Submitted. The entertainment duo of Bernie & Red have been performing around the world for the past 25 years & during all that time they have made their home here in Abbotsford, although very rarely performing here.
However on Sunday October 6th & Sunday October 20th they will be performing at the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford. Showtime 2pm.
Originally from Liverpool, England where they met as teenagers at the Cavern, watching the Beatles, Bernie & Red moved to Canada in the late 70’s & since then have established themselves as one of the most popular & hard working acts in Canada.
They perform across Canada & the USA & have travelled the world via their cruise ship bookings, going as far afield as Alaska, South America & South East Asia. Each winter they set out on an annual 40 date tour, which includes stops in Texas, Arizona, California, Oregon & Washington State, attracting crowds of well over 20,000 in total. So as you can see they have built a large & loyal fan base in North America.
So, what’s the big attraction? It can be summed up in one word “ENTERTAINMENT”, whether it’s a comedy routine for the ladies on “How to look thinner” or an operatic aria in fake Italian, a dynamic vocal performance of “Don’t Cry for me Argentina”, a medley of Merseybeat songs from the 60’s or an old vaudeville piece that your Grandpa used to sing, Bernie & Red can pull it off.
Married (to each other!!) for 48 years & they also have a wealth of comedy material about the (joys?) of marriage & family life.
Bernie & Red have released over a dozen CD’s & recently published a book entitled “Our Story”, which, as the title implies, is an autobiographical account of their childhood & early life in Liverpool, continuing with their move to Canada & details of their entertainment career. Illustrated with scores of photographs & memorabilia from the past 50 years.
You can learn much more about Bernie & Red by visiting their website www.bernieandred.com