I have been the drummer for such super artists as:
  • Al Green
  • Alan Jackson
  • Aretha Franklin
  • B.B. King
  • Bob James
  • Count Basie
  • Donny Hathaway
  • Duke Ellington
  • Hall & Oates
  • Isaac Hayes
  • James Brown
  • Jeff Beck
  • King Curtis
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Michael Jackson
  • Steely Dan
  • The Isley Brothers 

    And literally thousands of others (we'll try to have a full list in the finished book and it won't be easy)!
  • Purdie Book Mock Up I have some exciting news. I have a book coming out. It will be called “Let the Drums Speak!”

    I have chronicled my life from a modest upbringing in Elkton, Maryland through my journey to becoming drummer for the stars. 

    We wanted to do this project our way, so I’ll need some help. It’s what they call “crowd-funding” and we – with your help, of course – are going to use it to fund publication of my book.

    One of the main reasons that we are not using a big publisher is that we want total control. Many celebrities books concentrate on "dishing the dirt." Sure, there were some strange times, but I think that I have lived quite an interesting – and blessed – life and I want to tell the real story.  

    Thank you!

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    May 15, 2014

    Hello Friends and Fans:

    We made our goal!  I'd like to thank all of my Patrons from the bottom of my heart.  You don't know how much your support means to me.

    Our goal is to produce the hard copy edition by our original target date of October 2014.  More news coming soon.

    As we said, we have met our goal, but you can still particpate and may be interested in one of the offers below:

    • If you'd like to be a backer for $50 or more, Bernard will be glad to send you a signed copy of one of his CDs.
    $50
    • If you'd like to be a backer for $100 or more, Bernard will be glad to send you a signed copy of the "Let The Drums Speak" book plus a CD.
    $100
    • If you'd like to be a backer for $250 or more, Bernard will be glad to send you a signed copy of the "Let The Drums Speak" book plus a signed drumhead plus a CD.
    $250
    • You may have your name actually printed in the book as a patron for $500 - and Bernard will be glad to send you a signed copy of the "Let The Drums Speak" book plus a signed drumhead plus a CD.
    $500
    • You may have your name actually printed in the book as a patron for $1,000, PLUS, you will be invited to a private recording and CD release party - and Bernard will be glad to send you a signed copy of the "Let The Drums Speak" book plus a signed drumhead plus a CD.
    $1000
    • We are still accepting offers for a limited number of people to be Associate Publishers.
      If you are interested, please email us.
    And, again, thank you!

    Feeling excited and blessed!

    Peace always, Bernard

    We made our goal, thank you!!  More news on our plans coming soon.

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