Summer Jam, Saturday 22nd July, 12.00 – 12.50, ItsLiverpool Stage, Sefton Park, Liverpool, FREE
So what do we know about Bernie Connor and his genre-busting sound of music? A man out of time? An echo in digital space of a sonic youth?
Anyone who spent their teenage years schooled by the twin pillars of Probe end Eric’s was always destined to have something special lodged between their grooves. A true son of the city, Bernie has progressed from running with the Bunnymen and Teardrops to chronicling the rise and fall of bands and apostles of the beat further afield via London, San Fransisco, NYC and more than a few lost nights in the legendary back rooms of Manchester and Leeds.
The sound of music understands that music belongs to the listener; it exists not as digital code but as the repository of our emotions. And for every big star we need the unsung hero. In a world where everything is available at the touch of a screen, but it gets harder to know where the soul survives in the machine you need to know there is still a place for passion. You want to feel the energy of music being shared, between people, not just between files. You want music to flow through body and soul. You want a heartbeat. You’ve got one – the sound of music. Cherish it.