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 gives him the ability to duplicate horn parts on his keyboard to sound the way horn players would sound playing parts on their instruments.
He invests his time reproducing sounds from original recordings, programming his synthesizers to recreate horns, strings, organ, acoustic & electric piano voices, in addition to any other instruments which are required 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 gear to produce the very best sound possible.