americana * folk * calypso * indie * pop
STANLEY BRINKS was born in Paris, France. Half Swedish, half Moroccan, strongly inclined to travel the world, he soon started spending most of his life on the road, and developed a strong relationship with the city of New York. He also started playing the soprano sax (among other instruments) in jazz bands. He finally became a full time singer-songwriter – as André Herman Düne – in the late 1990's. He recorded several albums and Peel sessions with his three piece indie-rock band, Herman Düne. After a decade of touring Europe, most of the time in the company of American songwriters, he finally settled in Berlin, Germany. There he developed a taste for the early carnival music of Trinidad, and in the early 21st century he became the unquestioned master of European calypso, and changed his name to Stanley Brinks.