FM

FM

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FM the UK's greatest Classic Rock band with stunning vocals from Steve Overland aka ‘The Voice’ who was recently voted # 9 in AOR Classic Rock magazines feature ‘Worlds Best Classic Rock Vocalists’ ahead of the likes of Jon Bon Jovi.
FM ...... probably THE Greatest Classic Rock Band in the WORLD!

Biography

Comprising the ex-Samson pair of bassist Merv Goldsworthy and drummer Pete Jupp; the Overland brothers – vocalist/guitarist Steve and lead guitarist Chris - both formerly of Wildlife; plus the keyboard talents of Philip Manchester (AKA sci-fi nutcase Didge Digital), FM's first public appearance on Valentine’s Day of 1985 was swiftly followed by the release of their début album, INDISCREET. FM hit the road in Europe supporting the likes of Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Foreigner, Gary Moore, Status Quo and the white-hot Bon Jovi on the ‘Slippery When Wet’ tour.

For the next 12 years FM consolidated their position at the forefront of British melodic rock, touring everywhere they could to promote releases such as 1989's TOUGH IT OUT and 1992's APHRODISIAC. In 1996, with 'grunge' fever sweeping the world, the band decided to call it a day...

… until October 2007, when FM at last played together again for the first time in 12 years, headlining a sold-out Firefest IV at Nottingham Rock City.

New guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick made his FM live début at Winstanley College in March 2009, followed by a return headline spot at Firefest VI the following October, as well as playing on the WILDSIDE EP released that same month.

'Wildside' set the scene for FM's first new album in 15 years. The highly acclaimed METROPOLIS (released March 2010) spawned singles 'Hollow' and 'Bring Back Yesterday' which found the band playlisted on many radio stations, not least on the UK's biggest station - BBC Radio 2. FM played to packed houses across the UK throughout 2010 culminating with main stage appearances at Download in June and Hard Rock Hell IV in December.

2011 sees the promise of a follow-up to METROPOLIS and FM returning to many overseas strongholds of years gone by – headline shows in Holland and Spain; a show with D-A-D in Portugal; Sweden Rock; Graspop in Belgium; dates with Journey and Foreigner in Germany, Belfast and Dublin, and the guys are honoured to have been invited back to play at Download again in June.

Discography

Indiscreet - (1986)
Tough It Out - (1989)
Takin' It to the Streets - (1991)
Aphrodisiac - (1992)
Closer to Heaven - (1993)
No Electricity Required (Double live album) - (1993)
Only the Strong - The Best of FM - (1994)
Dead Man's Shoes - (1995)
Paraphernalia (Double album - the second one is live) - (1996)
Long Time No See (Triple album - the third one is live) - (2003)
Long Lost Friends (Double album) - (2005)
Metropolis - (2010)