I met Jonathan Carr at a Looper gig in 1999, a friendship formed and in 2001 we started the band Hoboken. A songwriting partnership which blended Jonathan's love of the classic American songbook with my love of 80s electro. Neil Cameron and Michael Banister completed the four piece on bass and keyboards/drums respectively. In 2003, under our own Royal Jelly Records imprint, we released our first single, Hotel Lisboa; second single, Vainglorious followed swiftly that same year. 2004 saw the release of our debut album Crazy Glue. Another single Beauty Queen follwed in 2006 and a tour supporting The Human League. In 2007 however we decided to call it a day. Jonathan is now a film maker and we still collaborate on the soundtracks, Neil continues as a successful jazz and orchestral double bass player and Michael plays keyboards in the band Texas.

A ritzy Goldfrapp with Tony Bennett singing. Quite spectacular.
— The List
Vainglorious sounds like Scott Walker turning up unannounced at a Pet Shop Boys Gig.
— Morning Star
Like the young Frank Sinatra transplanted to 1990s Berlin...delicious
— Logo Magazine
The best ever lounge singer crooning over pulsing electro.
— Time Out
Hotel Lisboa is an enticing blend of cabaret, bossa beats and electro-noir dreaminess.
— Sunday Mail