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Hector Gannet

Hector Gannet

North Shields singer/songwriter Aaron Duff performs and releases with his band under the moniker Hector Gannet, named after his grandad’s converted fishing trawler which sank off the coast of England in 1968.
Hector Gannet first garnered attention from audiences and the music industry when Aaron wrote and released an original score to vintage archive film footage of North East England, commissioned by North East Film Archive as part of a wider project with BFI for their ‘Moving North: Coastal Series’.

In 2019, Hector Gannet broke onto the national scene when they toured the length and breadth of the UK to sell out crowds, supporting Brit awardee and friend, Sam Fender. With this new-found audience, Hector Gannet released their eagerly awaited debut album ‘Big Harcar’ to critical acclaim in 2020: a collection of hard hitting, melodic indie-rock songs with subtle folk inflections and politically charged lyrics.
‘Big Harcar’ was championed by 6music and XFM and lauded by Louder Than War as ‘album of the year’ listing Hector Gannet as “a band that might change your life”. They subsequently signed a world-wide publishing deal with Wipe Out Music (Sleaford Mods) and tracks from the album have been featured on TV and radio.

Performances with British Sea Power, Mercury Award nominees Lanterns On The Lake, sell-out headline shows and anticipated festival appearances are all set for Summer 2021 and beyond.

‘elegant and poetic, the work of a master songsmith and a great great band’ – Tom Robinson, 6 Music

“Album of the year? Undoubtedly … a band that might change your life” – Louder Than War

“Beautiful fluid guitars and outstanding vocals…a slow grower which I love” – BBC 6music

“Blew my mind…clever, profound language and deep-rooted meaningful lyrics” – NE:Volume

“Raw, powerful, elegant and expansive” – Generator

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