Pato Banton (born with the name Patrick Murray) is an English reggae singer and toaster. He was born January 28, 1961 in Birmingham, England. He acquire the nickname "Pato" ( the Jamaican word for "wise owl") from his step dad and "Banton" which from the disc jockey slang for a "heavyweight DJ".
Their first came to caught the public attention in the early 1980s when he worked with the band "The Beat". He recorded "Pato and Roger a Go Talk" with 'Ranking Roger' which was included on their album in 1982 called "Special Beat Service". He continue to record a set of singles for both Fashion Records and Don Christie Records. In 1985, Pato Banton was one of the guest artists that perform on the UB40 album "Baggariddim". HIs debut album was the "Mad Professor Captures Pato Banton" in 1985 that was produced by Mad Professor. It was followed by "Never Give In" in 1987 which include a participation of Paul Shaffer and a follow-up to his previous partnership with "Ranking Roger" with "Pato and Roger Come Again". Banton released a great pop oriented LP "Visions of the World" after an EP in 1988 which followed by 1990's "Wize Up!" (No Compromise) that include a 'College Radio' hits "Spirits in the Material World" (The Police cover) and another partnership in "Wize Up!" (at this time with David Hinds of Steel Pulse)