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“'Powerful delivery of lyrics. Abstract but in a good way. The songs lyrics were deep.’ ”
— - Eric McLellan (Warner Brothers Records)
William Bishop is a classically trained cellist & double bassist, who began exploring a keen interest in music from learning the acoustic guitar as a teenager. Writing his compositions on both guitar & piano, Bishop's performances form part of The University Of York's degree courses for their Film, Media & Television faculties. Influenced by Laura Marling, Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen, William pitches his sound as somewhere between Dylan and Tom Waits. Capturing a melancholy vibe alongside his strong vocals, William Bishop's uncomplicated style of guitar playing truly allows his music to come to life. Demanding your full attention, William Bishop's songs catch all the nuance within his words & music, culminating in a culturally rich payoff. Bishop's EP 'Second Time Around' received critical acclaim from LA Voice Music & William Bishop has received further coverage from Exclamation Magazine & Divide and Conquer music blogs. Put on the music of William Bishop when you have the time to truly listen, you will walk away a better person.
'William Bishop has a simple acoustic approach to his music, and his sound is somewhere between Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. His vibe is melancholy while his vocals are strong, capturing the mood of his lyrical content while his hands slide up and down the neck of his acoustic guitar, bringing it and his music to life. These songs demand your full attention to catch all the nuances of his words and music, but the payoff is rich indeed.
'There is a melancholy about his songs and delivery. I’ll avoid the obvious references. There’s a harsh honesty about his lyrics - the simplistic sound enhances the depth of the story.'
- LA Voice
Bishop's second studio album, Waves on Wire, was released in September of last year. It has received acclaim from Divide and Conquer music blog, New Noise and Rattler Magazine.