Last Update 23:0
Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Art Alert: American musician Alan Bishop performs at Room Art Space

Bishop of Sun City Girls is also behind the Egyptian-based band The Invisible Hands

Ahram Online , Friday 4 Jan 2019
Alan Bishop (Photo: part of promotional material)
Views: 2542
Views: 2542

American musician Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls and The Invisible Hands will perform at Room in Cairo next Saturday.

Also known as Alvarius B., Bishop is a founding member of Seattle's avant-garde experimental rock group Sun City Girls.

His career spans 27 years and over fifty releases.

As Alvarius B., Bishop has penned hundreds of original folk songs in a unique primitive “out” style, according to Room’s press release.

His repertoire also includes hundreds of cover songs and interpretations of music ranging from the obscure to the very familiar.

Bishop has been in Cairo over the past eight years, composing and recording new Alvarius B. material. He also established the Egyptian-based band The Invisible Hands, and joined forces with Sam Shalabi and Maurice Louca in the trio Dwarfs of East Agouza.

His latest solo album was released in October 2017, titled With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven.

Saturday 12 January at 8:30pm
Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture


Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.