RARE BEAT - GARAGE ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIC
TIMEBOX
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The roots of Timebox lay in local band Take 5 in 1965 in Southport, a small northern English coastal town (situated near Liverpool). Halsall (15-year-old drummer Peter Halsall, a great drummer who was also proving himself on a majesty of other instruments), Chris Holmes (piano), and Kevan Foggerty (vocals) teamed up with Clive Griffiths as Take 5 and, very soon after, turned professional and headed towards London. Taken under the wing of the George Cooper agency, they were soon working on package tours with the Kinks, The Small Faces, Tommy Quickly, and Lou Christie, as well as striking up a residency at the legendary the Whiskey a Go Go. After two singers leaving, U.S. singer John Henry was drafted in and the band changed their name to Timebox, an American term for a prison cell. Henry being whipped back off to the U.S.A by officials and Dean going down with tuberculosis. Following this, Mike Patto, who had played with the Bo Street Runners and the Chicago Line, joined Timebox after a few illustrious jams and took on a prominent role as vocalist and songwriter. Peter Halsall (now commonly known as "Ollie") was displaying a high degree of aptitude on guitar, as well as regular diversions into the vibes. His trademark sound of both searing guitar and mellow vibes was to the force in the ensuing records. Timebox soon became a hot live act. Many who saw them claimed Timebox to be one of the first rock bands in London to really explore jazz in a rock context. By the summer of 1969, things were turning sour. The final release, "Yellow Taxi," was a great record and polite enough for airplay, but was banned due to the nature of the lyrics. This really was the end of the road for Timebox who had a hard time at the best of times.

MEMBERS:

Mike Patto - vocals
Ollie Halsall - guitar and vocals
Clive Griffiths - bass
Chris Holmes - keyboards
John Halsey - drums

BEST LINK:

Mike Patto Fan Site



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