Concert en images: Jean- Marc Schneider ( emballage: michel)
Le Petit Futé décrit Le Godefroid...Une petite taverne sympa, à deux pas de la gare. Ici, on ouvre tôt et on ferme tard, parce que la fidèle clientèle n'a pas d'heure. Le samedi soir, on replie quelques banquettes pour faire de la place à un petit orchestre qui joue du rock, du blues, du country ou du rockabilly. En se serrant un peu, ce qui réchauffe aussi les coeurs, on peut se trouver une petite place pour écouter ces jeunes (et parfois vieux) talents. Inutile de préciser que la carte des bières est à la hauteur des rafraîchissantes ambitions de l'endroit....
Pas mal de groupes ont déjà squatté le bar: Buddy Brent, Unplugged, les fabuleux Noisy Neighbours de Geneviève Dartevelle, Nashville Roots, Sloppy Joe etc...
Ce 7 juin Le Godefroid accueille une future star Morgan Bernard et le MBB.
Que dit la bio?
Morgan Bernard was born in Brandon, Florida on January 13, 1998, parents français, lovée dans les entrailles de sa maman elle décide qu'elle sera chanteuse.
Piano encore mioche, guitare deux ans plus tard, compose à 9 ans, Morgan Mozart se met au chant à 10 ans!
Elle tâte de la contrebasse, du théâtre, puis monte un groupe.
2011, un EP deux titres, puis 'Give it all', a 6 title EP, elle remporte le battle of the bands (at the Orpheum Ybor City) et prépare un premier full CD avec l'aide d'un certain Johnny Hallyday ( certains l'annonçaient en avant-programme pour quelques dates aux States, à première vue le plan a foiré), pour la petite histoire Brian Setzer est fan également...
Pas con comme parcours.
Printemps/été 2014 une tournée en France/Belgique, le Morgan Bernard Tour 2014 - Rock n 'roll Attitude.
Morgan Bernard : Rhythm guitar and lead vocals
Michael Holton : Lead guitar/vocals
Joe Bloom : Drums
et le français Dominique Dhilly: basse
Du pop rock aux accents country... moins pop, plus musclé et fougueux qu' Avril Lavigne, moins pute et artificiel que Lady Gaga, et, de plus, un bon goût à toute épreuve... la preuve sur son blog:
today's programme is about cheese, chicken burgers, drinking beer and supporting Belgian soccer team in a bar...
Le 28 juin à Chimay (European hot rod and custom show) - le 6 juillet à Wandre ( Liège) avec Smooth and the Bully Boys!
Featured Guitarist in Gretsch.com
Morgan Bernard isn't your typical high school student. Rather than studying for exams and hanging out with friends, Morgan spends her time after school playing concerts, writing songs, and performing on TV . . . living the life of a typical rock star! Morgan's musical talents were apparent at an early age: she started playing piano at six, guitar at eight, and singing and performing on stage by the age of ten.
Morgan names a diverse group of musical influences from Lady Gaga and AC/DC, to Brian Setzer and Elvis. Her stage show is "an eclectic blend of straight ahead rock, hook-laden pop rock originals with some fun rockabilly thrown in for good measure" the highlight of which is an original song co-written with songwriter Jesi Kettering called “Shame,” an anti-bullying anthem. Morgan feels strongly about bullying and has turned “Shame” into a music video that she hopes will inspire others to stand up to bullies. The video can be viewed here and on her website where her debut CD, Give It All, is also available. Give It All was the result of a collaboration with world-renown guitarist and producer Mike Pachelli, who, after seeing Morgan perform, invited her to record in Nashville.
Morgan and her band continue to play all over the Southeast and are currently booking a European tour scheduled to kick off this summer. In the meantime, her days are spent attending school (where she’s a straight-A student) and her nights and weekends are dedicated to her one true love–music!
If you haven't gone to Morgan Bernard's site and listened, you should. Talent and class and message: http://morgan-bernard.com/f...
There's lots of negative talk in these pages about 'kids these days.' But there are plenty of creative young people out there with something to say. And contemporary technology enables them to produce and disseminate their art in ways many of us couldn't have dreamed of "back in the good old days."
All this negativity from us old fuddy duddies, though in many cases unintentional, threatens to discourage younger members, the very ones we should encourage and support.
Maybe there should be a specific forum to encourage and support young GreTscH slingers like Morgan. Those who are discouraged about today's youth in general should be particularly motivated to support those involved in positive and creative deployments of GreTscH.
I'll second that, Strum. She seems like a nice young lady, and 'Shame' is a great song. There's a soon-to-be 16 year old in my house who just might be getting that CD for her birthday!
I love it. Go Morgan!
Good words, Strum. The kids are alright.
The lady's got talent!
She is a real talent and this feels like the making of a star. Perhaps the young do need their own forum but I would also add that they need this one as well. We just need to realize how we can help and keep her and others on the right track. Everybody needs a foundation.
Yes indeed. I meant a forum here on the GDP dedicated to young players.
It's insane watching people the same age as you have the talent you're working as hard as you can to get.
I can attest to Morgan's kindness and loving heart. Her talent is clear, and her love of GreTscH total. Here's a video she just posted to Gretsch Fans on Facebook from one of her most recent gigs "Morgan Bernard and her band performed : Shame at Aces lives in Brandenton":
Edit: BTW for what it's worth, my opinion is that she's precisely where she needs to be, here. After all, as I hear periodically, It's Rock n Roll. She'll do just fine right here, right folks.
I hope that when I have kids, Morgan is on their play list.