FM were a Canadian symphonic/space-rock band that released three albums on Passport between 1977 and 1980, plus a special direct-to-disc instrumental LP on Labyrinth Records in 1978. A further round of activity during the mid-1980s yielded two albums on Quality and Duke Street. The band’s first album, Black Noise, features phantom violinist/performer Nash the Slash, replaced on subsequent releases by Ben Mink.

Members: Cameron Hawkins (lead vocals, synthesizer, bass, piano), Nash the Slash (electric violin, electric mandolin, glockenspiel, vocals, effects, 1976-77, 1984-88, 1994-96), Martin Deller (drums, percussion, synthesizer, 1977-86, 1994-2010), Ben Mink (electric violin, electric mandolin, vocals, 1978-83), Simon Brierley (guitar, 1986-93), Greg Critchley (drums, 1986-88)


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