Theo Bishop Entertainment
Theo has talent on hand that can do everything from providing Bocelli or Josh Groben at your wedding to Sinatra at your reception. You need Bach and Pachabel Canon now and Beatles later, call us. This is what we do. We have the most an amazing array of exciting, mellow, groovin, danceable, tearful, memorable, and just downright rippin music you will ever need for any occasion. One call can cover the entire event, and with the stable of world class musicians we work with regularly, we have ensembles sized for any need you may have.
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Theo Bishop Bio
Theo Bishop is no newcomer to the music scene. The veteran keyboardist/composer was born in Portland Oregon, the third of five boys that each pursued musical careers. His forays into classical, rock, jazz, country, new age and film music form a musical bridge between the styles of his two older brother’s rock & country backgrounds and his younger sibling’s classical talents. Theo grew up in Boise Idaho playing in rock bands and earning a degree in classical piano from Boise State University. This multitalented keyboard artist has won multiple competitions and after testing his hand at a variety of musical crafts and styles, eventually gravitated toward a career as a performer and songwriter.
Roots in Rock and Country
Early in his career, Theo toured with the popular rock artist and fellow Idaho import Gary Puckett from Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.He also played with Peter Noone from the early British Invasion band Herman’s Hermits and Terry Gregory a CBS Country Artist. In the 1980s he signed a record deal on Pasha Epic as a member of the rock band Isle of Mann. Later that decade Bishop formed Native Language, a new wave Bowie-esque rock venture that played well into the '90s, culminating in a deal with Carmen Productions and Joe Godfried at Sound City Studios. Other artists involved with Carmen at the time include Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar. Native Language ultimately became the namesake for the label that Bishop & Joe Sherbanee would co-found in 1996.
A Swing From Rock to Jazz
The past two decades have seen a metamorphosis from Rock to Jazz for Theo Bishop.He has written & produced some of Smooth Jazz’s top songs and performed with some of its brightest stars. Most notably, he has recorded and or played live with Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Oliver, Dave Hooper of the Rippingtons, Tony Guerrero, Rob Mullins, Juan Carlos Quintero, Brian Hughes, Jimmie Haslip and Will Kennedy from the Yellow Jackets to name a few. Theo’s “Newport Nights” and “One Man’s Dream” CDs have aired throughout the world and his music continues to receive playtime on various media around the world.
In 2003 Theo co-wrote the #1 smooth jazz hit “Hyde Park (The Ah Oooh Song)” and has produced and written music for artists such as Solomon Burke, and the Russian rock band, Autograph. He has also produced and written for national artists including: Bartholomew, Meredith Marshall, Megan, The Sugar Daddy’s, Sugah Daddy, Joe Sherbanee, and many others.
Film and Television
In recent years Theo has been scoring films including: “The Board Game” a film by Jon Larsen, The Water’s Edge also by Larsen and most recently “Todd’s Locks” an independent short film by Filmic Storyworks Inc. Theo has credits on several other films including: “Laughing With Pigmies” and“Never Surrender” (on pay per view). His Television credits include Network Broadcasts of his music on shows such as ABC’s “Into The Night”. Current television projects include: Crime 360, Known Universe, Fight Science, Last American Cowboy, Xray Earth, ipreditor, Wheel Warriors, Fight Science, Fact or Faked Paranormal files, American Paranornal, Locked Up, and the newest in a long list of TV work Legend Quest.
Theo aspires to create music for media, and is ready for any musical challenge. He has composed, directed, performed, produced, mastered, engineered, and worked every aspect of a label including being the president and CEO. If there is a musical thought to be expressed Theo can help you do that better. If you want seasoned music to listen to or created for your project he can do that too. Thanks for listening and may music be your light in this sometimes trying world.