A busy few months for Hec­tor Biz­erk’s Au­drey

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Gigs with the Lib­ertines, a new EP and re­quests to play in Amer­ica - it’s been a busy few months for Hec­tor Biz­erk’s Au­drey Tait.

Ruther­glen drum­mer, Au­drey and bher band­mates, are set to head­line Oran Mor in Glas­gow this Fri­day night (Oc­to­ber 23).

It comes just over a month af­ter they sup­ported resur­gent rock­ers the Lib­ertines at the city’s O2 Academy, which was a huge op­por­tu­nity for the hip-hop quar­tet.

“It was spe­cial to open for a band like that,” says Au­drey, who’s from John­stone Drive.

“We got a good re­cep­tion do­ing it, and it was a re­ally huge sup­port for us to get.

“They know of our stuff - I met Gary ( Pow­ell, the Lib­ertines drum­mer) and he’s re­ally sound.

“They’re just nice guys - when you’re a mu­si­cian you just want to write tunes and play them to peo­ple, and I don’t think that changes de­pend­ing on how big you are.

“They just seemed to be lov­ing be­ing back and play­ing gigs again.”

Hec­tor them­selves have been play­ing plenty of gigs over the past sev­eral months, with their last Glas­gow head­line show be­ing a sold-out King Tut’s gig in June, just af­ter they launched a sound­track to the play Crazy Jane.

Now they’re work­ing on fin­ish­ing their se­ries of four EPs based around Glas­gow’s coat of arms, with the Tree That Never Grew see­ing the band joined by sev­eral guests, in­clud­ing the gui­tarist RM Hub­bert, who’s pre­vi­ously won the Scot­tish Al­bum of the Year Award.

Au­drey added: “We’ve got some re­ally ta­lented artists fea­tur­ing on the EP. Marc Rooney from Pronto Mama is on there, Be Char­lotte from Dundee is on there and we’ve got RM Hub­bert as well.

“We spoke about do­ing some­thing with Hubby at the SAY Awards last year when there was a lot of free al­co­hol about, but it’s ac­tu­ally come to fruition. He was just ridicu­lous in the stu­dio - I still don’t even know how he does it all be­cause the way he plays gui­tar is un­real. You’d think there was two peo­ple there on some of his parts.

“It’s the same with Marc, he’s so in­no­va­tive too. It would be bor­ing if we just got any old MC to come in, we want to push our­selves and hope­fully learn from them, as well as them putting some­thing re­ally cool down.”

The band are al­ready look­ing ahead - they’ve re­cently taken on an Amer­i­can agent who can se­cure them more State­side book­ings, af­ter they played the South by South West fes­ti­val in Texas ear­lier this year.

Au­drey said: “We’ve had peo­ple from Amer­ica get­ting in touch and ask­ing if we’ll be com­ing back over, that was a bit men­tal.

“We’ve got an agent there now af­ter play­ing SXSW - that’s a sen­tence I never thought I would say.

“We’re also go­ing to France in De­cem­ber for a fes­ti­val, so that should be pretty cool. There’s a big hip hop scene in France, so hope­fully they’ll like what we do. ”

Hec­tor Biz­erk play Oran Mor this Fri­day and tick­ets are £9.

Dy­namic duo Au­drey had a great time sup­port­ing the Lib­ertines On the beat Au­drey be­hind her kit

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