The English band Cutting Crew was formed by singer Nick
Van Eede and guitarist Kevin Scott MacMichael in 1985. They
met in Canada while on tour with their respective bands. The two
created and submitted demos and had landed a record deal even before
hiring bassist Colin Farley and drummer Martin Beadle.
Cutting Crew's debut album,
Broadcast, was released in 1986 on the Virgin record label.
This was the album that featured the number 1 hit song "(I Just) Dies in
Your Arms", which rocketed the unknown band to international stardom.
There were two additional hits from this album, "I've Been in Love
Before" (a minor hit) and "One for the Mockingbird", which peaked at
number 9 in the USA and number 4 in the UK. The band received a
Grammy nomination in 1987 as Best New Artist.
Cutting Crew followed up their successful freshman effort
The album did not fair nearly as well as their first release, but did
feature one notable song that peaked at No. 4 on the US Adult
Contemporary chart: "Everything By My Pride". Another song
from the album, "The Last Thing", did crack the top 20 of the same
Cutting Crew broke up shortly after their 1992 release,
Compus Mentus, and album that did not chart. In 2005, Van
Eede reformed Cutting Crew with completely new members (MacMichael
passed away in 2002 from lung cancer) and the album Grinning Souls
was released in 2005. At the time of this writing, Van Eede was
working on a new album to be released in 2013. The Cutting Crew
Discography is as follows:1986: Broadcast
1989: The Scattering
1992: Compus Mentus
2003: The Best of the Cutting Crew
2005: Grinning Souls