Holus Bolus means ‘All At Once’. Holus Bolus is one person, multi-instrumentalist Tom Boylan. Referred to as the “One-Man-Psychedelic-Acousti-loop” artist, Holus Bolus is the modern take on what a one-man-band is in this day and age. Outfitted with a small drum-kit and an acoustic guitar with some foot pedals, Holus Bolus builds songs one layer at a time, coalescing into one sound that’s acoustic-psychedelic groove-rock. “It’s like a philosopher-juggler….you throw up one ball at a time until you get a good thing going, then vocalize about life, love, aliens, and existence… …all at once”, says Tom.
Based in Crescent City, CA, Holus Bolus has toured extensively throughout the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest for the last 10-odd years building a devoted audience of people who love live music. Playing all kinds of venues, Holus Bolus has graced stages in OR, WA, ID, MT, CA, AZ, and NM including multiple festivals, including two consecutive years at Sawtooth Valley Gathering in Stanley, ID, two consecutive years at The Wool Festival in Taos, NM, Barter Faire in Takilma, OR, Art On The Green Festival in Coeur d’Alene, ID, Music On Main in Butte, MT, and the Sweet Pea Festival in Bozeman, MT.
Holus Bolus has released three full-length albums, The Work Of The Ether (2010), Time Machine (2012), and Possible Lives (2017) as well as an E.P., 100 Feet Tall (2013) under the shortened name of HoBo. Holus Bolus is currently touring in support of Possible Lives, and is recording live shows for a future 2020 live release. Holus Bolus continues to push modern recording, touring, performing, and instrumentalism to the next level.
(Video) Find Your Way Back
(Video) Learning To Fly
(Song) Hit Parade
(Song) The Sky