Guitarist and Songwriter. Graduate of BIMM Brighton. Professionally worked as a part of both original bands and party cruise bands. I have an ear for creative part and song writing.
I'm a Guitarist and Songwriter. With an in depth knowledge of Blues, Rock, Folk R&B, Country. With access to a variety of gear and different sounds, both traditional or experimental. I have written songs for artist. Written and produced music for my own projects.
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Interview with Callum Bishop
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Lead guitar in my band at uni. Outlaw State. Blues Rock filthyness. That was fun
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A new project of original songs. I'm releaing them as singles.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not as of yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I work in digital predominantly because its whats available and efficient. But give me a valve amp over a modeller any day.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll strive to give you the best perfomance/product I possibly can give.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the music
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: there isnt
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That its easy/talent. It takes hard work and dedication.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How do you want it to sound? What do you expect of me?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Choose the person that a) ticks your boxes financially and practically. b) gives you that excitement/feels right in your gut.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Gibson Les Paul. Fender Deluxe Reverb. SM57. Focusrite audio interface. Computer with a DAW (failing that a tape machine)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing the same thing since before I left school. Writing songs. Playing guitar, Music College, University. I just kmow more now. And I hope to learn more still and keep growing and collaborating and creating.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Quasi-Blues-Folk-Rock-a Zeppelin-atastic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Oh so many. Robert Plant because of his contnued firece persuit of creativity in mixing traditional world music with rock and blues.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mix in mono until the very last touches.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think I have quite an idiviual or eclectic spark that may work for some thing or it may not. I try and create things that I'd quite like to hear. Something that pricks my ear.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I'm writing a track it'll most often start out on guitar, I'll record the initial idea on vioce memos on my phone.Murmur some giberish. Then either try and write some words down or try recording some rough guitar parts in Logic to visuluse how it might work together.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A modest setup, it's about how you use it...no? I run Logic Pro X on a iMac
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly writing songs so far.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Roots, Americana, Blues, Rock, Soul. Classic Pop, Country.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being able to hear parts and how the song could sound before its finished.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Marcus King, Joey Landreth, Eric Gales, Blake Mills, Davis Cobb, Tom Bukovac, Jimmy Page.