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Thomas Seltzer
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Background information
Birth name Thomas Seltzer
Born (1969-07-27) 27 July 1969 (age 48)
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Punk rock, Rock'n'roll, Hardcore punk, Glam punk, Death punk, Heavy metal, Hard rock, Thrash metal, Black metal
Occupation(s) musician, TV host, radio host, songwriter
Instruments Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocals
Associated acts Turbonegro, Scum

Thomas Seltzer (born 27 July 1969), better known by his stage name Happy-Tom, is the bassist (originally drummer) and main songwriter in the band Turbonegro,[1] 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.

Happy Tom is currently living in Oslo where he is working as a talkshow host for the Norwegian national television channel NRK.[1]

He also owns a company named Menneskekjøtt Engros AS[2], translating to Human Meat Wholesale Inc.


  1. ^ a b Klikk.no: Thomas Seltzer til Trygdekontoret - Turbo-sjefen får NRK-program 2009-01-22 (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ [1] Nøkkelopplysninger fra Enhetsregisteret (in Norwegian)