Herluf Hermansen
  • 55, Male
  • Copenhagen
  • Denmark
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Herluf Hermansen's Friends

  • George Marholev
  • Reiner Nold
  • John Lawton
  • Ed Halliburton
  • Sanna Haaranen
  • Sverri Heinesen
  • Jani Loijas
  • Dennis Lave
  • Joseph Schembri
  • Pætur Mohr Dam
  • DEIGGJ Band
  • Kev and Yvonne
  • Boris Shnitzer
  • Mike "Muzzy" Fedysky
  • John

Herl the Pearl

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About me
I play drums in the Deiggj band and love rock music. I was born in the Faroe Islands but grew up in Denmark. I moved to the Faroes in 1978. I am currently in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Aged 7, I discovered ABBA (gotta start somewhere) ... I soon moved on to rock music and knew right away that I wanted to play the drums. I only had pillows to play on and made my own drum sticks. Later on, I expanded my three-pillow kit to include buckets and things.

When I was around 12, I finally got my first drum kit. It was a Maxwin by Pearl set and I played on it all day long. I had a few more Pearl kits but eventually bought a Yamaha Power V, Birch Custom kit with 4 toms, which is still what I use in Deiggj. I added a lot of Paiste Alpha series cymbals to it -- never enough metal, you know.

I recently purchased a Roland TD-12 digital drumkit. Being a conservative guy, I was not completely into all that "artifical stuff". I wanted acoustic drums but I have to admit, those V-drums are pretty amazing and I love my TD-12. I still like the feel of real metal cymbals, but there are many advantages to digital drums.

I have been playing all sorts of musical styles, experimental jazz, funk/rock, fusion, blues, etc., but rock'n'roll always was the thing that gets me going. For a while, I played a lot of Metallica and similar metal-stuff, but I always come back to the good old rock from the 70'ies.

In terms of professions, I've worked with dynamite, fish, asphalt, construction, sales, databases, programming, graphics, and so on. I currently work as a web-designer and programmer.

Uriah Heep has always been one of those bands that I simply never grow tired of. Sometimes, people ask me who my favorite drummer is, and I must say "I have so many favorite drummers". Lee Kerslake is one of the gurus to me. Not only is he a great drummer, he's a very nice person.

My motto is "Ask not whether it's useful -- Ask what is it useful for".

Keep Rocking
Did you go to HV2008 in Spain

See me on YouTube

If you want to see me in action, I release drumming videos, tips, jams, and other stuff on YouTube. Simply go to www.youtube.com/HerlPearl to see my jams, if you are interested.

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At 8:51am on October 14, 2008, Boris Shnitzer said…
Hi Herluf,
It was pleasure!!! I'm sure we'll meet again.
Apologies for the late reply. Somehow, after the return from Spain, I can't find time for anything.
Take care.
At 11:09am on October 3, 2008, Gitta Löwenstein said…
I want to see, how you can play drums and drink beer at the same time;-)))) that could be VERY funny!

At 3:05pm on October 1, 2008, Joseph Schembri said…
You are also a good drummer, cos we could see \ hear it at the heepvention. So keep on drumming to your heart's desire.
At 11:17am on October 1, 2008, Sanna Haaranen said…
Hola! Herluf
It was really great Heepvention :) But It's not so nice to be back here in cold Finland.. :/
You have good memory, when you remember that word Kippis :)
Hope to see you again soon!

At 9:02am on October 1, 2008, Gitta Löwenstein said…
Herluf, it would be a pleasure, to jam with you all;-) and of course you have to take care of me;-)))

At 8:11am on September 30, 2008, Gitta Löwenstein said…
Herluf, thanks! It was great, meeting you and listening to your band. I hope, I can go to the Faroe Islands too!
Take care

At 7:50pm on September 29, 2008, Mac Steagall said…
Great meeting you, Herluf. I really enjoyed your band amd hope to see you guys again soon.

Take care,
At 6:17pm on September 28, 2008, Jani Loijas said…
I'm also very glad that I did that..it was a great experience and definetely not the last one! Right spelling is..Kippis! :)
At 5:40pm on September 28, 2008, Phil Baker said…
Will let you know when I'm coming up to the Farao Islands
At 4:04pm on September 28, 2008, Jani Loijas said…
Hi Herluf, it was a great pleasure to meet you in Heepvention! We had some nice conversations :) and hopefully I can hear Deiggj Band playing live in sometime future! If there's a next HV event, i will attend jamming.. :)

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