Alexander’s Festival Hall is the brainchild, accident, ward-of-court, or otherwise hazardous musical adventure of Alexander Mayor. A musical project that began as a date with an antiquarian book-selling model that went spectacularly wrong in the bar of yes, The Royal Festival Hall. Moving right along…

On his debut album, “Not a dry eye in London”, Alexander has pulled in a diverse cast of musicians from the drummer of metaller’s Pig Iron to Brooklyn performance artist Clark ov Saturn, Australian folk singer Clare Younis, LA’s The Birthday Girl on 70s disco recollections, Piney Gir on a lonesome duet about the possibility of weddings, and many more. AFH doesn’t like getting pinned down to one sound and so the record which begins in the green room, dives into underground clubs, jumps back to the disco-era, noses up through German-tinged electronica and concludes bleary-eyed in a field. You can’t ask for more than that in 46 minutes.

He’s the producer who produced Piney Gir’s 2009 “The Yearling” taking a Kansas gal on a trip into Euro electronica and wonky jazz. He was one third of Baxendale when they delivered “I built this city” onto European dancefloors via those nice people at Kompakt. And now he’s teeing up his self-penned future romantronica classic (go on, it only takes 4 of us to start a micro-genre) ‘Not a dry eye in London’ – 13 songs that chart the complexities of love in cities to the sound of broken nightclub-tinged balladry.