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I am the following; a
Fan of Music, Band, Musician, Recording Studio, Producer, Engineer
Style of Prog
Psychedelic Rock, Symphonic Rock, Progressive Jazz/Fusion, Progressive Electronic, Also a fan of other genres of music
Influences or Favorite Bands
Cream, ELP, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, The Beatles, Jan Hammer, Tony Williams, Jefferson Airplane, Tangerine Dream, Synergy, Devo, Deadmau5, Mahler, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Wes Montgomery, everything!
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June 2012 Update

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

June 2012 update on the Mastermind website.

Other news on my forthcoming solo album. Thanks for looking!


The Trip Around the Sun "Aries Fire Horse"

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments

I recently contributed some guitar to Jay Tausig & Ed Unitsky's "Trip Around the Sun" project "Aries". Check out the video Ed put together for the track "Aries Fire Horse"... http://youtu.be/gmEC-fPpdBA

That's me... fire horse! A textbook Sagittarius. I'll be contributing more to the project later on in the year as I enjoy Jay's work and found it refreshing to get out to of my own head for a bit. I've known Jay for going on 15 years now - we met back during Fish's Sunset on Empire tour - he was working for Fish's label at the time and Mastermind was the support act on most of the tour. We've stayed loosely in touch ever since. I'm also an admirer Ed's fantastic artwork and we've been virtual acquaintances for some time, so I was pleased to have an opportunity work with both of them.

I'm impressed by the ambitious nature of the whole project - 12 albums in a year's time (!) - and find that to be quite…


2012 already?!

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Wow.. it's been over two years since I've been here! I can only keep up with so many things, so come see me on Facebook or something. Check out my recently blog for more info....




Posted on December 18, 2009 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

from the Mastermind website: http://mastermindband.com/blog/?p=30

December 18th is Mastermind guitarist Bill Berends birthday! On this auspicious occasion we would like to make a very big announcement…

MASTERMIND has signed with LION MUSIC of Finland to release the long awaited INSOMNIA album!! Our first album for the label, “Insomnia” will be released on February 19th 2010. This is our first full length studio album in many years and features vocalist Tracy McShane joining founding members Bill Berends (guitars, synths, bass) and Rich Berends (drums) along with Jens Johansson (Stratovarius) once again contributing keyboard solos and piano.

We are all very pleased with this development and hope those of you reading will help spread the news far and wide, Mastermind is back! And to add to this wonderful news, the band has been rehearsing with bassist Tim Spillane preparing for live performances in… Continue

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At 7:46pm on September 26, 2012, Len Rice said…

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At 9:36am on May 8, 2012, KIM SOLI said…

Hello Bill,  

     I understand, for it's IMPOSSIBLE to manage every social networking site all the time.  With your busy schedule, I don't blame you.  :))) 


     Where's ZUCKER'S PLACE?  LOL  :)) 

At 2:17pm on January 19, 2010, Tony Arnold said…
Long-time fan here, got all your stuff. Hope to catch you live one of these years!
At 8:09pm on December 23, 2009, Theories of Prog-ability said…
You have received the prog-star from Theories of PROG-ability.
Merry Christmas!

At 5:13pm on November 25, 2009, EPOCH said…
Happy Thanksgiving from EPOCH

At 6:51pm on November 11, 2009, Ken Westphal said…
Thanks for the nice comment. We can just start a mutual admiration society!
At 9:28am on November 11, 2009, Ken Westphal said…
Really nice track - "With Dignity & Grace". Love harpsichord and metal tinged guitars!
At 7:28pm on November 4, 2009, Theories of Prog-ability said…
Glad to meet you here & thanks for the add.
Love your music and appreciate your friendship.
Greetings from Orlando, FL
At 7:19pm on November 4, 2009, Melodic Revolution Records said…


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