Timo Ellis

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Timo Ellis
Birth nameTimothy K. Ellis
GenresRock, electronic, soundtrack, punk, metal, avant garde, pop, singer songwriter
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer
InstrumentsGuitar, bass, drums, keyboard, synthesizer, ukulele, voice
Associated actsCibo Matto, Netherlands, Spacehog, Joan as Police Woman
WebsiteOfficial website
Netherlands band

Timothy Kneeland "Timo" Ellis is a multi-instrumentalist and record producer from New York City, currently in the band Netherlands.[1] He also runs a commercial music company under his own name, as well as his personal label Records and Tapes Records.

Ellis attended Evergreen State College in Washington. It was while in school there that he first began working with local bands such as Nubbin, Lemonade, Hotess, Freebird, and Dig Yer Grave. He returned to New York in 1994, where he joined with Sam Koppelman and Sean Lennon to record as IMA. IMA backed Lennon's mother, Yoko Ono, on her album Rising.

In 1997 Ellis and Sean Lennon joined Cibo Matto (both playing bass, guitar and drums). As a quartet (Yuka Honda, Miho Hatori, Ellis, Lennon) Cibo Matto released an EP, Super Relax (1997) and their second album Stereo ★ Type A (1999). He continued to tour with Cibo Matto until they disbanded in 2001. Later in the year Ellis released his first solo EP, The Enchanted Forest of Timo Ellis. Ellis has since self-released 31 additional EPs and LPs. He currently performs regularly in his band Netherlands. He's also recently been a regular player in Miho Hatori's New Optimism and Joan as Police Woman. His music can be previewed from his Bandcamp page and Official Website. He lives in Brooklyn.

Solo discography[edit]


  • T.O.A.S.T. Redux
  • High Score
  • The White Bronco
  • Epic Mini
  • After
  • The New Yorker
  • Eyebrows
  • The Death of Fantasy


  • The Enchanted Forest of Timo Ellis
  • Master of Pop Hits
  • Uppalappu
  • Civilian Pursuits
  • Hellven
  • Feral Minty
  • Undead Horses
  • I'm Not Going to the Store

As others[edit]

  • U. McDammon The Fastest Finger in the World
  • The Marcy Mnemonics Kookoo Banana, Van Halen Two
  • Gazillion Fear of Sucking
  • Bird of Doom Way Down Upon the Swan
  • Shania Divorce Shocker! Doublemint Gonzo (with John Paul Keenon)
  • The Off Scene The Off Scene
  • The Off Scene Heavy Muppet
  • The Off Scene S.O.A.
  • Biker Period Biker Period, Biker Period II (with Kirsten McCord)
  • Gluttonius Roman Style (with Suzanne von Aichinger and John Paul Keenon)
  • Blood of the Runt (with Christine Cherbonnier)
  • Miss Michigan (with Gustavo Saenz)
  • SEE? "Lighteninging on Your Thames" (with Brandon Seabrook, Jon Ehlers and Stuart Popejoy)

With Netherlands[edit]

  • Fantasmatic
  • Silicon Vapor
  • Audubon
  • Hope Porn
  • Black Gaia
  • Green Lips And Lightning (unreleased B-sides)
  • Zombie Techno


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