Imagine knowing what you want to do at age 10 and totally going for it. That’s exactly what singer/songwriter Morgan Bernard did. After getting a taste for piano in first grade, then moving on to guitar a little while later, she decided to begin a serious singing career. And she has taken off! Morgan has already released 2 title CD’s and a 6-title EP (Give it All)
Being that I’m a 30-something year old who still dreams about what she wants to be when she grows up, I had to find out what makes this 14 year old prodigy tick. So maybe, you know, she could give me some “how to be a grown-up and know what you want” advice…
Always has: Loved music
Proudest of: Own 12 track full CD
Is thankful for: My supportive parents
Wants to: Become a internationally famous rock star
Is afraid of: Bugs… any kind of bugs
Believes everyone should: Be themselves.
Is embarrassed by: My best friends
My style is: Rock’n’roll
Pet peeve: When people hum on songs
So you were VERY motivated at a very young age. Are you just that passionate about music or does it carry over into other aspects of your life? My parents, especially my dad always loved music and it was their life and I was kind of raised on it. I think that music is the best way to communicate a message.
Your life seems so crazy-busy. How do you, Morgan Bernard, teen phenom, so easily manage your career, school, social life? It gets a bit out of hand sometimes but I always do my best work under pressure so I guess it wouldn’t be normal if I didn’t have so much to do. I like to do a lot of things at once, but my music has never affected my school life and I’ve always been a straight “A” student and still have time to hang out with my friends.
What is your favorite venue to play? I love Skippers because its just a really old wooden place and has famous to local artist playing there and I enjoy there Rockabilly Ruckus event they have every year that I was actually a part of last year. I also like the Orpheum in Ybor City which is where I’m having my CD release event on December 7th.
Who is your favorite musician? How do they inspire you? My favorite musician is definitely Lady Gaga. Her messages in her music and how she’s original and no one is like her is really inspiring.
If I raided your closet, what would I find the most of? EVERYTHING! Shoes, jeans, dresses,etc. I classify myself as a clothes hoarder. I own more than 30 pair of jeans.
Do you have any siblings? If so, what is your relationship with them? I actually have 4 siblings (2 brothers and 2 sisters) that are all older than 25 they live in France. I love my siblings so much and they’re kind of like best friends to me but I don’t get to see them that often.
You’re currently working on your first full-length album. When can we expect the release? You can buy it now but the official release of “Give it All” is on December 7 at the Orpheum. There’s a little bit of everything so everyone will find a song they like, it goes anywhere from rockabilly to Lady Gaga style pop.
Check out song downloads and tour info on http://www.reverbnation.com/morganbernard
Be sure to check out our other music interviews with Jacob Latimore (who has put out another song with Diggy), Camryn (on tour with One Direction – AGAIN!), Justine Dorsey, Miriam Bryant and more! Let us know who you think Morgan sounds like… or if she has a sound all her own!