Herman Gombert, guitar player extraordinaire
with “The Kinky2”, passed away last Monday, due to a heart
met Herman for the first time around 1985. We shared the
same strong passion: “The Kinks”. Soon we started playing
in a band called “The Race”. Herman and I started playing
and performing Kinks-songs in an acoustic way in 1989.
Around 1996 there was a time-out.
In 2001 we got back together as we were invited to
be the support of “The Kast Off Kinks” in Holland . We did
so well that we were invited to support them also in
London, during the Konventions and on several other
locations. An unbelievable experience.
That was a great, new start for us. From that
moment in 2001 we were called “The Kinky2”. We did
numerous shows in Holland and abroad (England).
We made cd’s and during one of our performances in
London in 2005, our mutual hero Ray Davies saw us busy on
stage, he grabbed the mike and gave us a huge compliment
in front of the best audience in the world: true Kinksfans
from all over.
I think, by then we had reached more than we could
ever imagine. Herman was as proud as could be to reach
this –unexpected- goal.
A little later, we were even invited to perform
live in Hollands’ most popular music TV show, watched by
1.300.000 viewers. We both were very proud that we got
this special opportunity.
He was very disappointed when I told him last
August, I wanted to stop with “The Kinky2” to explore new
I want to thank Herman for the many, many
highlights we shared together.
He will be missed immensely.
The email address of his girlfriend