Bernie Segedin

By May 9, 2013

Bernie Segedin began performing when he was just 9 years old. By 13, he’d already landed a half-hour show which was broadcast on radio in New Zealand.

Classically trained in voice, the NZ singer/guitarist is a veteran of thousands of live solo shows across Australia/Pacific, with nearly two decades of that time spent in Sydney.

Bernie is a great lover of singer songwriters and the creative process surrounding the craft of song-writing. It is what drew him to the acoustic guitar in the first place and is the reason why many now consider him to be our very own modern day troubadour. He has a huge solo repertoire of over 3500 songs, which includes many of his own.

The back story of Fleetwood Mac intrigues me, especially the time leading up to and including the release of this, now legendary, album. Knowing what was going on and where their heads were at when they wrote those songs is really important to me… gaining that sense of perspective …. so that I can deliver more than just a cover version performance of the songs…

He is a regular performer at Sydney’s legendary Basement’ venue as well as premier venues around Sydney and Australia, and is thought of as somewhat of a chameleon amongst his peers, with his unique guitar style, and soaring vocals.

For a time, he was invited to front the iconic band, Dragon, stepping in to help out his mates while their current lead singer was recovering from health issues and was also invited to open for Rick Price with his own material. A veteran of the session and recording world, he believes he still holds the title for voicing NZ’s longest running jingle for “The Home Show” – it has been on-air each year for the last 20 years or so. He is the voice for many of 2GB’s call signs, broadcast daily across Australia, and was the voice of Channel Nines “Still The One” theme. He can be found in studios across Sydney, working at a grass roots level, singing backing vocals on local songwriters’ projects.

Adding to his already busy schedule, Bernie works in the corporate sector through “Almost Famous” and in partnership with “CEO Music” producing musical corporate team building exercises for a host of corporate clients.

 

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Bernie Song List:

Black & Gold – Sam Sparrow
Burn For You – John Farnham
Cheap Wine – Cold Chisel
Choir Girl – Cold Chisel
Come Together – The Beatles
Down Under – Men At Work
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – Sting
Fire & Rain – James Taylor
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – James Taylor
Heaven Knows – Rick Price
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Im Yours – Jason Mraz
Its Probably Me – Sting
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Isnt She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
I Shot the Sherriff – Bob Marley
Knocking On Heavens Door – Bob Dylan
Light My Fire – The Doors
Lazy Song – Bruno Marz
Layla – Eric Clapton
My Baby – Cold Chisel
Message In A Bottle – The Police
No Woman No Cry- Bob Marley
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Reminiscing – Little River Band
Redemption Song – Bob Marley
Stormy Weather – Ella Fitzgerald
Superstitious – Stevie Wonder
Something – The Beatles
Stir It Up – Bob Marley
Tip Of My Tongue – Diesel
Wait in Vain – Bob Marley
When The War Is Over – Cold Chisel
Waiting On The World To Change – John Mayer
When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
Wonderwall – Oasis
Youve Got A Friend – James Taylor
Yesterday – The Beatles
3 Little Birds – Bob Marley
20 Good Reasons – Thirsty Merc