Crushing Death & Grief present:
SIR RICHARD BISHOP + guests
Sun 21st Feb @ The Portland Arms, Cambridge
Doors 7:30, £7 adv from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/69532
SIR RICHARD BISHOP
Sir Richard Bishop was, for over a quarter of a century, part of the legendarily perplexing and mysterious experimental trio Sun City Girls. Extraordinarily prolific, releasing over 100 albums, SGC took absurdist jazz-punk ethno-improv music to sublime and unimaginable heights until the death of drummer Charles Gocher in 2007. Since 2005 Sir Richard has been performing and recording as a solo guitarist, fusing the sounds of American primitive with the spirits of Django Reinhardt and Derek Bailey, early Middle Eastern pop and ragas. Other influences seem to have rubbed of from his periods of travelling the world, collecting music for brother (and fromer SGC bandmate) Alan’s extra-geographic label Sublime Frequencies. A one-time rare book dealer, specialising in the occult and esoterica, Bishop envelops his lucid, tumbling guitar playing with magick, Tantra, and arcane weirdness. Expect a mixture of gypsy rag, Eastern drones, free-improvisation plus everything and nothing in between, all of the highest order.