Herreys was a Swedish pop group, consisting of the three Mormon brothers Per Herrey (born August 9, 1958), Richard Herrey (born August 19, 1964) and Louis Herrey (born November 3, 1966). They won the Sopot International Song Festival in 1985, and before that the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 with the song "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley". At the time Herreys won Eurovision, the brothers were living and working as singers in the United States. As a result, all three of the Herrey brothers are fluent in English as well as Swedish.

In the Swedish lyrics of the song, written by Britt Lindeborg, a man relates the story of how he finds a pair of golden shoes that will make him surpass any obstacle. Herreys continued to record and tour for a few years, but had no hits of the same magnitude as the Eurovision winner. With their young crowd of followers slowly waning, the band eventually broke up.

The three brothers reunited to perform "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in the intermission of one of the Swedish Melodifestivalen semifinals of 2002. Richard made an appearance at Congratulations, a 50th anniversary concert, held in Copenhagen, Denmark in October 2005. In February 2006 Richard released his first solo album, "Jag e Kung".

External links

* [http://www.richardherrey.com Richard Herrey's website]
* [http://herrey.wordpress.com/ Louis Herrey's blog]
* [http://www.geocities.com/herreyhome/ Herreys home] - A fan site
* [http://herrey.org Herreys.org] - A website dedicated to the Herrey brothers

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