In 1992 the grouping of Wayne Leechford, Hollis Brown, Graham Fry, and Steve Smith formed Cloud Nine. Under this name, they released two albums and started to make a name for themselves. By 1995, the group had a new drummer in Francis Dyer and was working on a new album. When that album (called Fresh Blood) was released in 1997, it was under the name Ozone Quartet for legal reasons. That CD also saw Kenny Thompson take over as guitarist for the band. In 1999, the group released a second CD, Nocturne. That release again found them in need of a guitarist, and Jeremy Shaw stepped in to fill that position. However, his tenure would not be long lasting, as at the end of the tour to support the disc, they broke up.