This month’s 15 Minutes of Fame is upon us and Stokers has a great lineup for your musical enjoyment. The featured act for November is Aaron Bishop.
Aaron is musician and writer from the Gold Coast. Aaron recently released his new EP Perfect Place, a collection of acoustically driven, folk-inflected songs with catchy choruses and quirky guitar leads. Produced by composer Scott Lloyd Shelley, the EP’s raw folky feel has been likened to the early 70s classic surf film Morning of the Earth. Throughout Perfect Place, Aaron’s songwriting explores the power of the human spirit, both the dark and light sides.
Aaron began his musical journey studying music at the Australian Institute of Music in the early nineties. He cut his teeth as rhythm guitarist in central coast band Icarus Eye who toured the east coast, and supported such bands as Silverchair, Fenzal Rhomb and The Hanging Tree. His gypsy ways led him abroad where he recorded demos in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Tokyo, and in 2005 he worked with producer Parris Mcloud, recording the Bishop EP.
In 2008 Aaron recorded his debut album The Calm Electric with Gold Coast producer Braddon Gilbert. An eclectic mix of folk/pop and rock, his song Light from Killybegs earned a spot on the Shout compilation CD, which was showcased at Musexpo, LA, 2010. His music also features on the All abilities Playground, an online game site for disabled children.
The Blackboard acts for the 15 Minutes gig are: Shawn Durkin, Loose Unit, Rob and Carl, Geoff Morley and James Webb. See Aaron and the Blackboards at Stokers Siding Hall, Friday from 7pm.