Meet the Band



Welcome Phil Leone our newest Shark and drummer!


And welcome to you who are visiting our site!


Feel free to peruse the sights and sounds; listen to our album: Love Recession; take a look at some pics from our shows; find out where our next gig is at; and then leave us a message or two!

Start with a powerful, soulful vocalist. Back him with rhythm steadier than the Rock of Gibraltar. Add the twang of swingin' guitar and a hot honking harmonica straight from the Southside of anywhere and you've got Bernie Clarke & the Rhythm Sharks.

Come to a Rhythm Shark performance and be rocked, swung, funked, souled, and shuffled to honest AMERICAN ROOTS music. The Rhythm Sharks shine a spotlight on their own original material as well as eclectic selections dug from deep in the blues, soul and roots music troughs.

Every night the band works from a grab bag of tunes guaranteed to please anyone that likes blues and boogie played with high energy and SOUL!

Take their CD on Burning Bridge Records, Love Recession, for a spin and you'll understand why they were nominated for a SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) in the "Best Blues Band" category.

Book this fantastic foursome at your next event. You'll know that you've got a band that is heads above the rest. The Sharks are equipped to play any size event from club dates to corporate events. We do any kind of party: weddings, divorces, get out of jail, bar mitzvahs. It doesn't matter. When you have a real boogie emergency, don't settle for less. Get the professionals - Bernie Clarke & the Rhythm Sharks.










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