Someone forgot to tell 15 year old Morgan Bernard that she should be a typical high school freshman – studying for exams, hanging out with friends and going to school dances. Instead, Morgan spends her time after school playing concerts, writing songs, going to interviews and performing on TV shows, and living the life of a typical rock star!
Morgan has always been one who stood out from the crowd. Her parents, Alain, a world-renown custom motorcycle designer and builder who’s featured on the Discovery TV Show “Café Racer” and Christine were born and raised in France and moved to the Tampa area shortly before Morgan was born. Alain and Christine realized at an early age that Morgan had a special musical talent. She started playing piano at age 6, guitar at age 8 and began singing and performing on stage by the age of 10.
Morgan’s stage show is an eclectic blend of straight ahead rock, hook-laden pop rock originals with some fun rockabilly thrown in for good measure. You can hear her diverse influences from Lady Gaga and AC/DC to Brian Setzer and Elvis in every song she sings. Morgan and her band also cover a number of classic rock songs, including an amazing version of Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” which she has totally made her own.
The highlight of her show is an infectious original song, co-written with Nashville songwriter Jesi Kettering, called “Shame” which is an anti-bullying anthem. Morgan feels so strongly about bullying that she has turned “Shame” into a music video that she hopes will inspire others to stand up to bullies. The “Shame” video will be available on her website (www.morgan-bernard.com) in early 2013.
It was at one of her performances at the famed Wednesday night Jam at Gaspar Grotto Bar in Ybor City where Morgan met Mike Pachelli, the world renown guitarist and producer. Pachelli immediately saw the enormous talent in the young Morgan and invited her to record in Nashville. The resulting collaboration is her debut CD, “Give It All”.
Morgan and her band continue to play all over the Southeast and are currently booking a European tour that is scheduled to kick off in late June, 2013. In the meantime, her days are spent attending high school (where she’s a straight A student) and her nights and weekends are dedicated to her one true love – music!