|Genres||Pop, New wave|
|Labels||Putovsky, Blue Feather, Blanco y Negro, LTM|
|Past members||Simon Rigot
Originally just a "musical experiment" named after a line in a Virna Lindt song, the band found surprise success with their single 'My Suitor'/'Emotions' recorded in August 1983. Championed in the UK by DJ John Peel and appearing in his Festive Fifty for 1984, the group signed to the UK label Blanco y Negro. The band released one more record, a long version of "My suitor" with additional parts by Wim Mertens and Drita Kotaji and, despite occasional gigs, disbanded in 1985.
In 1999 radio station Studio Brussel chose 'My Suitor' for its Bass-tard remix competition, won by Buscemi - who later released his version as a single and on the album Our Girl in Havana - and the song was nominated by DJ Chantal Pattyn as "one of the classics of Belgian New Wave". The song was also covered by Kahimi Karie on her 2001 album of the same name. In 1997 Simon Rigot put together a compilation of studio, live and other tracks covering the group's whole career, A History of Bernthøler 1981-1985, issued as a limited release. An official issue was published in 2004 by LTM
Composer, guitarist and keyboard player Simon Rigot played and recorded with many bands ( Les Cactus, Resurrection(Belgium), learned Sitar in the 90's and plays now Synthesizer, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer electric piano and Sitar with Belgian band The Narcotic Daffodils
- 'Japanese Garden/The Others' (1982, Putovsky)
- 'My Suitor/Emotions' (1983, Blue Feather)
- 'My Suitor' (1984, Blanco y Negro)
- Merry Lines in the Sky (2004, LTM) (complete recordings)
- "Simon's Bernthøler". Home.base.be. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- "Radio 1 - Keeping It Peel - Festive 50s - 1984". BBC. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- "Bernthöler - The Belgian Pop & Rock Archives". Houbi.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- "Berntholer | Biography". LTM Recordings. 1985-04-30. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- fr:Manuel Poutte
- "The resurrection "Black Dream"". YouTube. 2007-04-20. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- "The Narcotic Daffodils". Thenarcoticdaffodils.be. Retrieved 2014-04-22.