Interview with Michael Bernier

The Deli is proud to present this in-depth interview with Michael Bernier of Michael Bernier of the UPRISING. Bernier was one of last years winners in the Best of New England Emerging Artists 2009 Poll and is also a contender this year. 

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Though a native of the Boston area, Michael Bernier would prefer to consider himself a citizen of the world; content to tramp the Earth in search of peace and enlightenment, and expressing those sensibilities through his music. Michael took some time out before embarking on his solo acoustic winter tour to talk about his music, personal philosophies, and his bandmates in The UPRISING.

Deli: In a band setting that brings vastly different musical tastes, I wondered aloud how those differing tastes find their way into the music of The UPRISING.

MB: There is definitely a great variation of musical tastes in within The UPRISING....each member is perhaps drawn towards a specific genre as far as their playing style or writings. I am deep into Reggae and Singer/Songwriter stuff, RyBomb (Michael’s brother and bassist, Ryan Bernier) is into Jazz and Jam, Katie (saxophonist, Kate Berlent) is into Jazz and Acoustic Rock, F (drummer, Mark F) is into Metal and Grunge, Moore (guitarist, Mikey Moore) is into Classic Rock and Motown.

I would say that overall everyone tunes into music that they think is good and real...regardless of genre...the music that makes you feel that emotion you need...the song that takes you away and makes you forget that you are still driving in that smelly van.

Read the whole interview by George Dow HERE