Tony Patterson and Brendan Eyre were both born in North East England, and both have a broad musical background. In 2012, they released an album Out Of An Ancient World, which was so well received it won them the Best Newcomer award at the 2012 Classic Rock Society Awards…
2016 release, the fifth album by Tony Patterson, best known as the vocalist with ReGenesis. Tony has also written countless pieces for television. Continuing on from the success of the album Northlands (released in 2014 with Brendan Eyre), Equations Of Meaning combines beautiful soundscapes with heartfelt, wistful songs dealing with such subjects as loss, longing and even a cynical observation of social media. The album features guest artists including Nick Magnus, Brendan Eyre, Andy Gray, Adrian Jones, Doug Melbourne and Fred Arlington and is a fine, melodic progressive album.
Tony Patterson is a solo artist/musician and Composer from the North east of England. He is probably best known as singer with top UK Genesis tribute act ReGenesis and recently contributed to the NICK MAGNUS album "n’monix”. Brendan Eyre has been playing keyboards in a variety of bands and released a CD of his own instrumental compositions (Ghost Ships). With vocalist Marc Atkinson he formed Riversea.
Two organ/sax cookers back to back – both featuring Don Patterson and Sonny Stitt! First up is the wonderful album Brothers 4 – a mighty pairing of organist Patterson and saxman Stitt – one of Don's grooviest late 60s outings, thanks to an excellent sound from all players involved! Stitt plays Varitone sax on the date, which gives his horn a cool electric feel that really sounds wonderful next to Don's work on Hammond – and Grant Green's also in the group, serving up some great single-line solos that are almost more in his early 60s style than his Blue Note work from this same period. The group's rounded out by Don's regular drummer Billy James – a wonderful player with a great ear for unusual rhythms!
Don Patterson (1936-1988) wasn't the most distinctive organist to follow on the heels of Jimmy Smith's success. But, like Larry Young and Shirley Scott who also played piano first, Patterson was undoubtedly one of the more melodic and lyrical of organ practitioners. What's more, while his more popular peers ventured into soul jazz, funk and pop, Patterson stayed firmly rooted within the bop tradition. He recorded a whopping 15 albums for Prestige between 1964 and 1969, then recorded only five more for the Muse label until his final 1978 album, recorded a decade before his death.