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"I got bottled off. One hit me right in the head, So it was pretty ferocious". Nick Van Eede 2022

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The Cutting Crew was a British pop/rock band formed in 1985. The founding members were Nick Van Eede (vocals, guitar), Kevin Scott MacMichael (guitar), Colin Farley (bass), Martin Beedle (drums), and Tony Moore (keyboards).

The band's first single, "Broadcast," was released in 1986 and reached the top 30 in the UK. However, their second single, "I Just Died in Your Arms," brought them international success. The song reached number one on the charts in the US, Canada, and several European countries and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

The Cutting Crew released their debut album, "Broadcast," in 1986. The album featured "I Just Died in Your Arms" as well as other hit singles such as "Any Colour" and "One for the Mockingbird." The album succeeded commercially, reaching the top 20 in several countries.

In 1988, the Cutting Crew released their second album, "The Scattering." The album featured the hit singles "Everything But My Pride" and "I've Been in Love Before." The album was also successful, but not to the same extent as their debut album.

The band continued to release music throughout the 1990s but never achieved the same level of success as their early years. MacMichael left the band in 1992 and was replaced by Dominic Finley. The Cutting Crew disbanded in 1993 but reformed briefly in 2005 to release an album titled "Grinning Souls."

Unfortunately, Kevin Scott MacMichael passed away in 2002 due to lung cancer. In 2021, Nick Van Eede released a solo album titled "The Pink and the Lily."

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