Together we started playing to his dad’s ‘Schlagzeugplatte’ (drum tracks on vinyl). Since we had the electric guitar and his bass guitar plugged straight into his stereo it blew up of course. So we had to find a drummer. Found one and fifteen hundred name changes and different singers and musicians later ‘The Tearless Beheaded’ (don’t laugh!) split up for good.
Teenage girls in our village and worldwide (we wished) were inconsolable and everybody went different ways. Autumn 1992-Autum 1996: Move from Bremen to Cologne to play more music and study. Did study and also played in various and dubious bands and projects. Started to feel musically uninspired (“No wonder you did. You lived in a country where David Hasselhoff has a number 1” some of my friends here in the UK now say).
And they are right! September 1996: Moved to London for reasons outlined above. Session musician for Britpop bands (not very good ones). Realised I had to start my own thing. After the short-lived project ‘Plastiscene’, decided to use my weird first name.
Good friends suggested ‘The Holm Hofmann Experience’, but I wasn’t too sure. May 2001: Released ‘Music For Astronauts’-EP and 7” Single ‘Afterglow’ on Berlin based Firestation Records and the Wohnton label. Encouraged by the good response from the music loving public, went on tour through Germany and played the London gig circuit. Started to work on new songs which became the tracks on ‘South Of The River’. Recorded in London and at Dirk’s studio in Bremen (would never had it finished without him…) October 200: Album release ‘South Of The River’.
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