Are you ready for your guitar raw, live, loud and 'scorched'? Then you need to check out the Electric Gypsies new CD Scorched Earth, which features their guitarist Bernie Torme, the axeman behind Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz, Atomic Rooster, Dee Snider's Desperado and others. The CD showcases the group in its natural live habitat and is culled from many recordings made over the 1999-2001 period. Powerful and raw, the guitar that bursts from the speakers with startling urgency and grabs you by the throat, not to let go until you had a proper throttling. This is heavy power trio stuff that will get your fist pounding, and the air guitar licks flying. Tracks such as "All I Want", "Bad Blood" and "Mystery Train " are right in your face - as a good live album should be. Energetic hard rockin' guitaristic punk from the U.K. trio.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Bernie Torme got his first guitar at age 11. In London, Bernie formed a three piece band called Scrapyard, which eventually evolved into the Bernie Torme Band. That group got their first record deal at the beginning of the punk era: they remain the only punk band on record with a resident guitar hero. Bernie came to the attention of ex-Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan, and was asked by Ian to join his band shortly afterwards. Torme later toured and recorded with Atomic Rooster, and in 1982 Bernie stood in temporarily for Randy Rhoads with Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz, following Randy's tragic death in an air crash. At that time Bernie was already involved in forming what became the Electric Gypsies.
Using drummer Chris Jones and bass player John Pearce of the Anti-Nowhere League, a new Bernie Torme / Electric Gypsies album titled "White Trash Guitar" was released in October of 1999. The Electric Gypsies have recently replaced Chris Jones with drummer Simon Jeffrey.