Karl Anthony Green (born 31 July 1947 in Salford, England) is an English songwriter, musician and bassist who was the bass guitarist and backing singer for the 1960s British band Herman’s Hermits, which featured Peter Noone. Green co-wrote a number of songs for the band, and was a capable player but was replaced by session players on some of the later Herman’s Hermits tracks which were billed as “Herman’s Hermits Featuring Peter Noone”. Green nevertheless played on many Herman’s Hermits recordings. Green was in Herman’s Hermits from its creation until 1980, when he left to pursue a life outside of music.
On VH1’s My Generation: Herman’s Hermits episode he speaks fondly of his early days with Noone, and of his admiration for their guitarist Derek “Lek” Leckenby.
As of 2014, Green once again began performing live concerts. His band, ‘The Karl Green Band’, includes longtime professional musicians Mike Bruccoleri and Gina Knight.
The Karl Green Band released their 12-track debut album, ‘The Long Road Back,’ on 1 March 2016. This is Green’s first solo endeavour since retiring from Herman’s Hermits. The final track on the album entitled “The Renshaw Shuffle,” was composed and recorded in 1977. Besides Green, the track also features Derek “Lek” Lekenby.