Hector Gannet

We’ve been named in ‘ones to watch’ list for 2019

Nice to have made a list of bands to watch by the excellent Louder Than War. We’re looking forward to getting into the studio soon to record tracks for out debut release. Thanks to Gus Ironside & John Robb at LTW for the support, and for choosing us to make the list. List is > HERE

Intimate Solo Gig – March 16th 2019

Very excited to be doing a solo show in a very intimate space, where some wonderful artists such as Michal Chapman, Kathryn Williams and the great Richard Dawson have played. Its a double headline show which i’m honoured to play alongside Nev Clay.

TICKETS HERE

Friday 25th January 2019 – Winter Festival at Beamish Hall, County Durham.

TICKETS can be found HERE for this wonderful winter event.

Review of Hector Gannet sold out gig with Nev Clay

Click HERE for a review from Louder Than War of Hector Gannet and Nev Clay double headline sold out intimate show at The Wheel House.

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;

REMAINING TICKETS HERE

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

TICKETS HERE £5

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 **

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZHlp7BBero

SHRUG: SHRUG
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?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Praas4Wr73Y

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.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5AU8qRy_KY

TICKETS £5 – 

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.

TICKETS HERE

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