Deathrock, Musical Artist

1969 –


Who is Happy-Tom?

Thomas Seltzer, better known by his stage name Happy-Tom, is the bassist and main songwriter in the band Turbonegro, famous for wearing feminine makeup and a sailor's uniform. He has also gone under the names Tom of Norway and Bongo.

The Seltzer family hails originally from Midland, Texas in the United States, but together with his five-year-older brother he grew up in Superior, Wisconsin. At six, in 1975, he moved to Nesodden in Akershus, Norway.

He has also played in the bands Akutt Innleggelse, The Vikings, Oslo Motherfuckers and Scum.

In Norway, he's also a DJ for hire. DJ Happy Tom Seltzer is known to play all of the songs directly from an iPod.

Happy Tom is currently living in Oslo where he is working as a talkshow host for the Norwegian national television channel NRK3.

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Jul 27, 1969
Also known as
  • Thomas Seltzer
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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