Bernard Fowler’s talents as a singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist have resonated throughout the span of his extraordinary career in the music industry. His dynamic vocals have appeared on hundreds of albums for bands as diverse as The Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, Ryuichi Sakamoto, John Mayer, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Duran Duran, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Hutchence, Michael Buble, Philip Glass, Yoko Ono, Alice Cooper and Bootsy Collins, and many more.
Bernard is most widely known by millions of people around the world as the background singer and percussionist for The Rolling Stones, a position he has held for 28 years and counting. He has recorded and toured with “the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band” to nearly every continent, appearing on 14 Rolling Stones albums. He has also appeared on the solo projects of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, fronted two jazz albums with Charlie Watts, and produced, wrote and performed on two albums for Ronnie Wood.
Bernard was a founding member of the acclaimed New York Citi Peech Boys, the band that launched his career in the early 80’s. Bernard’s performance on the Peech Boys hit “Don’t Make Me Wait” remains one of the most widely sampled vocal tracks of all time. He has been an integral part of the funk band Tackhead with London-based Adrian Sherwood, and former Sugarhill Records band Doug Wimbish (Living Colour), Keith LeBlanc, and Skip McDonald. Additionally, Bernard recorded and toured with Stevie Salas and the bands Nickelbag, the IMF’s and Bernard Fowler & Band.
In 2006 Bernard released his first solo album Friends with Privileges to critical acclaim. His second solo album, The Bura was released in 2015 and feature an all-star line up of musicians including Slash, Waddy Wachtel, Darryl Jones, Phil X, Chuck D, Lukas Nelson, Lenny Castro, Jimmy Paxson, and Sugar Blue.
Bernard is a versatile, mesmerizing performer, whose range and stage presence are celebrated around the world.