Art Bergmann's career began with his first band, The Schmorgs in 1977. He joined the K-Tels the following year, releasing two EPs before changing their name to The Young Canadians. In 1981, Bergmann joined Los Popularos and the band recorded a four-song EP. In 1984, he formed Poisoned and they recorded two demo tapes and a 6-song EP with producers Bob Rock and Paul Hyde.
In 1988, Bergmann signed with Duke Street Records and released his first album under his own name, Crawl With Me, produced by John Cale. 1989's Sexual Roulette and 1991's Art Bergmann soon followed and in 1995, What Fresh Hell Is This? earned him a Juno Award. Bergmann released two more albums, 1998's Design Flaw and 2000's Vultura Freeway before relocating to a farm in Alberta and retiring from the music business - temporarily.
After a period of self-imposed exile, Bergmann began writing again and returned to the stage in 2013 performing sold-out shows in Calgary, Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto. Bergmann released a critically acclaimed 4-song EP in 2014, Songs For The Underclass, and he became enthused about making/performing music again.
Bergmann recorded a new album, The Apostate, in September 2015 with producer Lorrie Matheson at Arch Audio in Calgary and it will be released officially in Spring 2016.
Bergmann continues to book shows and most recently, he flew across the country to support Great Lake Swimmers in Montreal and Ottawa.