Patto

Patto was an English rock band that released two albums on Vertigo and a third on Island between 1970 and 1972. They evolved from the final lineup of Timebox, becoming the second of three nameplates for the musical team of singer Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall, who would later re-team in Boxer. Members: Mike […]

Boxer

Boxer was an English hard-rock supergroup that released two albums on Virgin and a third-recorded title on Epic between 1975 and 1979. The band marked the third pairing between vocalist Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall, who had previously played together in the bands Timebox and Patto. Members: Mike Patto (vocals, keyboards), Ollie Halsall (guitar, […]

Boxer ‎– Below the Belt (1975)

Below the Belt is the debut album by English hard-rock supergroup Boxer, released in 1975 on Virgin. The album marked the third pairing between vocalist Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall, who had previously played together in the bands Timebox and Patto. Ex-Koobas/Van der Graaf Generator bassist Keith Ellis and erstwhile May Blitz/Three Man Army […]

Tempest ‎– Living in Fear (1974)

Living in Fear is the second of two studio albums by English hard-rock band Tempest, released in 1974 on Bronze. The band are cut to a trio on this release, with ex-Patto guitarist Ollie Halsall replacing Allan Holdsworth. Tracklist: A1. “Funeral Empire” (4:25) A2. “Paperback Writer” (2:30) A3. “Stargazer” (3:36) A4. “Dance to My Tune” (7:50) […]

Tempest

Tempest were an English hard-rock supergroup that released a self-titled album on Bronze with guitarist Allan Holdsworth in 1973, followed by Living in Fear with Patto/Boxer guitarist Ollie Halsall in 1974. The band was formed by drummer Jon Hiseman between his time anchoring brass-rock legends Colosseum and jazz-rockers Colosseum II. Members: Allan Holdsworth (guitar, violin, […]

Patto ‎– Patto (1970)

Patto is the debut album by English hard-rock/jam band Patto, released in 1970 on Vertigo. Tracklist: A1. “The Man” (6:12) A2. “Hold Me Back” (4:40) A3. “Time to Die” (2:54) A4. “Red Glow” (5:15) B1. “San Antone” (3:07) B2. “Government Man” (4:20) B3. “Money Bag” (10:04) B4. “Sittin’ Back Easy” (3:42) Credits: Clive Griffiths — bass […]

Timebox

Timebox were an English rock combo of the late 1960s that included vocalist Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall in their first of three joint band ventures. With aspiring chops and exploratory song-craft, the band issued a string of singles but never managed to get an album released during their three-year existence. Nonetheless, they recorded […]