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David Hasselhoff On Acid / Bio

“The name alone sold me — I had to see what sounds were attached to such a title. To be blunt‚ watching this group in action‚ it was as if James Hetfield befriended Trey Anastasio in 1983 instead of Lars Ulrich. Thrash-metal-dub-jam was my best guess as trying to describe the incendiary rhythm being belted out by this no-name band. We all agreed it really would be the soundtrack if we were watching‚ or were‚ David Hasselhoff On Acid.”

— [Garret Woodward- ‘State of Mind Music’] after watching DHOA’s 2009 Wakarusa set.

If one thing can be said about DHOA, it is that they are truly unique. Their music catches and keeps attention. They are NOT your run of the mill rock, funk, metal or jam band.

Not only has this overpowering instrumental four piece captured the attention of music lovers in the nearby towns of Columbia, MO, Joplin, MO, Wichita, KS, and Lawrence, KS, they have also toured in Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois and Iowa. DHOA’s breathtaking rollercoaster ride of psychedelic, progressive rock have amassed an especially large and loyal fan base in their hometown of Kansas City.
“Their barnstorming sound threw a melodic grenade into the overflowing crowd. The best we can do is grab onto something nailed to the floor and hang on for mercy while they take us for a ride.”


Having shared the stage with bands like Animals as Leaders{Prosthetic Records}, Intronaut{Century Media}- currently touring with Tool, Dead Letter Circus{Warner Music}, Elixir on mute featuring Thomas Pridgen of The Mars Volta, Lye by Mistake, and Scale the Summit, ‘The Hoff’ is regularly compared to bands like Primus and Mr. Bungle.

Kansas City’s premier music publication ‘The Pitch’ says:

[DHOA’s album Feast of the Horse People is] “a genre-splicing jamtastic funk that is only one of such diverse elements as heavy-metal double-kick drums, guitars that sound as if they were recorded underwater, and a slap bass that’ll knock the taste of Red Hot Chili Peppers right out of your mouth…… by the time the closing number, ’When the Sky Swallows Her Children’, is allowed to reach the pinnacle of its prog-funk grandiosity, the listener has truly been swept into what can only be described as a journey.”

General Info

Band Members
Erich Thomas-Bass, Phil Wolf-Guitar, Brandon Bamesberger-Guitar, Zach Legler-Drums
Artist Name
David Hasselhoff On Acid
Profile Page
Rock / Instrumental / Progressive

Contact Info

Kansas City, KS