Hector ready to take their final bow at Bandstand
Lanarkshire rap act Hector Bizerk are set to split up - but they’re set for an outdoor party first.
The group will headline the Electric Honey Sessions this Friday (August 12) at the Kelvingrove Bandstand in Glasgow. The show, in connection with the student-run label from Glasgow Kelvin College, will be one of the band’s final gigs as they prepare to move onto new pastures. However they’re looking forward to the Bandstand show, where they will be joined by several acts with connections to the record label. Drummer Audrey Tait, from Rutherglen, said: “The Bandstand will be our biggest gig to date and I just hope it stays dry!
“Pronto Mama are playing as well, and we’re good pals with them, and with Colonel Mustard, so it should be a fun day with some of our pals.
“I went to one of the bandstand gigs last year, and it was a brilliant place for a show.
“It was a nice day and people were just enjoying it. The seating’s really perfect, so it’ll be a nice one to do.”
Audrey admitted that the reaction to the news that Hector were splitting up took her by surprise. Over the years they have released a string of albums and gigged with acts as diverse as the Libertines and Jurassic 5.
Earlier they were listed for the Scottish Album of the Year prize for their record The Waltz of Modern Psychiatry.
They also released their newest album The Second City of the Empire, collecting four EPs that the band had released in 2014.
And news of their break-up prompted many fans and other musicians to praise the band heavily for their impact on the Scottish hip hop scene, which has been expanding heavily over the past decade.
Audrey added: “It was quite overwhelming. Even though we’ve been going for a few years, there’s still some folk who think it’s just Louie (Hector’s frontman), and it was nice that people were asking what the rest of the band are up to now, too.”
Joining Hector at the Bandstand are Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, Pronto Mama, Be Charlotte, the Sunshine Social, Mickey 9s and the Claramassa.
The acts were all picked by students at Glasgow Kelvin College, who run Electric Honey. Tickets are on sale now, priced at £15 and the
show starts at 3pm.
Finale Hector Bizerk will play Kelvingrove Bandstand