south street arts centre and doubledotdash!? present
SIR RICHARD BISHOP
since 1981, SIR RICHARD BISHOP travelled the spaceways as 1/3 of ethno-improv pioneers, SUN CITY GIRLS. the girls have released nearly 100 albums and tapes over 25 years, and have managed to perplex, amaze and alienate their audiences (as planned). though they toured on rare occasions, they spent much of their time in the recording studio, working on writing & film projects, and exploring what’s left of the planetary system, not necessarily in that order.
thanks to the powers that be, in early 2005, SIR RICHARD BISHOP began extensive touring as a solo artist, performing throughout europe, australia, and the united states, armed with only an acoustic guitar. his multiminded solo playing reflects influences of django reinhardt, jimmy page, and ravi shankar & the sounds of india, the middle east and other points along the gypsy trail.
Face melting weirdness from the people who bought you TODDLERS.
SUN SKELETONS (solo)
Banjo jams in slow motion
South Street Arts Centre, Reading
£8 advance, £10 on the door (subject to booking fee)