Billy Hector
Spring Lake Hts - New Jersey - United States

Whether Billy Hector is teasing you with his sultry slidework, picking through delta blues or flat-out cranking it up and crunching out the electric blues/rock on his beloved vintage Fender Stratocaster, his   music reflects the true soul and origins of the blues; always passionate, engaging and dedicated to making the audience move and sweat.  Having honed his chops and style through three decades of performances, Hector is critically recognized as one of the hottest and most interesting guitarist/songwriters on the original circuit and has even been called “A New Jersey state treasure” by music writers.

 Early in his career, Billy Hector identified himself as a deeply-grounded and versatile player drawing his influences from important predecessors including T-Bone Walker, Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, Roy Buchanan and a host of others across musical style and genre. But, as with all truly great musicians, recognizable influences are interesting only insofar as they provide a departure point for the musician's spirit. It falls on the musician to shape his predecessor's ideas into music that does not simply replicate but engagingly adds to the whole. Most can only aspire to this level of creation; Billy Hector generates it in spades and it happens every night.

 In the late 70s, Hector’s first stop was as the guitarist for The Shots, a horn-driven R&B group that took over the house band role from Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes at the renowned Stone Pony. He moved on as lead guitarist for Hot Romance, a band based at the infamous Mrs. Jay’s biker bar in Asbury Park that also began receiving New York City radio airplay for its original songs.

 In the mid-80’s, drawn back to earlier musical roots, Billy Hector formed the five-piece blues/rock band The Fairlanes and, co-wrote and released three independent albums on the Blue Jersey label.

 By early 1993, Hector regrouped as a power trio and renamed his band The Billy Hector Band. The band’s present lineup is guitars/lead vocals Billy Hector, drummer Sim Cain and bassist Tim Tindall. The Billy Hector Band also performs acoustic blues in multiple personnel configurations. 

 A prolific songwriter/composer, Billy Hector has fourteen albums to his credit, most on the independent Ghetto Surf label. And with over thirty-five years of performing under his belt, Billy Hector is recognized as one of the hottest guitarists and songwriters playing the original circuit and serves up what more than one reviewer has called "one of the best shows you'll ever see".


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Some Day Baby

Label: Ghetto Surf

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues Rock

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Wizard of Babylon Blues Rock Blues
2 Someday Baby Blues Rock Blues
3 Butt Naked and Funk Blues Rock Blues
4 Hit the Road Blues Rock Blues
5 Busy Man Blues Rock Blues
6 Moonlight in Her Eyes Blues Rock Blues
7 Bareback Blues Rock Blues
8 Jolene Blues Rock Blues
9 Alabama Bound Blues Rock Blues
10 On Your Bond Blues Rock Blues
11 Whiskey Blues Rock Blues
12 Creeper Blues Rock Blues
13 Road to Happiness Blues Rock Blues

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Old School Thang - Details

Label: Ghetto Surf Music

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues Rock, Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
Vitamin Big Daddy Blues Rock Blues
1 She's Gone Blues Rock Blues
2 Goin' Down Blues Rock Blues
3 Old School Thang Blues Rock Blues
4 Fake Id Blues Rock Blues
6 Come on Home Blues Rock Blues
7 Evil, Slick 'n Sly Blues Rock Blues
8 Hammer Blues Rock Blues
9 Rita Blues Rock Blues
10 Short and Sweet Blues Blues Rock Blues
11 People of the World Blues Rock Blues

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The Fire Within - EP

Label: Ghetto Surf

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues Rock

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Fake Id Blues Rock Blues
2 Broken Down Blues Rock Blues
3 Step It Up Blues Rock Blues
4 Memory Motel Blues Rock Blues