Über Tom Vek
This lad from London is plugged in, not only with his reel-to-reel tape machines and assorted studio equipment set up in his father's garage, but through family friends in the music industry who made it possible for his debut home-produced project to land a major record deal. Along with a flurry of flannel-clad kids in the 1990s, Vek became enthralled with Pearl Jam and the entire American grunge movement. He began practicing on bass and drums, accompanying his guitarist father in their home studio. By the age of 14, he moved beyond being a copycat and forged ahead with his electronic experiments which engendered a flurry of parental boasting that soon reached the ears of friends of friends of friends. The news of his musical acumen finally made its way to Tummy Touch Records. They were impressed enough to release young Tom's efforts as a 7-inch single. He quickly progressed past his initial genius, developing his own brand of electro-driven punk-funk. His 2005 debut We Have Sound is a mark of a musical upstart, but one with a limitless imagination. With any luck, Vek will continue to surrender to his appetite for sonic decoupage, and make memorable, provocative music long into the future.