Ralph Myerz is with no doubt one of the most active music personas of the Norwegian music scene. It was the year of 1997 when Ralph asked for people to play percussion with him during a party in Bergen. Norway. The Jack Herren Band showed up through a combination of mutual contacts and high-school friendship. Supposedly a one-time-event. they had so much fun playing together that they decided to form a band. and Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band was formed. The band released a 7inch and a 12inch on the Telle Records that were followed by great reviews from magazines and dj around Europe. including Dimitri From Paris who included the track Nikita on one of his Playboy Mansion compilations.
In 2002 they were signed by the US label Emperor Norton Records, and they released A Special EP. The album A Special Album followed one-year later feat. the tracks “Casino” and “Think Twice", which both became hits in clubs across Europe, and commercial hits in Norway. Gold Records & Norwegian Grammy nominations were happily celebrated! In 2005, the album Your New Best Friends followed and got massive reviews in Europe. Magazines such as Mixmag, Djmag and Sunday Times praised the new album as “Down tempo Heaven". Great times were had on tour, especially the Big Chill festival showed Ralph Myerz so much love, forever thankful. His third album Sharp Knives and Loaded Guns came out on EMI 2007 followed by touring all over Europe playing festivals such as Glastonbury, Montreal Jazz festival and many more. So after this album and especially this tour, Ralph Myerz decided to focus more on production and studio work, and chill…. In 2009 Ralph dropped his first solo album with guests like Devin the Dude, Kurupt, Talib Kweli and Christine Sandtorv named Ralphorama! Staying in Los Angeles for many months and working closely with people like Dogg Pound led to many connections in the US hip hop world including collaborations with legends such as Snoop Dogg and George Clinton amongst many other
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