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Sir Richard Bishop

Sat 27 February 2010 // 20:00

with Freeze Puppy
(Sat 27 February / 8pm / £6 adv)

Qu Junktions is overjoyed to welcome the maverick guitarist Sir Richard Bishop back to the Cube. A dexterous and charismatic performer who draws on exotica, magick and global folk musics to intoxicating effect. He was a founder member of ethnic-improv tricksters Sun City Girls, and also has a history as a rare bookseller, film maker and contributor to the Sublime Frequencies label. A frequent traveller, his guitar explorations reflect the shadow worlds of India, North Africa and other points along the Gypsy trail, as well as his own Middle Eastern heritage as a half-Lebanese American. Performing on Spanish guitar, 12 string or electric, he synthesises influences like Django Reinhardt, Ali Akbar Khan, Omar Khorshid and Chet Atkins into his own unique and mesmerising style. New album 'The Freak of Araby' is out now on Drag City.

Tonight's special guest is Freeze Puppy, a skilled player in his own right, who steers Surf guitar, Sardinian folk, Zimbabwean mbira and British guitar pop into addictive, perfectly formed miniatures.