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

Ahram Online , Friday 4 Jan 2019

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

Alan Bishop (Photo: part of promotional material)

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

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