Bernardo at Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn

Bernardo played its first-ever gig at Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn last night, thanks in part to Bill Murray on a bicycle.

Bernardo at Hank's Saloon in Brooklyn

Hank’s Saloon’s facilities

Lead man, Mike Deminico, walked into the bar a couple of weeks back, inquiring into playing at the venue, and received an indifferent response and email address. Somewhat miffed, Deminico considered abandoning the enterprise when Bill Murray bicycled past and returned Deminico’s greeting. Bernardo at Hank's Saloon in BrooklynHis resolve buoyed, Deminico got in touch with the manager and was on stage shortly thereafter.

Bernardo at Hank's Saloon in Brooklyn

Mike Deminico leads Bernardo at Hank’s Saloon.

The music of Bernardo is an unadulterated pleasure, straight ahead and wildly fun; the short 35-minute set was simply not enough. Deminico promises more in the months ahead.

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