Michael Bernier

Michael Bernier

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

The Roots Rock & Roll band Michael Bernier & The UPRISING have established a large grassroots following in the Boston area. They've become well known for their high energy & musically dynamic performances. Michael knows how to keep a crowd interested & involved in the show. 3 words: See Them Live.

Biography

Michael Bernier mesmerizes audiences with captivating vocals brought forth over his six string acoustic guitar. His striking lyrics are inspired by agenda free travels to remote locations around the world. His ability to entrance audiences has brought him grand success across America and a vast array of international settings. Although
Michael has been compared to singer/songwriter greats Jim Croce, Josh Ritter, and Van Morrison, he houses his own unique style that stimulates lasting emotions that we can all relate to. Through visible songwriting presented in an all natural fashion, he illustrates the actual lives we live. Michael will bring you into his ownheart and his own world, through his words and through his truthful musical expression.

- “Michael Bernier writes albums that can be played from start to finish…”
- Reviewer Magazine San Diego, California

- “…through his music Michael brings us the sound of the sandy sunny shores of southern California…”
- Steppin’ Out Magazine Lowell, MA

Things to note....
+ Chosen as a River 92.5 Homegrown Artist
+ Featured in The Boston Phoenix as a PHX Pick for HOT TIX
+ Booked by Live Nation
+ Sold over 10,000 CDs with independent label Evolvement Music
+ Picked as Newbury Comics ‘Record Store Day’ Artist
+ Airplay on Rock 105.3 San Diego, CA – 92.5 The River, 107.3 WAAF, 104.1 WBCN, 88.9 WERS, & 91.5 WBIM in Boston, MA – WXGR 101.5 & WSCA 106.1 in Portsmouth, NH - Golden Flash Radio in Belgium
+ Featured in Reviewer Magazine, Steppin’ Out Magazine, The Eagle Tribune, Diego Life Magazine, The Phoenix & The Lowell Sun
+ Music Featured on NESN and The Outdoor Living Network
+ Established a large grass roots following
+ Selected as Adva Mobile Artist of the Month
+ Voted into PickTheBand.com Contest in Boston, MA

Lyrics

Willow Tree

Written By: Michael Bernier

Michael Bernier
'Willow Tree'

Chorus
I'll be your Willow Tree
Won't you come and weap with me?
I'll be your Willow Tree
Get your rest, Get your rest under me....

v1
Take a look through the pain,
Tell me what do you see?
It's so lonely and cold,
When your out on the street...
I wonder which turn it was,
Which one lead you to be...
The one who walks with his self
Looking down at his feet...
So for you Mr. Man,
I extend all my leaves
Take the weight off your limbs
and let's begin to dream...

v2
You have run out of time,
Nothing to believe...
Swore you'd come from behind,
With the greatest of ease...
When the challenges came,
You would stand first in line...
With your hand on your chin,
Spinning wheels in your mind..
Now your two eyes,
Are so much more than afraid..
So kick up your heels,
and lay away in my shade...

Discography

Michael Bernier - Self Title Solo Debut
2005 Evolvement Music

Michael Bernier & The Uprising - Live at Phoenix
2006 Evolvement Music

Michael Bernier & The Uprising - Live at Copperfield's Boston, MA
2007 Evolvement Music and HearNowLive.com

Michael Bernier - The Summer is When
2008 Evolvement Music

Michael Bernier & The UPRISING - Live at Harper's Ferry DVD

Michael Bernier has been heard on Rock 105.3 in San Diego, CA - 88.9 WERS, 91.5 WBIM, 92.5 The River, 104.1 WBCN & 107.3 WAAF in Boston, MA – 105.7 The Shark, WGXR and WSCA in NH - Multiple Radio Shows in Florida - Web Radio Golden Flash ‘Somewhere Between’ in Belgium – BunkRadio.com - as well as on NESN and The Outdoor Living Network OLN

Michael Bernier has been featured in
Reviewer Magazine in San Diego, California – Diego Life Magazine in San Diego, California – The Eagle Tribune in Lawrence, MA – The Phoenix in Boston, MA – Steppin’ Out Magazine in Lowell, MA - The Improper Bostonian in Boston, MA…and more.

Michael Bernier is online at HearNowLive.com – www.MySpace.com/MichaelBernier – CDBaby.com – iTunes.com – inTicketing.com – BristolStudios.com – ReviewerMag.com – MusicIsHere.com …and many more.

Set List

A TYPICAL SETLIST FOR MICHAEL BERNIER & THE UPRISING

SET 1
1. REFLECTION
2. THINGS HAVE CHANGED
3. WHAT IS COMING NEXT
4. ~CONGOS, DJEMBE AND FULL KIT JAM~
5. PART OF LIFE
6. PELICAN SONG
7. BROS
8. SCREAM YOUR NAME
9. WILLOW TREE

MICHAEL’S SOLO SET
1. MARLEY MEDLEY
2. OFFSHORE WINDS
3. THE SUN IS FALLING

SET 2

1. ~DJEMBE AND TIMBALES JAM~
2. PICK UP
3. I KNOW PEOPLE
4. FRIENDS
5. LAY IT ON ME
6. SCREAM YOUR NAME
7. AWAKEN ME
8. ~DJEMBE, FULL KIT AND BASS JAM~
9. DANCE
10. IN THE CITY