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"I began shaking and moving about wildly..."
- B. P.

Bernie Pershey

If you,re looking for solid talent, then the name Bernie Pershey will be music to your ears. Hailing from Joliet, Illinois, he started playing drums at the age of eight and has never stopped.

Bernies track record includes years of work with Eric Burdon and the Animals, Edgar Winter, Beth Hart, Walter Trout, Olivia Newton-John, Dwight Twilley, Greg Kihn, and Chuck Berry.

His drumming is featured on the Edgar Winter classic “Frankenstein” in the Tina Turner movie ‘Whats Love Got To Do With It””, has recorded 9 C.D.s with blues monster Walter Trout, made two live C.Ds with Eric Burdon and the Animals, played on Beth Hart’s international release “Leave The Light On” and done many other CD’s as well as television and live radio broadcasts.

Bernie has recently been recording with a number of bands and artists in the Los Angeles area, including Billy Trudel, Mike Albert, Eddie St James, and Seth Phillips.

His latest recording escapade is a project with renowned saxophone artist Davyd Johnson, of Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Luther Allison fame. His live work is split between Martin Gerschwitz and friends, Cabin Fever, and Keston Barker and the Rhythm Killers.

Bernie has also recently performed with “The Mustang Brothers”, a top flight Rockin R-n-B outfit with Dean Restum and Bobby Gianetti, partners from Bernie’s touring days with Eric Burdon and the Animals, Edgar Winter, and Dwight Twilley. They have two releases: “ I Know The Game”, and “Branded”, on Street King Records

Bernie is also producing music for the Chicago Producers Circle and partnering with Dean Restum at Mustang Brothers Productions as well as recording drum tracks and demos at his own studio, Bad Jack Records.

A welcome mix of natural talent, charismatic prescence, and technical expertise, he is thoroughly committed to artistic integrity.

Without a doubt, his recordings, live appearances and enthusiastic support of drums in any form make him a musician and ambassador for the love of music.


Blues Generation 1967,
Trilogy 1968,
White Lightning 1970
Johnson-Drake 1972,
Studio Musician Sound 80 Studio 1971-73
Goldstreet 1974,
Olivia Newton-John 1974-1975
This Oneness 1975,
Pat Vidas- Flight 1976
Brainiac 1978-1979,
Chuck Berry 1979
Madame X 1981,
Jack Lee 1982
Michael Thompson 1982,
Andy Frazier 1982
Dwight Twilley 1983-1988,
Jennifer Batten 1986
Edgar Winter 1988-1990,
Walter Trout 1992-2000
Eric Sardinas 2004,
Beth Hart 2002-2005
Eric Burdon and the Animals 2001-2005
Recording-Chainsaw Diaries, John Cheney 2007
Kings of Classic Rock-2007
Eric Sardinas 2008-2011
Jazz Guitarist Bob Summers 2013-2016
Kings of Classic Rock-2007

Recording Billy Trudel 2015-2016
Recording Eddie St James 2016
Recording with Zip Caplan-Surf Dawgs 2017
Recording- Seth Phillips 2017

Currently Recording for:
- Chicago Producers Circle - ongoing
- Recording Mike Albert - ongoing
- Mustang Brothers – Current

Currently Live with:
- Cabin Fever
- Martin Gerschwitz and friends
- Keston Barker
- Davyd Johnson