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D. Bergman Broom / Bio

Bergman played a little ukulele and wrote political songs as a child in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by a stack of ancient 78 RPM records while growing up in a houseful of bickering television addicts, he began performing at cafes under a Sicilian pseudonym while attending university in Western New York. He quickly dropped out and moved to Syracuse, N.Y., where he lived with serial women with cats, playing and singing with several of them. This included The Shakes, bass in ignominious wedding bands, and tenor in The Beverages vocal trio. Mr. Broom would later open and perform as a solo in shows with Graham Nash, Suzanne Vega, Gilberto Gil, Rick Danko (The Band) and The Roches. He also made regular appearances as a mere nubile at the legendary Speakeasy in New York City's West Village during its salad days. In the '90s he put together The Oh So Sensitive Sidemen, a six-piece backing ensemble. They would deliver weekly performances of satirical and verbostic BB compositions with touches of jazz in the rock. It was one of Syracuse's best and best-loved folk/pop groups for a long time.
Solo and band recordings have included the mercifully out-of-print "Sextuplets", "Starcheye Coatman Sessions" and "Quarrel With The Universe". Still unavailable are CDs "Crevices" (1995), and "9 Dinosaur Songs" (2002), all of which helped to crown Professor Broom as the Central New York area's Assistant Dean of Songwriters in the pop department, and certainly one of its most caustic yet charming lyrical expressionists. In October 2001 he was invited to perform his entire magma opus of 9 Dinosaur Songs at The Museum of Natural History in New York City. For this he purchased an 11-piece outfit with five female harmony voices, all while being watched over by homeland-secured T-Rexes of loving grace.
Bergman now performs only on electric guitar and piano and sometimes baritone ukulele. Newest recordings in the wings are "Out Of The Dusk", a collection of obscure songs from 1910-1930 with only piano, ukulele and voice, and "Home Sweet Motel", which is his most recent collection of 'canciones del arte noir', to be released with poise in ivy drips over the You Tube later in 2012. In addition to ample time spent in future shock, Mr. Broom draws thousands of two-fisted one-punch comics and is penning immature memoirs. He currently tutors 3rd grade math and is working on a 4-year college degree with his corgi-mix dog Lovely Rita. Bergman still performs when the notion strikes in the Seattle and Portland areas.

General Info

Band Members
Bergman and Bergman, electric guitar & piano and a host of easily manipulated andinterchangeable others
Artist Name
D. Bergman Broom
Home Page
Active Since
Singer Songwriter / inferential rock / baked ziti

Contact Info

Seattle, WA
Denny Fisher