BERNARD HARRIS—Not All About That Bass
Bass player Bernard Harris is not “all about that bass.” But you wouldn’t know it from hearing him play. He can mesmerize an audience with his funky and soulful instrumental solos on bass guitar. Most bassists function strictly as background players, usingtheirinstrumenttokeeprhythmandbeat. Harristakesthe bass guitar to an entirely different level, using it to create melody, and in the process, praising God with his marvelous talents.
When left-handed Harris first began to play, he learned upside
down on a right-handed bass, and after discovering he was playing incorrectly, rather than starting over, decided to continue with this uniquely different playing style. And so he plays upside down, even to this day.
Hearing Bernard Harris play conjures up images of other great bass players such as Abe Laboriel and Stanley Clarke, who often use their instruments in creative jams and extended solos. Though he has influences and stylistic similarities, Harris brings his own individuality and creative juices to his recordings and live performances.
Harris has toured internationally through Europe and Australia, and performed with other artists such as Aaron Neville, Amy Grant, Phil Keaggy, and Tommy Emmanuel. In the fall of 2014, he joined forces with popular artists Mandisa and TobyMac for a tour across America. In the last six months, he performed with Mandisa on Good Morning America and was a part of her Grammy award-winning album Overcomer. He also contributed to the movie soundtrack for the 2006 film “Madea’s Family Reunion” with actor/director Tyler Perry.
Even with all of these successful achievements and experiences, Bernard Harris enjoys sharing his musical talent as a gift from God with his audiences. He realizes and appreciates that there is more to it all than just the music. There is a message behind the song, and he is the humble messenger to bring this hope across in his concerts.
If you enjoy jazz or funk music, new and creative arrangements of popular tunes, and full-on jamming, then you probably will want to experience this night of creative music. But just remember—it won’t just be “all about that bass.”
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