Bernadette Seacrest in 2009, Atlanta, GA Photo: Jon Kownacki
|Birth name||Laura Bernadette Seacrest|
|Genres||Swing noir, jazz, Americana|
|Associated acts||The Long Goners
her Yes Men
Bernadette Seacrest is an American vocalist born in San Francisco, California.
In 2001 Seacrest began singing for The Long Goners, a Rockabilly band originating in Albuquerque, New Mexico that shared the stage with Hank Williams III, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Jonathan Richman and Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. Bernadette left The Long Goners to form Bernadette Seacrest and her Yes Men in 2003. The band released their debut album "No More Music by the Suckers" in 2004. After touring extensively throughout the United States and France the band released a second album in 2005 "Live in Santa Fe."
In 2006 Bernadette Seacrest relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to form Bernadette Seacrest and her Provocateurs with guitarist/songwriter Charles Williams of The Bonaventure Quartet and bassist Kris Dale of The Quark Alliance. In 2007 she was awarded the critic's pick Best Atlanta Vocalist in Atlanta's long established alternative press publication Creative Loafing. The new group released their debut album "The Filthy South Sessions" in December 2009. The album was well received in a number of published reviews.
- 2009 – The Filthy South Sessions – Bernadette Seacrest and her Provocateurs (Independent)
- 2005 – Live in Sante Fe – Bernadette Seacrest and her Yes Men (Independent)
- 2004 – No More Music by the Suckers – Bernadette Seacrest and her Yes Men (ThrillBomb Records)
- Live Music Picks, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, January 8th, 2010
- Bernadette Seacrest transcends the blues in life and song, Feature Article, Creative Loafing, January 4th, 2010
- The Filthy South Sessions, record review, The Sunday Paper, January 3rd, 2010
- The Filthy South Sessions, record review, Albuquerque Alibi, December 10th, 2009
- Creative Loafing Archive, Best Atlanta Vocalist – critic's pick, September 7th, 2007
- ABC Picks, Athens, GA Flagpole, April 4th, 2007
- This Happy Accident, Feature Article, Tucson Weekly, May 12th, 2005
- Nob Hill singer is unforgettable, Albuquerque Journal, May 7th, 2004
- No More Music by the Suckers, record review, Ink 19, exact date unknown 2004
- Singer goes from stage fright to stage finesse, Albuquerque Journal, December 10, 2004