Reason for Being
Formed in 2005, Oldscool is a band of old school rock musicians from Delaware-Philadelphia area who got together to record original songs written by Lionel de Bernard. Through the years, Delaware's own Lionel de Bernard, has garnered several national and international songwriting awards, including awards from some songwriter industry notables as TAXI, Unisong International, Spree Select, Nashville, and others. For the Oldscool, 'Reason For Being' CD, Lionel de Bernard wanted to record his tunes as he hears them through his own old school, retro, roots-rock experience screen. Lionel says, 'I wanted to create a concept album reminiscent of the old days of rock. Destiny enabled me to connect with some seasoned, old school musicians from the Delaware-Philadelphia area, including musicians who have played or are playing for some notable bands, such as Chubby Checker and Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers. 'Reason For Being' is a mix of styles, straightforward intensity, that melds retro, rock-rattling guitar rhythms and strong, highly infectious, hypnotic melodies. These Oldscool musicians create their very own, unique style and old-time rock energy in their performances. Oldscool seasoned, musical retro-influences help create a sound in the 'Reason For Being' CD that is extraordinarily, dynamic, contemporary and original. THIS JUST IN!!! Lionel de Bernard has received a single-song publishing contract from HD Music Now for 'She's Found A Way,' one of the songs on their latest CD, 'Save Me From Myself.' The song will be promoted for film and tv placement by the publisher.