Bernadette Novembre is a neo-soul singer/songwriter from Melbourne. With a powerful horn section, Bernadette is sure to get you moving and grooving on the dance floor!
Having started her musical career at just the age of 6, Bernadette toured both Australia and Europe as a support act for international artists. Even for such a small person at the time, her stage presence was ‘…demanding and electric’. Growing up, she would spend many an afternoon listening to her Mother’s vinyl collection – music from Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Supremes, Cher, Dusty Springfield – just to name a few. These musical influences are quite evident throughout Bernadette’s songwriting.
Early in February 2017, Bernadette met with renowned Australian Producer Rhyno (Paris Wells, Rita Satch, Kimbra) and expressed her desire to release a swing/jazz album. At their first songwriting session however, the music took a different turn and the track ‘Everybody Knows’ was born and others soon followed in a similar Soul/Garage Rock style. This unique sound was a true representation of the music Bernadette loves and listened to in her formative years.
In February 2018, Bernadette released her debut EP Rebounding to critical acclaim. The songs were written together with Ryan Ritchie (Mushroom Music) who also plays keyboard and guitar on the tracks. Other talented musicians that were also involved in the making of the EP included Ivan Khatchoyan on Drums (Cookin’ on 3 Burners and The Traffic), Jamie Stroud on Bass Guitar (Fulton Street), Travis Woods on Trumpet (Horns of Leroy), Chris Vizard on Trombone (Horns of Leroy) and Sam Boon on Baritone Sax (Saskwatch, Fulton Street & Guy Sebastian). The EP was recorded at Ginger Studios and mastered by Steve Scanlon.