had a quintessential array of early ‘young boy’ influences: Thelonious
Monk, Art Tatum and Garner, favorites of his fathers, to his mother’s
musical idols, Jim Reeves, Nat King Cole and Johnny Cash,even his
sister’s love of the French pop stars in the sixties.
His personal influences thou range from Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, Tim
Buckley, Traffic, John Martyn to contemporary and electronic sounds
(Brian Eno, Cage, Riley, Boulez), which are prominently present in
Attitudes and Two Boys.
So how does Mr. Bee really sound like? It is very personal music in
which everyday life, with its sounds and beats, co-mingles with his love
of art, architecture, and visuals. His latest “UNTAGGED” (on vinyl only) is a homogenous, witty and tight amalgam of sounds and was recorded live at the JET
in Brussels with additional recording and mixing @ the Beechhouse in
Nashville by Mark Nevers (Galexico, Lambchop, Andrew Bird, a.o.)
Bruce is a sweet ‘persona eclectica’ with a strong foothold in
rhythms, world sounds, electronics and live progrock. And in the
unsolicited words of a myspacer: “Bruce Bherman kicks ass and takes
names later”. His personality and originality moves effortlessly and
without any hesitation through his newest 2CD ‘Untagged Friends’ and the
back catalogue, the ltd. edition vinyl Untagged however and without a
doubt, should be added to the music collections of anyone seeking an
original and fresh sound..