American singer, author, bandleader (Ocala, Tampa, FL, Febr. 21, 1939 - † Latina, Italy, Oct. 27, 2015). Son of a gospel singer, he crossed the ocean for the US military service. Frontman in 1963 of the Blues Incorporated
by Alexis Korner
. In 1965 left the 'Father of the British Blues'
to join another band where cames also a virtuoso guitarist: John McLaughlin
. Herbie Goins & The Nightimers
quickly became one of the hottest R&B bands in UK, which in late Sixties moves to Italy performing for many years with great success until 1971. Then, while the band returned home, he decided to remain in Italy (before living in Rome and Lido di Ostia, lately in Sezze, near Latina)
, working for a while as DJ-vocalist, then performing very often with Guido Toffoletti
blues guitarist, recording with him few albums. Author of several english lyrics of Italo-Disco
tunes, in the meantime has worked in exclusive clubs and prestigious private parties, singing live on the instrumental B side of the vinyls played by DJ Claudio Casalini
with whom has done a steady couple for several years, in which he could demonstrate his amazing talent of excellent swing, soul, blues and R&B' performer. Then, he has worked extensively as bandleader by setting up various bands, among which Herbie Goins & The Soultimers (with Paolo Russo, Marco Colucci, Duilio Sorrenti,...)
performing in concert and festivals all around Europe.