Mike Varney: Guitarplayer Magazine Says," An extremely versatile musician, Steve plays in a variety of styles, and displays an excellent vocabulary of Hot licks in his material that ranges from Fusion to Funk and Rock, with many intricate rhythm arrangements and strong melodic themes.
THESE GUYS ARE HOT!!!!!!
THEIR FUSION OF STYLES IS REMARKABLE!!
The Bernd Brothers is a blend of instrumental jazz, funk, rock and latin grooves, this integration of styles features smooth as well as sizzling guitars played by Stephen Bernd, serious funk and smooth growling fretless bass lines played by Bill Bernd, outstanding drums and percussion by seasoned performer Jeff Geyer and red hot keyboards By David Hicks.
Stephen and Bill Bernd are both extremely versatile musicians. Stephen has been featured in Guitar Player magazine's, Spotlight for new talent. Bill,is a well known bassist in central Florida. Together, they have played the casino circuits, the fair circuits of nothern Calif and clubs all over the US. Jeff Geyer is a well known percussionist and studio player in central Florida, playing drums and congas in many styles. David Hicks is the owner and studio engineer at Labyrinth recording, audio/visual productions Inc. an excellent engineer and keyboard player.
Bill and Stephen reunited in March of 2001 to record their first cd ON FIRE! consisting of six original compostions, all instrumentals, with a variety of jazz genres from hard driven fusion to smooth jazz. Permanent Solution went all the way up to #1 on MP3.com Jazz fusion charts and stayed there approx twenty days. It also stayed on the top forty about six months. Funk-A-Tash was selected to be one of the songs preloaded on a popular mp3 player, Eastech, a company based out of Japan and hand chosen by Javamusic.com professionals.
The second cd, RISK FACTOR! was recorded the following year in July of 2002. This cd consist of seven original compositions and also of many jazz styles, Skyline Drive is a smooth instrumental guitar piece with a keyboard intro and outtro, this song was selected by Judivor productions for a compilation cd The Jazz Room Jazz Mix Volume 1. along with other accomplished artist like Carmine D'Amico Ensemble, Morris Code , Daniel Martina, Triad to name just a few.
The third cd, Permanent Solution is the best songs picked from both cd's and remastered and professionally produced !!
The Bernd Brothers music have been listened to by more than 140,000 listeners on MP3.com and are very grateful for the recognition they have recieved since uploading their terrific music on the internet musical highway!
Steve Bernd: Guitars
Bill Bernd: Bass
Dave Hicks: Keyboards, vocals
Jeff Geyer: Drums and Percussion
1962 Fender Statocaster, Custom Telecaster, Ibeanez Artstar,Hammer five string and Fender jazz fretless bass, Yamaha drums, Sabian and zildjian cymbals. Cosmic percussion congas and bongos!