Aaron Berger is award winning singer/songwriter and public speaker based in St Catharines, Ontario. After a failed suicide attempt at the brink of Niagara Falls in 2009 he felt gifted with a new opportunity to fully embrace life and released his debut album Ghosts Behind Me in 2011. Dingus music called GBM a “testament to self worth and realization” and it won him the Niagara Music Award for 2012 Male Vocalist of the Year.
For his sophomore album Colour & Light Berger recruited several of Niagara’s finest musicians to collaborate. The album’s release in May 2013 featured internally renowned speaker and author Charles Eisenstein (Sacred Economics) Eisenstein’s vision of a Gift Economy inspired Berger to share his music as a gift without a set fee. C&L has since been toured to Eastern Canada and won Berger a Niagara Music Award for Best Original Songwriter.
In the past year Berger has fused his musical gifts and theatre background with his desire to serve others by creating a mental health presentation called “Back from the Brink” sharing songs and stories from his own time of crisis and subsequent recovery. Since May 2015, he has brought this presentation to First Nations reserves Sheshatshiu and Natuatshish and performed it locally at the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre, E.L Crossley Secondary School and Stamford Collegiate. Berger’s story and presentation were featured nationally on CBC radio’s “The Story From Here”.
Upcoming bookings include a keynote address at a Youth Conference in Portage la Prarie Manitoba in March and adapting his mental health presentation into a play to make its debut at the 2016 In The Soil Arts festival in St Catharines.
Berger’s third studio album “Walk In Beauty” is currently in preproduction and will be recorded locally in downtown St Catharines in 2016 at Wow! Recording Studio with producer Joe Lapinski.
What separates Berger from the rest of the crowd? His open heart, gratitude and desire to make all things sacred. He and his sound draw strength from the common unity and interconnectedness that they are inspired by.