Lance Herman is a singer-songwriter based in Cape Town South Africa. At the beginning of 2016, Lance Herman independently released

his song Rollercoaster to Youtube, with a quirky and yet evocative music video directed with Cape Townian/US-based filmmaker Anton Du Preez, and featuring actor Loulou Taylor. The video received favourable attention from South African Arts and Culture blogs, notably 10and5.Com - and caught the ears of 5FM DJ Catherine Grenfell, who helped the song along onto the 5FM playlist where it garnered more interest around Lance Herman as a songwriter and artist. Later that year, through the Red Bull Studios Cape Town, Lance Herman released a two-track EP Ride the Waves/Thin Bridge, and in the same year performed at Cape Town's Rocking the Daisies festival. In 2017 Lance Herman toured to JHB playing a June 16 event at Rumours Rock City alongside South African artists BCUC, The City & Bye Beneco - and joined on stage by Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand Dr. Jonathan Crossley. The band for that tour included Jonathan Sweetman on drums and Ryan McArthur on bass, a staple trio for Lance Herman's live show. 2018 saw Lance Herman complete his debut full length album Lance Herman LP, released independently to digital platforms. Lance Herman currently performs live in venues and clubs around Cape Town. 

What others are saying 

"Lance Herman is a singer-songwriter from Cape Town, South Africa writing pop music with dreamy and cinematic tones. The latest of his efforts is “In the River, In Reverse”, which is narrated by Herman’s vivid lyricism alongside a trickling guitar organic and the slow glum

of retiring brass. On the track, Herman’s vocals resign to a soft, combing coo, where his feelings of a lukewarm melancholy allude to the murky backwaters of a love gone distant."  - At Cost Magazine (Canadian Music Blog)

 

"There’s nothing quite as satisfying as watching well-shot black and white film footage of talented musicians playing original material. Lance Herman kept it really simple for his newest video release, but it really works. The complexity of the lyrics of ‘In the River, in Reverse’, as well as the unusual melodies, rhythmand bass line could have well been lost if Herman had opted for a busy, psychedelic aesthetic. There is a seriousness that is felt with a traditional black and white colour palette, which matches the focused nature of the music. Herman seems to have gently shed the skin of his highly successful project, Eliezer, and now has more space to experiment with his songwriting, as well as with bigger instrumentation. I haven’t heard anything quite like ‘In the River, in Reverse before, yet, like the video, the track is a really accessible piece that many will enjoy, I’m looking forward to seeing how Lance Herman’s latest music project

unfolds. Watch the video below." - TexxAndTheCity.Com (South African Music Blog)

 

" Lance Herman is a musician and songwriter who is probably best known in 2016 for the track Rollercoaster which has managed to capture a mainstream radio-listening audience. Understandably so as its both beautiful and sanguine, a track to sing along to but with enough layers to pensively peal away on repeated listens. For those who have followed the Cape Tonian live music scene for a while, they will be familiar with Lance's previous projects, Fly Paper Jet and Ginsburg and Herman. Both of these contain some of the essence that makes up Lance's music now: a fine balance of quirky irreverence, genuine introspection and strong musicality: a mixture that makes for brilliant, off-beat pop music. These two tracks, recorded, mixed and produced in Studio, follow on from Rollercoaster and will feature on an upcoming album to be released next year. Both tracks were written and produced by Lance Herman. Thin Bridge features drums by Jonno Sweetman and bass and synths by Shane Cooper. Synths on Ride the Waves by Nicolaas Van Reenen." - RedBullStudios.Com

 

 

Some Additional Press Features 

Between10and5.Com (Johannesburg based Arts/Culture Blog)

OkayAfrica.Com (New York based Arts/Culture Blog)

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