Hotel Fox The Band



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Doorstep Video

Filmed on location in Dublin, Ireland. Direction/editing by Leah Carroll (


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 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 he wrote the songs The RiverRoad, Aeroplane and Backflip for the recently released (Feb 2010) Cirque EP, "Bad Dreams and Lullabies".

HotelFOX represents his venture into the scary/exciting world of recording music as a solo artist, a project he began one year 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 (planned for release in May 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.




HotelFOX - The Doorstep EP

Release date: May 2012
Record label: Independent
Produced/Recorded by: Eric Downer and Michael Creedon
Track listing

  1. Doorstep
  2. Frost
  3. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

Cirque - Bad Dreams and Lullabies EP

Cirque - Bad Dreams and Lullabies EP

Release date: February 2010
Record label: Boxbedroom Productions
Produced/Recorded by: Cirque and Michael Creedon
Tracks written by Downer:

  1. The RiverRoad
  2. Aeroplane
  3. Backflip

Cirque - Auditions

Cirque - Auditions
Release date: January 2005
Record label: Boxbedroom Productions
Produced/Recorded by: Frank Maher and Shay Leon
Tracks written by Downer

  1. Teddy
  2. Sleepers
  3. I By 2
  4. Dear Fiona (co-written with Frank Maher and Lar O'Dwyer)
  5. Pins and Needles
  6. A Fuckless Soul

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