Shermanology are a bold and beautiful three-piece originally from the Netherlands but making waves across clubland on the international circuit.
The Sherman siblings spent their childhood immersed in music. As The Sherman Brothers, their father and uncle made classic soul records and ensured that the trio’s childhoods were soundtracked by a fantastic selection of artists that included Prince, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Bebe & Cece Winans, and Earth Wind & Fire. It is a little wonder then that the children followed in the older generation’s footsteps and into a career in music.
Their careers though began on separate trajectories. Andy headed to the UK, where he replaced Craig David as Artful Dodger’s vocalist. Meanwhile, Dorothy toured Europe as part of a Supremes tribute group before her phenomenal voice was discovered by a series of DJs and producers. Cousin Leon was not to join the tale until a little later.
Eventually Dorothy and Andy joined forces to see what they could achieve together and, in 2008, Shermanology was born. Much hard work followed, honing their live performance and creating something unique and brilliant. Since both sing, and Andy also spins records and MCs, the pair was able to create an act where all of these elements worked perfectly together.
From that point it just kept on getting better. Later that year 3 Minutes To Explain, Fedde le Grand and Funkerman’s massive club smash, saw Shermanology vocally united and featuring on an internationally successful record. The pair then toured extensively all across the world and landed spots collaborating with house kings Funkerman on his album House For All and Fedde le Grand on his album Output.
Leon Sherman has since joined the group and the team’s new secret weapon. Leaving behind a singing career in Gran Canaria to focus his attention on the Netherlands and on building his European career, he joins his cousin Andy and niece Dorothy on stage and in the studio as well as working on his solo career. Blessed with silky smooth vocal skills and with style to match, Leon is a fabulous addition to a combination that was already killer. Three, they say, is the magic number and the addition of a new member should help Shermanology continue on their step upward trajectory.
With Leon now on board you can expect to see much much more of this talented family too. In the future expect to see them appearing on records alongside the likes of Afrojack, Chuckie, Avicii, John Dahlback and Shapeshifters.
With a killer live show, friends in all the right places and a great work ethic, you can bet this won’t be the last time you read about Shermanology.
What a family.