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'HOT

FOR 2021'

'Love, love, love it! They're making such cool music right now'

Michaela Wylde

BBC Music Introducing

Brand New Album

Out Now

 

'Utterly absorbing, it gives a wonderful chill down the spine

...a deserved swagger

and style'

9/10

Liverpool Sound & Vision

'HOT FOR 2021'

BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester

'A 10 song joy.. innovative and uplifting music with tongue in cheek lyrics for a completely unique sound'

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Buy Now  On Apple Music

 
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'Genius...art rock

opera at its best'

Ryan's Gig Guide

'Faultless, clever

pop rock'

Shrop Rocks Magazine

'Real darkness

& depth '

Michaela Wylde

BBC Music Introducing

'The quality of the songwriting is untouchable'

4 The Record

'I LOVE Hoo-Hah Conspiracy !'

BBC Radio Kent

'Soaring choruses ..a festival treat.. off kilter..edgy'

Express & Star

'Ingenuity, originality and excellence'

Krimson Collective Mag

'Maverick story teller and madcap genius' 

Slap Mag

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'Absolutely brilliant !'

Adam Crowther

BBC Music Introducing

'Utterly absorbing'

Liverpool Sound & Vision

*****

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'Funny, edgy, serious!'

The Point FM

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PHOTOS

 
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WHO ARE THE HOO-HAH ?

 

JONATHAN MARKWOOD - Vocal, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Songs

Award winning actor, musician and songwriter Jonathan Markwood formed The Hoo-Hah Conspiracy in London in 2004. Having played all over London including dates at The Hope & Anchor, The Troubador and The Place, Leicester Square he decided to stage a show that would spotlight his band. After seeing 'Shockheaded Peter' at the Lyric Theatre , London he was inspired to write 'The Hoo-Hah Conspiracy...Secret Cabaret'. The show, also directed by Jonathan, was performed regularly in London venues, notably The Rosemary Branch, Islington and The Bakehouse Theatre, Blackheath. The show also played to sell out audiences at The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone and The Queen's Theatre, Essex.

He's released three albums under the Hoo-Hah Conspiracy: 'Telling Tales,' 'Tips & Tricks for the Modern Age' and 'No Light After Dark'. Both 'Telling Tales' and 'Tips & Tricks' won major awards for songwriting and production at the JPF World music awards in Los Angeles and Nashville, USA respectively: Best Modern Rock Album and Best Modern Rock Song.

As an actor, he has appeared in many stage productions most notably as Dr Prospero in 'Return to the Forbidden Planet' in the 25 Anniversary UK No 1  Tour. His TV and Film appearances include: Coronation Street (ITV) Home Fires (ITV) Tina & Bobby (ITV) Fresh Meat (C4) Doctors (BBC) Eastenders (BBC) and DCI Banks (ITV) He also won the Best Actor Award in the leading role of David Taylor in the film 'Go With God' (Arrondissement Films) at the Global Revolution Festival in New York.

He describes the songs  he writes for the Hoo-Hah Conspiracy as a little like Gerald Scarfe illustrations set to music!

For more info go to jonathanmarkwood.co.uk

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JIM STREETS​ - Electric Guitar

Drawing on influences from Hendrix to RHCP, via Funkadelic, James Brown and Herbie Hancock to name but a few, Jim’s earlly career was a groove odyssey of acid jazz, fusion and funk-rock with the likes of the indefatigable Booyaka. Gigging original material at festivals and venues up and down the country, with the occasional show leaking incontinently into mainland Europe, Jim did his best to live up to the nom de plume conferred on him: 'Dr Hot Shit Jive’.

After 15 years of fiercely defending his musical integrity in the face cover bands and the tribute act scene, Jim finally got over himself by joining one of the UK’s top Red Hot Chili Peppers tribs. Assuming the roles of assorted Chilis axe-slingers past and present, Jim’s choppy funk licks and propensity for over-the-top axe histrionics were a natural fit. 

After the sprawling self indulgence of his early career, Jim is now relishing the challenge of bringing Mr Markwood's finely wrought multi-faceted musical gemstones to the stage.

 

TONY HOLT - Drums

Tony is an accomplished self taught drummer brought up on a diet of Punk and New Wave, with a side order of Brit Funk and Classic Rock. He cites drumming influences including Ruffy, Copeland, Jansen, Gould and Cameron (Google 'em kids).

 

As a young drummer, Tony cut his teeth with seasoned blues outfits including a stint in the John Verity Band in deepest darkest Yorkshire before getting involved in a vibrant north-west music scene in the mid-90's. During this time, he got to play pretty much every dive venue in London and Manchester, most notably with post-hardcore trio Fifty Heads Wide.

 

Tony's stylistically diverse musical background is perfect for Jonathan's Hoo-Hah Conspiracy. From edgy, off-the-wall rock through dance inflected grooviness to classic R&B, Tony handles it all with great aplomb!

 
 

LIVE SHOWS

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YOUTUBE CHANNEL

 
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MUSIC

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'PSYCHOACUSIS'
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REMASTERED
'TELLING TALES'

WINNER! Best Modern Rock Album

WINNER! Best Modern Rock Song

JPF World Music Awards, Los Angeles

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RE-RELEASE
'TIPS AND TRICKS
FOR THE MODERN
AGE'

WINNER! Best Modern Rock Album

JPF World Music Awards, Nashville

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SOLO
'BLACK AGAINST
THE SUN'
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'WELCOME TO PLANET EARTH'
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