Brian Bergeron

Brian Bergeron

 Oakland, California, USA
BandRockAcoustic

The music of Brian Bergeron combines folk, pop, and alt-country.

Biography

*NOTE* This EPK is being phased out. Brian's electronic press kit is now available at: http://www.brianbergeron.net/press-kit

Brian Bergeron is a folk-rock acoustic singer-songwriter currently residing in the Bay Area. His music is a blend of folk-rock and alt-country drawing on influences from many critical darlings and established commercial performers including: Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Van Morrison, and The Rolling Stones.

In December of 2011, Brian released his newest 3-song EP, entitled Hourglass.

Accomplishments/Highlights
- Music has appeared on ESPN's "Inside The Big East", E!'s "Keeping Up With The Kardashians", and MTV's "The Real World"
- Performed at legendary Fenway Park, Summer 2009.
- Has shared the stage and supported national touring acts such as Matt Nathanson, Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers, Fountains of Wayne, The Pat McGee Band, Collective Soul, and Live
- Has independently booked 100+ college shows throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
- Runner-up in OurStage.com College Clash featuring over 300 of New England's best college bands
- 3rd Place finisher in Qdoba's Rice and Beanpot Battle of the Bands featuring Boston's best college bands
- Showcase artist at The Verge College Music Conference
- Semi-finalist at Starbucks Music Makers competition
- Appearances at prestigious Boston-area venues: The Paradise Rock Club, The Paradise Lounge, The Middle East, Club Passim, The Middle East, and the Bank of America Pavilion.

Lyrics

Missing

Written By: Brian Bergeron

I am sorry for the way that you were treated
When I was acting out of my head
I thought that it was just a passing situation
But when I came to you had left

Now I guess that I am picking up the pieces
Until you go and find your way back home
Sometimes I am unsure of who I want to be
But I never want to be alone

Love I’ve been thinking that there is something I’m missing
And love you are what I am missing
If I stop listening it’s because I put you in this position
And love you are what I am missing

I’m starting to think that there’s more than just an inkling
A reason for why I stay up late at night
I stare up into the dark above my bed
As if there is a secret there to find.

And at night when I happen upon you
I stare up into the dark and you’re smiling at me
It’s like I never even acted on my greed
As if I never even drove you away.

Love I’ve been thinking that there is something I’m missing
And love you are what I am missing
If I stop listening it’s because I put you in this position
And love you are what I am missing

I am asking for a second chance
To make things right and treat you the same
I’ve been living in a trance
To think that you don’t want to see me

I am sorry for the way that you were treated
When I was acting out of my head
I thought that it was just a passing situation
But when I came to you had left

Love I’ve been thinking that there is something I’m missing
And love you are what I am missing
If I stop listening it’s because I put you in this position
And love you are what I am missing

Let Me In

Written By: Brian Bergeron

And I’m not coming over
Until you settle down
We’re running round in circles
Because sometime it seems no one’s around

You let me in
And I forgave
We both forgot what we fought about
Only to fall in love again

And all those times I sing to you
I’ve finally figured out my sound
I find it keeps me humble
Because sometime it seems no one’s around

You let me in
And I forgave
We both forgot what we fought about
Only to fall in love again

And when I fall in line
You hold me all the time
Our resolution is strong
And it seems to carry us along

You let me in
And I forgave
We both forgot what we fought about
Only to fall in love again

Anna

Written By: Brian Bergeron

The words you say
Could write a book for every quote that you give
But somehow you say it like it’s something new

And her beliefs
Are firmly rooted in the ground like the trees
Up over walls, they grew towards me

Anna you stay and Anna you go
Anna thrives on her invisible throes
Anna calls and only then did I know
Anna, Anna, oh why did you go?

And I swear
It’s colder where I’m going but when I’m here
I just can’t seem to shake the chills

And you were wrong
Thinking anything’s better love than where you are
Sometimes the charm lies in the company that you keep

Anna you stay and Anna you go
Anna thrives on her invisible throes
Anna calls and only then did I know
Anna, Anna, oh why did you go?

Anna stays and Anna you go
Anna surrenders her humble repose
Anna calls and only then did I ask
Anna, Anna why didn’t we last?

Anna, Anna why didn’t we last?
Anna, Anna why didn’t we last?
Anna, Anna why didn’t we last?

Discography

Hourglass EP (2011)
Produced by Brian Bergeron, Taylor Brown, Charlie Wilson
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Charlie Wilson at Sonic Zen Records, Berkeley, CA"

We've Got To Find An Easier Way (2009)
Produced by Will Dailey
Engineered by Steve Scully (Yellowsound) and Matt Tahaney (Q Division)
Additional Engineering by Will Dailey
Mixed and Mastered by Matt Russell

The Glory EP (2008)
Produced/Recorded/Mixed by Mike Davidson and Alex Giorgetti at New Alliance Audio in Cambridge, MA
Mastered by Eric Masunaga at Modulus Studio Arts

The Summer EP (2007)
Produced/Recorded/Mixed by Will Dailey

The Great Escape EP (2007)
Co-Produced by: Brian Bergeron and Dennis Carroll (6 Media Group)
Mixed by: Dennis Carroll
Mastered by: Tom Waltz

The Closer EP (2005)
Co-produced by- Brian Bergeron/ Andy Renault
Mixed by- Tom Waltz and Alex Gonzalez
Mastered by- Tom Waltz
Recorded at Waltz Audio (Boston, MA)

First Impressions Demo (2004)
Received airplay at a handful of colleges in MA

Set List

Sets can range in length from 30 minutes to 4 hours. Sets are comprised of original compositions as well as from a list of over 200 covers, including:

"Melt With You" by Modern English
"Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones
"Norwegian Wood" by The Beatles
"Wild Nights" by Van Morrison
"Wonderwall" by Oasis
"I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty
...and many more

Colleges Brian Bergeron has performed at:

American International College (2 times)
Bentley College (6 times)
Bridgewater State College (2 times)
Brown University
Bryant College
Boston University (5 times)
Bucknell University
Butler County Community College
Carnegie Mellon University
Clarion University (2 times)
Curry College
Daniel Webster College
Emmanuel College
Fitchburg State College
Franklin Pierce University
Holy Cross (6 times)
Lesley University (2 times)
Lycoming College (2 times)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2 times)
Middlesex Community College
New Hampshire Technical College
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