Budget is 1500-6000 - the variety depends on number of band members, length of show, if we bring a line dance instructor (how many dancers they have), the hours of the event, equipment needed, time of year (wedding season) type of event. We will definitely try to work within your budget.
- OPened for Montgomery Gentry at the House of Blues
We are the Band of the summer for 102.5 WKLB Parking lot parties for the country concerts at Xfinity center Summer 2015
- Opened for Jake Owen, Eli Young Band, Scotty McCreery, Old Dominion, Cassadee Pope, Dierks Bentley, John Michael Montgomery, 38 Special, Cadillac 3, Pure Prairie Leage, Kristian Bush, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Chase Bryan, Billy Currington and many more.
- Nominated for Country Artist of the Year Limelight Magazine 2014
- On the Ballot for 2014 Grammys
- Nominated for Country Act of the Year 2015 and 2016 - New England Music Awards
- Video of the Year for our song, "Yoga Pants"
- New Album Release "Knockin' Boots"
- Headliner for Nashoba Valley Country Festival 2015
- Headliner Salem Country Festival 2015
- Headliner Stratham Fair and Marshfield Fair 2015
The Houston Bernard Band is a must see! Houston has assembled a group of musicians that bring vitality and grit to a stable of modern and classic country music. Their brand of original country music is fresh and hard hitting. Whether pleasing crowds with a "sing at the top of your lungs" country anthem, or delving into sophisticated improvisational state of the art honky-tonk pickin', this band will leave everyone in the room with a smile and a feeling of "Oh my goodness! Did that just happen!?" A guarantee to turn any event into a genuine boot scootin' hoe-down
The band has seen regional success performing in a variety of contexts including colleges, theaters, festivals, amphitheater and all of New England's most revered country nightclubs. They have shared the stage with Jake Owen, Eli Young Band, Josh Thompson, Scotty McCreery, and Pure Prairie League among many others. They have re-imagined modern country with a new philosophy; country music is better raw than fried.
Houston Bernard BIO
His uncle and father were known as the Rebel Brothers and were a staple in the Nashville and OKC country music scenes in the 1970s. They played back-up for artists such as Tanya Tucker, Dave Dudley, Wanda Jackson and Sleepy LaBeef, regularly crossing paths and swapping stories with the likes of Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, Kiss and Willie Nelson. Johnny Bernard (uncle) has written songs for many country artists in Nashville including Reba McEntire.
Houston's Great Grandfather was the famous gunfighter George 'Bittercreek' Newcomb, a famous outlaw (captured in the Time-Life 'Gunfighters' book) who ran with the Dalton, James and Doolan gangs and a was Most Wanted man in the 1890s. It's this outlaw spirit that Houston carries with him to every show.
After years of shopping mall and state fair performances, Houston moved to New York when he was 20 and began developing his own look, sound, and aesthetic. Diving deep into the city's underground, he championed human rights, free speech, and insouciant sexuality over grinding electro/hip-hop/rock beats. Houston's solo (and self-booked) world tour kept him busy from 2003 through 2007.
His videos were broadcast all over the world by MTV, LOGO, and other stations. He was featured in magazines and documentaries with artists like the Beastie Boys, Terry Richardson, Nancy Sinatra, Scissor Sisters, Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga, and Peaches.
Now, Houston is drawing musical inspiration from his family's rockabilly roots, without sacrificing any of the artistic integrity that made him so well-loved in the first place. Leave it to Houston Bernard, a rebel with outlaw ancestry, to break further boundaries. And have a great time doing it.