The Blue Bishops
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The Blue Bishops (L-R) Geoff Grange, John Fisher, Bob Sellins, Martin Turner, Simon Burrett.
The Blue Bishops are a London based band with a musical style firmly rooted in the hard edged British blues/rock idiom. The band have been in existence for a number of years and, following the departure of their original bassist in 1999, the Bishops enlisted the services of long time friend Martin Turner, the former bass player and vocalist of Wishbone Ash. Martin has appeared with the band for live appearances throughout 1999-2002 and has been heavily involved in the production of the band’s second album, "Deep", which has been recorded both in London and also at Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre’s studio in Devon, and was released during May 2002.
The Bishops spend much of their playing time in Europe, where the harder, rocky edge of their blues style has a wide cross over appeal. They appear regularly in Holland and Belgium and notable appearances include the Swing Festival in Wespelaar, the Blues Parade in Peer and the world renowned Ghent Festival. In 1999 the Bishops also opened the Bishopstock festival in the West of England - the UK’s premier blues festival to critical acclaim from both the audience and the international media.
They are supported by the Wishbone Ash tribute band, Ashbone U Wish