Tribute to Irish guitar legend Bernie Tormé released online
Bernie Tormé – The Beach Bootleg
WinterStorm 2018 live set available for streaming
The edited Beach Bootleg of Bernie Tormé defining WinterStorm 2018 set is available from Friday 22nd of May to view for 28 days from purchase. The set was recorded at WinterStorm rock weekend in Scotland in November 2018 just a few short weeks before his tragic passing.
The set was captured on multi HD cams and audio recorded from the balcony and for fans it captures the essence of a great set that took the audience from general interest to complete captivation.
The fiver for each bootleg will firstly directly benefit Bernie’s dependents (with 50% of revenues) but 30% will also go to support the technical sound, light and video team who are currently not earning.
This project is aimed at supporting those who have supported WinterStorm.
It was the defining moment of WinterStorm…
“If there ever had been a higher reason for an event taking place it was on Saturday 24th of November. It was the moment that Bernie Tormé turned backstage from a standing ovation and a whole hall chanting his name. He just looked at me with a slow shaking of his head and tears running from his eyes. He didn’t need to speak, his emotion told it all. It was a moment that took him by surprise; it was a reaction from an audience that he hadn’t expected, perhaps he’d never expected to receive ever again. He came over and we hugged, and we had a wee greet! I think I said something inane like “I’ll never forget this moment Bernie”; if he replied I think he said something similar.
The genuine affection from the WinterStorm audience had an unseen impact on Bernie Tormé and that reaction just summed the man up. He had just blown away a loving crowd with a virtuoso and powerful set, a set that by common consent was one of the lasting memories of the weekend. We can count ourselves blessed that we saw Bernie Tormé at his very best that day, that one last time we witnessed a guitarist at the peak of his playing.
We shared something special with Bernie Tormé that day and I know that he took as much away from that afternoon as we all did. I will miss him so much.”
Bernie Tormé – guitar/vocals / Mik Gaffney – drums / Sy Morton – bass/vocals
The video stream of the full WinterStorm set is available to purchase here | https://bit.ly/torme18