The Wanton Bishops
An mix of styles that is unmistakably an animal from a far off exotic land.
The Wanton Bishops, though a band by every definition of the word, is actually the vision of 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 as Muddy Waters once sang, “the blues had a baby and they named it rock ‘n’ roll.” Well, when that birth happens in Beirut, the baby comes out wailing a kind of rock the world has never heard. The Wanton Bishops’ successful debut album Sleep With The Lights On won the Beirut band accolades and opportunities, including opening for The Who, Guns N’ Roses, and Lana Del Rey, and paved the way to many major 2016 festival performances including Glastonbury, Solidays, and Nova Rock.
Their new EP Nowhere Everywhere is a creative musical leap forward, taking The Wanton Bishops’ blues- induced rock and roll down an ethnic electronic highway. To quote Nader, “we’re finally getting to the core of the music we want to create, a scarily confused but oh so enticing musical concoction that is much like our own identity as Lebanese people living in Beirut, the cultural crossroad of the world.” Find a way to see them as the band takes their new sound and brazen attitude on the road in 2017. It’s an experience like no other.