Keith grew up singing in area bands in southern Louisiana, where he met Bobby Kimball (original lead vocalist for Toto). Bobby suggested that Keith move to LA to work with the band Three Dog Night. On Keith’s first day in LA, he went to a recording session with Bobby, where David Paich (Keyboardist and founding member of Toto) heard Keith sing. Paich immediately invited Keith to go to Japan and sing with Toto on their “In Search Of The Hydra” world tour, in 1980.
Following that tour, Keith went back to LA where he continued to work as a studio vocalist, singing on major motion picture soundtracks, such as Rocky IV, Summer Rental, Stayin’ Alive, and many others. He also continued writing and performing with LA area musicans, including Mike Porcaro of Toto.
After meeting and marrying his wife Janna, the two of them moved to Nashville, where Keith was asked to sing and tour with Lee Greenwood. After 8 years with Greenwood, Keith was asked to sing with Louisanna’s LeRoux in 2010. Keith continues to sing with various Nashville bands, when he’s not fronting Child’s Anthem.
Guitar and vocals
Scott Bernard was born into a musical family in the small town of New Iberia, La., where he was heavily influenced by his older siblings record collections which included albums by The Beatles, Kansas, Queen, Electric Light Orchestra, Paul McCartney and Wings among others.
He started playing guitar and joined his first band at age 9. In high school he delved into jazz artists such as Al DiMeola and Chick Corea. Scott began playing in top 40 club bands at the young age of 16, which helped broaden his playing styles. By age 19, Scott quit the club scene and started to focus on music that supported his newly found faith. He started a Christian rock trio by the name of Big Difference and played gigs along the Gulf coast. He also began playing studio sessions, recording guitar for local artists as well as singing and playing on regional jingles, all the while recording and writing his own material. Soon after moving to Nashville in 1999 to pursue a music career, he started playing guitar for many different Christian and country artists. He is also a singer/songwriter in the Nashville area.
The list of artists Scott has recorded and/or toured with continues to grow. .....Artists Scott Bernard has worked with:......... Kenny Loggins, Mark Schultz, Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, Shannon Brown, Adam Nitti, Chely Wright, Katrina Elam, Nicole C. Mullen, Paul Overstreet, Erin O’Donnell, Natalie Grant, Danny Chambers Musical influences: Phil Keaggy, Jeff Beck, Paul McCartney, Kansas, Dann Huff, The Beatles, E.L.O., King’s X, Jellyfish, Brian May
Scott has been leaving his creative footprint on the Nashville musical landscape since 1990. He has drummed and/or produced for numerous artists including Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Kip Moore, Lady Antebellum, Franchesca Battistelli, Natalie Grant, Lincoln Brewster, Alice Cooper, Danny Gokey, Casting Crowns, DC Talk, Bob James, The Gaither Vocal Band & Michael W. Smith.
Scott has four kids - three of which still live at home and drain the bank account. They all live together in a brick house (yes, with Mom) just south of Nashville.
Janna started her professional singing career at the tender age of 14, singing on stage and in clubs. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Cal State Fullerton and immediately began a teaching career as a full time staff member of Dick Grove Music Institute, The Music Institute in LA and College of the Canyons, working with over 1000 vocalists over a 10 year period.
In her performing career, Janna has sung and recorded in all genres on TV, live and on recordings including on the original cast recording of Cole Porter's "Tell Me More". Other recordings include 6 Sony animated movies, and she’s been a featured vocalist on episodes of Full House.
After moving to Nashville, Janna continued teaching, singing and song writing. Her original Americana CD “You Shoulda Picked Me” was recorded in Nashville. She has performed with many Nashville name artists, including Vince Gill, Amy Grant and Lee Greenwood.
Keyboards and Vocals
Jim has been working as an independent producer and studio musician in Nashville since 1989, producing artists and projects for Curb records, Sony, Word, and many others.
He's enjoyed working in the studio with artists such as Brad Paisley, SheDaisy, Jim Brickman, Joy Williams (Civil Wars), Phil Keaggy, 4 Him, Jennifer Paige, and many others.
He’s also composed and produced music for television, having music used on Undercover Boss, HGTV, Songs of Guns, Guys Grocery Games, America’s Top Model, as well as music for several national commercials.
Prior to moving to Nashville, Jim played with Wild Cherry, of “Play The Funky Music” fame.
When not performing with Child’s Anthem, Jim plays keyboards and guitar for music legend Jim Messina, and he stays busy performing with several other Nashville based tribute bands, most notably “Resurrection- A Journey Tribute”, “The Eaglmaniacs” and “Twelve Against Nature” (Steely Dan Tribute).
A native of Nashville, Duncan has been in the music business since 1981. After graduating from Belmont College with a music business degree he hit the road, playing bass and recording with Jerry Reed, Crystal Gayle, Amy Grant, and Richard Marx. Along the way he began doing more and more studio work in Nashville, eventually leaving the road to pursue the recording world full-time in 1990. Since then he's played on literally thousands of recording sessions, including platinum and Grammy-winning albums.