Bernie played in Dublin band The Urge (among others) in the early 70’s before relocating to London in 74, where he initially played with heavy pub rockers Scrapyard, and then formed the punk Bernie Torme Band in 76-77. The Bernie Torme Band toured with The Boomtown Rats and Generation X among many others.
In 79 Bernie joined ex Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan’s band Gillan, and had a crucial role in the bands success, writing and playing on four top ten albums and many hit singles.
Following his departure from Gillan he played with Ozzy Osbourne, standing in for the great Randy Rhoads following Randy’s tragic death in an air crash.
Bernie joined forces with ex Girl and current LA Guns front man Philip Lewis in Torme during the mid 80’s, as well as playing with legendary keyboard player Vincent Crane as a member of psychedelic doom rockers Atomic Rooster.
Bernie also played with Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider and Iron Maiden’s drummer Clive Burr in Desperado, writing with Snider and recording the album «Ace», which until recently remained unreleased.
Bernie is currently working with bassist man mountain John McCoy, also ex Gillan and psycho-slamming drummer Robin Guy under the band name Guy McCoy Torme, or G.M.T. for short.. Guy McCoy Torme will shortly be releasing their first album. You can call it Hard Rock, Heavy Rock, Biker Rock, Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Sleazy Rock, Hippy-Trippy-Folk Rock, Garage Rock, Punk Rock… Whatever, it still ROCKS! Which is exactly what G M T do best. Effortlessly, in fact.