Wednesday 29 December 2010

Coming up on the radio on New Year's Eve...

Big thanks to everyone who helped make METROPOLIS 'Best Album of 2010' at Get Ready To Rock!

Read GRTR's 'Best of 2010' feature at

David Randall's Boxing Day show will be repeated at 21.00h on New Year's Eve, featuring a look back at the top albums of 2010 and including Mark Taylor's interview with Pete earlier this month. Plus, at the end of the show, the announcement of the Best Album of 2010!
Listen in at

Sunday 26 December 2010

Coming up on the radio tonight Sunday 26th December...

Coming up on the radio today...

Tonight at 18.00h on what would normally be the Steve Price Rock show - Dominic Forbes will be hosting a special show featuring the favourite tracks of the ARfm team.
Listen in at

At 22.00h on Get Ready To Rock! Radio - The Best Of 2010 with David Randall - featuring Mark Taylor's interview with Pete at our Christmas Party in Islington earlier this month.   A big thanks goes out to everyone who has voted for METROPOLIS in the GRTR Best Album of 2010 poll.
Listen online at

Tuesday 21 December 2010

A Christmas message from Pete Jupp

As 2010 draws to a close I just thought I’d have a reflect back and thank a few people for making this year as good as any I can remember for us FM boys.

Our year started with a sold-out album launch party at The Roadhouse in London.  More hugely successful headline live shows in Sheffield, Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Newcastle, Manchester, Buckley and London followed in the spring, summer and winter. It was an absolute honour to be asked to play the main stage at Download alongside Aerosmith and other rock music legends. It was a fantastic feeling playing on that huge stage, and seeing the appreciative crowd swell with each song was a real buzz I can tell you. Our resurrected Christmas Party in December nearly fell foul of the weather but most people managed to get there somehow. Respect! We finished off our live assault with a trek into the wilds of North Wales and Hard Rock Hell - it turned out to be a fantastic night. Over the previous months I’d heard nothing but great stuff about the weekend and let me tell you everything I heard was true.

Metropolis came out in March and was very warmly received by fans and critics alike. We are very proud of the album and are so pleased you, our fans, think the same. We’re already hard at work on the follow-up.

Another amazing first for us was getting two songs playlisted on national radio after all these years of trying. We’d also like to thank all the regional and internet stations for their support during the year.

So what about 2011?  Well hopefully more of the same really. We’d like to get out playing live in Europe and beyond, and there are schemes being hatched and plans afoot on that front as I write.

Winding up I just have to thank a bunch of people for working their butts off for “Team FM”:

Adrian Bell, Lidia Samson, Steve Strange, Julian Turner, John Spear, Richard Lloyd, Steve, Jo, Ali, Phil, Warren, Charles, Smudge - our crew, Dave Ling, Chris D’Adda, Jeff Knowler, John Oz, Ant Critchley, Dawn Foley, Craig Lawton, Dave and Tiff Thomas, Steve Price, Paul Anthony, Andy Fox.  I’m sure I’ve forgotten some very important people but please forgive me… it's Christmas… you know who you are.  Once again a special shout goes out to Firefest organisers Kieran and Bruce for pestering and cajoling us into getting back together...  It really is all your fault fellas.  :-)

And finally, the biggest shout of all goes out to you, our loyal, patient fans. The love we’ve felt from you all since 1984 right up to now is the reason we do this. We’re loving every single minute of our reunion and with every twist and turn we’re grateful you’re along for the ride because without you it would be a bit pointless. Thanks for spending your hard-earned cash on coming to shows, buying CDs, T-shirts etc.  We really do appreciate it.

It just leaves me to wish you all the most fantastic Christmas and a happy, prosperous, but above all healthy and peaceful New Year!  Thanks once again, God bless each and every one of you.

Love, light and peace,

Pete Jupp  xxx

21st December 2010

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Review of FM Christmas Party on Get Ready To Rock

Check out the great review of our Christmas Party at O2 Academy Islington courtesy of Andy Nathan for Get Ready To Rock.

Voting is open in the Get Ready To Rock "Best Album of 2010" poll

Vote for your favourite new album of 2010 in the Get Ready To Rock poll.  We'’re very pleased that Metropolis has been included in the list!

Click here to go to the voting page.

Results will be published early in December and selected readers/listeners picks will also be included in the end of year specials on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (Saturday 25 December, 15:00h and Sunday 26 December 22:00h)

Friday 26 November 2010

Interview with PJ on Halton Community Radio 92.3FM

Earlier this week Pete was interviewed by Peter Blackmore for the rock show on Halton Community Radio.   Listen in on Saturday Nov 27th between 9pm and 12 midnight on 92.3FM or on the web at

Wednesday 17 November 2010

DJ Juppy set to take over the ARfm airwaves...

The Pete Jupp Rock Show - Sunday 21 November 2010

Shhh... don’t tell Steve Price but we have 'borrowed' the keys to the ARfm studio.  If everything goes to plan (and the locks haven’t been changed!) DJ Juppy will be taking over the Steve Price Rock show this Sunday, November 21st 6pm-9pm. Tune in at on Sunday to hear some of Pete’'s favourite tracks, news about the FM Christmas Party on December 1st, and no doubt some highly philosophical ramblings... 

Email your requests during the show to

Thursday 11 November 2010

Christmas Party Meet & Greet News

Applications are now open for our Christmas Party Meet & Greet on December 1st at London O2 Academy Islington.

Closing date for applications is midnight Friday 26th November 2010 and places are limited so don't hesitate!  Head to our Meet & Greet page for more info and to apply.

If anyone is wondering whether this will be THE unmissable Christmas Party of the Year here's a little info about the evening...

Four Wheel Drive will open proceedings at 7.10pm.  Their brand of high rollin' rock 'n' roll has been getting rave reviews and we highly recommend you check them out.  4WD will be filming on the day for their first live DVD.  Check out the 4WD website for more info on the band.

Good friends of FM, Airrace need no introduction.  They will be taking to the stage at 8.10pm and there's a whisper that their set will include a couple of brand new songs from their currently-being-recorded new album.  Don't miss them!  Click for more info on Airrace.

Keeping the evening running smoothly will be Master of Ceremonies, none other than DJ Steve Price of ARfm.  Mr Bah Humbug himself will be playing some cool Yule music in between bands and ensuring that matters get very out of hand...

... and so to FM.  We've always loved our Christmas shows and on December 1st we're planning to have an absolute blast.  To help us celebrate the evening we'll be sharing the stage with some very special guests.  More details soon...


As 2010 winds down, we would like to thank everyone for helping to make this year a fantastic year for the band.

You've wholeheartedly embraced our new songs on METROPOLIS and CITY LIMITS EP and you've sung your hearts out at our shows.  We can't wait to see you at our Christmas Party and at Hard Rock Hell on December 3rd. We're excited about what 2011 holds for FM and look forward to going on that trip in your very good company. We'll start 2011 on a good footing by confirming that we are delighted we'll be appearing with Thin Lizzy at London Hammersmith Apollo on 22 January 2011.

Thursday 4 November 2010

Four Wheel Drive added as Special Guests for Dec 1st London show

FM - December 2010 tour dates

We are very pleased to confirm that Four Wheel Drive will join Airrace as Special Guests at our Christmas Party in Islington on December 1st.  Check out 4WD at

Friday 15 October 2010

Great reviews and a competition!

Check out some cool reviews -

Review of Newcastle show on Mayfair Mall ezine -

Review of Buckley show on Get Ready To Rock -

Reviews for City Limits EP on Room13 and GRTR -


For a chance to win one of 2 signed copies of City Limits EP check out the competition over at Get Ready To Rock -

Wednesday 13 October 2010

FM on the Radio today - Wednesday 13th October

Steve Price's show from last Saturday will be repeated today at 3pm, featuring a merry little chat with Mr O and The Juppmeister.
Listen at

Pete will also be having a chat live with Paul Anthony tonight sometime after 8.15pm on Rock Radio 106.1.
Listen online at

Saturday 9 October 2010

FM on Steve Price show tonight 6pm-9pm

Don't miss the Steve Price show on ARfm tonight 6pm - 9pm to hear us having one of our now near-legendary chats with Steve!

Sunday 3 October 2010

Live interview on 7Waves Radio tonight

We'll be chatting with Kev McDempster live from rehearsals just after 9pm tonight, Sunday 3rd October. Listen live on 7Waves Radio.

Wednesday 29 September 2010

Special Guests for October and December shows confirmed

We're pleased to announce the following Special Guests for our forthcoming shows -

Wed 6th Oct - Newcastle - Moonlight Valentino

Thu 7th Oct  - Manchester  - Madison and Rollin Thunder and

Fri 8th Oct - Buckley - Whiskey & Lace

Wed 1st Dec - London - Airrace


*** Check out the City Limits EP soundclips which are now up on our Media page ***

*** Deadline for October Meet & Greet applications is midnight Thursday, 30th September ***

Thursday 23 September 2010

FM to release City Limits EP in October

FM - City Limits EP - front

After the fantastic success of our WILDSIDE EP, and from talking to fans at recent live shows, we are happy to announce we will be releasing the stonking CITY LIMITS EP.

The EP - featuring 9 incredible tracks - includes the radio edit of "Bring Back Yesterday" and a brand new song "Start It Up". This fantastic track will only be available on the CITY LIMITS EP and as a download - it will not feature on our next studio album. Also included is a stripped-down and sexy acoustic version of the FM classic "That Girl". As if that wasn't enough there's more...

During the band's recent live activity selected shows were recorded and the EP features live versions of "Wildside", "Hollow", "Metropolis", "Over You" and "Flamingo Road", all taken from this year's acclaimed METROPOLIS album.  Bringing up the rear is another extended mix - this time "Bring Back Yesterday" gets the DJ Juppy knob-twiddling treatment.

CITY LIMITS EP will be officially released and on sale in the FMofficial webshop on October 11th for £6.00 + P&P.  Those wishing to get their hands on a copy prior to the general release date can do so as the EP will be sold at the band's forthcoming October UK live shows.

Full tracklisting -
Bring Back Yesterday (Radio Edit) / Start It Up / That Girl (Acoustic Version 2010) / Wildside (Live) / Hollow (Live) / Metropolis (Live) / Over You (Live) / Flamingo Road (Live) / Bring Back Yesterday (City Limits Extended Mix)

FM - City Limits EP - back

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Meet & Greet applications for October now open

We've had so much fun at previous Meet & Greets that we are going to do it all over again!

Applications are now open for our October tour dates.  Closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 30th September 2010, so don't delay!

Go to our Meet & Greet page to apply.

Thursday 2 September 2010

Pete Jupp's Download Diary - Not to be missed!

If you haven't yet had the pleasure of reading Pete Jupp's new 'Download Diary', don't forget to head over to the FM Diary page to check it out!

Thursday 26 August 2010

"Bring Back Yesterday" playlisted on BBC Radio 2!

Hi folks, some good news here.  We're proud to say that "Bring Back Yesterday" has been added to the 'B' list at BBC Radio 2 from August 28th until September 25th!!

As you can imagine we're all really chuffed, very proud and almost can't believe it.  A big thanks to all at Radio 2 for having some belief in us for the second time this year and right off the heels of 'Hollow'.  That'll be another song to learn for the set!!


Wednesday 25 August 2010

New dates added to METROPOLIS tour

We are pleased to announce our UK tour in support of METROPOLIS continues...

In addition to 3 more dates in October we have been added to the bill at Hard Rock Hell IV on Friday December 3rd with Airbourne, UFO, Skid Row, Uriah Heep and a host of other bands.

Accommodation package tickets for Hard Rock Hell are sold out but there are still some day tickets.

As if this wasn't exciting enough the FM Christmas Party tradition returns with a show at O2 Academy Islington on Wednesday December 1st.  More details of the Christmas show will be announced over the coming weeks.

Our latest single "Bring Back Yesterday" has been added straight to the BBC Radio 2 "B" playlist w.e.f. August 28th and details of a new EP will be announced very soon...

Tour dates:
Oct 6 Newcastle O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Oct 7 Manchester Club Academy 0161 832 1111
Oct 8 Buckley Tivoli 0870 264 3333
Dec 1 London O2 Academy Islington 0844 477 2000
Dec 3 Prestatyn Hard Rock Hell IV 0870 264 3333

Special Guests for the October and London 1st December dates will be announced shortly.

Monday 5 July 2010

FM Classic Rock feature and Gig of the Week!

FM featured in July 2010 issue of Classic Rock magazine

Hot on the heels of our appearance on the Maurice Jones Main Stage at Download on June 13th, we are featured in the July issue of Classic Rock magazine, "The Return of AOR - How Journey, FM and Foreigner made it back on the Radio".  The article features quotes from our very own Steve Overland alongside Journey's Neal Schon and Mick Jones of Foreigner and looks at the resurgence of melodic rock in the mainstream media.

Our show this week at London 02 Academy Islington (Friday July 9th) is Classic Rock's "Gig of the Week".  Check out their write-up at

Friday 18 June 2010

Metropolis Tour Meet & Greet News - Part 2

Applications are now open for Meet & Greets for our July Cardiff and London shows. Closing date midnight Sunday 4th July. For more info and to apply head to our Meet & Greet page. Good luck!

New Gallery photos and new T-shirts in the Webshop

Our new 'Strat' and 'Union Jack' design METROPOLIS tour T-shirts are now available to purchase from the FM webshop.

Don't forget to check out our new Download 2010 photos, now available to view in the Gallery.

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Photos from Download added to the Galleries page

FM at Download Festival 2010 - Main Stage times
FM at Download Festival - photo courtesy of Lol Parker

Ratt had to cancel their appearance at Download on Sunday June 13th 2010 and we were thrilled to be asked to step in.  We had a great time, have a look at the pics on our Gallery page to see how the day went.

Wednesday 9 June 2010

*** STOP PRESS *** FM 2nd band on Main Stage at Download this Sunday!!!

Woohoo! The call just came through - we're confirmed to play on the Main Stage at Download on Sunday.   We're second band on, replacing Ratt who have had to cancel their appearance due to Stephen Pearcy's illness.  We wish him a speedy recovery.

See you Sunday!

Tuesday 18 May 2010

FM Sign Record Deal in Japan

We are very pleased to announce we have signed a deal with Japanese label Marquee/Avalon.  Our new album METROPOLIS is released in Japan May 19th 2010.  Catalogue number MICP-10921

Wildside / Hollow / Unbreakable / Flamingo Road / Metropolis / Over You / Days Gone By / Bring Back Yesterday / I Ain't the One / Don't Need Nothin' / The Extra Mile / Who'll Stop the Rain / Still the Fight Goes On / Kissed By an Angel**

** Bonus Track

Monday 17 May 2010

Video footage from Kings Langley rehearsals posted

Head over to our Facebook page to watch us taking our rehearsals very seriously indeed.

Oh and you might just catch a glimpse of some of our new merchandising!

Interview with Stephen Foster / Radio Suffolk on air tonight 6.15pm

Our interview last Friday with Stephen Foster for BBC Radio Suffolk will air tonight at 6.15pm.  Tune in at BBC Radio Suffolk.

Saturday 15 May 2010

Special guests for Metropolis tour dates announced - Part 2

We're very pleased to be able to confirm (at last!) that our special guests for Belfast are Worlds End and Ajenda.

We have also added a third band to the bill for Sheffield - 1st on stage on the night will be local band psi phi.

The Sheffield Star is previewing the show today in their paper.

Interview with Paul Anthony for Rock Radio this Sunday

Our interview this week with Paul Anthony for Rock Radio will air tomorrow, Sunday morning between 10am and 12 noon.

Listen in at Rock Radio.

Wednesday 12 May 2010

*** Metropolis Tour Meet & Greet News ***

We've had so much fun at previous Meet & Greets that we are going to do it all over again!

Applications are now open for the first 4 dates on the tour. Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 16th May so don't hesitate!

For more info and to apply please go to our Meet & Greet page.

Thursday 29 April 2010

New FM interview with GRTR added to Media page

From a pub deep in the heart of Cheshire, Steve and Jim chat with David Randall of Get Ready To Rock! about the band's renaissance and new album METROPOLIS.

Check it out on our Media page.

Monday 26 April 2010

Hollow / Flamingo Road to be released as a single 17 May 2010

FM - Hollow / Flamingo Road single artwork

FM will release their new, download only, single Hollow / Flamingo Road on 17th May 2010 via Riff City Records.

Just two of the stand-out tracks from their recently released, critically acclaimed album Metropolis, Hollow and Flamingo Road have both been singled out (no pun intended) for praise by fans and critics alike, and the single has been playlisted by the nation's biggest radio station BBC Radio 2 amongst others.

Embracing the digital age, this "double A-side" single will be available for download 17th May from all good internet stockists.


"Hollow is mellow and intoxicating, allowing Steve Overland's still-golden voice to really shine" - Dave Ling / Classic Rock

"Hollow – oohh yeah, this must be the track of the year." - Dick Dijk /

"Flamingo Road has infectious grooves and a fabby chorus with layered harmonies bands would kill their Granny for" - Paul Chesworth / RoomThirteen

"As the likes of Flamingo Road wash over your senses, you’ll begin to realise the magnitude of what theses five guys have created" - Dave Cockett / Destiny Records

Thursday 15 April 2010

Steve and Pete's ARfm interview now on Media page

If you missed it - or you simply couldn't believe your ears first time round and need to hear it again, Mr O and Juppy's interview with Steve Price which aired on ARfm 27.03.10 has been added to our Media page.

Please fasten your seat belts, we shall be taking off shortly...

Steve O and Jim K interview on GRTR radio Sunday 18 April 10pm

This week Mr O and the young 'un met up with David Randall of Get Ready To Rock! Listen to the interview this Sunday, 18th April at 10pm GMT on GRTR.

Dont forget to enter the GRTR FM competition too for a chance to win tickets to one of the recently announced FM tour dates, a copy of Metropolis and more!

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Special guests for METROPOLIS tour dates announced

It gives us great pleasure to announce AIRRACE and ROMEO'S DAUGHTER will be playing on our May and July dates with us!

AIRRACE are our special guests for Sheffield May 20, Glasgow May 21 and Cardiff July 08.

ROMEO'S DAUGHTER will be our special guests at Birmingham May 23 and London July 09.

Special guests for Belfast to be announced soon.

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Jim K & Mr O on the Chris Radford radio show today

Yes, Chris Radford is letting the young 'un back into the studio this afternoon and this time Mr O will be accompanying him.  Should be a laugh!

Listen in 2pm-3pm at

Thursday 1 April 2010

Castle Park Rock Festival Cancelled

We have today been informed by the event organisers that the Castle Park Rock Festival has been cancelled.  We as a band would like to apologise to any of our fans who have already bought tickets but this situation is totally out of our control.

A spokesperson for Castle Rock said:

"With great sadness we must inform everyone that a very difficult decision has been made to cancel Castle Park Rock for 2009.

This year’s festival faced a major hiccup earlier in the year which delayed getting details of the festival out to the public. This when added to the current economic situation has forced our hands to pull what we believe (and what many have told us) to be an absolutely superb festival line-up. Terrorvision / Gun / It Bites / FM on one bill would have been superb! All fantastic UK bands!

We can only apologise to all the fans, we are genuinely as disappointed as you are.

Anyone who has purchased tickets to the event will be refunded in full, (tickets ordered via ‘Townsend’ have not been charged/debited).

We thank each & every one of you for the continued support for Castle Park Rock.

We continue to look at plans for later in the year and also towards 2010."

Saturday 27 March 2010

FM are Get Ready To Rock's featured artist for March - Part 2

To round off Get Ready To Rock's March 'featured artist' coverage of FM, Aussie presenter "The Rock Man" will be reviewing the band and albums in his popular Saturday night show at 22:00h GMT. This is a specialist show for melodic and hard rock.

Listen in tonight at

Don't forget to enter the GRTR! FM competition for a chance to win a copy of new album Metropolis, tickets to one of the recently announced FM gigs and Metropolis T-shirts.

Friday 26 March 2010

Mr O and Juppy interview with Steve Price on ARfm

Via Steve Price at ARfm - Tomorrow's show with luck (and we may need it as the studio will be without Electricity all day) my guests will FM. Yes, the two maddest people to interview, Pete Jupp and Steve Overland. For once this is not a live interview but one conducted as they were going through airport security and boarding a plane ...and I am not joking. Nothing like a bit of planning is there? Trust me this is nothing like a bit of planning!

Hear Steve & Pete talking about Metropolis, hear their passports being scanned, their boarding cards checked, finding their seat..... oh, and the odd comment from the cabin crew!

Hopefully EDF Energy will have us reconnected in time.... if not we'll be live as soon as they do.

Listen 6pm - 9pm on Saturday 27 March at

Friday 19 March 2010

Pre-ordered copies of Metropolis...

Pre-ordered copies of Metropolis are all on their way out to you

Happy Listening peeps!

Wednesday 17 March 2010

Win FM tickets / METROPOLIS CD / T-shirts

FM are the Get Ready To Rock! featured artist for March in their "Ten for 10" campaign.

To enter the Get Ready To Rock! competition for a chance to win two tickets to an FM show on the recently announced tour and a copy of new album Metropolis / two runners-up prizes of Metropolis T-shirts - please visit GRTR at

Good luck!


We truly are very, very sorry about all the confusion today regarding ticket sales. We passed on the information we had received in good faith. Due to unforeseen circumstances however, such as communication breakdowns, people forgetting to hit the 'send' button to upload the info on venue websites etc. etc. it has not been possible to get all tickets up for sale today.

We are now 'reliably' informed that Academy tickets will be on pre-sale at 9am Thursday morning 18th March, with general sales going live at 9am on Saturday 20th March for Islington and 12pm for Sheffield and Birmingham.

To get your O2 Academy tickets on pre-sale from 9am on Thursday, please sign up to the Academy page

Ticket prices are £15 regionally and £16.50 in London plus booking fees.

Ticket links:

Sheffield, Birmingham & London -

Glasgow - - already on sale

Cardiff - - already on sale


Tickets for Belfast will go on sale Friday and are available from:

In person: From 22 Ticketmaster outlets province wide (Including Easons) / Katy Daly's Bar
24hr hotlines: Tel NI) 0844 277 44 55 (ROI) 0818 719 300

Online at:

Monday 15 March 2010


FM May July 2010 Tour Ad

We're excited – we hope you will be too...

We are very pleased to announce the following live dates in support of our new album METROPOLIS - you may remember it's out 29th March!

Tickets on sale from 9am Wednesday 17th March for -

May 20 - Sheffield O2 Academy2 - 0844 477 2000
May 21 - Glasgow Cathouse - 0871 230 7131
May 22 - Belfast Spring & Airbrake - 003531 456 5569
May 23 - Birmingham O2 Academy2 - 0844 477 2000

July 08 - Cardiff Millennium Plaza - 02920 230130
July 09 - London Islington O2 Academy - 0844 477 2000

Special guests on these dates to be announced soon.


Get your copy of new album METROPOLIS before the official release date! Copies pre-ordered from will be dispatched 19th March. Listen to METROPOLIS preview clips on our Media page.

We're very much looking forward to seeing you all on the tour!

Monday 8 March 2010

Listen to METROPOLIS soundclips!!!

FM Metropolis album banner

If you weren't able to attend our METROPOLIS Launch Party in February, or just want to remind yourself why our new album is receiving such rave reviews, listen to some soundclips on our Media page.

Don't forget, if you pre-order METROPOLIS from our webshop now you'll receive your copy before the official release date of March 29th 2010.  Pre-ordered copies will be sent out March 19th


Saturday 6 March 2010

Roadhouse diaries are now up on the Diary page

The Roadhouse, Covent Garden welcomes FM fans
"Roadhouse Welcomes FM Fans" photo courtesy of Chris Hardstaff

The band and crew diaries from the METROPOLIS launch party at the Roadhouse are now up on the Diary page.  The response to our request for you to send in your guest fan diaries was great, thanks everyone who took part.  In fact we couldn't pick just two diaries to include on the Diary page, so we have gone one better and added three!  Is your diary one of them?

Sunday 28 February 2010

FM are Get Ready To Rock's featured artist for March

The lovely people at Get Ready To Rock! are kicking off their 'Ten for 10' featured artist section in style with FM as the featured artist for March.

For exclusive news, previews and a chance to win some FM goodies keep checking the 'Ten for 10' FM page.

Listen to FM on heavy rotation on GRTR Radio.

GRTR Radio's main melodic rock radio sequence is every weekday (Mon-Fri) 10:00-12:00 GMT, and there is also a "new" melodic sequence every Friday 16:00-17:00 GMT

Monday 15 February 2010

Pre-order METROPOLIS now - get your copy before release date!

FM - Metropolis album banner

Thanks to everyone who came to the album launch party at The Roadhouse. We had a great time and from all the very favourable reports and reviews it seems a good time was had by all. Although the official release date for Metropolis is March 29th we are giving you the opportunity to pre-order your copy of the acclaimed new FM album now and receive it a week earlier than the general release date. Order now and your copy will be posted out to you on March 19th. Also check out our fantastic new Metropolis T-shirts now available in our webshop in a full range of sizes.

We have also reviewed our postage costs and the good news is that we have actually been able to reduce them which means savings for you good people out there. We really appreciate your support of the band through the shop and are pleased to be in a position to pass our savings on to you.

Thanks once again for your continuing support.


Steve, Merv, Pete, Jem & Jim.

Friday 12 February 2010

Get Ready To Rock! Poll Update 2

We are very pleased to confirm that Get Ready To Rock have chosen FM as one of their 'Ten for 10'. We look forward to working with Get Ready To Rock over the coming months.

The dedicated Ten for 10 page can be found here -

Thank you to everyone for your support.

Your Own 'ROADHOUSE DIARY' On The FM Diary Page...

Would you like to contribute your own Roadhouse Diary, to feature on the website alongside diaries from FM band members and crew?

Tell everyone your memories of the Metropolis album launch party on Sunday 7th February 2010. Review the gig. Share your opinions on the new Metropolis album tracks. Namecheck new friends you made on the day.

Your diary should be up to 750 words maximum, and it would be great to include a picture of yourself if you would like to send in a photo.

Please submit your diary and photo by email to - info [at] fmofficial [dot] com - by Friday 26th February 2010. Our 2 favourite diaries will be included on the Diary page at soon after that date.

Have fun getting creative and good luck!

Tuesday 2 February 2010

Get Ready To Rock! Poll Update

A big thanks to everyone who voted for us in the GRTR Ten for 10 poll. We came in a very respectable 2nd. The full Ten for 10 list will be announced February 12th so fingers crossed!

Sunday 17 January 2010


Those wonderful people at Get Ready To Rock! in their wisdom have included FM in their list of nominees for their 'Ten for 10' promotion – 10 bands they feel deserve wider attention in 2010.   The 25 bands on the shortlist will be reduced to 10 by a combination of panel and public vote.   The lucky 10 artists will then receive extra support from Get Ready To Rock! throughout the year in the form of regular news updates, features, reviews and exposure via their radio channel.

Here's where you come in....

Please show Get Ready To Rock! how much you love FM by clicking the button next to our band name on this GRTR page.

Voting closes Sunday 31st January. No subscription or registration required, just a few seconds of your time to click for FM.

Thanks everyone, much appreciated!

Friday 15 January 2010

Metropolis Launch Party Meet & Greet brought forward to 6pm

Wow! The response to the Meet and Greet has been overwhelming to say the least. We have had well over 200 requests to be there! As much as we would love to be able to accommodate all you lovely people it just isn't possible, we’d probably have to cancel the gig due to writers' cramp!   So what we’ve done is brought the start time forward by thirty minutes to 6.00pm giving us an extra half an hour of M&G time.

We didn't go all scientific and stuff choosing winners but we basically put all the names in a very large hat and drew out 60 people.  The lucky ones will be notified by email shortly.   All we ask from the recipients is that you arrive at The Roadhouse 5.45pm sharp with a copy of your confirmation email and please only bring two items to be signed at the M&G. By all means bring more stuff with you as the band will be around after the show to sign whatever you want.   Obviously bring your cameras for a picture with the guys.

Good Luck!

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Special Guest James Ralphs to play at FM Launch Party

We are delighted to announce that we have a special guest in the form of the hugely talented James Ralphs, son of the legendary Mott The Hoople/Bad Company guitarist/songwriter Mick Ralphs.  James will be playing an acoustic set of his songs along with band mate Mat Griffiths with whom he has been collaborating for the past few years.

James Ralphs is a songwriter currently living in Brighton who writes pop music, plays piano, guitar and sings. He listens to Pop, Reggae, Folk, Indie, Jazz, Blues, Dubstep, Hip-Hop and Rock. Within his own music some might say that he takes his influences from artists such as Alex Turner, Jamie T, Jack Penate, Nizlopi, Bob Marley, Jason Mraz, Laura Marling and Mystery Jets. We think James is destined for big things. He is already causing a stir within the music industry and has studio time coming up at the world famous Abbey Road Studios later this year. We love James, so will you.

The guitar giveaway will take place as soon as the boys have had a quick rub down and a beer after their live set. Your numbered admission ticket is what you need to keep safe and sound as the ticket stubs will be used for the draw. Match your ticket with the stub drawn by the band and Bingo! - you’re a winner!  You must be present at the time the draw is made to win the prizes.  Before the main prize we are also giving away the book that was used for jotting things down during the recording of METROPOLIS.  It also contains all the hand-written lyrics to the songs on the album.  As with the guitar, the boys will be more than happy to sign it if the lucky winner wants.

After that it will be at least an hour of mayhem on the decks with DJ Juppy spinning all his and your favourite rock tunes.  As The Superbowl coincides with the Launch Party, American Football fans will be delighted that we have managed to persuade the powers that be at The Roadhouse to keep the club open for this momentous sporting event.

So it’s looking very much like you’d all better remember to throw a sickie at work on the Monday as this will be a very late/drunken/riotous affair.

Not got a ticket yet? Don’t leave it too long and end up being disappointed!

You have been warned!!!

Tuesday 5 January 2010

Launch Party Giveaway - Peavey Guitar used by Steve and Jim on METROPOLIS

Have you got your tickets for the METROPOLIS Launch Party?

Your ticket enters you into a free prize draw for a signed Peavey guitar used by Steve and Jim on METROPOLIS - also full playback of our new album - aftershow party with DJ Juppy on the decks - plus a wealth of other goodies...

Steve Overland with Peavey guitar used on FM album METROPOLIS

Here is the actual Peavey guitar used by Steve and Jim on METROPOLIS.  We will be giving it away to a lucky ticket-holder at the album launch party on February 7th at the Roadhouse in London.  By purchasing a ticket you are automatically entered into the prize draw.  More goodies to be announced soon...

Good luck and we look forward to seeing you there!

A very Happy New Year from FM!