A career on the keyboards. You’re sure you’ve heard it before, but you’ve never heard anything quite like this. Playing not just the notes, but truly working it. It has to be heard the way it’s supposed to sound. This is only one of Bernard’s fortes. How does he do it? Bernard Battle studied and learned from the masters of each genre he plays...this includes funk, reggae, old school, classic rock, blues & Motown.
Bernard was originally self-taught, largely influenced by jazz organist Jimmy Smith and groups like Booker T & the MG’s. He started with the trumpet in the 4th grade, which he played for 12 years, this experience has given him the unique ability to duplicate horn parts on his keyboard to sound the way horn players would performing live.
BB invests his time & efforts reproducing music from original recordings, programming his synthesizers to recreate horns, strings, organ, acoustic & electric piano in addition to any other instruments or sounds needed for a particular song. This results in a stronger, more authentic sound. BB only uses top of the line keyboard synthesizers, sound rigs, and all other equipment to create the very best sound possible.
If your group has an upcoming event in which you desire to include the sounds of horns, strings, or any other parts performed, but stage size and/or budget does not permit the inclusion of extra musicians, Bernard is the specialist to remedy this. Please note that, if you choose to use sequences, tracks, or any other pre-recorded music you'll be prohibited from the spontaneity of changing volume dynamics as well as the length and/or format of a song during a LIVE performance.
BB is a professional through & through who is currently the musical director for 2020 funk/jazz trumpeter and recording artist Clarence Teddy Kyle (CTK & The Black & Tan). Bernard has also received an Artist Endorsement from QSC...his personality & stage presence sets him apart from the rest.
BB & Company consists of 4 highly talented musicians/vocalists who specialize in high energy dance music. In addition, we offer smooth jazz and other soft music selections for your dining and/or cocktail listening pleasure.
Our experience and small numbers allow us to keep our cost affordable, while not sacrificing the high quality sound of our music.
All music performed by BB & Company is 100% LIVE...no sequences & no tracks.
Please contact us for your personalized quote, or any additional info you may need.
BB & Company is a high energy group that performs funk, old school & Motown music 100% LIVE (no tracks, sequences, or pre-recorded music of any type is used, nor is it necessary).
They are a powerful 4 piece group that produces the quality music of a 5 to 6 piece band, playing the music they lived, not just listened to it, and learned later.
Their emphasis is to please the audience by creating a fun atmosphere through offering musical and visual entertainment.