OldScool is a retro, rock and roll band and recording project consisting of various Delaware-area musicians, headed by singer-songwriter, Lionel de Bernard. Nashville's renegade, Indie Label, Wild Oats Records, has released the latest OldScool CD, titled, "Save Me From Myself." Their music has impressed many listeners, longing for the old school days of rock and roll. Yet, OldScool manages to retain a very contemporary sound, incorporating many different musical elements, including ska, retro-rock, surf, reggae, jazz, and, anything else available on their palate to forge a new genre.
For the OldScool, "Save Me From Myself" CD, Lionel de Bernard, songwriter and lead vocalist, set out to record his timeless compositions through a shared, old school, roots-rock experience. Lionel says, " I was hoping to create a concept, studio album with songs reminiscent of the sound from the early days of rock and roll, but with a more contemporary flavor, adding several uniquely blended ska, rock, reggae and jazz elements to the music. Destiny enabled me to connect with players who have played or are currently playing with some notable bands, such as Chubby Checker, The Allman Brothers and others."
Lionel de Bernard will be trying to secure publishing contracts by submitting OldScool songs for possible placement on TV, Film and Commercial venues. Lionel is counting on the strong melody emphasis and the straightforward, hypnotic rhythms and uniqueness in style of OldScool's "Save Me From Myself" CD to capture the attention of prospective publishers. OldScool's music is ideally suited for film and television music projects.
"Save Me From Myself" Wild Oats Records CD line up:
Lionel de Bernard, Vocals, rhythm guitar.
Joey Fulkerson, (Chubby Checker) Lead guitar, rhythm guitar and classical guitar, backing vocals.
Johnny Neel, (The Allman Bros.) keyboards on "Albatross" and "Message In A Bottle."
Bob Kerly, Upright and electric bass guitar.
Kathy Burkly, Drums.
Mike Naumann, percussion.
John Heinrich, saxaphone on "Save Me From Myself."
Steve Haggard, producer, Wild Oats Records, Nashville.
Randall Merriman, engineer.
CHARTER MEMBER OLDSCOOLERS ON CALL:
Brad Fish, Billy Meyers, Jr., drums
Dave Worthington, percussion
Kenny Glanden, percussion/drums, etc.
Lionel de Bernard has recorded with several musicians who have toured and played with some very well known Nashville groups, including Roy Orbison's band, Brooks and Dunn, The Bellamy Brothers, Paul Brandt and others. With the help of these musicians, in 2000, Lionel was able to produce and release, " Lonesome Troubador," a CD demo of some of his original songs from his Nashville phase.
Lionel de Bernard has also garnered several international and national songwriting awards, from some well known songwriting organizations, including TAXI, Unisong International and Spree Select. With several song publishing contracts already in his portfolio, and proven songwriting ability, Lioinel and OldScool are determined to secure several more in TV and Film with original tunes from their latest CD, "Reason For Being."
OldScool has recently received a recording contract from Wild Oats Records, an indie label from Nashville. OldScool's, "Save Me From Myself" CD is due for release in Spring, 2008.
This just in!! Yes, Lionel de Bernard has just been awarded a single song contract from HD Music Now for "She's Found A Way," one of the songs on the "Save Me From Myself" CD.