Head Clowns

nomadic jazz, sinister funk, party blues, eurasian soul
Hong Kong (Hometown: Wales)
Folkist anger from the gutter. We want champagne anarchy: the high life for the low-life. It's now or never, baby. One clarinet, one ukulele and a state-of-the-art sound system to overturn the established order and make a new one –for drinks all round.

“I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found.”
Rising from the ashes of Dead Clowns (the original gypsy-jazz bohemian insomniacs who spent months on the streets of England almost building a reputation for their joyous fast-paced tramp jams then split before their first gig) — Head Clowns are a get-up-and-go duo who got up and went to play their little hearts out on the streets of Hong Kong.

Band members:
°°° Zoe von Hess — tenor ukulele vocals °°°
°°° Joseph von Hess — clarinet °°°

Band interests:
Nudity, parlour games, herbs, clowns, revolution, fishing for compliments, sexual healing (oh baby, makes me feel so fine), revolution, fresh vegetables, living music, noise.

Neptune, pirates, civil disobedience, armed revolt, clandestines, saboteurs, satirists, deviants, the insane.
David Lynch, Werner Herzog, Lars von Trier, Andrei Tarkovsky.
Barry Lyndon, Even Dwarves Started Small, Freaks.

William Blake, Friedrich Nietzsche, Guy Debord, Kaspar Hauser, Slavoj Zizek, John Donne, George Grosz

Guys in disguises, Palfi the clown, Illuminations.

Record Label:

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Past Gigs

9 Feb 2020 (Sun) 4:00PM - 4:55PM

留白 Lau Bak Freespace Livehouse
G/F, West Kowloon Freespace No. 18 Museum Drive, West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

26 Oct 2019 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Lamma Grill
36 Yung Shue Wan Main St, Lamma Island, Hong Kong

黃昏音樂#54 European September

7 Sep 2019 (Sat) 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Open Area Outside, Hong Kong House of Stories
6 Hing Wan St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong


6 Oct 2018 (Sat) 4:00PM - 6:00PM

BOUND for Acoustic Assassination & Forbidden Love

29 Sep 2018 (Sat) 9:00PM - 12:00AM

------BOUND------COFFEE + BEER
G/F 32 Boundary Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong