Herm D’s music is energetic, soulful & just down right funky. His vocal styling has
influences from the true soul singers (James Brown, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, etc.) to the smooth styling of Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and the lead singers from all the classic singing groups (The Temptations, Four Tops, Ojays, Whispers, etc.) Herm D wears many hats when producing his music including composer, lyricist, arranger, musician, vocalist, engineer and producer. Herm D is also influenced by the new artists of the day and incorporates the newer sounds and trends into his productions. Although Herm D has tons of influences from “classic acts” he’s always listening to new trends and is a constantly evolving artist. That said, Herm D welcomes you to his musical world and a journey thru many of the musical influences that have shaped him as a musician, performer and producer.
Following are a few artists that have influenced Herm D as an artist and performer:
James Brown, king of funk music, energetic stage show, soulful vocals with call and response, his music evokes a party and dance atmosphere. Curtis Mayfield, known for songs with meaning and messages, a band leader with distinctive
lead vocals and guitar playing style.
Michael Jackson, master of vocal styling and precision showmanship. A true perfectionist who put in hard work to excel in his craft. Prince, dares to be different, but has extreme natural talent. An innovator and multi instrumentalist.
A few of Herm D’s latest songs include:
“You Got It Girl”, which is a song that tells your special someone what they mean to you and that you appreciate even the little things they do. That you really notice them and will never take them for granted.
“You’re Looking Good Tonight” is a party type song telling your special someone that they really look good and you just love partying with them.
“The Hotness” is a song telling your special someone they’re extremely sexy and really turn you on when they’re dancing. They’re the center of your attention and you love the way they move. Herm D’s influences have included Doo Wop (from singers on the corner when he was growing up in the projects of North Philly), Motown acts, Psychedelic Rock era, Funk bands
(Parliament Funkadelic, etc.)