Lionel de Bernard

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Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll | Dover, Delaware, United States
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OldScool Band Releases New CD


Lionel de Bernard
P.O. Box 99
Dover, Delaware 19903

Contact: Lionel de Bernard, 302 734-1629


OldScool–a Delaware-based recording band– is releasing their debut CD, “Reason For Being.”
What started out as a recording project, with seasoned, musician friends, soon morphed into the realization that a very refreshing sound was developing, and, it needed to be heard. Right from the beginning, the recordings had reflected a signature style of a band who had been playing together for many more years than what was actually the case. And, the sound was infectious.

Founded by songwriter, Lionel de Bernard, OldScool is an association of select, seasoned, rock musicians from the Delaware area. Lionel says, “Destiny enabled me to connect with friends who are currently playing or have played with some notable bands, such as Chubby Checker, and, Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers.”

OldScool’s retro-rock influences help create a sound (think of REM, Toots and The Maytals, The Clash meet David Byrne} that is uniquely dynamic, original, with an old school charm, and, is yet, very much contemporary. “They don’t sound like any other band...OldScool is truly unique and refreshing,” said one New Jersey fan attending the 28th Annual June Jam Festival, in Houston, Delaware on June 17, 2006.

A CD album of original songs written by Lionel de Bernard, and recorded by OldScool, “Reason For Being” is a mix of styles. According to Lionel, “Reason For Being” is raw edge, old school rock with ska-reggae elements, straightforward intensity, that melds retro, rock-rattling guitar rhythms, skillfully blended harmonies and huge, highly infectious melodies.

So, if you find yourself searching for rock music, packed with catchy grooves that does not insult you with adolescent lyrics and bombard you with urban, headache-producing, drone-like, drum machine beats, then, “Reason For Being” by OldScool may be just what you need.

“Reason For Being” CD available at
Also, digital downloads from iTunes (

Contact: Lionel de Bernard 302 734-1629


OldScool Band Bio


OldScool is band of old school musicians from the Delaware-Philadelphia area, founded by songwriter, Lionel de Bernard. OldScool got together in 2005 to begin recording original material written by Lionel de Bernard. Lionel de Bernard, has garnered several national and international songwriting awards, including awards from songwriter industry notables as TAXI, Unisong International, Spree Select Nashville and others. In addition, Lionel has several song publishing contracts to his credit, including one song entitled, “Sleepwalking Avenue” which was recorded in Nashville by Norway’s Ole Morten Andersen.

For the OldScool, “Reason For Being” CD, Lionel de Bernard wanted to record his songs through a shared, old school, roots-rock experience screen. Lionel says, “I wanted to create a concept, studio album, with songs reminiscent of the sound from the old days of rock. Destiny enabled me to connect with some seasoned players from the Delaware-Philadelphia area, including musicians who have played or are playing for some notable bands, such as Chubby Checker and Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers. I feel extremely privileged and fortunate to play and record with great friends who share the old school, 60's and early 70's approach to rock.” A CD album of songs recorded by OldScool, “Reason For Being,” is a mix of styles (rock, reggae, ska, and a touch of jazz), straightforward intensity, that melds retro, rock-rattling guitar rhythms and strong, highly infectious, hypnotic melodies.

OldScool is a band of musicians who bring a very passionate spirit and an old-time rock and roll energy in their live performances. Their seasoned, musical, retro-influences help create a sound (Think of REM, David Byrne, The Police meets The Beatles) that is uniquely dynamic, original, with an old school charm, and yet, is very much contemporary. And, with a solid five year strategic plan, developed by vocalist/songwriter, Lionel de Bernard, OldScool will be assured of its reason for being.

OldScool Musicians:

Lionel de Bernard: Vocals, rhythm guitar, classical guitar and keyboards
Joey Fulkerson: Lead guitar, rhythm guitar and slide guitar
Bob Kerly: Upright and electric bass guitar
Billy Meyers: Drums
Brad Fish: Drums
David Worthington: Percussion

Lionel de Bernard
P.O. Box 99
Dover, Delaware 19903
302 734-1629