The Bernadettes is a 7 piece R&B and soul band. Specializing in performing R&B/Soul & Dance music. They mix it up with a few modern contemporary dance hits here and there, a classic rock number, or an oldies favorite, but even though their musical nature is eclectic, the emphasis is on the classic "old school" R&B.
Whether performing high-energy, classic, dance grooves from Earth, Wind & Fire, the Temptations, Heatwave, The Spinners, Aretha Franklin, The Ohio Players, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson and their contemporaries, or a smooth ballad by Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics, Etta James, Alicia Keys and the like, The Bernadettes can cover them all and represent these beloved, timeless classics with memorable performances that bring back sweet memories from days gone by for you to relive again. And just like that, they can switch gears and jam on a Top 40 summer hit!
It doesn't matter if the show is for private parties, clubs/restaurants, outdoor town concerts or beautiful weddings and receptions, the Bernadettes always deliver! Their repertoire consists of crowd-pleasing classic musical styles such as Motown hits, contemporary funk, soul, and R&B ﬂavored rock songs as well as varied genres reaching Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Steely Dan all the way to Bruno Mars, DNCE and beyond.
The Bernadettes are specialists at reading their crowds of fans and know when to "switch up" and take the show to another level. The resulting mix has become the staple of the band's offering to live audiences. Continuous appearances at a variety of venues have established the Bernadettes as one of the area's premier live acts. They were voted the best rhythm and blues band in the New Haven Advocate "Sounds of New Haven" 1996 readers poll, and also chosen by that paper as New Haven's #1 bar band. A constantly growing song list, matched with the band's frenetic brand of soul, make for a memorable evening for anyone who wants to move their feet and dance to the beat.
As time goes by, change becomes inevitable everywhere, and they have experienced their share of change over the years, as one would expect from a band born in the early 1990s. But what else can be expected is the same kind of show-stopping performances that their fans have become accustomed to experiencing, while continuing to get even better!!!
Ain’t Nobody Chaka Khan Ain’t No Stopping Us Now McFadden & Whitehead Ain’t No Sunshine Bill Withers Ain’t That Peculiar Marvin Gaye Ain’t Too Proud to Beg The Temptations All Of Me John Legend Amazed Lonestar And The Beat Goes On The Whispers Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder) Maxwell At Last Etta James Back In Love LTD Bad Girls* Donna Summer Bad Mamma Jamma Carl Carlton Before I Let Go Maze Betcha By Golly Wow* The Stylistics Billie Jean Michael Jackson Boogie Nights Heatwave Boogie On Reggae Woman Stevie Wonder Boogie Oogie Oogie Taste of Honey Boogie Wonderland* Earth, Wind & Fire Brick House The Commodores Cake By The Ocean* DNCE Can’t Hide Love Earth, Wind & Fire Can't Stop The Feeling* Justin Timberlake Careless Whisper* George Michaels Chain Of Fools Aretha Franklin Close Your Eyes Michael Buble Come See About Me* Supremes Could It Be I'm Falling In Love? The Spinners Don’t Stop Until You Get Enough Michael Jackson Easy Lover* Philip Bailey & Phil Collins Fantastic Voyage Lakeside Fantasy Earth, Wind & Fire Fire Ohio Players Fly Like An Eagle Steve Miller Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra Forever Young Rod Stewart Fresh Kool and The Gang Get Down On It Kool and The Gang Get Lucky Daft Punk Get Ready The Temptations Give It To Me Baby Rick James Good Times Chic Got To Be Real* Cheryl Lynn Hard To Handle Otis Redding, Black Crowes Higher Ground Stevie Wonder Hollywood Swinging Kool and The Gang Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones Hot, Hot, Hot Samuel E. Wright Hotel California* Eagles How Sweet It Is (Being Loved By You) James Taylor I Can't Go For That* Hall & Oates I Want You Back Jackson Five I Will Survive* Gloria Gaynor I Wish Stevie Wonder I Wish it Would Rain The Temptations I’ll Be Around The Spinners I’ll Take You There The Staple Singers I'm Yours* Jason Mraz I’ve Got To Use My Imagination* Gladys Knight If I Ain’t Got You* Alicia Keys In The Stone* Earth, Wind & Fire Is It You?* Lee Ritenour Is This Love? Bob Marley Is This Love?* White Snake Isn’t She Lovely Stevie Wonder It’s A Shame The Spinners Josie* Steely Dan Just My Imagination The Temptations Le Freak (Freak Out) Chic Let’s Get it On Marvin Gaye Let’s Groove Earth, Wind & Fire Let's Stay Together* Al Green Like I'm Gonna Lose You Meghan Trainor & John Legend Little Wing Jimi Hendrix Long Train Running The Doobie Brothers Love And Happiness Al Green Love Shack* B52’s Love's Holiday* Earth, Wind & Fire Lovely Day Bill Withers Maria, Maria* Santana Mercy Mercy Me Marvin Gaye Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett Miss You The Rolling Stones Misty* .Johnny Mathis Moondance Van Morrison Mr. Big Stuff Jean Knight Mr. Dollars Bradford & Bell My Girl The Temptations Never Give You Up* Raphael Saadiq Never Too Much Luther Vandross No Woman, No Cry Bob Marley Nothing Can Change This Love Sam Cooke Off The Wall Michael Jackson Outstanding The Gap Band Peg Steely Dan Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry Pimper's Paradise Bob Marley Pride and Joy Stevie Ray Vaughn PYT* Michael Jackson Purple Rain* Prince Respect Aretha Franklin Ribbon In The Sky* Stevie Wonder Rock Steady* Aretha Franklin Rock With You Michael Jackson September Earth, Wind & Fire Sex Machine James Brown Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) Michael Jackson Shake Your Groove Thing Peaches And Herb Shaky Ground The Temptations, Delbert McClinton Shame* Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King She’s Gone* Hall & Oates Shining Star* Earth, Wind & Fire Shining Star Manhattans Sign Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder Single Life* Cameo Skin Tight* Ohio Players Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel Somebody Else’s Guy* Jocelyn Brown Square Biz* Teena Marie Stand By Me Ben E. King Stir It Up Bob Marley Stop In The Name Of Love* Supremes Super Freak* Rick James Superstition Stevie Wonder Sweet Thing Chaka Khan Tell Me* Groove Theory Tennessee Whiskey* Chris Stapleton Thank You Sly & the Family Stone This Is How We Do It* Montell Jordan This Place Hotel* (Heartbreak Hotel) Michael Jackson