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Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern


Many reports say that Holding Pattern was mainly a vehicle for guitarist Tony Spada. Although the same musicians appear on both releases, there have been many different musicians playing under the band's banner. Tony is the only constant. The first release was the self-titled 1981 EP. These songs, along with other tracks recorded over the years, were re-released as the 1991 album "Majestic." Tony Spada is a talented guitarist, and knows the art of subtlety. Read more on Last.fm
Many reports say that Holding Pattern was mainly a vehicle for guitarist Tony Spada. Although the same musicians appear on both releases, there have been many different musicians playing under the band's banner. Tony is the only constant. The first release was the self-titled 1981 EP.

These songs, along with other tracks recorded over the years, were re-released as the 1991 album "Majestic." Tony Spada is a talented guitarist, and knows the art of subtlety. He has sited Yes, Happy the Man, Dixie dregs, and Steve Hackett as influences. Along with Holding Pattern, he has also released two solo albums. Ever the working musician, his resume also includes playing live gigs with Kansas, Steve Morse, Rick Wakeman, and Steve Howe. The band was co-founded with drummer Robert Hutchinson.

A veteran of the Connecticut prog scene, he had previously been a member of Elysian Field, and Whisper. In 1984 he decided to try his luck in Los Angeles. Getting nowhere, he hung up his sticks for an indefinite period. The renewed interest in Holding Pattern caused him to return to Connecticut, where he is currently a drum instructor. Tony Castellano, and Mark Tannenbaum are also members of the original band.

They both hold college degrees, and have contributed to Spada's solo work. Holding Pattern reformed in 2005 with a new album. "Breaking the Silence" was released to rave reviews and a worldtour through 2009. The band shown previously listed here as" Holding Pattern" were forced to change their name due to trademark/copyright laws and are now using "Motor Eye" as their band name. ". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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