• How would you like to have real, live music at your club, party, or company function, for the price of a disc jockey or less?
• How would you like to enjoy the songs you know and love, played just the way you remember them?• How would you like hearing full instrumentation in every song: guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, sax, strings, horns, and plenty of rich, full vocal harmony?
• How would you like to pay for just one guy and get the full sound of a whole band?
Well, now you can. Bill Bernico is a live musical show performed entirely by one very talented musician. Click any box above to learn more.
SONG SAMPLES:  Bye Bye Blackbird  Catch A Falling Star  Chattanooga Choo Choo  Don't Be Cruel
How About You  I'll See You In My Dreams  Old Cape Cod  Standing On The Corner
The Way You Look Tonight  Walkin' My Baby Back Home  Wonderful Wonderful
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
How Does It Work?
You're probably wondering how just one musician produces the sound of a full band live on stage. Well, it's a combination of talent and technology.
For starters, Bill plays acoustic or electric guitar and sings the lead vocals on each song. Rhythm and fill instruments such as bass, drums, tambourine, and so on are played by a state-of-the-art laptop computer as he sings and plays the guitar. The combined effect is indistinguishable from a four-piece group.
Meet Bill Bernico
Bill Bernico is a lifelong musician and performer from the Sheboygan area where he has pleased audiences for more than 50 years in groups like "The Dimensions", "Pye", "Colonel Korn", and "Flashback". From the mid-60s through the early 90s Bill's bands played all over the state, opening for or performing with bands like Tony's Tygers, The Skunks, The Robbs, ? and the Mysterians, The Legends, Steppenwolf, The Guess Who, and Molly Hatchet. As a soloist Bill opened for Country Legend Ray Price.
Bill started playing the assisted living and nursing home circuit six years ago and has found personal enjoyment in sparking the memories of the generation that preceeded him. His audience is encouraged to request their favorite songs or singers from their era. With his vast collection of tunes, chances are he can play it for you. His musical styles include old-time standards from the 30s and 40s, sock hop tunes from the 50s and 60s, polka, waltz, rock 'n roll, country-western and easy-listening songs...a little something for everyone. He also engages his audiences in sing-alongs. A skilled instrumentalist and versatile vocalist, Bill's musical ability is complemented by a cheerful and witty stage presence that will engage and amuse you between songs.
Bill's Performance Song List
Bill's repertoire spans five decades of popular music, and includes a hefty dose of classic rock, plus Motown hits, country favorites, golden oldies, dance tunes, love songs, standards and more. Bill has more than 850 songs in his repetoire. Below is a partial list; check out the broad musical variety offered up by Bill Bernico. And if you don't see your favorite here, let him know, he's always adding new tunes.
Click the Song Title, Artist, Year or Genre headers to sort the list by that column
SONG TITLE ARTIST YEAR GENRE Home (When Shadows Fall) Nat King Cole 1950 Oldies Georgia On My Mind Willie Nelson 1978 Standards Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah Allan Sherman 1963 Oldies Since I Don't Have You Skyliners 1959 Oldies Tequila Champs 1958 Oldies Sleepwalk Santo And Johnny 1959 Oldies Kansas City Wilbert Harrison 1958 Oldies Mr. Blue Fleetwoods 1959 Oldies I Only Have Eyes For You Flamingos 1959 Oldies Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover Paul Simon 1976 Oldies Don't Worry Baby Beach Boys 1969 Oldies Kokomo Beach Boys 1988 Oldies What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 1988 Oldies Blue Moon Mel Torme' 1949 Standard Battle Of New Orleans Johnny Horton 1959 Country Calendar Girl Neil Sedaka 1961 Oldies You Don't Know Me Ray Charles 2004 Oldies The Hungry Years Neil Sedaka 1975 Oldies Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Neil Sedaka 1975 Oldies Solitary Man Neil Diamond 1966 Oldies Cherry Cherry Neil Diamond 1966 Oldies Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond 1969 Oldies Sundown Gordon Lightfoot 1974 Oldies If You Could Read My Mind Gordon Lightfoot 1970 Oldies Alone Again Naturally Gilbert O'Sullivan 1971 Oldies Claire Gilbert O'Sullivan 1972 Oldies Ain't Misbehavin' Fats Waller 1929 Standard Sentimental Journey Doris Day 1944 Big Band Bye Bye Blackbird Dean Martin 1955 Standard We've Only Just Begun Carpenters 1970 Oldies I Just Can't Help Believing B.J. Thomas 1970 Oldies Can't Get Used To Losing You Andy Williams 1962 Oldies Catch A Falling Star Perry Como 1957 Oldies Chances Are Johnny Mathis 1957 Standard Misty Johnny Mathis 1959 Standard Chatanooga Choo Choo Glenn Miller 1941 Big Band Cheek To Cheek Fred Astaire 1935 Big Band The One I Love Doris Day 1951 Standard I'll See You In My Dreams Doris Day 1951 Standard Walking My Baby Back Home Johnnie Ray 1952 Oldies Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley 1956 Oldies Don't Get Around Much Anymore Ink Spots 1943 Standard Paper Doll Mills Brothers 1943 Standard The Gambler Kenny Rogers 1978 Country Pretty Woman Roy Orbison 1964 Oldies Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree Andrews Sisters 1942 Big Band Dream A Little Dream Of Me Gus Kahn 1931 Standard How About You Frank Sinatra 1956 Standard On The Sunny Side Of The Street Frank Sinatra 1954 Standard Always On My Mind Willie Nelson 1969 Country I'm Beginning To See The Light Doris Day 1944 Big Band I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter Fats Waller 1934 Standard King Of The Road Roger Miller 1965 Oldies I Can't Help It Hank Williams 1951 Country Hey Good Lookin' Hank Williams 1951 Country Cold Cold Heart Hank Williams 1951 Country Your Cheatin' Heart Hank Williams 1952 Country Why Don't You Love Me Hank Williams 1950 Country Crazy Patsy Cline 1961 Country It's All In The Game Tommy Edwards 1958 Oldies It Had To Be You Frank Sinatra 1949 Standard Travelin' Man Ricky Nelson 1961 Oldies Bye Bye Love Everly Brothers 1957 Oldies It's Only A Paper Moon Nat King Cole 1943 Standard It's Not For Me To Say Johnny Mathis 1957 Standard Mr. Sandman Chordettes 1954 Oldies It's Up To You Ricky Nelson 1958 Oldies It Ain't Nothin' Keith Whitley 1989 Country Old Cape Cod Patti Page 1957 Standard Once In A While Chimes 1961 Standard My Very Good Friend The Milkman Fats Waller 1935 Standard Pennies From Heaven Bing Crosby 1936 Big Band Save Your Heart For Me Gary Lewis 1965 Oldies Take Good Care Of My Baby Bobby Vee 1961 Oldies Devil Or Angel Bobby Vee 1960 Oldies The Night Has A Thousand Eyes Bobby Vee 1962 Oldies Stardust Willie Nelson 1974 Standard Everybody Loves Somebody Dean Martin 1964 Standard Memories Are Made Of This Dean Martin 1955 Standard The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra 1964 Standard Walk On By Dionne Warwick 1963 Oldies My Special Angel Bobby Helms 1957 Oldies Make It Easy On Yourself Walker Brothers 1965 Oldies We Three Ink Spots 1940 Standard All Of Me Frank Sinatra 1954 Standard We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye Frank Sinatra 1947 Standard Cycles Frank Sinatra 1968 Oldies Blue Skies Willie Nelson 1974 Standard Button Up Your Overcoat Ruth Etting 1929 Standard Mack The Knife Bobby Darin 1959 Oldies Anything Goes Frank Sinatra 1955 Standard Standing On The Corner Dean Martin 1964 Standard Til I Kissed You Everly Brothers 1959 Oldies It's Now Or Never Elvis Presley 1960 Oldies For The Good Times Ray Price 1970 Country Heartaches By The Number Ray Price 1959 Country Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra 1964 Standard Come Fly With Me Frank Sinatra 1957 Standard Getting To Know You Bing Crosby 1951 Standard Deep Purple Bing Crosby 1939 Standard Green Green Grass Of Home Tom Jones 1967 Oldies What's New Pussycat Tom Jones 1967 Oldies Honeycomb Jimmy Rodgers 1967 Oldies Kisses Sweater Than Wine Jimmy Rodgers 1957 Oldies I'll Be Seeing You Frank Sinatra 1940 Standard Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head B.J. Thomas 1969 Oldies Earth Angel Penguins 1954 Oldies Love And Marriage Frank Sinatra 1955 Standard Love Letters In The Sand Pat Boone 1957 Oldies Lucille Kenny Rogers 1977 Oldies Moon River Andy Williams 1962 Standard Makin' Whoopee Frank Sinatra 1954 Standard Release Me Ray Price 1954 Country Put Your Head On My Shoulder Paul Anka 1959 Oldies Through The Years Kenny Rogers 1981 Country Ruby Kenny Rogers 1969 Country Southern Nights Glen Campbell 1977 Oldies Galveston Glen Campbell 1969 Oldies By The Time I Get To Phoenix Glen Campbell 1971 Oldies Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell 1969 Oldies Sincerely McGuire Sisters 1955 Oldies Singin' The Blues Guy Mitchell 1956 Oldies Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Platters 1959 Oldies Twilight Time Platters 1958 Oldies Swingin' On A Star Bing Crosby 1944 Big Band So Much In Love Tymes 1963 Oldies Home (When Shadows Fall) Nat King Cole 1950 Standard Tennessee Waltz Patti Page 1950 Oldies Take Me Home Country Roads John Denver 1971 Country Venus Frankie Avalon 1959 Oldies Walk Right Back Everly Brothers 1961 Oldies You Belong To Me Jo Stafford 1952 Oldies Wonderful Wonderful Johnny Mathis 1957 Standard Every Day Buddy Holly 1957 Oldies True Love Ways Buddy Holly 1958 Oldies Hello Mary Lou Ricky Nelson 1961 Oldies Fools Rush In Ricky Nelson 1963 Oldies Poor Little Fool Ricky Nelson 1958 Oldies It's So Easy Buddy Holly 1958 Oldies Maybe Baby Buddy Holly 1958 Oldies Oh Boy Buddy Holly 1957 Oldies That'll Be The Day Buddy Holly 1956 Oldies Well All Right Buddy Holly 1958 Oldies When I'm Sixty-Four Beatles 1967 Oldies Only Love Can Break A Heart Gene Pitney 1962 Oldies It Hurts To Be In Love Gene Pitney 1964 Oldies The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Gene Pitney 1962 Oldies You Are My Sunshine Gene Autry 1941 Standard Watching Scotty Grow Bobby Goldsboro 1971 Oldies Blue Velvet Bobby Vinton 1963 Oldies It Doesn't Matter Anymore Buddy Holly 1958 Oldies Michelle Beatles 1965 Oldies After The Lovin' Engelbert Humperdinck 1976 Oldies At Last Etta James 1960 Standard Can't Take My Eyes Off You Frankie Valli 1967 Oldies Nice To Be With You Gallery 1972 Oldies Pencil-Thin Mustache Jimmy Buffett 1974 Oldies Unforgettable Nat King Cole 1951 Standard For Sentimental Reasons Nat King Cole 1946 Standard That's All Nat King Cole 1953 Standard I'm In The Mood For Love Nat King Cole 1946 Standard I Fall To Pieces Patsy Cline 1961 Country Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash 1955 Country Crazy Arms Ray Price 1956 Country On The Road Again Willie Nelson 1980 Country Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Willie Nelson 1975 Country Once In A While Bud Green 1937 Standard Who's Sorry Now Connie Francis 1958 Oldies You Don't Know Me Eddy Arnold 1955 Country Rock And Roll Waltz Kay Starr 1954 Oldies Something Beatles 1969 Oldies Here, There And Everywhere Beatles 1966 Oldies In My Life Beatles 1965 Oldies Yesterday Beatles 1965 Oldies Words Of Love Beatles 1965 Country Til There Was You Beatles 1964 Oldies
Bill Bernico's Contact Information
Please feel free to contact me at any time for booking dates, more information, or if you just have questions or comments. I'm always glad to hear from you. You can reach me at:
16721 Lakeshore Rd.
Cleveland, WI 53015
So come on, forget DJs. Anybody can spin a CD. Instead, experience the live music of Bill Bernico. You won't believe your ears.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Many of the guests at my gigs want to know more about the act, and ask some very interesting questions. Here are a few of the most common questions I get, and of course the answers.
Q: Is this like karaoke? I mean, can audience members get up and sing with you or play one of your instruments?
A: This is difinitely NOT karaoke. The songs on my list are carefully edited to suit my vocal range and I've practiced them extensively to get the sound I have achieved. Unless you are another trained musician or singer, it would not be adviseable to want to join in the act. Just enjoy the music from where you are.
Q: What you do looks easy. Can anyone do it?
A: I make it look easy because I've been doing it for many many years. If you want to try it, all you need is a guitar, laptop computer, expensive sequencing program, P.A. system, a dozen cables and lots and lots of practice.
Q: Can I hire you to play for my event?
A: Sure. I'd be glad to entertain you, whether it's for a party, class reunion, special event, wedding, ship launching, divorce, celebration or picnic. I've played hundreds of weddings over the years and can supply you with all the entertainment you'll need. Click the CONTACT ME button above for my phone number and e-mail address.
Q: I see by your songlist that you play mostly 30s, 40s and 50s. What if I want you to play Rock 'n Roll or Country or Polkas or old standards for my party. Can you accomodate me?
A: Absolutely. The songlist on this web page is just a sample of what I do. I have more than 700 songs in my total repertoire. If you'll give me enough notice, I should be able to handle special requests that aren't on my list.