Guitar legend, blues rock psychedelic shredmeister, glam punk sleaze rock frontman: Bernie Tormé has enjoyed a long and remarkable career.
Hit records, world tours and international acclaim came as lead guitarist in Gillan, ex Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan's solo project. Bernie stepped in for Ozzy Osbourne in the aftermath of guitar legend Randy Rhoads' tragic death before going on to front Electric Gypsies andTormé. Teaming up with Twisted Sister's Dee Snider and Iron Maiden's drummer Clive Burr he formed Desperado and later reunited with ex-Gillan colleague, John McCoy and drummer Robin Guy in Guy McCoy Tormé (GMT). More recently, Bernie Tormé has released three critically-acclaimed solo albums,'Flowers & Dirt' (2014), 'Blackheart' (2015) & the triple album ‘Dublin Cowboy’ (2017). All were crowdfunded, connecting Bernie directly with his fans.
Bernie: “In the past you were pretty distant and separated from your fans with a record label in between. Making these albums with pledge campaigns has been a great experience. I like having the connection with fans and getting the feedback direct on making an album.”
His love of performing is still strong: “I feel very lucky, very blessed, to be able to still perform live and as long as I can keep doing it I will!”
We are really excited for Bernie's Winterstorm debut.