London, United Kingdom, (enewswire) 16.01.2023 – Having a background in literature and poetry, music became second nature. William John Bishop is classically trained as a cellist and double bassist, learning acoustic guitar as a teenager. Influences include Laura Marling, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. William writes on guitar and piano. William was born in London, attending the Haberdashers Askes’ School for Boys where he learned cello and double bass, performing predominantly orchestral works.
In London, he learned to play the guitar wanting to write his own songs and music. William moved to Brighton, where his academic text The Love Looks Not With The Eyes But With The Mind was published. He then recorded his first EP, Second Time Around, given critical acclaim by music journalist Bob Leggitt. After signing with Sony Music’s The Orchard. Bishop recorded three full-length studio albums, each on guitar and piano. His breakthrough single The Night in your Eyes was released in January 2021, receiving critical acclaim from music journalists and airplay from national and international radio stations as well as extensive mainstream media coverage.
His writings in journal and article form are published widely and have contributed performances to degree courses at the University Department of film, media and television while in North Yorkshire, recording waves on Wire. In 2021 he performed at the Brighton Fringe and Live at Heart music festivals.
This Spring, an EP and Album will be available of new material. Music critics have acclaimed the records as collections of songs which demand your full attention to catch all the nuances of his words and music, but the payoff is rich indeed. Put these on when you have the time to truly listen, and you’ll walk away a better person.