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.