The HipKnosis Story
- HipKnosis is a rock’n’roll band hailing from the American Midwest based at the legendary recording facility Junior’s Motel near Otho, Iowa. HipKnosis has performed to wide acclaim primarily in concert settings, including multiple times at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, at the NewBo Arts Festival in Cedar Rapids, with REO Speedwagon, and at other venues around the Midwest.
HipKnosis started life as H&K in 2006, featuring Kirk Kaufman on bass guitar, kick drum and vocals, with Heather Kelly on vocals, piano, violin, percussion and cymbals. They were sometimes joined by guitarist Eric Hovey, and later by Melvin James. Dave Hearn began writing songs for the band in 2010 and joined HipKnosis in the studio the next year. Jon Passow completed the band in 2012.
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