Lance Herman BIO + EPK
Lance Herman is a South African based Singer-Songwriter whose music brings together influences from Jazz, alternative rock, and modern pop. Influences include artists such as Frank Ocean, Thom Yorke, Kiane Lede to name a few. Lance's debut, self-produced and independently released Lance Herman LP is on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms and includes 5FM playlisted single Rollercoaster. Lance produced Ride the Waves EP at the erstwhile Red Bull Studios in Cape Town and has performed on the Nu World Beat Stage at Rocking the Daises, V&A Waterfront Amphitheare for Thursdays Project's Museum Night, with first band Fly Paper Jet Lance performed at the CTICC as support act for Mattisyahu; Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts as support act for Soweto String Quartet; and opened for the Springbok Nude Girls at Mystic Boer Bloemfontein where he pulled off a legendary stage dive to the bemusement of Arno Carstens and Theo Crous! Successful performances at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival as a solo act and in bands Fly Paper Jet, Ginsburg and Herman, ELIEZER (the last of which being a project produced on a fellowship at the Donald Gordon Institute of Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA). Lance has collaborated on live shows and recordings with some of South Africa's best known Jazz-musicians, including Jonno Sweetman, Shane Cooper, Nicholas Williams, Tefo Mahola, Emily Bruce, Bonj Mpanza (BONJ), Lee Thomson. He has produced music for Africa Is Now Fashion Magazine, W35T clothing label, and on Sketchbook Studios short films Andre and Jakkals 13. From live shows at erstwhile CT Jazz venue the Straight No Chaser Club; to current popular Cape Town venues such as The House of Machines and Hanks: Lance has years of experience entertaining and inspiring crowds on different stages from outdoor festivals to intimate environments. Lance holds an MA degree from the University of Cape Town in English Literature, and has lectured in Holocaust literature and the Philosophical Novel.
Portfolio Piece (Live at Raptor Room)
In the River In Reverse (Full Song performed live @ Soundcast Studios):
Music Video (White Dress)
Music Video (Rollercoaster)
Apple Music (Full Length Debut Album):