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“His overall tone and articulation are just absolutely on point.” (Debbie Burke, Jazz Author, New York)
Ron Bernard’s life journey is the celebration of art over adversity. From barefoot to recording artist, he escaped fate through his singing ability. With the aid of music scholarships he attended schools in several countries, earning a PhD from Melbourne University. His music resonates his freedom and cathartically embodies his life experiences in a revelry of his achievements. He performs in several languages.
Ron Bernard is an Australian singer of popular music. He performs the standards and easy listening songs with a romantic and melodic jazz-inflected touch. And, occasionally, a hint of bossa. He has captivated audiences around the world, with 20k+ Facebook followers. In addition to his well-received work as a vocalist, his offerings as a lyricist and composer are for today, tomorrow, and hark back to yesterday. His romantic reading of popular standards and jazz-infused style call to mind Johnny Mathis and Nat King Cole.
His EP Timeless has inspired positive reviews: “Unique phrasing and expert of the light touch, Bernard has an approach not only informed by his emotional IQ but a professional linguist’s understanding of communication.” (Debbie Burke, Jazz Author, New York)
Ron Bernard’s singing talent initially opened up pathways for him in pursuing a career in the arts, starting with his success at talent contests. Supported by people who believed in his talent, he started his studies at drama schools, music conservatoires, and church choirs in his early teens. With the aid of music scholarships, he attended schools in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and the United States. It was through the support of his adoptive family in Alabama that life really began for Ron Bernard, leading to successes as an individual, artist, and scholar. After completing a Master’s degree in Tennessee, he went on to be awarded a PhD in Linguistics from Melbourne University.
Performing in several languages, Ron Bernard gives voice to his belief that music, language, and culture are intrinsically connected, music being a universal element, the bond that unites us all. He sings in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.