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Bernie Mckenzie

Sydney [Blues, Country Rock, Pop-Rock]

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4.62 Rating | #109 | 79 Votes | 24809 Views |

Hello! From Cape Breton Island

My name is Bernie Mckenzie I am a 55 year old singer/songwriter from Cape Breton Island Canada I've been playing music for over 45 years,Played in rock bands in my younger years,after I was married I started to enjoy all other types of music especially blues and country rock
Now I enjoy to write and preform my music as a solo artist nothing on this earth gives me more pleasure than sitting on a stage with my favorite guitar(lucy) and entertain an audience.

My music comes form my life experiences mostly,than I spin them into whimsical tales,I tend to sing most of my songs in the first person so listeners can do the same.

Although some of my music reflects a lot of sadness sometimes it's just what I see in peoples eyes and hearts but for those that know me know that i'm the original Cape Breton mushroom....Just a (fungi)lol fun guy so hope you enjoy.

After Raising My family I decided to take my retirement from my government job to follow my lifelong dream,so here I am 3 years later with over 200 songs (some of them even

Some of people who influenced me the most..Roy Orbeson,Neil Young,Pink Floyd,John Prine, Merl Haggard,Jimmy Buffet,of course My uncle Walter Gallant(a local country guitar hero) and a long list of others.

My songs on SYM is just me and my guitar on my home computer I don't know much about production but I'm learning so hope you enjoy feel free to drop me a line anytime. all my music is protected by songwriters of Canada and For Sale......thanx Bernie

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Sonny  Trancheeta
{ 01-26-2017 02:15 }
Cool Great Vibes ...... 5'a across the board.. Come Check Out My Vibes.....
Sonny  Trancheeta
{ 01-26-2017 02:15 }
Cool Great Vibes ...... 5'a across the board.. Come Check Out My Vibes.....
Sonny  Trancheeta
{ 01-26-2017 02:15 }
Cool Great Vibes ...... 5'a across the board.. Come Check Out My Vibes.....
{ 02-04-2012 09:29 }
Bernie, talent is never bound by time, enjoyed your voice and the songs,5 from me
{ 04-19-2011 15:42 }
Really nice your Music!Give5
Fasteddie Blues And The Musclecar Blues Band
Been off line a long time But i'am back,and here's a 5er for you my friend...
Joe Simons
{ 07-27-2010 14:22 }
Hey Bernie..I added some originals and one new song to my profile so take a listen and let me knw wat you think thanks alot
Bernie Mckenzie
{ 07-14-2010 04:39 }
Hello! My name is Bernie Mckenzie I envite you to come listen to my song "I Just Want To Be Free" A Song for all those destined for the 12 step program Vote For Bernie Mckenzie Thanks...Bernie
Category IV
{ 07-13-2010 21:04 }
Nice little ditty. I would like to suggest that you keep your songs no longer than 3:20
mabou says:
{ 07-11-2010 12:17 }
Hey Bernie, Love your music and I give you a 5.I hope your dream comes true!!
Craig Owen Jenkins
{ 07-05-2010 09:07 }
Thanks for the kind words about my music. I love your songs. I give them 5
jmarshall says:
{ 05-20-2010 13:04 }
like what you do with the melodies . this is 5 work keep up the good work
Delete says:
{ 03-17-2010 06:43 }
Good Showcase pleasant to listen to, good guitar work. Keep them coming Bernie. Top votes for you. All the best Dave
Randy Lee Norris
{ 11-18-2009 13:03 }
hey bernie great music i love the blues i have two new songs up if you want to hear them keep up the good music
CRBN Radio Promotions
{ 09-16-2009 02:00 }
Thanks for stopping by and listening and commenting, we just added a new release by Alex J. Robinson called Possibilities. Stop by when you can and let us know what you think of this song..
Wendy Risoli
{ 09-12-2009 10:54 }
If I haven't said this to you before Bernie, I just love what you're doing, giving you a strong 5. Wendy Risoli
{ 08-21-2009 15:15 }
rock on bro
Adam Rasmussen
{ 08-13-2009 20:40 }
Hey, thanks for the comment, I'm still pretty new to music in terms of performing and recording, even though I've been playing for over 10 years. It's nice to hear some positive feedback.
Gossettz says:
{ 07-25-2009 11:27 }
sounds GREAT... you get 5's
Kebo Cyrus
{ 07-22-2009 17:47 }
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. Very talented person.
steveray green
{ 07-21-2009 15:07 }
Bernie, Alright fungi, So I'm not the only geezer with talent. We should have a t.v. show like American it American Idle maybe. Great songs see you on stage. 5 from steveray peace
CRBN Radio Promotions
{ 07-13-2009 15:13 }
Thanks for stopping by and listening/voting. Leaving you some votes as well. Just added a new artist/song.."Barbadoro - Gone". Check it out, and thanks again!
Mike Melton
{ 07-12-2009 23:39 }
Hey guitar man, great tunes you have here! Like your style! Five!
Guy Leroux
{ 07-12-2009 10:39 }
Hey Bernie, Checked out tunes a 5 for that. I'm including a link to reverbnation, see you there... Guy
Flock of Nerds
{ 07-03-2009 12:04 }
you're one of the best we've heard here on SYM! we can tell your music comes straight from your heart and its so wonderful! visit us sometime =)
Sweet Serenity- Dawn Van Name
{ 06-28-2009 08:58 }
Fantastic acoustic sound! Love your solo style! 5v
cristian says:
{ 02-10-2009 20:51 }
Hi bernie mac, wha u think of my new tune?
Huhu says:
{ 10-24-2008 19:01 }
HAHAHA man thats not bad,but the part is it's creative so you get a 5 for your creativity.Come check us out and leave a comment.Holla
Ray Barclay
{ 10-23-2008 16:21 }
Really like the tone of your voice, very Big O in places. Great tunes as well.
Bob David Bell
{ 10-04-2008 06:09 }
Bernie, Thanks for your comments. Like your songs- sometimes simple arrangements are the best! My wife has a cousin in Caoe Breton.!
Ron Gang - the BLUES GANG
{ 09-27-2008 07:29 }
Hey Bernie - love your authentic sound and energy. High 5 from the Blues Band, cheers Ron
Takilma says:
{ 08-02-2008 14:44 }
Keep the cool tunes coming.....and right now you can check out some brand new tracks from Takilma!!! Peace!
DSS Music
DSS Music says:
{ 06-12-2008 17:01 }
Can tell you've been into music all your life. Great to hear your lyrics, I love telling stories too in mine. My other half was a pedal steel guitarist. Never give up on your dreams. Vote # 59 of 5 is from us. Good luck.
j gutta az henchman
{ 06-11-2008 03:06 }
diamond in the rough phat 5 come check me out show some love back
helmut "bill"Lepicek
{ 06-09-2008 19:28 }
hey Bernie...great voice and songs,i too was in a band in the 70's ,im 64 and enjoying my music and retirement.5 for u...take care
blah says:
{ 04-27-2008 15:15 }
Howie Morenz is a relative of mine, My GGGrandfather is from Logan, Ontario. Loved your tunes, great sound, good lyrics, keep it up. 5 for ya, thanks for your support
Stephen Johnson
{ 04-05-2008 19:22 }
Hi Bernie, Love your songs, nice work for an old bloke :-)I'm a bit younger than you,, 52,,lol,, Here's one for the old guys,,,5555's from me to you. Steve(Australia)rate my page please
Luigi Cappel
{ 04-01-2008 15:00 }
Like your new song Bernie, good work mate. I'm glad you can't carry guns in NZ:)
Night Owl Productions
{ 03-29-2008 20:33 }
From the sound of your music I bet you pack the house definately a 5 from us to you Craig and Janie
Neon Highway
{ 03-26-2008 19:34 }
Bernie...thanks for the message....good to hear from you again! Great new addition to your song list there buddy! Keep in touch...all the best, Rik
Luigi Cappel
{ 03-25-2008 14:42 }
Hey Bernie, really enjoyed So into you. Hey, they're playing my music on the radio in Canada now, I must come over one day, but for now I'm sticking further south. Going to Song Summit Sydney next week, which will be awesome! Keep writing mate!
Hot Chicken
{ 03-25-2008 08:51 }
Nice music man. Cool canadian stuff. Well done job. Look at my band music Chicken-BéèS
cristian says:
{ 03-24-2008 01:05 }
I love your new song bernie, "proud to be canadian" .. sure puts things into perspective. We are so fortunate to have the freedom that we do. There is still so much oppresion in this world, but we ended up in a country of the free.
Greg Everett
{ 03-23-2008 19:48 }
Nice job Bernie - cool new song - glad you stopped by.
Moyralyn says:
{ 03-23-2008 17:38 }
HEY, Thanx & Happy Easter to you as well. Have a good'un I'm off to give you a listen...toodles : )
Drama Queen
{ 03-18-2008 11:34 }
Love your music! 5 stars!
Chloe Loel
{ 02-18-2008 16:32 }
Love to snow pic LOL!! And your songs. I enjoyed your site. Keep in touch.
kerry leigh & expresso lane
{ 02-12-2008 20:34 }
Hi Bernie, thanks for finding us in this Ocean of music out there have fun & keep up the good work 5 from us.
Neon Highway
{ 02-07-2008 11:42 }
Bernie....greetings from New Brunswick buddy! I love your has that true Cape Breton sound! Thanks for your comments...I've added another tune. Keep writing and sharing your great music. Cheers, Rik
Doug Hallock
{ 02-07-2008 08:51 }
Hey Bernie, I simply love your stuff. Period. Blessings - Doug
Backflash says:
{ 02-07-2008 00:55 }
jmarshall says:
{ 02-06-2008 19:34 }
thank you very much for listning to my song "your whisper". i listened to several of your songs and i enjoyed them very much. you are a great artist. hope to hear more of them and perhaps communicate with you again thank you again
Luigi Cappel
{ 02-06-2008 18:35 }
Gidday mate, a big shout out from Downunder, great songs man:)
Richard Murray
{ 02-06-2008 17:34 }
Hey.....Enjoyed your music..I need to put up some new music real soon. Been busy but thats no excuse.Great Job 5555 Richard
Tonya Treat
{ 02-06-2008 16:27 }
Hi Bernie...thank you so much for checking out my profile, I really do appreciate it. I like your music as well. Take care and God bless - Tonya
Tom Pullin
{ 02-06-2008 15:52 }
Thanx for your kind comments!!!!Your music is great keep it going,Brother!
Fading Horses
{ 02-06-2008 13:24 }
good career move - enjoy early retirement because your music sounds really good lovely easy laid back sounds - enjoyed listening to it all - congratulations and keep on truckin' - cheers
JammyBen says:
{ 02-06-2008 13:07 }
I sure do like the flow of your music. Slick first class work. I've rated you a well deserved 5. Keep on doing your thing because you do it so well. Respect
Too Drunk to Fish Band
{ 02-06-2008 10:29 }
Thanks for dropping by and seeing us! Love the sound of your stuff as well. Keep making the great music! Rob of the TDTF Band
Julie says:
{ 01-29-2008 23:10 }
Great tunes and great voice! 5 to you! Best of luck.
Robin Hawkins
{ 01-28-2008 20:45 }
Thanks for your comments and yes, I did add some original blues from my newest CD - IT'S MY TIME! You've done a great job with this stuff. I enjoyed my visit at your page very much. Kid Hawk.
Andy Frost
{ 01-27-2008 11:31 }
Thanks for the nice comments I really like your music, it has a very nice feel. Like your voice and I like the production keep it up!
Rebecca Perkins
{ 01-27-2008 09:43 }
Thanks for the comment! You did a good job with your home recording studio. Good, clean production. I rate you a 5! Rebecca
Tommy Jay
Tommy Jay says:
{ 01-24-2008 21:13 }
Upbeat,Happy, Refreshing--Great Job
~Cheryl Russell- Jazz Vocalist~
{ 01-23-2008 05:51 }
Great music has a wonderful 'happy' feel to it :) Thankyou for sharing your talent. Peace, ~Cheryl~
Timo Schmidt
{ 01-22-2008 12:41 }
Hi Bernie, Thanks for your Kind comments on my song. You ain't bad either. check again in April for new songs. bye now.
Joyce H. Summers Songs of Hope
{ 01-19-2008 01:28 }
love your sound you haven't wasted your time, it's been upliting to me. Good report for you.
Malachi Sterling
{ 01-15-2008 11:05 }
Hey Bernie. I like your tune a lot. Your music makes me feel happy. Thanks for the kind words and I hope all is well your way. Take care and keep rockin! Malachi Sterling
Moyralyn says:
{ 01-11-2008 13:24 }
SWEET!!! I like that new tune, when you headed my way?? Love to jam with ya someday :)
cassandra wallace
{ 01-11-2008 09:17 }
so into you is a wonderful song very upbeat I love its quality again will say you have beautiful music w/vocal vote 5 again God Bless Cassandra
cristian says:
{ 01-10-2008 23:11 }
i love your new tune "so into you" its clean, awesome and upbeat! Awesome job... hopefully i`ll have some time soon to get another tune goin... benn busy last 5 months studyin for some exams but they done now
Whiskey Daniels Band
{ 01-10-2008 21:16 }
Good song Bernie...come to it is free,,,,check us out
Yrral Mallik
{ 01-10-2008 16:30 }
So Into You. Thanks for the heads up my friend.Enjoyed the listen.Your S.YM Bro.~(;Yrral Mallik;)
The Council
{ 01-10-2008 16:22 }
Hey bernie ,i,m serious when i say some excellent new tunes, it has the whole spectrum. vocals are smooth and the guitar has a great beat,kudos to you I would give ya ten but you had my vote a lon g time ago/chazz/peace
Richard Morgan
{ 01-10-2008 03:20 }
Thanks for the visit and the encouraging feedback. There are a couple more songs since your visit. I enjoyed your music too, very pleasing and good guitar work. Have a wonderful 2008! Richard
Artist of Morning Drive Records/ John R Bond
fantastic music love your vocals great to have listen and found your music john bond
Bob David Bell
{ 01-07-2008 06:25 }
Hi Bernie, nice Scottish name you got there! My wife has family in Cape Breton! Like your laid back blues sound. Cheers, Bob.
......BLACK VELVET.......
{ 01-04-2008 21:41 }
{ 12-26-2007 23:46 }
Hi I have added some new things to my showcase oh and by the way I love your voice its so smooth and calming keep up the good work I give you a 5
Jozua K.
Jozua K. says:
{ 12-12-2007 17:29 }
Your music is Very relax and Comfort me. Great Singer and you've good sound! Solid and Massive!! No doubt here, Bernie!!! For the Best >>> 5. Salute!!!
{ 12-10-2007 08:09 }
Hey Bernie, Thanks for dropping by. Enjoying hearing your tunes this morning. Take care. Sahib
DAY-0 says:
{ 12-05-2007 11:37 }
hey!, thanks for listen our music and your comments. You have my 5 vote too. Congratulations for your good music. keep in touch Day-0
Juan Francisco Zerpa
{ 12-04-2007 15:38 }
Thanks my friend! Nice tunes...
Leo D
Leo D says:
{ 11-27-2007 12:18 }
Great music!! Well put together and sung. Gave you a 5
cassandra wallace
{ 11-22-2007 14:19 }
beautiful music and love your vocal God Bless vote 5
The Council
{ 11-19-2007 11:03 }
Avery soulful voice filled with compassion and your writing and voice aument with excellence a five for you/chazz/peace
Yrral Mallik
{ 11-17-2007 21:53 }
I Don't even Know Your Name ~ Loved it.Great feelings in the song.I have a new one up called Deleted scenes my tribute to Johnny & June Cash.Your S.Y.M.Bro.~(;Yrral Mallik;)
Marshall X
{ 11-16-2007 09:25 }
good handmade stuff,good playing and singing, good songs, I enjoy it a lot,55's, keep on grooving
Larry Patton
{ 11-12-2007 10:05 }
Thanks Bernie for the kind words.
cristian says:
{ 11-12-2007 08:19 }
your music is definitely a 5. Only shitty thing is the music kicks off when u click "add comment"... :D
Wendy Worthington
{ 11-12-2007 07:41 }
Thanks so much for your kindness. I enjoyed your music as well. Keep it up!
Lisa Goodale
{ 11-12-2007 07:29 }
Hi there good show case , 5 for you God bless ya John 3:16
Joe wazzup
{ 11-08-2007 22:41 }
Bernie Back to listen again. Solid songwriting and great performance. A five always!
J. Harry Blacke
{ 11-08-2007 10:43 }
Nice pickin' Brother! 5's for ya!
Julia Kay
Julia Kay says:
{ 11-06-2007 06:17 }
Hello Bernie! Thx for a nice feedback, 5/5 :)
Moyralyn says:
{ 11-05-2007 17:14 }
Hey Bernie, thanx for droppin by appreciate it. 2 of them songs I have on there are mine, I have a guitar case full, just no great at recording them on my computer! But when I get'em done I'll come'a'knockin' :)
Yrral Mallik
{ 11-05-2007 14:32 }
really enjoyed the listen I have a group at facebook called Songwriters check it out if you are so inclined.Your S.Y.M. Bro.~(;Yrral Mallik;)
Whiskey Daniels Band
{ 11-05-2007 09:55 }
Hey thanks for the comment,You might want to try putting your music on my site there is hope too see you there
Bojonride says:
{ 11-05-2007 05:01 }
Hi Bernie, thanks for stopping by at my site. I get a warm heart when I'm listening to your music. Wish I had your voice. Greetings from Zurich, Michel
The Brainbell Janglers
{ 11-04-2007 02:44 }
Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to listen to our music.I will be posting new songs on our page sunday or monday night.Take care BBJ