The aim of HotelFOX is to write heartfelt music, that rocks without the gloss. This has been a pipe dream for some 16 years, and is now becoming a reality. HotelFOX is the solo project of Eric Downer, songwriter and guitarist with Dublin-based band Cirque. Eric Downer has been writing music for 16 years and has written several songs released independently by Cirque. These include Teddy, Sleepers, I By 2, Pins and Needles and A Fuckless Soul (all for the 2005 album “Auditions”). In addition, Eric wrote the songs The RiverRoad, Aeroplane and Backflip for the recently released (Feb 2010) Cirque EP entitled “Bad Dreams and Lullabies“.
HotelFOX represents Eric Downer’s venture into the scary/exciting world of recording music as a solo artist, a project he began 18 months ago when he entered producer Michael Creedon’s (formerly of 90′s rockers “Junkster”) Kilcullen studio. Over the last year Eric has completed the Doorstep EP (released on May 26th 2012) in Creedon’s studio, and shot a video for the lead song with Director Leah Carroll. The songs for the follow-up album are written, with the album planned for completion by the end of 2012.