Songstress, Writer, Artist

Piano led enchanting blend of Kate Bush, Air and a touch of Beethoven. Sky Bishop's diverse musical styles are entwined with subjects ranging from ethereal concepts, to love, hardship and the human struggle.”

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Spectral Carnivores One Year On

Spectral Carnivores was released in January 2019, practically a year before COVID-19 changed the way we live. With the theme of the album being death, both literal and metaphoric, I talked about the human species closing in on itself. Obviously…

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Secret Life of a New Piano

This is about new acoustic pianos. I’m talking brand new, fresh out of the crate, never been played NEW. Not second hand from Gumtree, Craigslist, or some guy down the street.

Here’s the thing, brand new acoustic pianos need…

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COVID-19 Mustn’t Drown Equality

As we find our way through this new reality it’s important we remember what we were doing directly before this terrifying aberration. The Me Too movement is more than a popular headline or hash tag, it’s paramount to us as…

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Brodmann Pianos (an impromptu review)

A couple of months back I played a Brodmann piano at a few dance recitals. That piano left a big impression on me. 

Brodmann is a name I’ve heard great things about and now I understand why. They have…

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Black Leather and Studs (lesson in song hoarding) 

There’s a lot of songs and song ideas that are discarded the moment I write them. If I don’t completely love something, it’s gone. This might sound destructive, but actually it’s constructive. It keeps the passion for music alive and…

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Lemon & Honey? Shove it. (Singing myths)

Myths and rituals abound at a mere mention of singing. Open your mouth wide, not too wide, no hot beverages, imagine you’re filled with white light.  

Confused? I was. Eventually I shut it out and stuck to what…

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Temp Scores (and why they suck)

When I was at film school it was pounded into me that music and subject matter are forever enmeshed and therefore the holy grail of a good choice. It never sat right with me. Time and time again this stodgy…

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Art For Art’s Sake

Back in the late 90’s I set about finding a proper art teacher to sate my obsession for sketching faces. Figured I would join some evening classes for a couple of weeks, learn some pro tips, and take it…

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A Classical Interlude 

Bringing together a collection of classical works isn’t without its challenges. Where to begin and what to include? Some very clear pieces made themselves known early on. 

Fantasie Impromptu 

Certainly one of the most evocative piano pieces…

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