Tempest
Tempest

Tempest

About Tempest

Forged by Colosseum drummer Jon Hiseman, progressive jazz-rock quartet Tempest appeared on the scene in 1972. Paul Williams, who had done time on bass with both John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Zoot Money's Big Roll Band and who had sung for Juicy Lucy, provided vocals, jazz fusion legend Allan Holdsworth manned the guitar, and fellow Colosseum member Mark Clark supplied the bass. The group released its self-titled debut in 1973. Williams left the following year and was replaced by guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Ollie Halsall, who had recorded with Timebox, Brian Eno, and Scaffold. The resulting Living in Fear was released in 1974. The group split in 1975, with the members splintering off into various bands, including Colosseum II, Mountain, Uriah Heep, and Boxer. Castle Music UK released the retrospective Living in Fear: The Anthology in 2005.

  • FORMED
    1972

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