Herbieman featured on Musical Cities Blog

Thanks a lot to Cherie Yurco for writing this pieces about me and my journey :

http://musicalcities.com/musician-stories/

Gervasio “Herbieman” Goris

New album: Together (April 2012)
Special song on the album: “First True Love”

“It is my love declaration to my wife, Cynthia. It says that all I do is for her, but at the same time, this love journey is a search, a goal, not a permanent thing. I do know it’s true love that we are finding. We find it (and lose it) almost every day.”

Combining two dreams is easy, but sailing for three months to realize them takes real courage. That’s exactly what Gervasio Goris did when he came to the conclusion that he needed to leave Argentina if he was to create a successful life for himself as a musician.

Goris has always loved to sail, and while growing up, his middle class family took frequent sailing trips. During one of those trips some family friends brought along a nylon-string guitar, and by the end of the voyage to Uruguay, he was hooked.

“They were singing ‘rock nacional,’ Argentinean folk music, and popular songs of the ’80s—all in Spanish,” recalls Goris. “I was fascinated with their ability. I was about 10 years old, and I knew I wanted to be a musician.”

His parents, both recreational musicians, loved music very much and were supportive of his passion for music. “They paid for my guitar lessons, bought me instruments and amps, and also lent their car so I could go to my first gigs,” says Goris. He dedicated his first solo album, Little Boy, to them.

Goris’s parents had moved to Miami in 1993, while Goris had stayed in Argentina, attending college, earning a degree in Economics with a minor in Political Science, and then starting his own recording studio in his parents’ former home.

Then, when a political crisis hit his home country in 2001, Goris came to the conclusion that he would never have the kind of success as a musician in Argentina that he could in the US. “I was really worried about my future,” he says. “I didn’t see that I could be making enough money as a musician to be able to raise a family or have a decent standard of living.”

So, in 2002, he prepared to leave Argentina for Miami in dramatic fashion—sailing the entire route. All his belongings, including recording gear and guitars, were packed aboard a 40-foot sailboat that his father had built.

“I had dreamed of sailing across the globe since I was a little kid, and certainly I preferred to move to the US, and at the same time accomplish the goal of bringing my dad’s boat with me,” he says.

The journey took 95 days and there were many memorable moments, such as arriving in Brazil in time for the music-rich country’s Carnival celebrations. One of the songs on his album Together was written aboard the Tremebunda, while sailing from Rio de Janeiro to Cabo Frio. “It was the beautiful coastline that inspired me to create the song [“Feel the Same”], which weirdly enough, has a country feel to me,” says Goris.

“I really loved the beauty of Barbados and also the wonderful islands of Angra Do Reis in Brazil, a little west of Rio de Janeiro,” he says.

And, of course, there was the sense of achievement when he arrived, and not to mention the relief of his mother. “The feeling of accomplishment was tremendous,” he says.

Rdio – the best music streaming service

I really dig – Rdio because :

  • They support indie artists by placing them on New Music Playlist and covering ad expenses
  • The cleanest interface on web & mobile
  • You can search for artists without having to look into playlist ( but you can create them if you want )
  • I like the name !

By the way – check our remix single of  ”Over Me” : http://rd.io/x/QVB4kSJFasc 

Official Video of Over Me – Grupo Sarapura Remix

Herbieman – Over Me ( Remix by Grupo Sarapura ) from Gervasio Goris on Vimeo.

The second remix single by Grupo Sarapura brings dance music closer to Herbieman’s rock roots. This remix was released as a single on July 4th 2012.
Buy it on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/album/over-me-grupo-sarapura-remix/id542568963
This Remix of Herbieman’s “Over Me ” was created by the amazing DJs @ Grupo Sarapura in Buenos Aires Argentina. The track can be streamed or downloaded here : store.herbieman.com/album/over-me-remix-by-grupo-sarapura

Thanks to Rodrigo Yanez for doing it.

twitter.com/RodYanezsoundcloud.com/rudito

Credits:
Track remixed by Grupo Sarapura in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vocals by Gervasio Goris

Video Shot with an iPhone 4 & Toshiba Camileo ( Time Lapse Function )

Edited in Final Cut Pro X

Over Me – Remix by Grupo Sarapura

The amazing DJs from Grupo Sarapura decided to do one more remix of Herbieman’s music. In 2011 they love the rock feel of  ”Little Boy” and created and amazing remix.

grupo sarapura remix over me

Grupo Sarapura remixes “Over Me”

After Herbieman’s second album dropped in April 2012, Rodrigo from Grupo Sarapura asked us to provide him with the files to create a dance version of the rocker tune “Over Me “. The result is just unbelievable. You can stream or purchase ( or get for free if you know how to type a zero ) from BandCamp. Here‘s the links :

BandCamp: http://store.herbieman.com/album/over-me-remix-by-grupo-sarapura

iTunes : http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/over-me-grupo-sarapura-remix/id542568963

“I can change it ” featured on the New Music Tuesday Playlist @Rdio

It has been an amazing surprise to see the third song from the new album featured on the New Music Tuesday Playlist @Rdio. This music streaming service created by the same people that created Skype is just amazing with all the sharing and social networking features. Check it out here or click on the player below. If you don’t have an account you can create one free for 2 weeks. Scroll down on the player below until you reach the song number 28 – that is the one I sing.

Cinco de Mayo Party: Herbieman plays at Sweat Records with a sombrero.

You can decide to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo party with a rock twist. Herbieman’s new album was relased on 4/20 and is now available on all the major online retailers and to celebrate it Gervasio Goris will be performing with a new lineup of the Herbieman band. After having successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign Goris has been able to press copies of the new CD and Sweat Records will be the first independent record store to have them on sale. Also this will be the band’s first performance at the most recognized independent record store in Miami. The band will be playing all the songs from Together and will have the physical CDs for sale at Sweat Records.

LINKS:

Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/405413469483436/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/herbieman

Twitter: http://twitter.com/herbieman

SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/neworld/sets/herbieman-together

 

Herbieman thanks his Kickstarter Backers

When I started recording this album over 5 years ago I never knew I would feel this incredible amount of love from all of you. It has been a humbling experience to share this album with a very diverse audience and see how a lot of people responded with diligence.