“A Unique Singing Talent combines a Gentle Sense of Humour with a Wry Outlook on Life”
Berni, the former sailor from Southport, the singer songwriter who won ‘Opportunity Knocks’ a record 12 times, retired undefeated from the programme after 13 appearances.
Berni Flint had a top three single called ‘I Don’t Want to Put A Hold On You’ and an equally successful album of the same name. Berni was voted ‘Top Male Vocal Entertainer’ in the National Club Mirror Awards.
So what is this unique comedy talent all about then ?
Over the past few years, Berni has been constantly in work with artists as diverse as ‘Jethro’ (over 100 dates), The Seekers, Houghton Weavers, Shane Ritchie and the late Marti Caine and Frankie Vaughan.
Berni has worked extensively with Jim Davidson, both in Summer Season and at Jim’s own Theatre in Great Yarmouth as well as on his Nationwide Theatre Tours.
He continues to appear in both cabaret and clubland with equal success. He has recently returned to pantomime where his innate, good humour has been put to good work in mixed vocal and comedy roles.
Berni owes his original success to ‘Opportunity Knocks’ but the truth is that if his talents had been diverse then as they are now, even greater fame and success would inevitably have ensued.
As it is, Berni Flint has proven to be a great survivor and long after that TV programme is forgotten, he will continue to entertain audiences nationwide with his own brand of vocals and comedy.