Earl Harvin

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Earl Harvin
BornNew York City, United States
OriginBerlin, Germany
GenresAlternative rock, pop, electronica
Instrument(s)Drums, percussion, drum programming, guitar, bass
WebsiteOfficial site

Earl Harvin is an American drummer, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist 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[1] 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[2][3] (including Fred Hamilton and Dave Palmer) and led the rock band rubberbullet.[4] Earl Harvin Trio won the Dallas Observer category of "Jazz" in 2003.[5] Harvin also performed or recorded with various Texas-based artists including James Clay, Chao, Ten Hands and Billy Goat. He has since performed, or recorded with MC 900 Foot Jesus, Seal, Joe Henry,[2] The The, The Psychedelic Furs, Trevor Horn, Pet Shop Boys, Art of Noise, The Frames, Richard Thompson, Jeff Beck, Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Hikaru Utada, and many others. Harvin's contribution to Seal's Human Being includes drums, bass and guitar as well as co-writing on "Latest Craze".[2] Harvin has toured extensively with the French duo Air. Recently he has performed and recorded with Berlin- and London-based Warren Suicide. As of 2010 he has recorded and toured as a member of the English band Tindersticks.[6] Ari Hoenig has cited him as a major influence.[7]

In 2009, Harvin released a CD solo project Oracles on which he played all instruments and vocals.[1][8]


  • Oracles (2009; independent)

Earl Harvin Trio[edit]


  • Grinning Bitches/Entangled 7" (1994; Last Beat Records)
  • rubberbullet (1995; Last Beat Records)
  • Open (1996; Last Beat Record])
  • The Kissing Song/King Of The Damned Lazer Gag 7" [split w/ Baboon] (1997; Last Beat Records)

With others[edit]


  1. ^ a b Special Interview Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine, TAMA drums, copyright 2006
  2. ^ a b c Robert Wilonsky Bang the drum loudly Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine, Dallas Observer, June 3, 1999
  3. ^ Earl Harvin Trio, Nightstick by Robert Wilonsky, Alec Hanley Bemis, Kirk Silsbee, Sam Molineaux, Jeff Niesel and Franklin Bruno (archived) New Times LA, June 11–17, 1999
  4. ^ Richard Baimbridge The 1997 Dallas Observer Music Awards dallasobserver.com, May 1, 1997
  5. ^ Shannon Sutlief 2003 Dallas Observer Music Awards Archived 2014-12-02 at the Wayback Machine, Dallas Observer, April 17, 2003
  6. ^ Joe Tangari Tindersticks - Falling Down a Mountain pitchfork.com, February 15, 2010
  7. ^ Ari Hoenig - Le batteur qui n’en finit pas de gravir les sommets citizenjazz.com
  8. ^ Oracles allmusic.com

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