Singer/Songwriter Bernie Lamb is currently living in Raleigh, North Carolina and networking with some fine musicians.
Bernie Lamb began his singing career whilst serving with the British Royal Air Force. He was a leading light in the music and theatre fraternity of Far East Command and worked regularly with British Forces Broadcasting for whom his radio programmes were syndicated worldwide. Writing most of his own material and being very selective with the rest, Bernie quickly established a reputation for perception and gentle satire in his songs that had him in great demand in the social clubs of all three services based in the Far East.
On returning to the UK, Bernie continued entertaining not only his fellow service people, but also the civilian population in whatever region he served. In this period, he established one of the countrys best known Folk Music Clubs at Cosford, near Wolverhampton. The BBC regularly used the club as an outside broadcast venue for its Folk on Two series.
When he was discharged from the RAF, Bernie formed a seven-piece country music band, Interstate 40, that was featured for two years on Radio 2, including live outside broadcasts from the Royal Show at Stoneleigh, guesting on the Tony Brandon Show.
In September 2000, he set off for the US with a long time friend for a very much needed break. Together Bernie and his pal travelled around the South East of the US on buses and trains, taking in Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. They played and sang their way around, drawing crowds and achieving instant popularity with their blend of humour and music. The holiday experience of a lifetime peaked in Raleigh, North Carolina, where they appeared on TV entertaining at a huge outdoor charity event in support of the Hospice of Wake County. Later, tracks from Lifes Work were featured on radio stations in North Carolina.
At every given opportunity. I even burst into song when I open the fridge and the light comes on!
Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller, Johnny Cash
6ooW Soundcraft PA, Sennheiser microphones, 34-year-old Fender F65 acoustic guitar, Fender Thinline Telecaster, Vox 15 amp.
Doing what I love to do. In a place I love to be. With people I love to be around. It's inspiring (I've written more GOOD songs here than at any other time or place).