Bernhard Eder grew up in a little farming village in the Austrian countryside. After spending his youth on his mother's farm, he decided to become a car-mechanic, but soon realized that his love of music was much stronger than that for cars. After putting down his wrenches he formed a band called "wa:rum" with some friends and started playing at parties and small festivals in his region.
In 1997, Bernhard decided to move to Vienna to study Audio Engineering. Two years later, after finishing his studies in Audio Engineering, he began studying jazz vocals at the Vienna Conservatory. In the meantime he released three records with "wa:rum" and become popular on Austria's biggest alternative music radio station; FM4.
In 2006, Bernhard went to Berlin for a new beginning in life and in his solo career. His debut album "The Livingroom Sessions" was released a few months later, with a dozen of his own lofi-acoustic songs and a couple cover versions of songs by Radiohead and Pet Shop Boys. The album received many postive reviews and airplay all over Germany and Austria.
During his "Berlin Period" he also met some new musicians and with them founded a band to add to his new-found sound. Not only was he inspired by all of the new musicians surrounding him, but also the city of Berlin sparked a creative fire within him. Together with his new band and a notebook full of new songs he recorded "Tales From the East Side". This masterfully produced and orchestrated album hums in a tone both modern and old, swaying in slow-motion between the perimeters of folk and indie and leaving the listener with a slight taste of Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, and José Gonzales. Though his influences are apparent, Bernhard Eder has a voice all his own and uses those influences not as templets to shape himself with, but as fuel to propel his music in new and exciting directions.
Today, if he isn't touring around Europe, you can find Bernhard in Vienna preparing his next album.