For nearly 8 years now Berna has been wowing audiences across the North Island with her amazing talents. From Porirua to Masterton to Napier to Taupo to Hamilton to Taumaranui and beyond she's had her audiences singing and dancing the night away.
Originally established in June 2014 Just Us quickly developed into a high quality female duet.
So much so that they became Taranaki’s premier female duet and a highly sought after entertainment option for many people and venues. They brought to their audience a wide range of music genres from across the 70's, 80's 90's, 2000's and today.
Since their debut show at RIG 66 in New Plymouth on 6th June 2014, and with Berna as lead singer, JUST US have performed at numerous venues and Clubs in Taranaki & the North Island. Clubs include Waitomo Club in Te Kuiti, Hamilton Workingmen’s Club, Levin Cosmopolitan Club, Porirua Club & RSA, Club Wairarapa Masterton, South Wairarapa Club, Palmerston North Cossie Club, Petone Workingmen’s Club, Foxton RSA, Club Vista Paraparaumu, St John’s Club Wanganui, Taupo Cossie Club, Otorohanga Club, Taumaranui RSA, Napier RSA, Taradale RSA, Castlecliff Club Wanganui, Cloverlea Tavern Palmerston North, Empire Hotel Fielding, Merrylee's Hotel Dannevirke and all Taranaki Club's...New Plymouth, Stratford, South Taranaki & Waitara T & C Clubs.
Local Taranaki venues include the New Commercial Hotel Stratford, Coronation Hotel Eltham, Stumble Inn Cafe & Bar, Bridge Bar & Café Waitara, White Hart Hotel Hawera, Club Hotel Opunake, Kaponga Hotel, Opunake Surf Inn, Awakino Hotel, Decanta Bar, The Good Home NP, RIG 66 and The Mayfair as well as numerous private, corporate and wedding performances. And of course there was the pre match entertainment performance at Yarrow Stadium before the Taranaki vs Canterbury match in 2014.
In 2015 they were the guest performers at Coastal RFC 21st Celebrations and they completed first covers CD.
In February 2016 & 2017 JUST US were invited to provide the pre movie entertainment for the Stratford District Council’s Movie’s In The Park and in April 2016 they provided the entertainment at the conclusion of the NZ Clubs NZ Ladies 8 Ball Championships in Stratford.
2018 saw Just Us as the entertainment of choice for the New Zealand PPTA Annual Conference & Dinner in Wellington. A real highlight for JUST US was when they were invited to “open” for the Koi Boys in October 2018 at the NP Club. Sadly they were unable to fulfil this show as they were involved in a major motor vehicle crash on October 5th as they travelled to Otorohanga for a show. Both Berna and her husband Ray suffered horrific multiple injuries and we are blessed that they are still with us today. However it is a testament to their love of singing, performing and their courage that after a 4 month layoff they are now back performing regularly.
In 2020 Just Us provided entertainment for the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Open Day and were part of the Stratford District Council's 10th Anniversary Summer Nights programme (January) and Pae Pae In The Park in Patea on
Waitangi Day. They were also the entertainment of choice at the Clubs NZ Women's Open Golf Championships dinner & prize giving in February.
March 2021 saw Berna perform for the first time at the annual Relay For Life.
At all these venues and events Berna has been the soul of and lead singer for JUST US.
In April 2021 the decision was made to make JUST US a solo act with Berna performing and her husband, Ray, acting as roadie and desk operator.
As you can see from all the venues and events that Berna has performed at she is well versed in what is required by the audience.
Berna has been singing since a young age starting with School Assemblies and was in a college band as the Lead Singer.
She is the the winner of more than 10 Talent
competitions throughout New Zealand and overseas and has had several television appearances.
Berna has performed at various venues in the UK, USA and Australia as well as New Zealand and has been known to silence many venues with her distinctive style and sound.
Each of Berna's performances is unique in its own way. She loves to ENTERTAIN and by having her at your next event you will have your guests up dancing and singing along.
Using the most important musical instrument of all...her voice...she will stun and impress you with her amazing vocal quality.
Just Us do not believe any of their bookings are simply gigs. To them every booking is a show/performance and this adds to what they present every time they take to the stage. Berna is a true performer who loves interacting with her audience and is always seen having fun with the audience.
And because she uses high quality backing tracks she can change her set/s of song/s at a moment’s notice to suit the audience. With a large number of songs in her Song Book this also allows her to take audience requests, which is not a common occurrence with other performers.
With such a large repetoire of songs and singing a wide range of music genres from the classic hits to ballads to rock to reggae to pop and much more covering many decades from “old school to today school” JUST US will have you singing along, tapping your feet and dancing the night away. Add in her warm friendly attitude and you get the perfect match for a night of memorable entertainment.
JUST US are available for ALL functions...Weddings, 21st Birthdays, Birthdays, Corporate and Private functions, Parties...in fact almost any event that requires live musical entertainment.