Tempest (UK band)

Tempest (UK band)


Tempest was a British progressive rock band featuring Allan Holdsworth (Soft Machine, Gong, U.K.) on guitar, Jon Hiseman (Colosseum) on drums, Mark Clarke (Colosseum, Uriah Heep) on bass, and Paul Williams on vocals and keyboards. Guitarist Ollie Halsall (Timebox, The Rutles) was also a member of the group briefly. The group are referred to as a "minor supergroup" in liner notes.

The band released two albums, Tempest (1973) [originally released as Jon Hiseman's Tempest], and Living In Fear (1974).

The tracks and personnel for the first album follow:

Track listing

Side 1

  1. "Gorgon" – 5:44
  2. "Foyers Of Fun" – 3:39
  3. "Dark House" – 5:02
  4. "Brothers" – 3:36

Side 2

  1. "Up And On" – 4:20
  2. "Grey And Black" – 2:28
  3. "Strangeher" – 4:08
  4. "Upon Tomorrow" – 6:42




  • The New Musical Express Book of Rock, 1975, Star Books, ISBN 0 352 300744

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