Morgan Bernard

Morgan Bernard

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Morgan’s show is an eclectic blend of straight ahead rock, hook-laden pop originals with some fun rockabilly thrown in. You can hear her diverse influences from Lady Gaga and AC/DC to Brian Setzer and Elvis in every song she sings. Morgan's cover of Born to be Wild is one of the show's highlights.

Biography

Someone forgot to tell 15 year old Morgan Bernard that she should be a typical high school freshman – studying for exams, hanging out with friends and going to school dances. Instead, Morgan spends her time after school playing concerts, writing songs, going to interviews and performing on TV shows, and living the life of a typical rock star!

Morgan has always been one who stood out from the crowd. Her parents, Alain, a world-renown custom motorcycle designer and builder who’s featured on the Discovery TV Show “Café Racer” and Christine were born and raised in France and moved to the Tampa area shortly before Morgan was born. Alain and Christine realized at an early age that Morgan had a special musical talent. She started playing piano at age 6, guitar at age 8 and began singing and performing on stage by the age of 10.

Morgan’s stage show is an eclectic blend of straight ahead rock, hook-laden pop rock originals with some fun rockabilly thrown in for good measure. You can hear her diverse influences from Lady Gaga and AC/DC to Brian Setzer and Elvis in every song she sings. Morgan and her band also cover a number of classic rock songs, including an amazing version of Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” which she has totally made her own.

The highlight of her show is an infectious original song, co-written with Nashville songwriter Jesi Kettering, called “Shame” which is an anti-bullying anthem. Morgan feels so strongly about bullying that she has turned “Shame” into a music video that she hopes will inspire others to stand up to bullies. The “Shame” video will be available on her website (www.morgan-bernard.com) in early 2013.

It was at one of her performances at the famed Wednesday night Jam at Gaspar Grotto Bar in Ybor City where Morgan met Mike Pachelli, the world renown guitarist and producer. Pachelli immediately saw the enormous talent in the young Morgan and invited her to record in Nashville. The resulting collaboration is her debut CD, “Give It All”.

Morgan and her band continue to play all over the Southeast and are currently booking a European tour that is scheduled to kick off in late June, 2013. In the meantime, her days are spent attending high school (where she’s a straight A student) and her nights and weekends are dedicated to her one true love – music!

Lyrics

Shame

Written By: Morgan Bernard/Jesi Kettering

shame
vs. 1
don't avoid the chance to stand you're ground
don't give up or it will tear you down
tell it like it is and they wont laugh
but you've gotta learn to raise you're voice and don't hold back
CHORUS
shame shame on the one who took your life
wont let you live
wont let you die
sounds strange but the sadness in your eyes
wont let you laugh
wont let you cry
its a shame shame
vs. 2
let em judge you cause you know they will, yeah
your confidence grows stronger still
tell it like it is and they wont laugh
but you've gotta learn to speak your mind and don't hold back
CHORUS
BRIDGE
bury your silence now
bury your silence now
bury it now
bury it now
bury your silence now
bury it now
bury your silence and hold on
bury it now

Rock'n'Roll Girl

Written By: Morgan Bernard/Karen Staley

Rock n Roll Girl
I was a rockabilly baby
Now I’m a rock n roll girl
That’s how my daddy raised me
On Chuck Berry not Merle
Boogie-woogie music is my whole world
I was a rockabilly baby
Now I’m a rock n roll girl
Mama’d put me into bed at night and sing real low
She’d hum along to the oldies radio
I swayed back and forth and kept a steady beat
Elvis and Little Richard rocked me to sleep
My lullaby’s were Maybellene and Blue Suede Shoes
My first words Hound Dog and Peggy Sue
I was a rockabilly baby
Now I’m a rock n roll girl
That’s how my daddy raised me
On Chuck Berry not Merle
Boogie-woogie music is my whole world
I was a rockabilly baby
Now I'm a Rock'nroll girl

Give it All

Written By: Morgan Bernard/Alissa Moreno

Give it all

every girl wants a superman
to come along fast and take her hand
they’re calling out from the fire escape
but I will sing my own song

cuz I am not afraid to go alone
I can be a star in my very own show
if anybody wants to get on this ride
you can sing along, you can sing along

or you could waste your life, life waiting
you could spend your time, time saying
I can never be anything I dream
or you could sing along, you could sing along
I will never take the chance I’m afraid
or you could sing along, you could sing along with me

all you gotta do is take a risk
doesn’t really matter what you do with it
that is how I want to live my life
I will sing my own song
and you can sing along, you can sing along

sing I can I am gonna give it all
I laugh, I cry, survive each fall

Discography

"Give It All" - Morgan Bernard (Available on Itunes, CD Baby and www.morgan-bernard.com)