Boombox Séance is equal parts indie-folk and dance-floor electronica. Their sound involves heavy beats, keys and ukuleles played through loop pedals and features the acrobatic vocal harmonies of Baltimore's Victoria Vox and Seattle's Aaron English. The music is urgent, uplifting and danceable, while the lyrics address often-taboo social issues such as addiction and domestic violence with hope, honesty, humor and a message of empowerment.
The two members of Boombox Séance met in June 2012 at the SteelBridge Songfest, an event in Sturgeon Bay, WI that brings together songwriters from all over the world for a week of collaborative writing and performances. Vox and English (along with Alabama-based songwriter Jim Troglen) co-wrote their first songs together, "Trouble" and "Denial", at the festival…and Boombox Séance was born.
The debut album was recorded in October and December 2012 in Seattle with producer, Geoff Stanfield (Sun Kil Moon, Firehorse).
Baltimore-based singer-songwriter and ukulele player Victoria Vox has been touring throughout North America, Europe and Australia since 2006. She has been featured on NPR, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and in independent films, and performed at uke festivals around the world. Her songs have won top prizes in the International Acoustic Music Awards, Independent Music Awards, and Washington (DC) Area Music Awards.
Seattle-based singer-songwriter and keyboardist Aaron English has toured the U.S. with his world-beat/rock ensemble, The Aaron English Band, since 2005. Along the way, he scored a Top 20 hit on U.S. radio with his song "Believe" and a Top 5 hit on Italian radio with his interpretation of The Beatles' classic "Norwegian Wood". English's songs have been featured in the Fox TV drama Bones and in ads for Google, Motorola and Chevrolet.