The Local London presents:
Seckar + Fox Hotel + Special guest: Adam Betts
Entry Requirements: 18+
EP Launch of wonky live electronica with special guests!
Seckar is the alter ego of London based producer and engineer Ray Tovey. Taking his artist name from a small woodland area in his hometown of Wakefield, Yorkshire, Tovey uses classic synth sounds, glitchy guitars, live electric bass and occasional vocals to craft his own brand of melodic electronica. Under various guises Tovey has shared the stage with/engineered for/mixed artists such as Clark, Plaid (Warp Records), The Haxan Cloak (Tri Angle) and Io Echo (Sargent House). 2016 debut EP ‘Herewegobrilliant’ is soon to be followed by a second 3 track EP in late June 2018.
Tovey first started experimenting with electronic music around the early 2000s, influenced by the seminal Warp Records label. Playing around the UK and Germany in DIY Post Rock/Punk bands while developing his skills in engineering, mixing and the art of music production led to work with labels such as One Little Indian, First Word Records (remixing) and Mute Records (engineering) before forming Seckar in early 2015.
Tovey is currently working on a third EP, fine-tuning the Seckar live show (which includes drums, keys, bass, electronics and visuals) and mixing for other artists/bands based in London and LA.
“A truly uplifting discovery indeed.” Killing Moon - Track of The Day: Seckar “Sail”
"Fox Hotel" are a vocal-driven livetronica duo, featuring Oli Dacombe (drums/electronics) and Mariya Brachkova (vocals/synths). The duo uses self-crafted controllers and effects live and in the studio.
They are currently finishing their debut EP, tentatively scheduled for release this year with their first single "E.D.E" having been included in Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Mixtape.
"Fox Hotel" met in 2014 while playing for "Studio45" artists, working with producers P*Nut and Matty Benbrook (Amy Winehouse, Faithless, Paolo Nutini, Dido).
"I love it! It's like a cross between Cornelius and Broadcast." -Tim Exile