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Band Biography

What originally started in 2008 as a home recording approach, became finally the band "The Herb Pirates" in 2010. The "founder" Thomas Krischer (vocals, other) and Thomas Nickisch (guitar) from Hamm, could acquire Frank Strauch (drums) and Bine Latermann (bass) for some additional live performances. Beginning 2012 Dirk Bähner (Keyborads) joined Band and as of mid-2013 Daniel Ahland (guitar) completed the current instrumentation.

Live successes were achieved quickly. Already after a few months the Band was able to inspire the audience at the traditional "Reggae Summer Night" at Hamm. In 2011 and 2012 the Herb Pirates where again part of the this festival, together top acts from the reggae scene like Lee Perry, Anthony B, Martin Zobel, etc. End of 2011 the Band finished the year with the highly successful appearance at Xmas Reggaejam at Dortmund, D-Keuning-Haus in front of around 1000 people, along with Alborosie and the "The Gladiator" from Jamaica.

2012 the Band appointed the new creative and enthusiastic keyboarder “Dirk Bähner” who replace Matrin Klein. Some month Later In September, the Band won the highly appreciated Band contest "Hamm's Best Band 2012". In April 2013, the biggest interim success have been reached by joining the finals for the entire German-speaking area at the prestigious EU Rototom Reggae Contest and the Gig at the most German popular Reggaefestival since years THE „REGGAEJAM“ at Bersenbrück.

Already In dozens of Gigs, the "Pirates" could convince the audiences  and prove their remarkable live performance .With "special kind of Reggae Vol 1" and "single point of failure" there are, two self-produced recording productions available.

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