Irish guitarist Bernie Tormé is literally a living legend, having played for Ozzy Osbourne and Ian Gillan amongst others. The next step of his saga is a new solo album – the first for 15 years – plus raising money for charity along the way.
It has been said of Irish guitarist Bernie Tormé that he plays his Stratocaster through a Marshall as though he knew them in a previous life. However, it’s this life that Bernie loves, and he is more excited than ever to announce he is writing this new album.
Pre-orders are available via Pledge Music, which hit the target in 24 hours. 10% of all money raised over the goal will be donated to The Teenage Cancer Trust.
Bernie’s career includes axing for Ozzy Osbourne, after stepping in & saving the day in the aftermath of another legends tragic death – the one and only Randy Rhoads. He was an integral part of ex-Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan’s massive world-touring band Gillan – with whom he wrote and played on four top ten albums and many hits, including the biggest selling singles, ‘New Orleans’ and ‘Trouble’.
He formed Desperado with Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider, which also featured ex-Iron Maiden drummer, the great late Clive Burr. He played alongside celebrated keyboard player Vincent Crane (ex-The Crazy World of Arthur Brown) as a member of psychedelic doom rockers Atomic Rooster. He has constantly performed with his own bands as well, including Electric Gypsies and Torme, bands that have rocked and released hit records all over the world.
The new record is planned for release after completion of the pledge campaign in 3 months time. There is still time to grab some of the truly unique things on offer, including guitar lessons with the man himself; his original stage jacket seen in the album cover to Gillan’s ‘Mr Universe’; personal acoustic gigs in your home; the chance to perform onstage during an encore at a show – and, best of all, the original lake placid blue 1964 Fender Stratocaster given to Bernie by the one and only Ozzy Osbourne is up for grabs at the more-Metal-than-Metal price of £66,600.
“I hope you become part of this album and pledge, and if so I thank you for your generosity and for your continued support over so many years – and thank you from my heart for enabling me to do the thing I love most, to make music for you”.
See guitar legend Bernie Torme on tour:
15th Oct Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge
16th Oct Wolverhampton Robin 2
17th Oct York Fibbers
18th Oct Great Yarmouth Legends of Rock – The Originals
22nd Oct Brighton The Albert
24th Oct Dorchester Corn Exchange
29th Oct London Borderline
30th Oct Manchester Academy 3
31st Oct Kinross Backstage
01st Nov Newcastle The Cluny
13th Nov Troon South Beach Sessions
14th Nov Aberdeen The Moorings
15th Nov Edinburgh Bannermans