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The Band

Based in Uttoxeter, the Vice-Bishops have been playing together now for over a decade. Over that time they have cultivated a unique rapport that brings almost telepathic empathy between the players.

The band have crafted a varied set which combines both self penned numbers from Dave Faulkner and the best of Blues and Rock from outside of the “me too” set lists which typify many Blues Rock outfits.

The emphasis is on musical content and finely crafted arrangements coupled with inspired improvisation and an ever enthusiastic delivery.

In short you can expect a little more than mere 12 bar shuffles and blues rock “standards”!

Similarly the sounds are not “out of the box” either with vintage instruments and amplifiers allowed to shine through and sound as they should. The drum line up too is typically vintage and “live” sounding rather than made to sound indistinguishable from a drum machine!

Old school sounds and a set you won’t here in every pub you visit - that’s an evening with the Bishops!

The Band are:

Anthony 'Pod' Malkin - Guitar,

Dave Blant - Bass and backing vocals,

Dave Faulkner - Guitar and Vocals,

Fred Hopwood - Drums