The Wanton Bishops

Live Act Rock Psychedelic Rock Rock Electro Worldmusic
The Wanton Bishops - Rock Psychedelic Rock Rock Electro Worldmusic Live Act in Beirut

The Wanton Bishops Short Info

The Wanton Bishops, though a band by every definition of the word, is actually a vision for one very eclectic man, Nader Mansour. A cultural anomaly, considering the fact that he was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Nader as lead singer is the very epitome of a howling blues man. But throw in Nader’s psychedelic 60’s influences - the culture, literature and music, and a heavy dose of meditative Middle-Eastern Tarab, and you’ve got a wicked brew that the world has never seen or tasted prior. Supported by his guitar wielding comrades-in-arms, Eddy Ghossein and Salim Naffah, and his musical mercenary friends on bass and drums, Nader’s vision for The Wanton Bishops is complete.
Digging into the soul of the music, Nader’s influences range from the blues and rock of RL Burnside, Muddy Waters, Led Zepplin, and Hendrix, to the psychedelic sounds of The Doors, Sabah Fakhri, Mohammad Kheiri, Oum Kolsoum and Asmahan. He creates music that takes the listener head first into wailing harmonicas, raw cat calls, contemplative Mawwals, psychedelic atmospherics and stomping garage-rock guitar riffs. Nader’s creative sidekick Eddy Ghossein is an anglophilic guitarist with a passion for classic and contemporary British sounds and harmonies. With Eddy’s influence, Nader’s songs emerge from the Delta swamps and the Lebanese mountains into a musical landscape with a blues foundation and a modern rock twist, a space currently inhabited by bands like The Black Keys and The White Stripes. Yet in the case of The Wanton Bishops, their music oozed an original flavor that is unmistakably an animal from a far off exotic land.
New EP in fall 2016

The Wanton Bishops, though a band by every definition of the word, is actually a vision for one very eclectic man, Nader Mansour. A cultural anomaly, considering the fact that he was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Nader as lead singer is the very epitome of a howling blues man. But throw in Nader’s psychedelic 60’s influences - the culture, literature and music, and a heavy dose of meditative Middle-Eastern Tarab, and you’ve got a wicked brew that the world has never seen or tasted prior. Supported by his guitar wielding comrades-in-arms, Eddy Ghossein and Salim Naffah, and his musical mercenary friends on bass and drums, Nader’s visi...

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Past Gigs The Wanton Bishops

  • 08 | 2016 France Chien à Plumes
  • 08 | 2016 Switzerland Rock Oz Arènes
  • 07 | 2016 Canada Eté à Québec
  • 07 | 2016 Canada Eté à Québec
  • 07 | 2016 France Decibulles
  • 07 | 2016 France Rhinoferock
  • 06 | 2016 Russia Wild Mint Festival
  • 06 | 2016 UK Glastonbury
  • 06 | 2016 UK Glastonbury
  • 06 | 2016 Austria Nova Rock
  • 03 | 2016 France 4 Ecluses
  • 03 | 2016 France Sonambule
  • 03 | 2016 France Stereolux
  • 03 | 2016 France Moulin de Brainans
  • 03 | 2016 France Gueulard +
  • 11 | 2015 France Rdv Soniques
  • 11 | 2015 France Brise Glace
  • 11 | 2015 France Blues sur Seine
  • 10 | 2015 France Moloco
  • 10 | 2015 France SMAC 07
  • 10 | 2015 France Primeurs de Castres
  • 10 | 2015 France Primeurs de Massy
  • 10 | 2015 France Nancy Jazz Pulsations
  • 10 | 2015 Paris / France MaMA festival
  • 09 | 2015 Hamburg / Germany Reeperbhan Festival
  • 09 | 2015 Berlin / Germany Private Club
  • 08 | 2015 France Eté à Pau
  • 07 | 2015 Switzerland Blue Balls Festival
  • 07 | 2015 France Guitares en Scène
  • 07 | 2015 France Pamparina
  • 07 | 2015 France Pont du Rock
  • 07 | 2015 Arles/France Suds à Arles
  • 06 | 2015 Montréal/Canada Festival International Jazz
  • 04 | 2015 Bourges / France Printemps de Bourges
  • 09 | 2014 South Africa Rock in the Daisies Festival

Discography The Wanton Bishops

  • 2013 Sleep with the lights on Album | Keeward

Media

  • Video The Wanton Bishops "WALK IT...
  • Video The Wanton Bishops - "Sleep...

Origin

  • Beirut LB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Nader Mansour Harmonica, oud, guitar
  • Salim Naffah Guitars
  • Pascal Drum
  • Antonio Bass

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