With a synthesizer and a microphone, Thollem's HPOH forges elements of Punk Rock, Psychedelia and Blues with many other influences from around the world. Including new songs and solo arrangements of Tsigoti songs, with "fluid keys pulverization" (Brad Cohan, Spin Magazine), Thollem’s work is ”political debauchery and a forward vocal delivery … that comes a-swingin’ right out of the gate" (Chocolate Grinder, Tiny Mix Tapes)
Over the last decade, Thollem's toured non-stop internationally, performing and recording with hundreds of musicians from a wide variety of genres resulting in more than 60 albums on 22 different vanguard labels. As a vocalist, Thollem's been releasing albums the last 10 years with his Italian agit-punk band Tsigoti(5th album coming this year), Hand To Man Band (Mike Watt, John Dieterich, Tim Barnes) and Andy Kaufman plus his initial solo album 'Machine in The Ghost'. The first HPOH album will be out later this year.
In the rockin' world, Thollem has performed and recorded with members of Deerhoof, The Minutemen, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Half Japanese, Wilco, Unwound, Old Time Relijun, Cibo Matto, The Stooges, Jealousy Party, Stars Like Fleas, Tenderizor, A Love Electric, Can and more.
"An intense keyboardist" - TimeOut, New York
Alex Cunningham (St. Louis)
Experimental solo violin
Ellen the Felon