The Bishop

The Bishop

 Frankfort, Illinois, USA
BandAlternativeRock

The Bishop plays an eclectic brand of alternative rock with a sharp edge. Originals combine introspective lyrics with a dynamic and unexpectedly melodic sound that grabs the listener and won't let go. They chose cover material that fits with the eclectic-high energy nature of their performances.

Biography

The Bishop was formed in 2009. The almost immediate synergy amongst the members spawned an outpouring of creative energy that resulted in the release of their debut self titled CD in 2010.

The Bishop's lineup is as talented as it is inspired. They are anchored by principal song writer / lead singer / lead guitarist Bill Giricz, who is the driving force musically in this powerful band. The soulful voice and multi-instrumental excellence of Paulette Bertrand gives The Bishop an added unexpected dimension. Dan Passarell's rock and roll soul provides a lethal jagged edge. 80's rock drum legend and former Atlantic recoding artist with the D'Molls, Billy McCarthy, drives a solid, hard charging sound. Darin Gregg provides unique song writing depth and energy that is the lifeblood of this band.

The Bishop's influences are many and varied and are reflected in some of the cover material they choose; Radiohead, Rolling Stones, Weezer, The Black Keys, Sublime, David Bowie, Wilco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt, The Darkness and Tom Petty, to name a few. All of which move the audience.

Lyrics

X -Play (Come Clean)

Written By: William Giricz

X-Play (Come Clean)
(William Giricz)

Come clean or stay away forever
Tell your kings and queens that you're no better
But you never see my letter

You get your kicks in the digital realm now baby
I see you out there on X-play
You've got some nice hair
You get your kicks on the video games now baby
I see you out there on X-play

We're getting somewhere
Way out there

Pay the rent or get bent, you're no angel
I see the way you play Clark Kent, You're no angel
But I see your angle

You get your kicks in the digital realm now baby
I see you out there on X-play
You've got some nice hair
You get your kicks on the video games now baby
I see you out there on X-play

We're getting somewhere

Come clean through the pages of a magazine
They did your shoot and oh, you really wrecked the scene
Now you caught sparks flying out over Hollywood
Come clean, come clean like we knew that we would

I get my fix when I see your lips on TV
I see you out there on X-play
I love your dark hair
You talk big when it comes to it now baby
Straight-up there's no hiding

We're getting somewhere

I give this a 1 out of 5

Against The World

Written By: Daniel Pasarelli

Against the World
(Daniel Passarelli)

Hey did you think that life was gonna be so hard?
A tragedy that borders on the avant garde.
You didn’t think for a moment that you’d let them win.
Never let them ever get under your skin.

Did you sit there stoic and cold?
How could they have been so bold?
Take my hand, grab a-hold.
You and me against the world.

Against the world.
Against the world.

Seems to go around much more than it comes your way.
But you tell me feeling sorry is so passé.
Tell me do you destroy or do you create?
Are you full of love or full of hate?

The road to hell is paved in gold.
But that isn’t the way you roll.
Self respect, self control.
You and me against the world.

Against the world.
Against the world.

Against the world.
Against the world.

Blame Game

Written By: Darin Gregg

Blame Game
(Darin Gregg)

Look at us and you will find
You’ve got your side I’ve got mine
Walk away and don’t look back
Walk away and don’t look back

Feelings that I cannot hide
Things I’ve said I can’t deny
You can’t say we never tried
You can’t say we never tried

Honey, I’m not playing the Blame Game
I’m not looking for someone to frame
I’m not interested in naming names
Honey, I’m not playing the Blame Game

Pointing fingers will not change
The way I think and feel today
Mistakes made along the way
No reason to explain

Honey, I’m not playing the Blame Game
I’m not looking for someone to frame
I’m not interested in naming names
Honey, I’m not playing the Blame Game

I’m just saying it’s nobody’s fault
Sometimes things just fall apart
Our love was like a burning flame
Extinguished in the driving rain
In the rain

You go your way, I’ll go mine
Connected stars no longer align
There’s no villain in the night
Just two souls who couldn’t get it right

Honey, I’m not playing the Blame Game
I’m not looking for someone to frame
I’m not interested in naming names
Honey, I’m not playing the Blame Game

Promises Made

Written By: Darin Gregg


Window frames a dark sky
Same storm clouds my father saw
Mirror reflects the dark lines
Yeah, this journey takes its toll

Promises kept to me
Are now Promises I make

Prideful and self absorbed
The only weight I carried was my own
Now I’m so much older
I’m the man you’re depending on

Promises kept to me
Are now Promises I make

At the end of the day
What is the measure of a man?
Paid forward the same way
Did I keep Promises I Made?

I feel you off my shoulder
Yeah, when I walk alone
A silent reminder
Of what’s left to be done

Promises kept to me
Are now Promises I make

Discography

2010 The Bishop of Frankfort- EP

Set List

Primarily Originals- 60 minutes
X-Play (Come Clean)
Blame Game
Against The World
Suffragette City
Rosebud
Grass Stains
How You Like Me Now
Overstimulated
Mice and Elephants
The Least
I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Primarily Covers- 180 minutes
Sometime Around Midnight Sweet Child O Mine
Santeria X-Play (Come Clean)
Blame Game How You Like Me Now
Dani California I Believe in..Love
Turn Me On Just Like Heaven
Tighten Up Laid
High and Dry Last Night
One Way or Another What I Got
Island in the Sun The Middle
She's So High Little Sister
Creep 99 Red Balloons
Mice and Elephants Troublemaker
Take Me Out Jessies Girl