“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 is an Australian singer of popular music. He’s captivating a growing audience around the world, from New Zealand to Russia, with his unique phrasing and timbre. He’s studied in several countries, holds a PhD in Linguistics from Melbourne University, and sings in several languages. He performs popular and easy listening standards with a romantic and melodic jazz-inflected touch. Besides his work as a vocalist, his offerings as a lyricist and songwriter are of today, tomorrow, and hark back to yesterday. His romantic and jazz-infused interpretive style calls to mind Johnny Mathis and Nat King Cole.
Ron Bernard has a large, broad, and growing support-base from Dunedin in New Zealand to St. Petersburg in Russia. His followers span several continents covering in addition to Australia and New Zealand, the Americas through to Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe including Turkey, and South Africa. A linguistically diverse support-base, which shows that well interpreted music communicates its meaning irrespective of the language in which it is sung. This, Ron Bernard achieves, and in his own unique phrasing and timbre.
Ron Bernard’s life journey is the celebration of art over adversity. 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 studied in Australia, New Zealand, South America, and the United States. It was through the opportunities available in the United States and the support of his adoptive family in Gadsden, Alabama that life really began for Ron, leading to successes as an individual, artist, and scholar. He holds a Master’s degree from Carson-Newman University, East Tennessee and a PhD from Melbourne University, Australia.
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, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese. His latest release Timeless has inspired interesting reviews. “His overall tone and articulation are just absolutely on point.” — Debbie Burke, Jazz Author (New York)
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