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The Bernd Brothers
NEWS   Great musicianship, on guitars and bass make for a cozy album of Rock, Jazz and Fusion. With a lot of blending in genres, the Bernd Brothers show their licks in a variety of styles. Funk-A-Tash, for example is generally fusion, but has guitar licks toward the end that are very reminiscent of Rush’s Alex Lifeson.

Some songs, however, are less blended and, I think, better interpreted, like the very beautiful Skyline Drive.

As musicians go, the Bernd brothers certainly excell on guitar and bass, I’d watch out for them as they are more than capable musicians.

A-J Charron - 2003-12-21

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play hi-fi  Permanent Solution
play hi-fi  Sweet Dreams
play hi-fi  Funk-A-Tash
play hi-fi  Steve's Quick Pick
play hi-fi  Risk Factor
play hi-fi  EM9
play hi-fi  Heavenly Melody
play hi-fi  Hot Mustard
play hi-fi  Skyline Drive
play hi-fi  Calm Before The storm
Music style
Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz,

Similar Artists
4 Play, Santana, The Rippingtons, Lee Ritenour

Group members
Steve Bernd, Guitars Bill Bernd Basses, Jeff Geyer Drums ans Percusion, David Hicks, Keyboards

On Fire and Risk Factor

Press reviews
Guitar Player Mag. March 1984 issue.

Clearwater, Florida - USA
Why this name?
We grew up together, jamming in various bands across the country, we just felt that it was time to start recording our own music in our own style.
Do you play live?
Mostly in the studio, but we do have occasional gigs and special appearances.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It has allowed us to reach out to thousands of listeners, using the internet as a vehicle, Independant Artist finally can be heard without having to sign a recording contract that might not be in the best interest of the artist and it also allows you the time to get the music out on many music sites all over the world. We have had our cds sold in different countries as well as all over the US.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
If we could do our songs the way we want them to sound, yes.
Band History:

Current Events:
Bill and Stephen reunited in March of 2000 to record their first cd ON FIRE! consisting of six original compostions, all instrumentals, with a variety of jazz genres from hard driven fusion to smooth jazz. Permanent Solution went all the way up to #1 on on the Jazz fusion charts approx twenty days and stayed on the top forty about six months. Funk-A-Tash selected to be one of the songs preloaded on a popular mp3 player, Eastech, a company based out of Japan and hand chosen by professionals.
The second cd, RISK FACTOR! was recorded the following year in July of 2001. This cd consist of seven original compositions and also of many jazz styles, Skyline Drive is a smooth instrumental guitar piece with a keyboard intro and outtro, this song was selected by Judivor productions for a compilation cd The Jazz Room Jazz Mix Volume 1. along with other accomplished artist like Carmine D'Amico Ensemble, Morris Code , Daniel Martina, Triad to name just a few.
The Bernd Brothers music have been listened to by more than 140,000 listeners on and are very grateful for the recognition they have recieved since uploading their terrific music on the internet musical highway!
Artist Description:
The Bernd Brothers is a blend of instrumental jazz, funk, rock and latin grooves, this integration of styles features smooth as well as sizzling guitars played by Stephen Bernd, serious funk and smooth growling fretless bass lines played by Bill Bernd, outstanding drums and percussion by seasoned performer Jeff Geyer and red hot keyboards By David Hicks
Your influences?
Musical influences
Danny Gatton, Santana, Larry Carlton, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clark and many more!!!
Anything else...?
^^^^ " This is my first time hearing the cd and being a lover of jazz, I'm really loving this, especially Funk-A-Tash! It sounds wonderful and I will be recommending it " Michelle Johnson Lewisville, Tx.^^^^^ " Steve! I knew you would still be playing guitar, I down loaded Permanent Solution, and all I can say is that you guys kick some serious ass with that jam! Tasteful chord progressions, nice harmonic leads, and a cool blend of guitar orchestration and improvisation. A kickin bass riff and some leads that are right up there with Beck and Dimeola. My hats off to you sir! I would seriously be interested in hearing your band live if you ever play in the DC area". Drew Cissel ^^^^^ " " Bill, excellent job! I didn't even know about the cd, I was surfing on MP3 and found you guys! Great stuff, excellent music, keep up the good work". Frank Basoli, Tampa Fla. ^^^^^ " Bill, you are a funk monster "! Dennis Acgunura. Tarpon Springs Fla. ^^^^ " Great cd guys! Sweet Dreams is a very relaxing, smooth song to listen to after a long day at the office." Debbie Aceto ^^^^^ " Steve, As usual you guys sound as tight as can be. Your brother is one bad wamma jamma. You 2 play off each other incredibly well " Rick Ricker. ^^^^^ " Hey Bernd Brothers, I'm Cevon Jones and I'm on the 8010 stations with you. I'm sure you get thousands of E-mails, but I just had to write you and tell you a few things. For the last few years, I've been using my guitars as song writing tools. Listening to your music everyday has inspired me to pick up my guitars and play them for the sheer enjoyment of it. I haven't played this much in years. Y'all guys are amazing and I just wanted to thank you for putting such beautiful music on the net. Its really re-kindled my love affair with the guitar ^^^^" GREAT Music/Playing! We feel Blessed & Grateful to know You . Bob and Peggy " Morris Code ".
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