Herbert “Herby” Gstöhl (alias Happy Lee Herbitson)
Pyromantics: piano, harmonica, vocals
Year of construction: 1955
Education: Elementary school, secondary school, music and pedagogical secondary school in Feldkirch, then studies of physical education and geography in Innsbruck.
Occupation: Secondary school teacher at the Bundeshandelsakademie and Bundeshandelsschule Bregenz
Private: Married to Mrs. Elisabeth for a long time, 2 children (daughter Sonja and son Simon).
Hobbies: Family, playing piano, tennis, school
Favourite group: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Keith Jarrett, Elton John and Bluatschink
Music Biography: Classical piano lessons from the age of 9. During high school he played works by Chopin, Grieg, Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Then discovered by a classmate the love for rock’ n’ roll, blues and boogie-woogie. Intensive phase. Studying, working, family and building a home have greatly restricted the ability to play the piano. But from September 19,1995 (Herby turns 40) – Elisabeth and my best friends give me an electric piano – it’s back to playing the piano at full throttle. Since autumn 1997 piano lessons at the jazz seminar in Dornbirn with Peter Bader. Pianist with The Pyromantics since October 2000.