North Shields singer/songwriter Aaron Duff performs and releases with his band under the moniker Hector Gannet, named after a converted fishing trawler his grandfather sailed on and 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, focusing on the coastline and more specifically on the fishing and shipping industries. The band fully broke out onto the national circuit when, in 2019, they were invited to tour the length and breadth of the UK to sell out crowds, supporting Brit awardee, North East hero and friend, Sam Fender.
With a new-found audience behind them Hector Gannet released their debut album ‘Big Harcar’ on Guga Records in 2020 to critical acclaim: The album was championed by 6music and XFM and lauded by Louder Than War as ‘album of the year’ listing Hector Gannet as one of “25 bands that might change your life”
The band also singed a world-wide deal with Wipe Out Music Publishing and tracks from the album have been featured on TV and Radio, including BT Sport and BBC Radio4 trailers.
Tour support with British Sea Power and also with Mercury Award nominees Lantern On The Lake are in place, plus sell-out headline shows and anticipated festival appearances are all set for Summer 2021 and beyond.
Presented by STREET HASSLE.
This is an 18+ event.