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Barry Bernhardt

NAME: Barry Bernhardt
PLAYING (YEARS): 
25
STYLE:
 rock w/ a huge dose of fusion, jazz, funk, blues, new-age 
GEAR:
 Warmoth custom-designed soloist w/ Floyd Rose, P.R.S. custom, Fender “fat Tele”, custom maple “strat-type”, Charvel 1-p/u strat-type, Heritage arch top. Rivera 100w 2×12 combo, Fender “ultra chorus” 2×12 combo, Soldano midi preamp, Mesa Boogie 50/50 power amp, Bag End 2×10 stereo cabs, Trace Elliot “velocette”. Lexicon multi effects, Boss pedals, Dan Electro pedals, cry-baby, Morley wah/vol. 
ENDORSEMENTS:
 None 
PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
“Lincoln Park West”(’97) ethereal,jazzy rock guitar instrumental.   “Mozart Street”(’99) eccentric art rock/fusion.lots of sax!   “Way Back When”(’00) underground,psychedelic heavy/hard rock w/ vocals.   “Way Station”(’00) raw, vintage, bluesy, jazzy, rockabilly.   “Until Now(’01) eclectic mix of rock/pop/funk. 
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: Working on/recording: “Equilibrium”- monster fusion stuff but w/ very funky,underground flavor. acid fusion? “Lake Street”- 2nd solo/guitar instrumental. Rock/jazz hybrid. Inspired by Mary Jane. 
FAVORITE GUITARIST:
 Jeff Beck, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Satriani, Wes Montgomery, Lee Ritenoir 
MOST UNDERATED PLAYERS:  
Todd Rudgren, Tommy Bolin, David Gilmour 
BEST MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN:
 all of the unknown guys @ jazz open mics in Chicago. 
4 WORDS THAT DESCRIBES WHAT YOU WANT TO GET ACROSS IN YOUR PLAYING:  
original,style,emotion,escape 
YOUR HERO: 
Mary Jane 
ULTIMATE GOAL:
 To sell all of my cd’s world-wide. To be a “jazz master” (check back with me in about 20 yrs!)   
CONTACT: 
 P.O. Box 411996    CHICAGO, IL.  60641 312-282-9408    barry@bigbeartheory.com
WEBSITE: 
 www.bigbeartheory.com