Thees Uhlmann, born April 16, 1974 in Hemmoor, Lower Saxony, is a German musician and author. He is a founding member of the indie-pop band Tomte and also writes for the magazines Intro, Visions, Spex and Musikexpress. In 1999 he accompanied the indie-rock band Tocotronic on their K.O.O.K-tour and he wrote a tour diary called Wir könnten Freunde werden. With Marcus Wiebusch and Reimer Bustorff of Kettcar he founded the label Grand Hotel van Cleef in 2002 which presents an annual festival named "Fest van Cleef". In 2005 he shot the film Keine Lieder über Liebe with the German actors Jürgen Vogel and Heike Makatsch. He played guitar in the fictional band "Hansen", which brought out an album also called Keine Lieder über Liebe. A self titled solo-album was released in the summer of 2011 along with a single entitled "Zum Laichen und Sterben ziehen die Lachse den Fluss hinauf". During an interview on German chat show TV total Uhlmann said this was inspired by watching TV documentaries on nature with his mother.