The Blue Bishops

The official site of the Blue Bishops, the UK rock and blues band.

Blue Bishops ‘In the Red’ is out now…

December 7th, 2009 by admin

The release of the John Leckie and Stuart Epps produced album , ‘In the Red’ sees the Blue Bishops live backbone energy complemented by a top production team. John and Stuart, having seen the band many times live, set out to capture that distinctive heartbeat that’s been so successful at gigs and bring it out with a clear band signature in the production, allowing each track its own individuality but with a clearly defined Blue Bishop’s style. This is further underlined by the addition of keyboards on a variety of tracks played by welcome guests Rod Argent of the Zombies and John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick, of Free – now a long serving member of The Who. Read the rest of this entry »

More Praise for the Blue Bishops

February 4th, 2009 by Simon

‘One of the best kept secrets on the scene’ Blues Matters
‘I’ll have to watch my back’ Robert Cray at the Bishopstock festival
‘One of our top 20 albums of the year’ Blues in Britain on the release of the ‘deep’ album

Rod Argent on Keyboards

April 21st, 2008 by Simon

Rod Argent

Well, the saga of the long-awaited album continues. The history of closed studios, lost masters, lost overdubs…[outside parties – nothing to do with the amazing production team of Stu Epps and John Leckie]…was worth the wait.

The keyboard parts Rod has put on so far add a dimension that’s absolutely spot on for the new material, not to mention his enthusiasm and that energy that just flies out of his fingers. Thank you Rod. Roll on the next session.

To hear Rod in action on ‘Place in Time’, check out the Album Samples page.

Jim Rodford Joins the Band

April 1st, 2008 by admin

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I’m delighted to be able to say that Jim Rodford will be joining us to add his world-class experience and musicianship to the band.

As the former bass player with Argent, the Kinks, the Animals, the Zombies and even Lonnie Donegan, his experience speaks for itself. Not to mention his enthusiasm for the kind of driving music the Bishops have a reputation for delivering.

While we are sad to see Martin go, we wish him loads of luck and understand his need to complete a project that’s been close to his heart for a long time. But at the same time we are delighted to give Jim the warm welcome he deserves and look forward to having another fine bass player driving the music forward.

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