Hector Gannet

15th November 2018 – 50 year anniversary since Hector Gannet sank off the coast of England

We’re extremely excited to announce our headline show at Surfcafe Tynemouth on Thursday 15th November! A date which will mark the 50th anniversary of the maritime disaster in which the converted trawler Hector Gannet, LO.143 was sunk. In respect and remembrance of all those lost at sea, proceeds will go via the RNLI Grace Darling Museum to the RNLI.

Support comes from ‘Paula & The Dolphin’, a collaborative project from the inspiring minds of Ryan Siddall (a.k.a Bugman) and GWinston Lang (st james infirmary) who we highly recommend. Tickets are only available online from the link below;


01/06/18 – Cluny 2 supporting MAN & THE ECHO


Warrington four piece Man & The Echo are signed to James Endeacott’s hugely respected 1965 Records, have recently been invited to play Billy Bragg’s leftfield stage at Glastonbury, enjoyed lots of airplay and had influential BBC DJ Steve Lamacq call front man Gaz Roberts “a great northern storyteller”, comparing him to Jarvis Cocker and their gigs to the first time he saw Pulp.
There is a bit of Sheffield’s finest’s era-defining mix of smart, observational pop and musical glam about Man & The Echo. But there’s also a bit of XTC, The Smiths, the Divine Comedy, Beach Boys, Super Furry Animals, blue eyed soul, 50s/60s crooning, literary references, social commentary, humour and much more, as they have arrived at a sound that isn’t retro so much as ricocheting through pop’s many decades and landing squarely in the post-Brexit, conflicted, chaotic UK of the here and now. Debut album ‘Man & The Echo’ is out now via 1965 Records/PIAS.

**Man & The Echo will be performing newly written material at The Cluny 2 **


Hailing from Teesside, say this about themselves – “Influences
Early Fall gone wrong. There’s some Half Man Half Biscuit lunacy and word play in there as well. Inspiral carpet keyboard swirl. We take the anti love song and no guitar solo punk ethos and make a career out of it. We’d like to think people would SHRUG their shoulders here. But then again we would wouldn’t we?”


HECTOR GANNET: Hector Gannet
Summed up by Johny Brown of BOHJ recently, when he said “Hector Gannett are Northern Folk as it is now and as it should be, fluid, forever changing, open to the future but with one eye always reverently on the past. I love this band and what they mean to me.”



27/5/18 – London – Moving South: Coastal

On Sunday May 27th (Bank Hol weekend) we head to London as guests of the wonderful Band Of Holy Joy for an event at Bones & Pearl. Read some words and find another ticket link for the event by BOHJ front man Johny Brown at the excellent Velvet Sheep

16/5/18 – Cluny 2 – supporting Island

Cluny 2 on Weds May 16th – supporting Island TICKETS HERE

19/5/18 – Surfcafe Tynemouth – #MAH2018

Gigging alongside Keep Breathing and Headclouds with all proceeds going to Crisis UK.


Hector Gannet – on The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Tickets HERE

“A major feature of the event will be a live soundtrack played to vintage film taken of Holy Island and the nearby Farne Islands, as well as film of fishing and shipbuilding in the north-east, performed by Hector Gannet and inspired by Grace Darling. This 42-minute combination of cine, amateur and professional footage has only ever been performed once before, to a sell-out audience on the banks of the Tyne, and promises to be a real highlight.” – taken from The Crack Magazine

Newcastle ~ Head of Steam 25/3/18

Sunday 25th March 2018 at Head of Steam, Neville St, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Live review

photo: Leigh Anne Elliott

Nice review of when we played with the superb Band Of Holy Joy at Surf Cafe in Tynemouth by Gus Ironside HERE at Louder Than War

GIG: We support Sam Fender at Riverside, Newcastle on Thursday Dec 7th 2017

Absolutely delighted to announce that we’ll once again be supporting our good friend Sam Fender in his last hometown headline show of the year at Riverside Newcastle on December 7th alongside the brilliant A Festival A Parade. A huge thanks to Sam for once again asking us to play. We can’t wait for this one!

Remaining tickets can be had HERE


Hector Gannet supporting The Band Of Holy Joy – now SOLD OUT

UPDATE: This gig is now SOLD OUT

A brilliant bit of news. We will be supporting The Band of Holy Joy, who are based in London but who originate from North Shields. The intimate gig which is expected to sell out will take place at Surf Cafe in Tynemouth on December 9th 2017. Tickets are now SOLD OUT

The Band of Holy Joy are touring the release of their latest album ‘Funambulist We Love You’ which is picking up rave reviews, including this one on Louder Than War