New CD/Videos coming soon! Eric's new album will be called Party Animal, and should be available in early summer. Also coming soon are at least three new music videos, the first of which will be for one of Eric's most requested songs, "There's a Monster in My House." Stay tuned for more details!
New CD this year! Eric's new CD, still untitled, is nearing completion and is expected to be released some time this spring/summer. More details, including the exact release date, and some song previews, will be forthcoming.
The Elephant DVD is now available! Eric's first DVD, The Elephant DVD, is now available. Click here for more information.
04/11/11 Eric's first DVD, The Elephant DVD, will be available worldwide this July. To be notified of when/where the DVD is available, sign up for Eric's newsletter, or "like" his page on Facebook, or add your e-mail address through the form on this page.
11/17/10 Eric has signed a publishing deal with BMG Rights Management in conjunction with Rockamedia.
"Sun and Moon" in Life as We Know It film. Eric's song, "The Tale of the Sun and the Moon", and its video will be featured in the upcoming Warner Bros. movie, Life as We Know It, in theaters on October 8.
"The Elephant Song" covered on Xuxa's new DVD/CD. A new version of "The Elephant Song", performed by the singing duo, Victor and Leo, will be on the new DVD/CD by Brazilian superstar Xuxa. A very brief clip of it can be heard on this commercial for the DVD.
The Today Show. Apparently, they were "Crazy Over Vegetables" on The Today Show. Here's a link to the clip.
Black Friday Sale! 50% off CDs! From now through Sunday, November 29, all CDs can be purchased here for 50% off!
Video Dance Contest! The video for "Ants in Your Pants #99" from What a Ride! will debut on YouTube on July 23. Eric is holding a "video response" dance contest with some great prizes, including $100 and full sets of his CDs. For more information, see this page and the preview video on YouTube.
6/16/09 What a Ride! is now available. Eric's new CD, What a Ride!, is now available! Click here to order.
"Elephant Song" app for iPhone/iTouch. Mobile application developer AppsNMinded has created a really fun app for the iPhone and iTouch based on Eric's "Elephant Song" video (which has now passed 5 million views on YouTube!). Click here to try out the app, which is free for a limited time, and will then be $1.99.
Preorder What a Ride!Eric's new CD, What a Ride!, will be released on June 16, and is now availabe for discount preorder. Click here to order. Preorders will be discounted by $2.00 and shipped out before the release date. You can hear the full track of "Stink Bug" from What a Ride! by following this link.
Video for "The Tale of the Sun and the Moon"! This is one of Eric's favorite songs from his albums and he and his wife, Roseann, created a video for it using some beautiful artwork by Lauren Wilson. You can watch the video here on TeacherTube. It is also available on YouTube and SchoolTube.
Holiday sale! From now through Dec. 19, all CD orders through the website will receive an automatic 25% discount. USPS First Class shipping is always free for US shipping. Please select Priority Mail or Express Mail or Intl. for other shipping options.
Snail's Pace wins two Pearl Awards. Eric's Snail's Pace album received two Pearl Awards by the Faith Centered Music Association, for Best Children's Album and Best Children's Song for "Scat Cat".
Video for "Blackbeard, Bluebeard and Redbeard"! Just in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Eric has released a new video for his award-winning song, "Blackbeard, Bluebeard and Redbeard". Click here to see it on TeacherTube (the video is also available at YouTube and SchoolTube).
TABs for "The Elephant Song". After many requests, Eric finally had a chance to put together the guitar tabs for "The Elephant Song". Get the PDF file here.
Voice America interview. Eric will be the guest for the full hour of the All Things Music show this Saturday at VoiceAmerica.com, the leading internet radio network. He'll be interviewed by host Terah Tucker, and there will be at least a few of his songs played throughout the hour. You can listen live at 10 am Pacific on Saturday, March 15, or catch the show on the archive afterwards. Here is the link for the All Things Music channel.
SchoolTube video player added. A number of school teachers have contacted Eric over the past year about wanting to show his videos in their classrooms, but not being able to because of the links to YouTube, which is blocked or prohibited in many schools. Eric has recently joined with SchoolTube.com and they have provided a player for his videos which is now on the Videos page.
Eric's YouTube channel is still very active and popular (he was invited to be a YouTube partner recently) and contains a few video clips that aren't here, so you can still access that by going to YouTube and searching for "erichermanmusic". But in the interest of keeping this site friendly for schools to access, we are removing all direct links to YouTube.
"My Lucky Day" video! Eric's wife, Roseann, has created another great video in her Schoolhouse Rock-ish style. Check out the video at the Videos page.
"Dance Like an Animal" video! Eric's daughter, Becca (age 5), created some animations for a new video for her Daddy (with a little help from Eric's wife, Roseann). Check out the video here.
A million views for "Elephant Song" video! The video for "The Elephant Song" has now received over 1,000,000 views on YouTube. Eric and Roseann would like to express their grateful thanks to the many people around the world who have seen it and passed it on to friends and family.
Price drop through Dec. 15! Through December 15, all CDs will be priced at $12.99 (down from $14.99) and the 4 CD package will be $39.95 (down from $47.95). Order here.
10/13/07 Need your help with booking for 2008. Eric has plotted out his touring course for next spring and summer and can use your help if you have any contacts at venues such as elementary schools, libraries, summer park concerts, day cares, churches, corporate events, etc., in or near any of the following areas: Seattle, Portland (OR), Salem (OR), Medford, Redding, Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Baton Rouge, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Branson, Kansas City, Colorado Springs, Denver, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Logan, Boise, Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, Spokane. The specific target dates for these areas are listed on Eric's 2008 schedule page.
Eric is really excited to go to so many areas where he hasn't performed yet, as well as going back to some of his favorite places, but it is a daunting task to book so many different areas, so your help is most appreciated. Please contact us if you have any suggestions or contact information for venues in your area. There are printable PDF flyers that you can pass out to venues available at the Programs page.
Summer update. Eric has been having a really great time this summer and wants to thank everyone who has come out to one of his shows. He should be home by October, at which point he and his wife, Roseann, will be hard at work producing the next new Eric Herman and the Invisible Band album (tentatively titled What a Ride), which will be released sometime in 2008. He'll also be booking shows for the winter and for 2008, and finishing up production on a few new music videos, some of which will go directly to his YouTube channel. Stay tuned for more!
New CD deal. There's a "buy 3, get 1 free" deal now on the CDs page. Add at least 4 CDs to the cart, and the order will reflect a $15.00 discount. It's a great way to get all of Eric's CDs at once, and if you already have one or more, then you can get an extra copy to give as a gift.
Google Gig Map. For more detailed address information and driving directions to Eric's shows, there is now a custom Google Map with all of his appearances mapped out. Check it out here and linked at the SCHEDULE page.
07/02/07 Snail's Pace now available! Eric's new CD, Snail's Pace, is now available. Click here for more information about the album and sound samples. Copies can be ordered through that page or through the CDs page.
As the album is largely a compilation of several of the more laid-back tracks from his previous CDs, Eric is also offering a ZIP download of just the new tracks (plus the bonus track) for a special low price. So if you already have Eric's three previous CDs, you can just get the new tracks, which include a new version of his big hit, "The Elephant Song" (featuring his girls, Becca and Evee), "Scat Cat", "Nightlight", "For the Beauty of the Earth", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and the bonus track, which is the funny original version of "Rest Easy Now", called "The Cruelest Lullaby".
Broken arm. Eric broke his right arm last week. He's doing great and expects a full recovery. Several people have asked if that would affect his live shows, but he's already performed five shows since that happened and all went very well, so no worries there. See Eric's recent blog entry for more about that and about what happened.
Half a million! "The Elephant Song" video has now passed 500,000 views on YouTube. And since it was featured on May 19, there have been visitors here from over 100 different countries. Wow!
"The Elephant Song" featured on YouTube. Among the millions upon millions of videos on YouTube, a very select few are selected to be featured on the main page, and today "The Elephant Song" will be featured there. A very warm welcome (or cool welcome, if you prefer, depending where you live) to any new visitors here coming from YouTube.
$2.00 off CD orders! We're offering a special for the next week... Just use the coupon code "YOUTUBE" when you check out to receive $2.00 off your CD order. Click here to order.
"No Big Deal" video. A new video of the song "No Big Deal" from Eric's Snow Day! album has been uploaded to YouTube and Google Video. The video is a compilation of footage taken from Eric's recent performances at elementary schools in Colorado, Utah and Oregon. Click here to check it out, and please add your comments and ratings.
Snail's Pace preorders. Eric's semi-new CD, Snail's Pace, is now available for a discounted preorder. Snail's Pace is a "mellow song" collection, including all of the slower tracks from Eric's first three CDs as well as four completely new tracks and a new version of "The Elephant Song" featuring Eric's girls, Becca and Evee. Also, several of the previously released tracks include newly recorded parts and/or remixing.
The track listing (subject to change) is as follows: "The Elephant Song" (new version), "Scat Cat" (new), "I Dreamed that I Could Fly", "Nightlight" (new), "This Little Light of Mine", "Hide and Seek with the Moon", "The Hero of Your Dreams", "Don't Bother Any Butterflies", "The Tale of the Sun and the Moon", "For the Beauty of the Earth" (new), "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (new), "Rest Easy Now". According to Eric, the album is very nearly finished and should be released early this summer, though a release date hasn't been set yet. There is still time to submit a "Scat cat!" recording.
CD price change. Free USPS shipping. CD prices have been changed to $14.99, but there will now be free USPS First Class shipping as an option for every order.
"Snow Day" video! Sort of in the same simple, stop-motion, MS Paint program style as the video for "The Elephant Song", Eric's wife, Roseann, has created another very cute video, this time for the song "Snow Day". Check it out here.
"Scat Cat" wants you!! How would you like to be on Eric's next CD? If you have the means of recording yourself, Eric would like you to submit a recording of you or someone you know yelling "Scat cat!" for his "Scat Cat" song, which will be on the upcoming Snail's Pace album. As many recordings as possible will be used, and everyone who submits a recording will get a free download of the song when it is released, as well as a $1.00 off coupon for the Snail's Pace album. Click here for details.
Guest DJ set. Eric will be doing a guest DJ set next Saturday on the great Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child kids' music radio show. If you're in the Northhampton, MA area, tune in to 103.3 FM on January 20 between 8 to 10 am. (If you couldn't hear the show live, don't worry, as the archive is available to listen to here.)
Welcome to 2007! Eric had a great time performing for so many kids and families at First Night Spokane last weekend, and sharing the stage for "Blackbeard, Bluebeard and Redbeard" with Kenn Nesbitt.
Eric has a lot planned for this year, including at least two CD releases (maybe three) and a lot of live shows. As far as the CDs... Eric will first be releasing Snail's Pace this spring. Snail's Pace will be a compilation of Eric's mellow/lullaby songs, and it will also include at least three new tracks. Preorders for Snail's Pace will be available soon. Also, the next fully new Eric Herman and the Invisible Band album should be ready for release later this fall. And there is another CD Eric is working on that he can't talk too much about yet, but which might be ready for release this winter.
Get out the vote! If you haven't voted yet in the polls over on the left side of the page, please do. For the individual album polls, you can select as many songs as you want to, if they are all favorites of yours. As expected, "The Elephant Song" has taken a big lead on The Kid in the Mirror, but it's neck and neck between "Blackbeard, Bluebeard and Redbeard" and "Bounce and Flap and Twist" on Monkey Business, and there are five songs tied for first on Snow Day!
Just Plain Cool! As mentioned before, Eric's song "Blackbeard, Bluebeard and Redbeard" was nominated in the "Best Children's Song" category for the 2006 Just Plain Folks awards. Well, the winners were announced today and it won! There were many great and notable nominees, including They Might Be Giants (who won in the album category), Geof Johnson and Captain Bogg & Salty. Eric is honored for that song to have been chosen the best and would like to extend his gracious thanks to everyone who voted for it. He will share the award with his wife, Roseann, who helped write and produce the song, and with Kenn Nesbitt, who wrote the original poem and worked closely with Eric on the adapted lyrics (Kenn also performed the voice of Bluebeard).
Ralph and the Idea Tree. Eric has added a lot of very significant entries over at his "Cool Tunes for Kids" blogsite, including a phone interview with Ralph Covert of Ralph's World, one of the biggest and best artists in the children's music genre. Eric has also added several articles about his experience and perspective as a kids' musician, including his Top 10 list for "Best Things About Being a Kids' Music Artist" and "The Idea Tree", an article which talks about how the ideas for some of his songs came together.
Hello, world! It was very interesting to see that in the past day or so there were visitors here from so many different countries, many coming from the Google link for the video of "The Elephant Song". Eric would like to send his greetings out to those of you who came here from Israel, Spain, Belgium, Bosnia, Mexico, Hungary, Ireland, Canada, Jordan, Amsterdam, South Africa, Russia, Australia, Czech Republic, France, Austria, Finland, U.K., Switzerland, Turkey and of course the U.S.A. He'd love to hear from his international visitors, so please feel free to send a message!
Just Plain Pirate Folks. Eric's song "Blackbeard, Bluebeard and Redbeard" has been nominated in the "Best Children's Song" category for the 2006 Just Plain Folks awards. Just Plain Folks is a networking organization including over 40,000 music industry personnel. Everybody is eligible to vote. Here are the guidlelines. "Blackbeard, Bluebeard and Redbeard" is currently available to listen to in full on the jukebox. And don't forget that September 19 is "International Talk Like a Pirate Day"... a perfect time to spin the tune and yell out some "Arrrrrr"s!
Cool Tunes for Kids blog. In response to many comments like this one from Sharon Drury of Utah, "Why aren't there other artists like you with awesome music for our kids?", Eric started a blog site to feature some of his favorite kids' music artists. In the blog, Eric will also be sharing some of his views and experiences as a working children's music artist. Check it out here.
Want $50? Of course you do! Eric is currently offering $50 to anyone who passes his flyer along to your local elementary school(s). If he is booked there, you get $50! And the schools themselves can get $50 off for assemblies just by helping to schedule Eric with other schools in their area (and the other schools also get the $50 discount!). Click here for the details.
Songs from Snow Day! are being added to XM Radio! The XMKids station (XM channel 116) will soon be adding some songs from Snow Day! to their playlist, including "Cowboy Bergaleoukaleopaleous" and "Melody Ring". Continued airplay depends somewhat on listener requests, so please request Eric's songs by sending a message through this link, or by calling 866-328-2345 (enter 1-1-6 when prompted for channel #). Also, requests can be made to Sirius' kids channel through this link or by calling 877-33-SIRIUS (also channel 116).
Historical information about Cowboy Bergaleoukaleopaloeus has been added at this page. If anyone has more information about him, or pictures or memorabilia, please contact us so that we can update that page accordingly.
MP3 downloads of all of Eric's songs (including Snow Day! songs) are now available through this link. Also, you can now purchase full albums as MP3 downloads at this page.
Snow Day! Eric's third CD is now available for order. Click here for the new Snow Day! page, with lyrics and chords, song comments, press release and more.
05/29/06 Snow Day! is almost here! Snow Day! is scheduled to be released on June 20, just in time for summer. :o) Discount preorders will still be available through June 19, so get your orders in now! An album preview of Snow Day! is now available here.
- 05/05/06 -
Put on your platform shoes! Go to the jukebox to hear the full version of "Dance Like an Animal" from Snow Day!. Stay tuned for more Snow Day! songs.
- 04/26/06 -
Check out the new jukebox. There is now an MP3 jukebox playing full song streams at the CDs & MP3s page. There will be three songs there at a time, updated with different songs now and then. There's also a full song to play at the bottom of the homepage, which will be changed from time to time. Check back soon for the premiere of "Dance Like an Animal" from Snow Day!.
Back home again. Eric would like to thank all of the schools and libraries that he performed at in Idaho and Utah recently for hosting him, and he'd like to give a big thanks to everyone who came out to the shows. It was a great time and he looks forward to going back there again as soon as he can. Eric will be spending May moving with his family and putting the finishing touches on Snow Day!.
- 03/23/06 -
On the road again. Eric is leaving tomorrow to begin a tour through Idaho and Utah, performing at several libraries and schools over the next few weeks. He will resume work on Snow Day! when he returns, hoping to finish it in May. He would like to share with everyone a brief preview of a song from Snow Day!, "Dance Like an Animal". Enjoy!
- 03/11/06 -
Please resend your newsletter requests. There have been a number of requests to receive Eric's newsletter where an e-mail address was not included. All of the forms have now been updated to not allow submission without including an e-mail, but if you've meant to sign up for the newsletter recently, please resend your request so we can make sure we have you set to receive that.
- 02/18/06 -
Check out the new Games page! There is a cool snowboarding game to get you ready for the upcoming Snow Day!, a 'math game' called "Da Numba", a fun helicopter maneuvering game, and a game where you defend a tower from attackers. There will be more games added periodically.
- 02/07/06 -
Snow Day! preorders. Eric's new CD Snow Day! is now available for a discounted preorder. All preorders of Snow Day! will also include Eric's sampler CD with three songs from each of his first two albums, including "The Elephant Song", "Bounce and Flap and Twist", "There's a Monster in My House", "In the Box", "The World's Fastest Bicycle" and "Blackbeard, Bluebeard and Redbeard". Click here to preorder Snow Day!.
- 01/30/06 -
More new songs for Snow Day!Eric has revealed that the titles of two new Snow Day! tracks are "No Big Deal" and "Lucky Day". He describes "No Big Deal" as an infectious pop-rock song that blends a modern rock sound with a 70's Brady Bunch kind of feel, complete with "sha na na"s in the chorus. "Lucky Day" marks the first collaboration between Eric and his friend and colleague Eric Ode. As Eric (Herman) describes it, "Eric sent me a set of lyrics that he'd had for a while but hadn't put any music to, and I really liked the idea and morphed it a little into something that would work for our new album." The song tells an amusing story about a kid's incredibly lucky day, and has an upbeat folk-rock style reminiscent of the Counting Crows.
- 01/28/06 -
"Crazy Over Vegetables" video. The video for "Crazy Over Vegetables" is now online. Click here to see it. There is also a new video page which will have all of Eric's music videos, as well as some live footage to be added soon.
- 01/21/06 -
Kids needed for Snow Day!Eric and Roseann Endres, producers of the Eric Herman CDs, are looking for kids to perform some parts on the new album. There are both singing and non-singing parts needed. If you have a child that is not shy to record into a microphone and has a cute speaking voice or a good singing voice, please send a message with your phone # and you will be contacted with information about auditions and/or recording times. Kids selected will be offered two copies of Snow Day! and a copy each of Monkey Business and The Kid in the Mirror.
- 01/16/06 -
Do you have Sirius or XM Radio? Both satellite radio services have Eric's CDs for their Sirius Kid Stuff and XM Kids stations (both on channel # 116). Their playlists are largely driven by listener requests, so please contact them to request Eric's songs. Requests can be made through these webpages - Sirius Kid Stuff - XM Kids.
- 01/12/06 -
Snow Day!The title of the new CD by Eric Herman and the Invisible Band will be Snow Day! "Every kid needs a snow day now and then," says Eric. "This album is more about having fun and taking a break from anything serious, so the title really seemed obvious once we wrote the song." Work is progressing well and the CD should be released in time for summer.