January 8, 2017
ALEX BERNE -a songwriter ready to share his voice
Born in the Dominican Republic, this singer/songwriter of Haitian and American descent started playing the guitar at 15. He came to New York and attended Manhattanville College, where he first began writing and composing music with his brother Jean-Marc Berne.
Alex and Jean-Marc grew to form a songwriting powerhouse that has sparked the interest of both independent and major music labels. Their song “One Way Street,” won ‘The Punisher Video Game Contest”, earning the Berne Brothers a spot in “The Punisher” video game soundtrack in 2004. In 2006, the song “Canta Por Ella”, co-written with his brother Jean-Marc, was published by Bad Boy Latino, marking a major milestone in his career. The song is performed by recording artist Christian Daniel. Most recently, Alex and Jean-Marc’s Spanish song, “Ya Llego el Dia”, was named a finalist for the 2013 American Songwriting Competition.
Earlier in his career, Alex formed his own band, N/A (Not Applicable). Being the lead singer and guitarist, Alex took his rhythmically powerful and melodic music to the public, debuting at New York City’s Acme Underground on September 17, 2001. Alex found his home in NYC, performing at such historical clubs as Downtime, CBGB’s, CB’s 313 Gallery, and the Continental. He has been featured in an online broadcast on MusicTV.com, as well as several webcasts on CBGB.com. Additionally, he has received airplay in Connecticut on WKSS 95.7, WHUS 91.7, in Maine on WRFR 93.3, in the Dominican Republic on VIVA 94.1, in the Philippines, as well as 1-800-CALLATT Internet Radio.
In mid-2010 Alex wrote his new single, “One Voice,” inspired by Dominican swimmer Marcos Diaz’s incredible mission to swim across the continents in his efforts to raise the voices of the World and show that we are not that far apart. Alex joined Marco Diaz and his organization, “Swim Across the Continents,” and the United Nations, with the purpose to bring global attention to the Millennium Development Goals and invite people to act and demand that our World leaders keep their promises by 2015. That September in Long Island City, NY, at Marco’s last symbolic swim and closing ceremony for his amazing achievement, alongside Secretary of the United Nations Ban-Kin-Moon, Alex performed his song “One Voice.”
In 2013, Alex joined Bebe Lanugo in its initiative “Soy Americano y Latino de Corazon” in support of families maintaining their heritage strong while assimilating into a different culture. Alex performed “God Bless America” at the Florida Marlins Stadium in September of 2013 in order to support this initiative. In continuing its cause, Bebe Lanugo and “Soy Americano y Latino de Corazon” appeared on Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Dia” where Alex was featured in a video singing the “Star Spangled Banner.”
In 2015 he was hired to provide the narration for the award winning documentary AfroLatino: The Untaught History produced and directed by Emmy Award Winner Renzo Devia. In 2016 Alex performed as a solo artist in and around New York City at venues like Cocina Taller in Inwood with his new band. Alex Berne is promoting his debut album, “One Voice”, available now on iTunes he is also in the studio working on a Spanish album which is scheduled to be released in later 2017.
On Saturday January 21, 2016 ARTISTKAA ENTERTAINMENT & CLEF STAGE presents Alex Berne accompanied by Robert Julian at Brown Sugar 215 5060 Broadway New York, NY 10034 doors open at 5pm First Set 7 pm Second Set 9:15 pm to book a table call (917) 657-3373 to RSVP click here.