*bernadette*

*bernadette*

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

"Soulful Angst- Bonnie Raitt meets Courtney Love"

Biography

*bernadette*

... is taking the stage by storm with her vibrant musical presence, unique vocal sound and a flower in her hair. She is described as 'Soulful Angst- Bonnie Raitt meets Courtney Love'. *bernadette* writes heartfelt, sultry songs that encapsulates the essence of San Francisco's timeless sound with a 60's sensibility and authentic purity.

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She has played the Grand Rooms of San Francisco- The Fillmore, Great American Music Hall, Independent, Slim's, Bottom of the Hill, Café Du Nord and festivals around the Bay. Backed by co-conspirateur, Garrin Benfield on guitar, the two harmonize and play together akin to Gillian Welch & David Rawlings but with a brutally honest, soul-bearing live performance. With the tightest, in-the-pocket rhythm section, D. Shani Johnson on drums and Pete Canton on Bass, Shoshana Dimona grooves on keys, Alan Williams textures with trombone, and the angelic sounds of Mayumi Urgino on Violin and Sonia Deninzon on cello, together, create a beautiful and haunting soundscape that brings these seasoned players together in depth, form and musical brilliance.

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*bernadette* has been joined on stage with touring greats, Garrin Benfield, Brett Dennen, RadioActive of Spearhead, James Nash of The Waybacks, Jon Krimstock of Lauren Hill, Kim Manning of George Clinton's P-Funk Allstars, Gabby La La of Les Claypool's band, Veronica Klaus and many more. She is the visionary and founding member of WomenROCK.

Lyrics

Gone Forever

Written By: *bernadette*

Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
My Lover, My Friend

We’d go out walkin’
By the San Francisco Bay
Holding hands together
While the sunset whittled away

And we’d get to talkin’
About a musical soiree
Get our friends together
Dancing every which way

Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
My Lover, My Friend

We’d go out playin’
Till the break of day
Lovin’ one another
Laughin’ our cares away

We thought of stayin’
Never to pull away
Promised our hearts forever
Till we were silver grey

Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
My Lover, My Friend

Now I go on sayin’
Take it day by day
Push your head aside
Let your heart show you the way

Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
My Lover, My Friend

Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
My Lover, My Friend

Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
My Lover, My Friend

Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
Those Days Are Gone Forever
My Lover, My Friend

Bakelite Record Player

Written By: *bernadette* Music: Ian Bjornstad (John Vanderslice)

Bought a bake-o-lite record player
It was brown, not a lot of wear
Old woman said it’s the best she swears
As i was leavin’, she said take care

Opened it up and found a record inside
Name on it read owen mcbride
Turned it on and took it for a ride
Flipped it over and played the B-side

Bought a bake-o-lite record player
Bought a bake-o-lite record player
I caught a glimpse of someone else’s cares

Words slipped off the vinyl into the air
Surrounded me with sounds, i was unaware
All of a sudden, my head took me there
Realized the song was ‘bout me i swear

Opened it up and found a record inside
Name on it read owen mcbride
Turned it on and took it for a ride
Flipped it over and played the B-side

Bought a bake-o-lite record player
Bought a bake-o-lite record player
I caught a glimpse of someone else’s cares

Bought a bake-o-lite record player
Bought a bake-o-lite record player
I caught a glimpse of someone else’s cares

Stay here with me

Written By: *bernadette*

I'm not kiddin'
Stay here with me
What the hell are you afraid of?

We took this road
So long ago
We took each other's hearts
Into the great unknown

Said we'd stay together
Forever remember
But now you're far away
You've faded away

You say to leave me
Is to love me
But I don't know the way
Will you come back some day?

And you closed the doors
So long ago…
You let yourself go…
Go on go!

And you closed the doors
So long ago…
You let yourself go…
Go on go!

I'm not kiddin'
Stay here with me
What the hell are you afraid of?

We took this road
So long ago
We took each other's hearts
Into the great unknown

And you closed the doors
So long ago…
You let yourself go…
Go on go!

And you closed the doors
So long ago…
You let yourself go…
Go on go!

La la la la la la
la la la la la la...

I don’t Know Where I’m Goin’

Written By: *bernadette*

Skip the dreams
Skip the lies
I don’t wanna read between the lines

I just wanna
Close my eyes
Leave it all behind

Shut the door
Hit the floor
Escape once more

I just wanna
Close my eyes
Feel myself inside

I don’t know where
I’m goin’ outta my mind
I think that I’m gonna cry

I don’t know where
I’m goin’ outta my mind
I think that I’m gonna die

Pack my bags
Say Goodbye
Time to untie

I just wanna
Close my eyes
Feel myself Fly!

Skip the dreams
Skip the lies
I don’t wanna read between the lines

I just wanna
Close my eyes
Leave it all behind

I don’t know where
I’m goin’ outta my mind
I think that I’m gonna cry

I don’t know where
I’m goin’ outta my mind
I think that I’m gonna die

Now I know where
I’m goin’ straight into time
I know that I’m gonna Fly!

Now I know where
I’m goin’ straight into time
I know that I’m gonna Fly!

Skip the dreams...
Skip the lies...

Slippin’ Out of Me

Written By: *bernadette*

When I’m sad and alone
Wanna call you on the phone
Stop by your place but noone’s home
Can’t handle freedom to roam

Memories in my mind
Take me back to our time
True hearts intertwined
Those days I’ve left behind

Head trippin’ baby, what’s wrong with me
I’m slippin’ out of me

I’m so tired of bein’ alone
I’m so tired bein’ on my own
I’m so tired, so tired
I’m so tired, so tired

When you’re with her do you think of me
When you close your eyes, do you see me
Now I can finally say I’m free
As far, as far as I can see

Head trippin’ baby, what’s wrong with me
I’m slippin’ out of me

I’m so tired of bein’ alone
I’m so tired bein’ on my own
I’m so tired, so tired
I’m so tired, so tired

I’m so tired of bein’ alone
I’m so tired bein’ on my own
I’m so tired, so tired
I’m so tired, so tired

Set List

Bakelite Record Player
Stay Here With Me
Slippin' Outta Me
I Don't Know Where I'm Goin'
Gone Forever
Allen Ginsberg

30-45 minute sets