Exposé Online banner

Tempest

Tempest
Country
England
Profile
Tempest was a jazz-rock band formed by drummer Jon Hiseman after Colosseum broke up in 1972. The initial lineup also included Allan Holdsworth (guitar), Mark Clarke (bass, also from Colosseum), and Paul Williams (vocals). After releasing one album, Williams departed and guitarist Ollie Halsall of Patto came on board; soon after Halsall's arrival, Holdsworth left to join Soft Machine, Tony Williams' Lifetime, Gong, and others. After one more album (without Holdsworth), Tempest broke up and Hiseman formed Colosseum II.
Website
Not on file
Related articles (2)
Releases on file (2)
Tempest — Living in Fear Tempest — Living in Fear
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2267, 1974/2011, CD)
Tempest — Tempest Tempest — Tempest
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2266, 1973/2011, CD)

Latest news

2019-11-07
Glenn Smith RIP – Glenn Smith, founder, mandolinist, and primary composer of the DeLand, Florida based prog / fusion band Magnatar, passed away on October 18th 2019 at the age of 68, after a brief illness.  » Read more

2019-11-04
Dino Brassea RIP – Word reaches us of the passing of Dino Brassea, who sang and played flute in Cast for many years. By our count, Brassea appeared on 11 Cast albums between 1994 and 2002. He also released music as a solo artist. » Read more

2019-10-06
Ginger Baker RIP – Legendary English drummer Ginger Baker has died at the age of 80. After coming to fame with Cream in the 60s alongside Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce, he became one of the most recognized and influential drummers of the rock era. On September 25, his family announced that he was critically ill, and on October 6 his death was confirmed. » Read more

2019-08-20
Alex's Hand Seeks Spa Treatment – American / European band Alex's Hand has a new album in the works called Hungarian Spa, which looks to be their biggest and best yet, featuring a large roster of guest musicians. They're seeking funding to take the project on the road, and are looking for help from the crowd of wisdom. » Read more

2019-06-05
Legendary Co-Founder of The 13th Floor Elevators Passes Away at Age 71 – Sadly, Roky Erickson passed away on May 31, 2019. Known as the father of psychedelic music and co-founder of the ground breaking 13th Floor Elevators, Roky had a profound influence on music from the 60s to today. Plagued by his own personal demons, Roky had a difficult life and is now free of these burdens. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

High Wheel - 1910 & Remember the Colours – High Wheel is a relatively new German outfit with two albums solidly in the neo-progressive vein. While both are private releases, the band would fit very comfortably on the SI label as the music is...  (1996) » Read more

Älgarnas Trädgård - Framtiden Är Ett Svävande Skepp, Förankrat I Forntiden – Swedish ensemble Älgarnas Trädgård in many ways were the Scandinavian equivalent of Pierrot Lunaire and were an incredibly unique and inventive group of musicians. Their sole album...  (1996) » Read more

Robert Rich / B.Lustmord - Stalker – This evidently is music for or from a soundtrack to a movie. I'm of the opinion that most music in this vein would do well as soundtrack music so it doesn’t really figure into my judgment. I...  (1996) » Read more

The Pineapple Thief - Little Man – UK-based quintet The Pineapple Thief have built a healthy following for their brand of modern, indie-influenced prog rock. Their 2005 release 10 Stories Down sold 5,000 copies and they’ve become...  (2008) » Read more

La Société des Timides à la Parade des Oiseaux - Les Explositionnistes – STPO stands for "La Société des Timides à la Parade des Oiseaux". Okay... I think that means "the shy people's society at the parade of the birds." This...  (1997) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues