Acoustic duo

Steve Bonham and The Bishop

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About Steve Bonham and The Bishop

Good-time music for a mixed-up world! Acoustic music to give you toe-tapping, table-thumping, hand-clapping delight.
Acoustic duo
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Let’s stir up the magic with great songs spanning the whole damned gamut, from Louisiana to London, New Jersey to Newcastle, the Mississippi to the Mersey! Stuff you’ve heard before and stuff you wish you had heard before. An evening - or hell, make it the morning, noon and night too - to let go and enjoy some toe-tapping, table-thumping, hand-clapping delight. A bit of country, a bit of swampy blues, some Stones, some Dylan, Springsteen and Dr John. We've performed all over the UK, gigging in: music venues, arts centres, community hubs, theatres, festivals, pubs, clubs. Wherever you find good music! Previous gigs include: Dublin Castle, Camden; Acoustic Festival of Great Britain; Wigtown Book Festival; Classic Nostalgia Festival; Festival of the Artisan; The Lighthouse, Poole; community centres and pubs across the UK. We play a mixture of covers and originals - and we can slide the scale one way or the other depending on what you want for your event. We have plenty of experience shaping set lists for gigs with a healthy mixture of covers and originals, so don't worry if you want to leave it totally down to us!

Steve Bonham and The Bishop's Reviews

From customers:

Yvonne, M
2 years ago

A gloriously big sound from just two of them!

Geoff, M
3 years ago

A potent distillation of musical ingredients guaranteed to give a better kick than a jug of moonshine!

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Steve Bonham and The Bishop's Song list

~~ Covers ~~
Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson)
Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
Do It Again (Steely Dan)
Down In New Orleans (Dr John)
Drivin' Nails In My Coffin (Jerry Irby)
Father and Son (Cat Stevens)
Further On Up The Road (Johnny Cash)
Gentle On My Mind (Glen Campbell)
Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Harvest Moon (Neil Young)
Health To The Company (Traditional)
Here Comes My Baby (The Tremolos)
Hit The Road Jack (Ray Charles)
How Come (Ronnie Lane)
Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen)
I Knew The Bride (Nick Lowe)
I Threw It All Away (Bob Dylan)
It's Good To See You (Don Williams)
Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan)
Meet Me On The Corner (Lindisfarne)
Mess Around (Ray Charles)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
No Particular Place To Go (Chuck Berry)
Ooh La La (Ronnie Lane and Ronnie Wood)
Rambling Rover (The Dubliners)
Red River Shore (Bob Dylan)
Route 66 (Chuck Berry? Rolling Stones?)
Rum and Coke (Professor Longhair)
Such A Night (Dr John)
Sugar Man (Sixto Rodriguez)
Talk To Me Baby (Elmore James)
Tear My Stillhouse Down (Gillian Welch)
Tennessee Whiskey (David Allan Coe)
The Days (The Kinks)
Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen)
Walking Shoes (Tanya Tucker)
Wayfarin Stranger (Traditional)
What Do You Want The Girl To Do (Allen Toussaint / Lowell George)
You Never Can Tell / C'est La Vie (Chuck Berry)
~~ Originals ~~
American Girls In Paris
American Wilderness
Ballad of The Dragon's Tail
Beautiful Broken Dream
Blues on a Summer's Day
Catch Me When I Fall
Diamond and The Gambling Man
Don't Count Me In
Down That Country Lane
Half Moon On A Far Hill
Interstate 25
Last In Line
London Midnight Talking
Looking for Love, Looking for Gold
Mary By The Old Bridge
Maybe I'm Just A Man
Midnight Radio
Moonshine Running
Moroccan Song
No Particular Blues
Nobody Told us
Riding On The Road
Running Much Too Long
Sally in Blue Flames
Silver Moon, Silver Girl
Sister of A Dirty Moon
Somewhere Down The Road
Stumbling Over Eden
The Mermaid Song
The One I Loved Before
The Seas of Serendipity
This Is My England
This Weird World
Waiting on a Storm
Walk By Night
Walking The Wall
Western Requiem
With A Friend Like You
Won't Lay My Guitar Down
Wrapped Up In You
You Might Be Right

Steve Bonham and The Bishop's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£435
Up to 2 hours£510
Up to 3 hours£630
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

“The energy, musicianship and creativity from these two is inspiring and hugely entertaining” - Jonathan, London Audience Member “A gloriously big sound from just two of them!” - Yvonne, Cumbria audience member We're professional, easy to work with and flexible.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Dublin Castle, Camden; Acoustic Festival of Great Britain; Wigtown Book Festival; Classic Nostalgia Festival; Festival of the Artisan; The Lighthouse, Poole; community centres and pubs across the UK.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Bob Dylan Gillian Welch Bruce Springsteen Johnny Cash Dr John Ray Charles Chuck Berry Lindisfarne Professor Longhair Rolling Stones Leonard Cohen Steely Dan Van Morrison

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Dublin Castle, Camden - musical birthplace of the likes of Madness and Amy Winehouse. Wigtown Book Festival - world-renowned festival, where we sold out twice and they had to find a bigger venue each time!

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is: guitar / vocals / harmonica, piano / vocals / cajon.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £150.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time, but can get set up in as little as 30 minutes if absolutely needed!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Unfortunately not!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

We can bring a small PA and/or a small lighting set up, depending on the venue size.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £50 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Americana, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Covers
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