With the quiet confidence born of true talent, Tom Vek has always known that stardom beckoned. Since his birth in the early 80s, to a one time record company mogul father and thankfully understanding mother, Tom has been gradually honing the skills that got him where he is today - standing right on the precipice of fame. A multi-instrumentalist, an incisive lyricist, a musician at home with the equally raw, but wildly differing aesthetics of electronica and garage rock, Tom Vek is young man with a bright future.
As a teenager, Tom's attempts at breaking into the local music scene with bands of school mates had limited effect, and after numerous arguments and an increasing proficiency on all the instruments, Tom Vek started recording on his own. Applying a healthy dose of rock 'n' roll attitude to the limited electronic kit at his disposal, Tom's electro-rock stylings soon caught the attention of Tummy Touch records, who swiftly secured his signature.
Tom soon began to realise that the songs that had always been at the heart of his music were owed a little more love than afew boxes of electronics could provide. Hooking up with producer Tom Rixton, Tom retired to his home studio, picking up guitar, bass and drums and creating an album's worth of material. The results where thrilling. Tom's songs buzzed with a raw garage rock energy, driven a long by subtle electronic touches and a backbone of rigid, angular funk.
It was clear these songs needed performing, so, putting aside the control freakery of his early years, Tom gathered a band around him and took to the stage. After just a handful of London shows it was clear that Tom Vek had found three musicians who shared his 20/20 vision.
His first 7" single release on Tummy Touch was the lo-fi, garage-rock rant of 'If I Had Changed My Mind', quixotically partnered with the crunchy electronica of 'Buick Rivera' on the flip. Confusing and intriguing most listeners in equal parts, Tom couldn't have asked for more.