Since starting her own label, Gryphon Records, in 2007 singer, multiinstrumentalist and DJ, Bishi has established an impressive international career. Recently receiving a ‘Global Achievement Award’ in Art and Music Bishi has also been asked to judge the prestigious PRSF award for New Music.
She is currently finishing a new album and preparing multi media commissions for a number of International Art Galleries. Whether playing Glastonbury with her live band, concert halls with The London Symphony Orchestra or presenting New Media performances her popularity has grown in line with the respect she receives for her work.
“I believe the future of music is limited only by the Artists’ vision – technology has handed us a challenge but also the greatest opportunity we have ever known.”
Described as the doyenne of hybrid music her critically acclaimed 1st album ‘Nights at the Circus’ seamlessly mixed electronic beats, English folk and Asian instruments with personality and lyrical melody.
Bishi’s new album Albion Voice explores themes of Britain ancient and modern, the rich tapestry of East London’s folklore, social politics and cultural mix providing a vivid backdrop to the writing. The title track – released as a single on St Georges Day – features, (Film composer) John Williams’ string players. Recorded over two years in LA, London & Buenos Aires it’s theme is the search for identity in a multicultural world.
Previous EP ‘One Nation’ saw her return to re-evaluate the music that surrounded her when she first stepped out into the London night. At just 18 she became well known as the DJ and ‘face’ of London’s notorious nightclub Kash Point – an outrageous playground for many artists, musicians and designers who influence the prevailing zeitgeist.
That sound references and revitalizes elements of D&B, Electro, New Wave and Digital Hardcore, giving them new relevance in a modern pop setting. She also pays respect to many of the great women performers of the post punk era – Siouxsie Sioux, Polly Styrene, Nina Hagen and Laurie Anderson.
With continued support from print media, radio and TV internationally, Bishi is recognised as one of the most prolific talents in UK music.