Looking like a cross between a 1980's Pat Benatar and a prom queen, the slightly-insane Hillary Watts fronts a band of nameless, jumpsuited Drones. Together, they create an audiovisual landscape and invite the audience to come and play. Hard grooves, off-kilter rhythms, surprising song structures, and sonic explosions underscore tales of the odd done by the strange: killer bees on a rampage; hirsute, gun-toting cadillac drivers; funky odes to tube tops; bubble boys in love.
The Hillary Watts Riot are:
Hillary Watts: Queen Bee - vocals
Tommy Donoho: Drone #1 - guitars, vocals
Christian Hankel: Drone #2 - bass, vocals
Justin Penney: Drone #3 - keys, synthesizers, vocals
Sergio Moreno: Drone #4 - drums, congas, percussion