Drums and Percussion
Martin ‘Frosty’ Beedle (birthday 18 September) was raised in Hull, East Yorkshire and drummed his way under licence around local pubs and clubs from the age of 11. At the age of 17 he joined the QE2 and spent three years playing and travelling the world. Frosty (or Fro as he likes to be known) then set up camp in London and eventually met Colin Farley who introduced him to the band Cutting Crew in 1985. The song ‘(I Just) Died In Your Arms’ became a No. 1 hit in 18 countries. A number of tours followed and a second album, The Scattering, was released in 1989. Cutting Crew disbanded in 1991.
From the early 1990s until today Frosty has worked with Kiki Dee, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sarah Brightman, Madeline Bell, Billy Connolly, Sinead O’ Connor, Zucchero , Russell Watson, Never The Bride, Boy George, Marie Claire D’Ubaldo, The Wombles, Clannad, The Three Degrees, Harold Melvyn and The Blue Notes, The Tramps, Jimmy Ruffin, The Supremes, Kim Wilde, ABC, Steve Coogan, Hannah Jones, Brian Conley, Bradley Walsh, Jimmy Somerville, Precious Wilson, John Wilson, Gloria Gaynor, Mary Wilson, The Chi-Lites, The Miracles, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The English National Orchestra, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the John Young Band. Frosty has also worked on several West End Musicals including Tommy, Hair, Saturday Night Fever, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and has held the drum chair at the original production of Mama Mia since Aug 1999.