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Hold Me Hostage is the brainchild of Christopher Thomas, a renowned musician, webcast producer, philanthropist, and talent buyer in Denver’s music scene, featuring Patrick Searcy and Jace Hill on guitar, Bryan Stacks on bass and keys, and James Opiteck on drums. The band’s name is derived from an inside joke with former bandmates when they would tell each other, “Don’t hold the band hostage!” while resolving creative differences.
With musical influences ranging from Nine Inch Nails to The Beatles, Hold Me Hostage manifests as hard-edged creativity elegantly wrapped in Weltschmerz-tinged optimism. Deep, resonating bass lines lay the foundation for Christopher’s powerfully dark, heavy vocals, which are inspired by singers like Trent Reznor, Maynard Keenan, and Corey Taylor and are often compared to Mike Patton’s unconventional and innovative sound.
VIDEOS PRODUCED BY CHRISTOPHER THOMAS
Showcasing his community, and the unique culture Chris has created working as Sr. talent buyer for Herman's Hideaway, the long-standing historical Denver music venue (where his studio is also located), Chris has thought of everything, including acknowledging the wealth of entertainment he discovered from situations we just couldn't make up. Chris's company WORLDVIRAL, Ltd. has provided the platform for a neighborhood, obviously NOT above self-exploitation to ensure that their first impressions pack a punch. Your introduction begins below with #MotelMinute. Proceed with caution!
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Don't be scared.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING EQUALLY INSPIRING (WITH A LITTLE LESS DESTRUCTION)
Christopher Thomas was one of the founding members of Mile High Scenesters, a reputable Youth Music Charity Foundation (501(c)3. Scenesters began in Denver in 2012 and is now playing a positive role in young musicians lives in other parts of the world.
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