Grace Bernicker is a soulful singer and songwriter from right outside Philadelphia, PA. After spending this past year living and writing in Nashville, TN Grace has been getting back to her roots in pop/soul and is excited about heading in a new direction.
Her music has been described as having a strong lyrical quality, that at once paints a picture and shares a story with her audience. Her style mixes girl-next-door sweetness with the soulful acoustic sounds similar to artists such as Adele and Sara Bareilles. Grace will make you feel.
As an independent artist she’s opened for Jon McLaughlin, Jill and Kate and Joe Bachman to name a few, as well as showcased and toured on the college tour circuit.
In 2012 she released her first three debut singles all of which where recorded in Nashville. All songs were produced and co-written by her co-writer/producer Kenny Lamb (N’SYNC/Justin Timberlake/Rhett Akins) with engineering and mixing by Chris Rowe (Taylor Swift/Jewel).
During the summer of 2013 Grace performed at Penn’s Landing as a finalist in the Wawa Welcome America Taste of Philadelphia Singer/Songwriter Competition. Other accolades include finalist in the PA round of the Texaco Country Showdown, hosted by 92.5 WXTU as well as one of 100 country artists asked to submit by Dodge for the Dodge, “Inspired by You” Contest, a contest that granted the winning artist song placement in the 2013 Dodge Dart Commercial. Grace placed within the Top 15, as a fan voted artist within the country category.
Some of her favorite venues to date include: World Café Live, The Tin Angel, The Grape Room, The Bluebird Café, 12th & Porter, Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Belcourt Taps & Tapas and performing pre-game on the field at the Wilmington Blue Rocks during the summer of 2012.
Since her release in April 2012, Grace has played over 100+ shows up and down the east coast—not to mention doing all of this as a full time college student. Grace graduated from Temple University in May 2013 and is proudly #TempleMade. She is also a volunteer with Musicians on Call in Philadelphia and absolutely loves having the opportunity to perform for patients. Her favorite part of this experience is having the ability to brightens someone’s day though music. “Seeing patients smiling and laughing as I perform, is the best feeling in the world.” Keep an eye out for her at some of Nashville and Philadelphia’s most recognizable venues.
- “Grace Bernicker’s voice is ageless.”
–Joe McAllister, NEWS of Delaware County
- “Unless you follow developments in country music closely, you probably haven’t heard of Grace Bernicker yet – but we’ve a feeling you will have soon. After all, it’s not every 23-year-old from Philadelphia who gets to record in Nashville, with a multi-platinum producer whose other clients include the likes of Justin Timberlake and N*SYNC. Despite having just three self-released singles under her belt, this is clearly one young woman who’s managing to forge a career in music without major label backing, a huge marketing budget or a ton of hyperbolic media coverage. Which is why we called her up for a chat to find out how she does it…” Click here to read the full article. http://www.songwritingmagazine.co.uk/interviews/interview-grace-bernicker/4427
-Russell Deeks, Songwriting Magazine, UK (Jul 09, 2012)