(c’81-82) Steve Baker (guitar), Al Dick (vocals), Nick Hudson (drums), Keith Renton (bass) and David Raphael (keyboard/harmonica).

Picture courtesy of Steve Baker

Managed by Steve Riley and Marcus Reynolds, who already had one top 40 band on their resume, they gigged extensively in the local area and up into London; including Starlight Club, Hampstead; Laker’s Hotel, Redhill; Reading University supporting The Darts; and Farnborough Tech.

Formed from ex-Squire / Panther / Bo and the Generals guitarist Baker, Panther vocalist Dick, Infra Red Helicopters’ Hudson on drums, ex-MI5 / Crisis member Renton on guitar, and ex-Panther keyboardist / harpist Raphael they recorded “Wheels in Motion” at Shepperton Studios. In ’82 Renton left when Dick and Baker “tid[ied] Keith’s words up a bit”. Drummer Hudson, also left around the same time, leaving Cutting Edge with the ex-Panther core of Dick, Baker and Raphael.