Cutting Crew

The ‘Cutting Crew’ are an English rock band who are most famous for the hit single ‘(I Just) Died in Your Arms’ (1986), which shot to number one in America, Canada, Norway, and Finland. The single also reached number four on the UK charts, Switzerland and South Africa, and number two in Ireland and Sweden (worldwide, it reached number one in no less than 19 countries). ‘Cutting Crew’ were signed to Virgin Records by Richard Branson in 1986.

The band members include – or have included – lead vocalist Nick Van Eede, Tom Arnold, Martin ‘Frosty’ Beedle, Colin Farley, Dominic Finley, Sam Flynn, Kevin MacMichael, ‘Tony Moore (II)’, and Gareth Moulton. Other notable singles have included ‘I’ve Been in Love Before’ (1987) and ‘The Scattering’ (1989). Their albums include ‘Broadcast’ (1986), ‘The Scattering’ (1989), ‘Compus Mentus’ (1992), and ‘Grinning Souls’ (2005).

Taken from the album ‘Broadcast’, the song ‘Life in A Dangerous Time’ featured in the Kevin Bacon vehicle White Water Summer (1987). ‘Nick Van Eede is the main songwriter: his smash hit power ballad, ‘(I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight’ has appeared in the films Never Been Kissed (1999), Hot Rod (2007), and Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). It was also performed by Will Ferrell during a sketch on Saturday Night Live (1975).

The ‘Cutting Crew’ were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1987. They disbanded in 1993; however, Nick Van Eede has since reformed ‘Cutting Crew’ (2005), and as of 2008 they have signed with Spectra Records.