The bands founders the Moncrieff brothers had been playing together prior to Halo. Graeme teaching younger brother Iain to play on his dads acoustic guitar at the age of 16.
With the pair both playing guitar, younger brother Iain came up with the idea of getting a drummer and bass player to form a band. They called themselves 'Chaser' although they were short lived. Splitting due to musical differences. The Moncrieff's having the same taste in music carried on playing together privately.
In 1999 they decided to go for it again and started auditions to form a new band. Jim Davey was to be appointed the drummer. Whilst despite turning up for auditions without his instrument, Steve Yeomans was given the roll as bass player.
With influences from Led Zeppelin, Mercury Rev, Smashing Pumpkins and the The Pixies Halo were born. Performing in and around Bristol, Halo became a big hit with fans. Leading to their first release 'Still Here EP' recorded in a studio near Bristol.
With great support and success at their gigs the hard work was paid off and the quartet were spotted by Sony Music Entertainment towards the end of 2001. Signed by the industries big roller, they were partnered with Al Clay who produced their debut and only album Lunatic Ride.
Lunatic Ride was released in 2002 and was to have three singles spawned from it. On the wave of the album Halo toured with the likes of Serafin, Wheatus and Rachel Stamp.
In 2003 drummer Jim Davey left to pursue other aspirations and was replaced by Blake.