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Jim Rodford Joins the Band

April 1st, 2008 by admin


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.

10 Responses

  1. simon

    How did you knock the headstock off?

  2. Glenn

    Saw, and loved the Blue Bishops at The Roadhouse in Birmingham last year, subsequently bought ‘Deep’ and am so looking forward to another live sighting. Any possibility of a gig in Birmingham any time soon?



  3. Edith

    Great upto date info. Can’t wait to hear the new album as I know how much hard work and musical talent has gone into the production!

  4. Peter

    Hi Jim

    just a reminder, we met on the train on wed eve, I was coming back from London after a few drinks & noticed ur Ray Davies programme, have sicne done some research on you!! My daughter went to school in SA & was pals with the daughter of Rod Argent’s partner (Margaret Wicks primary) now discovered you;re related!!
    A v good mate of mine Reg Meuross ( is married to Jackie Vickers daughter of Sue & Mike Vickers, sadly Sue died last yr (was livign with Rabbit of the Who) thought you’d knwo all these conncections! am intending to get to your gig on 16 Oct at Farmers Boy in SA its the day after I move to Beds but will come in for it, Peter

  5. Jess Groover

    Wow, I found some great early photo’s and videos of Jim on the Phoenix Website,

  6. simon

    Just a quick note to everyone that, as the site has been ‘on and off’ over the last few months I’ve been unable to reply to comments, update stuff and generally keep properly in touch. That’s going to change for 09!

    So, watch this space – and apologies to all of you who have taken the trouble to take a peek at what we’re doing and haven’t had a reply!

    Love to all.


  7. simon

    Hi Jess – great shots!!! I wonder if we can link to that site? I’ll check at this end. I’m sure Jim will be delighted to catch up on these.

    Thanks for that.


  8. Clive


    Is that really you, the guy with the Humber from Hern Hill ? Sure as hell looks like you buster. If so please drop me a line or two & yes am still playing.


  9. Dave Bedson

    Hi Jim, you probably dont remember me but you played ata my 40th birthday bash at Hoddesdon conservative club with Johnny Rogan and Mick Avery. I am the tall big blonde fat bloke who played on Micks drums for most of the night just saying hello and thanks for the night it was brille. Glad you are still doing it, i live in Devon now and any time your passing pop in for a beer or two. Take care Dave

  10. Chris Davies

    Hi Jim, Chris (Running Bear) Davies & Bluetones star performer here,good to see you going strong,well done,keep up the good work.
    Still living in Lanzarote call in if your over these parts.Best wishes to you & Jean.

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