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Popular husband and wife comedy/music team Bernie & Red will be kicking off their 50th Anniversary Tour here in the Valley. Back in 1965, in Liverpool the couple tied the knot, and 50 years later they are still making music together.

The Liverpool in question is the city from which The Beatles hailed. Both Bernie & Red were born and raised in this seaport in the northwest of England. It was where they met as teenagers and subsequently married. So how did this dynamic entertainment duo get from Liverpool to the Rio Grande Valley? It’s a long story but here is the concise version.

2015 Bernie-and-RedAfter marriage they settled in Liverpool where Bernie worked as a salesman and Red was a stay-at-home mother of two, but there was something missing. They were looking for adventure, a rural lifestyle, fresh air and open spaces. So they moved to Canada, to get “back to the land.”

It wasn’t until they moved to Canada that they began to take music and entertaining seriously. Prior to that it was just a few songs sung by Red to Bernie’s guitar accompaniment at family gatherings. They soon found that the Canada of the 1970’s was fertile ground for their unusual mixture of music and comedy. To start with, entertainment gigs had to fit in with Bernie’s cow milking schedule. Yes, they had managed to get “back to the land” but before long, Bernie quit milking cows. They began performing full time and were soon travelling worldwide, via their cruise ship performances. Eventually their travels brought them to Texas where they were, (in their own words) “Gob Smacked” at what they saw.

“We were so impressed by the winter resorts, friendly people and vibrant entertainment scene here in the Valley, that we decided, “Enough of cruising, let’s spend our winters in Texas and Arizona.” That is just what they’ve been doing for the past 15 years. During that time they have established themselves as favorite entertainers among the Winter Texans. For the past three years they have been voted “Top Comedy Show” by Winter Texans.

This year’s show, as might be expected has a 50th Anniversary theme. “Musically they have chosen songs that have special memories for them, but nothing is really obscure. These are songs that everyone will know,” says Bernie

And how about comedy? Over the past 50 years Bernie & Red have accumulated hours of comedy routines and stories and they are constantly writing new material. Much of their new material will be featured in this year’s show, which they promise is their best show yet.

In addition to this new 50th Anniversary Show, Bernie & Red are presenting a number of their classic shows from previous years.

Bernie & Red can be seen Jan. 9 at Mission West RV; Jan. 11, Llano Grande RV, Mercedes; Jan. 13, Alamo Rose RV; Jan. 16, Bentsen Palm Village RV, Mission, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Jan. 17, Bentsen Grove RV, Mission; Jan. 18, Valley View Estates, Mission. They can also be seen Jan. 24 at Mission Bell RV; Jan. 25, Winter Ranch, Alamo; Jan. 28, Texas Trails RV, Pharr; Jan. 31, Victoria Palms, Donna; and Feb. 2, Fun ‘n Sun, San Benito. All shows are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise specified. Pre-sale tickets are available for all shows.

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