Boxer (band)

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Origin London, England
Genres Rock
Years active 1975 (1975)–1979 (1979)
Labels Virgin Records
Associated acts Patto, Spooky Tooth, Vanilla Fudge
Past members Mike Patto
Ollie Halsall
Chris Stainton
Keith Ellis
Tony Newman
Tim Bogert
Eddie Tuduri
Adrian Fisher
Boz Burrell
Bobby Tench
Tim Hinkley

Boxer were a rock band formed by keyboardist Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall in 1975. They signed to Virgin and three albums followed, Below the Belt (1975), Absolutely (1977) and Bloodletting (1979), which also featured Bobby Tench and Boz Burrell.[1] The band dissolved after Absolutely when Patto became ill.

The band was managed by Nigel Thomas who secured a five album deal over five years with CBS, reputed to have been worth £1.2million[2] and was never fully executed due to Patto's death on 4 March 1979. During a six-year period Boxer also toured the US and Europe.



  1. ^ Boxer at Allmusic
  2. ^ Boxer an Excerpt from Eddie Tuduri's book Sideman 2001

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