Bernard Fowler


Double Stop Podcast - BERNARD FOWLER

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This week on The Double Stop is vocalist Bernard Fowler, how has been a backup singer for The Rolling Stones for 27 years.

Bernard Fowler discusses his life and career. From singing on the street corner at 16 to his 27 years working with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones (as well as solo albums by Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts). He discusses his early projects with The Peech Boys and Herbie Hancock, to Nickelbag (who changed their name to The IMFs because of Nickelback) with Stevie Salas, and his new solo record The Bura. Bernard has lots of great stories from his amazing career.

Quote: On having to audition for Mick Jagger after already working with him on She's The Boss (and leading to a 27 year working relationship: "I walk out of the rehearsal room and ran right into Mick. I looked at him. He looked at me. And I said 'Hey Mick - how you doin'?' And he kinda looked at me and just kept walking. I went back into my room and I said 'I just ran into Jagger in the hallway and he acted like he didn't know who I was!' So 5 minutes later some girl walks into our rehearsal room and asks if there is a Bernard Fowler here. She said Mick Jagger was gonna do a solo tour and he was looking for a male vocalist, and we'd like to know if you'd like to audition. And I was highly insulted. She left the room and I said 'I'm not fuckin' auditioning. I've already worked with him. Why do I need to audition?' At that point Carmine Rojas grabbed me by the arm and took me to the corner and said to me 'whether you take this gig or not, go do the audition anyway!'
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