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Rotterdam, Netherlands (1984 – present)

The Hermes House Band (HHB) is a band of the student society Hermes established in 1984 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The band became famous in 1994 in both the Netherlands and Belgium with their cover of the hit single “I will survive” by Gloria Gaynor from 1979. Later the song was sold all over the world with more than 2.5 million sellings. From the band’s establishment onward, a member of the band that finishes his/her study has to leave the band immediately. Currently the band has about 75 former members.

The “I will survive” cover was used as a stadium tune for many sports events, including the also Rotterdam based football club Feyenoord Rotterdam. As of today (June 2007) the song is still played for each and every goal scored by Feyenoord in their own stadium. In 1998 the single scored a mega hit in Germany and singer Judith Ansems was asked to promote the song there. The band got a local contract at record label Polydor and alongside Ansems, former singers Job Wijlacker and Robin Maas were asked to record other singles in Germany under the name HHB International. Several of these other singles were also released in the Netherlands, such as “Country roads” and “Que sera, sera”. In 2001, HHB created another world wide hit with DJ Ötzi. The cover of “Life is Life” of the band Opus reached the 2nd position in the French charts.

In their 25 year history, the Hermes House Band has released more than 25 albums and singles.


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  • HugoF22

    lalala, hey hey, lalala, hey hey, lalala, hey hey, lalalaaaaaaaa..... #CountryRoads

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
  • tattooolli

    ICH AUCH !!!

    20 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Unriiipe

    woooohoooo come on ,shake the body

    14 Jul 2012 Reply
  • nightglow


    13 May 2011 Reply
  • Matheusmetal15

    WOW!!! I thought that they were from US... they have a god damn redneck accent!

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • KanaaaN

    i've thought they are more famous !!!!

    29 Jun 2010 Reply
  • GGrzebyk


    8 Jun 2010 Reply
  • GPNS


    16 May 2010 Reply
  • Mohsen_Shabani

    Live is life yyyyyyyoooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooo

    6 Dec 2009 Reply
  • shoshenskoe

    Cool!!! I am fan of them !!! (^_~)

    23 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Thormel74

    Einfach nur geil!! Hermes House Band darf auf keiner Party fehlen! Besonders "Rhythm of the night" und "I will survive" sind die geilsten Mitgröhl- und Tanzlieder!!!

    22 Jun 2009 Reply
  • FairytaleGoneBa


    18 May 2008 Reply
  • kenisimo

    i HATE COVERS - this is not talents just copiers ... i better listen not so good melodies , but the melodies witch are created by same group ... not copied from classic hits .. :|

    12 Apr 2008 Reply
  • hurricane_mario

    lol what. How is no one listening to Go West, thats my favorite song! Village People ftw.

    18 Jan 2008 Reply
  • josecharts

    The Rythm Of The Night [Party Mix] !!

    5 Oct 2007 Reply
  • josecharts

    and they gave me lots of happy moments since 1995

    27 Aug 2007 Reply
  • josecharts

    they aren't german, they are dutch!

    27 Aug 2007 Reply
  • hurricane_mario

    Best Cheesy German Disco out there. But 26 Listeners to Go West? That's probably their best song.

    1 Aug 2007 Reply
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