Featured Artist: Renaud Bernal


Mike Wright

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It’s time for another Featured Artist! At SongCast, we’re always looking for new ways to help promote YOUR music. Check out this week’s Featured Artist interview with Renaud Bernal!

What’s your first musical memory?

As long as I remember music had a place in my life. My mum sing and danced. Play piano. She had an guitar the one I start to learn how to play. I still have it.  I will say the first important musical memory is from The Clash, the songs clash city rockers and police and thieves. I learned to play guitar on those songs. Another memory is important it’s the intro of the song Summertime Blues, played by Brian Setzer in the soundtrack La bamba. This typical grestch sounds.. just love it!

What artist inspires you?

I’ve been through a lot of different musical style, from punk rock to rockabilly, blues, jazz, French songs, church songs… the artist who inspire e are : Brian Setzer, Lyle Lovett, The Clash, Eric Clapton and the Barenaked Ladies, the Rolling Stones too.

What’s your latest track or album?

My last album is “ Entre tes lignes” this is a fifteen songs album.  And my last track is brand new, it’s call “ Tango Luger”.

What song or album do you HATE?

It’s so difficult to say. You can always find something good in a song. I will say that I don’t like computer music. I like the real sound of instruments, of musicians. I don’t like Yves Montand.

What’s a song or album everyone should be listening to right now?

One of the greatest album is “London calling” the sound of this album is still new.

What profession would you choose if you couldn’t choose music?

Probably something with computer, but last job was in water treatment. Selling equipment to get pure water.

Tell us more about your local scene.

I’m playing in different places, the next one is in Paris’ France’ a theater pretty nice named Théatre de la Reine Blanche” which you could translate “Queen white’s theater”. I will also play in a Pub , still in France and others theaters. You can find my actuality on my web pages.

As a performer, what would be your ‘perfect’ live experience?

A great sound, and a huge stage where I could run and play everywhere. I dream on a stage like ACDC concert and running as hell like Angus and playing loud…

What aspect drew you to the particular genre of music that you now perform/write?

I think it’s all the different style of music I played in all those bands. Each band was so different, and the combination of all of this plus my work to be a better performer, writer and sound engineer. I also met an great author and together we work pretty well.

Share one personal event in your life that greatly influenced a song/album that you have created during your musical career.

My love stories greatly influences my songs… thank you girls…

A big thanks to Renaud for speaking with us this week!  Check out Renaud on MySpace, and Facebook!

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