Having a background in literature and poetry, music became second nature to Will Bishop, despite being a reserved individual, he has gone against the odds performing regularly at music venues writing music, a far cry from his upbringing. 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.Early Life
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 guitar wanting to write his own songs and music.
William moved to Brighton, where his academic text 'The love looks not wit 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.Career
After signing to AWAL Recordings (now part of Sony Music Group) Bishop recorded three full length studio albums, each on guitar and piano. After his breakthrough single was released in January 2021, receiving critical acclaim from music journalists and airplay from Absolute Radio and Resonance FM.
In 2019 William worked in collaboration with the University of York, while in Yorkshire recording Waves on Wire. He contributed performances to the degree courses at The University of York Department of film, media and television.