Mike Bern is an Indigenous singer and songwriter from Tobique First Nation, New Brunswick. Before embarking on a solo career, Bern sang in award winning bands Kickin Krotch and District Avenue. The singer’s raspy voice can be heard in “Broken Halos” (a Chris Stapleton cover) and “Love Over Pain”. Mike’s pure vocals heard over an acoustic guitar is reminiscent of Dave Matthews Band “Crash into Me”. Although Bern’s musical genre is Indigenous Folk Rock, a hint of Southern Gospel emanates through his vocals. With influences like Chris Otepka, Frankie Miller, and Ben Schneider its no wonder Mike exudes both purity and pain in his music. Bern is no stranger on stage previously opening-up for Seaway, The Trews, One Bad Son, and The Motorleague. In 2017, Bern along with his band District Avenue won two awards for their Revival music video which was featured at the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics.
True to the origins of Indie Folk Rock, Bern harmonizes Rock vocals with acoustic guitar melodies reminiscent of traditional folk music. Bern’s more contemporary vocals separates him from predecessors who have more of an Americana sound. As Alternative Rock makes more of
an impact on Billboard with the likes of Post Malone, Bern will bring more of a pure Indie Rock sound to the charts. A sound that haunts listeners and stays with you long after listening to Mike Bern. Fans are eagerly anticipating his release of “First Mother” coming soon to iTunes and
streaming services worldwide. Whether as a Solo singer or in a band, Mike stands out with haunting vocals and creative acoustic guitar arrangements. Music connoisseurs will fall in love with Mike Bern; an edgy Indie Rocker with Americana roots.