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Earl Harvin

Berlin, DE   

Earl Harvin is a drummer, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist from the New York area who has lived in Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles and is now residing in Berlin, Germany.

Harvin studied at the University of North Texas College of Music where he was a member of the One O’Clock Lab Band for one year, beginning 1989. Throughout most of the 1990s he led the jazz band Earl Harvin Trio (including Fred Hamilton and Dave Palmer) and led the punk rock band Rubberbullet. Earl Harvin Trio won the Dallas Observer category of "Jazz" in 2003. Harvin also performed or recorded with various Texas-based artists including James Clay, Chao, Ten Hands and Billy Goat.

In 1998 Harvin’s contributed significantly to Seal’s Human Being including recording drums, bass and guitar as well as co-writing "Latest Craze". In 2009 Harvin released a CD solo project Oracles on which he played all instruments and vocals. In 2010 Harvin became a member of the English band Tindersticks.

He has performed or recorded with the French duo Air, MC 900 Foot Jesus, Seal, Joe Henry, The The, The Psychedelic Furs,Trevor Horn, Pet Shop Boys, Art of Noise, The Frames, Richard Thompson, My Brightest Diamond, Jeff Beck, Damien Rice, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Sam Smith among many others.

Damien Rice and Earl Harvin

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Earl Harvin and Mike Dillon

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