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Earl Harvin (b. 1967) is a drummer and multi-instrumentalist from Elizabeth, New Jersey who is currently residing in Berlin, Germany. After studying at University of North Texas and performing in it’s “One O’Clock Jazz Band” in the late 1980s, he formed the instrumental group Earl Harvin Trio (featuring Fred Hamilton and Dave Palmer) and led noise-rock band Rubberbullet. Harvin also performed with various Texas-based jazz and indie artists including James Clay, Marchel Ivery, MC 900 ft. Jesus, and Billy Goat. By the late 1990s these alliances eventually brought him attention outside of the Texas scene with artists like Matt Johnson who asked him to join the legendary band The The. He also began to work frequently in Los Angeles, London, and New York with esteemed record producers such as Trevor Horn, Craig Street, and Joe Henry, who enlisted him to play on albums by artists such as Seal, Robbie Williams, Pet Shop Boys, Jeff Beck, Meshell Ndegeocello, Richard Thompson, Bettye LaVette, Damien Rice, Joe Jackson, Glen Hansard, John Legend, My Brightest Diamond, and many others.

Recently, in addition to his continual session work on hugely successful albums like Sam Smith’s "In The Lonely Hour" he has become a permanent member of the British band Tindersticks and has recorded several albums and film projects with the highly acclaimed group as well as live touring.