Herman was a Dutch rock/blues singer, pianoplayer, poet, actor and painter. Amongst others he played in the Dutch blues band "Cuby And The Blizzards" and acted in the movie"Cha Cha". He had a hit with "saturdaynight" in Holland and Germany.
Herman Brood was a drug addict almost whole his life. Depressed by the failure of his drug rehabilitation program and facing serious medical problems because of his prolonged drug use, he committed suicide on 11 July, 2001 by jumping from the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel at the age of 54.