In the summer of 1984, over a few drinks in a London pub FM was formed. Comprising the ex-Samson pair of bassist Merv Goldsworthy and drummer Pete Jupp, the formidable Overland brothers – vocalist/guitarist Steve and lead guitarist Chris; both formerly of Wildlife – plus the keyboard talents of Philip Manchester (better known as sci-fi nutcase Didge Digital), the band wrote six songs.
In December of that same year they secured a recording contract with the CBS/Portrait label.The first public appearance of FM was on Valentine’s Day of 1985, attracting rave reviews. The debut album, INDISCREET, wasn’t far behind. A fullyfledged masterpiece, every track hit the spot and the mega-ballad ‘Frozen Heart’ caused lips to quiver and tear ducts to moisten whenever it was played.
Frozen Heart was heard in many venues during 1986 and FM hit the road in Europe supporting Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Foreigner, Gary Moore, Status Quo and Magnum, also opening for REO Speedwagon at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. At the year’s end they were delighted to accept a spot with the white-hot Bon Jovi on th‘Slippery When Wet’ tour.