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"It would be easy to say that listening to a typical Bernard Brogue track like Birdwatching conjures up the same mood as Solid Air or Pink Moon but nowadays there are a multitude of singer songwriters who invoke the names of John Martyn and Nick Drake in an effort to share in their magic and give the impression that they stand on the shoulders of those giants.
I’ve been lucky enough to have co-written several songs with Bernard and I’ve seen that effort provide us with songs of which I am immensely proud. It’s sad to say but almost inevitable that, in this day of marketing and consumerism, even someone as individual as Bernard has to be filed under a particular category in order to be heard and so, if I was drawn, I would say his music could best be described as Celtic jazz, which he sets against contemporary lyrics that let us into his wandering heart. Now that is unique.”
Tom Fairnie"(Brogue’s) songs are full of emotion, warmth and devotion… sometimes comfortless and mysterious, but always with a catchy melody line. The biggest compliment I can give to Brogue is that he is reminiscent of Nick Drake without being a straight replica."
Newfolksounds, dec. 1999"With his combination of folk and jazz singer-songwriter Bernard Brogue is popular in the Netherlands and in Scotland (…). On Trick of light you can hear why: the man knows how to write good, catchy melodies."
Music Maker, dec. 2013