April 20, 2016
Legendary Art Bergmann at
Bozzini's May 30
Emmaneul Asprakis, Bozzini's Restaurant/Wiki
Art Bergmann performing at the 10 Day
Cafe in Stratford, Ontario in 1996.
didn't think this was ever gonna happen but Art Bergmann is coming to
Bozzini's. Beginning in high school and into the 90's Art was one of my
favourite artists so it is truly a pleasure to host him at Bozzini's. One of
Canada's finest songwriters, ever.
The Apostate” is Art Bergmann’s first full
length of new material since the Juno winning “What Fresh Hell Is This” and
is the follow up to his well-received 2014 EP release “Song For The
Mesmerizing and masterful, “The Apostate” displays a rejuvenated singer
songwriter who at the top of his lyrical game, has pushed his sound
significantly, creating some of his most dynamic songs ever recorded. More
country and eastern folk flavored then previous albums, Art is forging new
ground and claiming his forthright place amongst his contemporaries, while
continuing to re-establish his brilliant and eclectic past body of work.
The atmosphere featured on this release is at times moody and desperate, but
in the best possible way. The use of discordant sounds and instruments
nontraditional to cliché rock music helps to create a vast soundscape of
impressive scope. It is true art, beyond classification, and evidence of a
growth in Art’s song writing, musician ship as well as performance.
Recorded this September with producer Lorrie Matheson at Arch Audio in
Calgary, the album features eight newly penned songs and a cast of stellar
Art Bergmann's career began with his first
band, The Schmorgs in 1977. He joined the K-Tels the following year,
releasing two EPs before changing their name to The Young Canadians. In
1981, Bergmann joined Los Popularos and the band recorded a four-song EP. In
1984, he formed Poisoned and they recorded two demo tapes and a 6-song EP
with producers Bob Rock and Paul Hyde.
Art Bergmann's career began with his first band, The Schmorgs in 1977. He
joined the K-Tels the following year, releasing two EPs before changing
their name to The Young Canadians. In 1981, Bergmann joined Los Popularos
and the band recorded a four-song EP. In 1984, he formed Poisoned and they
recorded two demo tapes and a 6-song EP with producers Bob Rock and Paul
In 1988, Bergmann signed with Duke Street Records and released his first
album under his own name, Crawl With Me, produced by John Cale. 1989's
Sexual Roulette and 1991's Art Bergmann soon followed and in 1995, What
Fresh Hell Is This? earned him a Juno Award. Bergmann released two more
albums, 1998's Design Flaw and 2000's Vultura Freeway before relocating to a
farm in Alberta and retiring from the music business - temporarily.
After a period of self-imposed exile, Bergmann began writing again and
returned to the stage in 2013 performing sold-out shows in Calgary,
Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto. Bergmann released a critically acclaimed
4-song EP in 2014, Songs For The Underclass, and he became enthused about
making/performing music again.
Bergmann recorded a new album, The Apostate, in September 2015 with producer
Lorrie Matheson at Arch Audio in Calgary and it will be released officially
in Spring 2016.
Art Bergmann (solo)
Monday May 30 doors 6:00 Show 8:00
Tickets $20 Bozzini's Restaurant or call 604 792 0744 to reserve by phone
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45739 Hocking Avenue #4, Chilliwack, British Columbia V2P 6Z6
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