The full length sound of Canadian act HECTOR might not lead one to believe there are only two musicians which comprise the band, but it's true! The bass 'n drum duo includes Darryl R. Shackelly on drums and accomplished bassist Andréa Hector, who is responsible for writing of the material and programming.
After her early years of playing in bands as a keyboard player, being heavily influenced by early metal acts such as Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden, Andréa went on to play bass and form LIQUID AMBER (CD: "Breed", 1996). Moving in a creatively different path from LIQUID AMBER, Andréa finally formed the electronic duo HECTOR in 1999, with a four-song EP being release in the same year. During this stage of her professional career, she was subsequently short-listed for COURTNEY LOVE's band HOLE.
Darryl R. Shackelly, whose solid drumming has been well-known in the Vancouver area for years, has performed and toured in such bands as NOISE THERAPY, LIQUID AMBER, HISSY FIT, FLICKER, BURN and (2001 Vancouver Seeds Winners) MONOCHROME.
With Andréa's extraordinary songwriting ability along with her band's infectious electronic pop-rock sound, Andréa has done much to raise the band's profile not only in western Canada but also in Australia. "On To You", from the band's previously released CD in "DESTRUCTIKA" (2001), stayed on the charts for 22 weeks and held the #3 position for five weeks on Australia's KAOS FM. A second song, "Take A Pill" was on the top 40 chart for eight weeks.
HECTOR's latest release, "Bitch, Bitch, Bitch" is embarking on it's successful journey in the music industry. "Feel Much Better" recently was licensed to a new television show beginning in January, "ROBSON ARMS". As well, 2 songs from this new release; "Cameo" and "Forgiveness" will be featured on the video game "STEER MADNESS" (due for release in December, 2004). Also licensed to this new video game is "On To You" from DESTRUCTIKA.
Recently the band completed their 1st video from "Bitch, Bitch, Bitch". The video for "I'm Silent", due for release in November, tells the story of a real life incident in which Andréa helped save a stranger's life.
HECTOR is also involved in charitable events. They've given support to various nonprofit companies, such as S.P.C.A. where they did a benefit to help the animals of the province's 2003 forest fire devastation. Other fund raising includes "CAMP EXPERIENCE YOUR DREAMS", women's shelters and a benefit for the fair trial of John Graham.