Bernard Brogue belongs to the British ‘school’ of singer-songwriters like John Martyn, Nick Drake and Irishman Luka Bloom.
In 1996 his song ´Down River´, later to appear on his debut album ´Birdwatching´, was voted second in a very high standard singer-songwriters contest at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Since the autumn of 2001 he performs with his new band featuring Vincent Gal on drums and percussion and Tom Janssen om fretless bass and keyboards
In september 2006 his new album ‘Escape the day’ was released with his band and other fine musicians. Kaz Lux (former member of the legendary Dutch band Brainbox) contributed the leadvocals of one of the songs.
Escape the day is a sentence from the song “Dream away” and refers to the desire to escape daily life, romance and the night as a symbol of the shadowside of life.