"All That I Can Stand should be the first song in your album. It is your business card!" -- Sandro Haick, Multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Educator.
Those who came before me were the first to show me the concept of the true meaning of art. I was fortunate to have received a good education while being exposed to some form of art since my early days. Some paintings and sculptures would leave me mesmerized, while literature works and music would move me in many ways. I always wanted to do that, create things, to be an artist. As an artist, I seek to find ways of expressing myself so that I can touch people's souls just as music has touched mine. I revisit my feelings, thoughts, hopes, and aspirations in every song I write. I want to be a healing force, a force for peace, and a bringer of hope. I want to talk about subjects that matter. I want to talk about people and their lives because, to me, people are fascinating. I want to help people laugh and cry, to help them feel their best. I believe a work of true artistic expression is worth keeping and must continue. I also want to help others become the best artists they can be so everyone can enjoy the blessings prevenient from their artworks. I am determined and resolved to be the best storyteller I can be, be it through words or audio-visual or altogether.
Throughout most of my life, music has carried special meaning to me.
Music was there through my hard times, happy times, sad times, desperate times, joyful times, peaceful times, and healing times. It has always moved me in one way or another. I have had much joy, and I've seen and experienced much pain in my life, and each time, music has had a profound effect and played a big part in it. Music has helped me when no words would, and nobody could. When I was happy and joyful, music was the soundtrack to those moments. At times, when I hurt, was lonely, or was missing a departed one, listening to soulful songs helped heal my broken heart. It allowed me a venue where I could channel my feelings and help get them out of my system and over it. I also believe there are many lessons in history to be learned, and that we should always try and remember. I remember the ones that sacrificed everything so that we could be. I believe people can heal through love and empathy. Artistically talking about these issues can invite feelings of love and empathy. I think of all of that to the point that those feelings are almost second nature to me. It is like I've been transported to that very moment in time, and that I'm living and experiencing it in real-time. I invite and allow for it to happen when I am composing or writing the lyrics to a melody, or even taking a lead that reflects it. I support emotional composing because I believe there has to be a passion for everything involved in the process of what I'm doing. Every vibrato, long notes, and playing attitude has to stay true to the message I'm trying to convey and the feeling I'm experiencing at the moment of execution.
I put all my love and all my soul into my art. I'm not satisfied until I have done nothing but my very best. I'll do that by perfecting my musicianship and songwriting to create exciting and soulful art and by taking some part in keeping the art alive. I'm working on a Blues-inspired album, exploring Modern Blues and Blues Rock, with a couple of ballads or more Jazzy Blues. I want to pay homage to those that came before me by inviting them to play and record on my album. This bit is proving to be the most challenging part of my current project.
Mauricio Bernini, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter
Mauricio is an electric guitar player and songwriter and has been playing electric guitar since his youth. His art, music, lyrics, and playing attitude exhibit influences by Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa, Albert Collins, Walter Trout, and David Gilmour.
Original Songs and Recording Sessions
Here are a few songs to help showcase Mauricio Bernini's musical identity:
I’ll find a way: This is the initial result of a songwriting collaboration between Mauricio Bernini and Rob Lamothe of the Riverdogs: https://youtu.be/vZlLKMxGP3o
Crossing Lines: https://soundcloud.com/mauriciobernini/crossing-lines
Thrillin’ With A Passion: https://soundcloud.com/mauriciobernini/thrillin-with-a-passion
No matter what: Composed, arranged, and produced by Fernando Bernini Pereira, his brother. Mauricio recorded the lead guitar on this version: https://soundcloud.com/mauriciobernini/no-matter-what/s-jR1rX
All that I can stand: This is his own jazz-inspired slow blues ballad original composition, and lead guitar performance: https://youtu.be/ecMckd8TYrM
Reached #1 in the ReverbNation Blues Charts for Sao Paulo, Brazil (2018): http://bit.ly/2skZ7qi
Played lead guitar for Marius (an underground band from the Twin Cities, Minnesota) (2005)
Performed in Tampa, FL with Tommy McCracken, leader of the Force of Habit Band from Chicago (1997): http://bit.ly/howbluecanyouget
Performed in jam sessions at Buddy Guy's Legends and other stages in the Chicago Blues scene (1997)
Performed weekly at a club in Sao Paulo, Brazil (The early ‘90s)
Recording Studio experience
Mauricio has extensive experience as a Professional IT System Administrator and a Technical Support Engineer for Computer Systems and Audio DAW applications running on Mac, Linux, and PC, including maintenance, performance tuning, software, and hardware upgrades: https://linkedin.com/in/mauricioberninipereira.
Most used Music and Video Production Applications: Logic Pro, Audacity, Band-in-a-Box, Final Cut Pro.
Video Editing samples:
Home: Feel-Good Short Film Concept: https://youtu.be/uqIrOnQkT7I
Troubled Up: ZZ-Top style Blues-Rock Slide Guitar Music Video: https://youtu.be/diJ3vBp0E4I
Interview with Rob Lamothe of the Riverdogs about Songwriting: https://youtu.be/Q2MrX399HRs
The Big Day: https://youtu.be/hv6DQP-6Wjw
Experienced IT Teacher and former High School IT Teacher. Technical Course Developer. Technical Writer.
Education and Honors
Berklee College of Music: Bachelor of Arts in Guitar Performance (’20-‘25) Core GPA: 3.81. Overall GPA: 3.55
Berklee College of Music: Made it to the Dean’s List for Winter, Spring, and Fall 2021, Winter, and Spring 2022
2022 Winter Semester: OMPRD-250 Music Video Editing with Final Cut Pro - Final Grade A
2022 Spring Semester: OLART-160 Introduction to Digital Cinematography - Final Grade A
Berklee Online Portfolio and Resume