Bernard used to play in rock bands but was finding that it wasn't as much fun as he had always thought it should be - then in 2005 he discovered the ukulele, and has since got to live out all his rock star dreams! The uke has given him the opportunity to perform interstate and overseas, to appear on radio and TV and to perform at some very prestigious concerts and venues. It's also opened the door to being part of the world-wide ukulele community, the members of which are generous with sharing their talents, skills and knowledge. Bernard taught the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective beginners class as a volunteer over several years, and has taught numerous other classes and workshops.
Bernard has also used the ukulele as a fantastic songwriting tool, and released his 2nd album of original songs (as "The Brass Traps") in 2016. http://thebrasstraps.com/index.php/about-the-brass-traps