there are a few songs on "The Scattering" and "Compus Mentus" that deserve way more credit. [2]

    7 Aug 2012 Reply
  • FranceSighieri

    http://www.deezer.com/it/music/sighieri/the-wrong-album-3306721

    23 Jul 2012 Reply
  • FantomofInferno

    (I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight forever \o

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • bryno92

    Such a shame that they are only known for their one hit when in fact, their entire album "Broadcast" is good. Not to mention there are a few songs on "The Scattering" and "Compus Mentus" that deserve way more credit.

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • CaCoffiny

    i want more stuff guys

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    Nice band, sweet soft melodies and sensual ballads made them outstanding to me. It's a shame people know them only because of (I Just) Died In Your Arms even though it's a truly fantastic song.

    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • cudddy

    It's"One song band" :<

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • kingbullit

    This is better: http://tinyurl.com/42sfupf

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Filip_Euler

    OMG, I hoped to listen to some other tracks of them, but 9 out of top-14 is the same. I'm afraid that band can suck, after all :/

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
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