FM formed in 1984 and quickly hit the road touring with the likes of Meat Loaf, Tina Turner, Foreigner, Gary Moore, Status Quo and the white-hot Bon Jovi on their "Slippery When Wet" tour. Their debut album INDISCREET was released in 1986 to great critical acclaim.
For the next 12 years FM consolidated their position at the forefront of British melodic rock, touring extensively to promote releases such as 1989's TOUGH IT OUT album and 1992's APHRODISIAC.
In 2007 - after a 12 year sabbatical - FM returned to the stage with a headline performance at a sold-out Firefest IV at Nottingham Rock City. This was followed in March 2010 by the release of their much-anticipated sixth studio album METROPOLIS. The next two years saw FM touring extensively including two appearances at UK festival Download and sets at Sweden Rock, HRH, Rock The Nation and Graspop.
In Spring 2013 FM released a double helping of again critically-acclaimed albums -ROCKVILLE and companion album ROCKVILLE II - and their touring schedule for the year included a headline UK tour and appearances at UK festivals HRH AOR, Steelhouse Festival and Planet Rockstock, and Hi-Rock in Germany. Tracks from the ROCKVILLE albums were playlisted on radio stations worldwide throughout 2013, including "Story Of My Life" and "Better Late Than Never" on BBC Radio 2, "Bad Addiction" on Planet Rock and "Crosstown Train" on Total Rock Radio and Hard Rock Nights.
2014 saw FM touring the UK, Belgium and France with Foreigner followed by a series of headline across Europe. A new EP entitled FUTURAMA was released on 31 March to coincide with these live dates. The latter half of 2014 featured FM's 30th Anniversary celebrations, which saw the band headlining Cambridge Rock Festival on 9 August, followed by a UK tour in November. A last-minute band cancellation meant that FM were also invited to step into the breach to perform at Planet Rock Radio’s Planet Rockstock festival on 7 December.
FM released their ninth studio album HEROES AND VILLAINS via Frontiers Records in April 2015 supported by a UK tour in May and festival appearances at HRH AOR; Nantwich Jazz; Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan and Graspop in Belgium. A short UK tour in November was followed by a European co-headline tour with Sweden’s Electric Boys and in December FM returned to Planet Rockstock for the third time in three years, this time as headliners.
FM’s touring schedule for 2016 has featured UK dates in and appearances at the Great British Rock & Blues Festival, the Rockweekend festival in Stockholm and as Special Guests for Heart’s UK tour.
During October and November 2016 FM will undertake a series of UK and European dates to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their debut album INDISCREET and WinterSorm Troon is one of those dates.
Steve Overland (vocals, guitar) | Merv Goldsworthy (bass) | Pete Jupp (drums) | Jem Davis (keyboards) | Jim Kirkpatrick (guitar)