This month I was lucky enough to be able to send him some questions to answer and with Bishop-like precision, he got the answers straight back to me.
- Please tell us about yourself in as many or as little words as you like.
- I am Droid Bishop. I live & make music in Los Angeles. This city at night is the best place and time to exist.
- Growing up, who were your heroes in music?
- My childhood musical heroes (who are still my heroes) include, Michael Jackson, Metallica, Queen, The Misfits, Daft Punk, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Django Reinhardt, Tupac, and many many more.
- Growing up, who were your heroes outside of music?
- Arnold Swarzenegger, Bruce Lee, Jamie Thomas, Harrison Ford, Marty McFly, Ferris Bueller , Zack Morris
- What was the first album you remember buying?
- Michael Jackson “Dangerous” on cassette
- Was there any defining moment in your life when you knew that you wanted to write, record and perform music?
- I’ve been playing music since I was 7 years old, but after discovering Metallica’s early albums I knew that was it for me.
- Who is your biggest influence in how you approach what you do today?
- Daft Punk, Tycho, Todd Terje, Power Glove, Com Truise, Aphex Twin
- What is the proudest moment of your career so far?
- Receiving messages from fan’s letting me know that my music makes their life better. That is what music/art should be about.
- What is your favourite Book?
- The Alchemist
- What is your favourite Album?
- I don’t know if I can answer that, but a few top choices would be: Michael Jackson “Thriller” , Metallica “Master of Puppets” , Daft Punk “Discovery”, Steely Dan “The Royal Scam”
- What is your favourite Film?
- Die Hard
- What is your favourite TV Show?
- Do you have a favourite film/tv/musical soundtrack?
- At the moment, “It Follows” film score. Also, “Back To The Future”
- Are there any new albums you are binge listening to at the moment?
- Not at the moment. I’m working on new music, so I tend to block everything else out while I’m in that process.
- You’re walking somewhere and your mp3 player has only a little battery left; You’ve only got time for one more song. What song do you play?
- Probably an unreleased demo of Droid Bishop song that i’m working on.
- What advice would you give to your younger self?
- Take it easy on the drugs & alcohol.
- If you could ask any person – living or passed – any question, who would it be and what would you ask them?
- I would ask Freddie Mercury if we could make a song together.
- Your stage name must be a reference to Bishop from Aliens. What made you use him for your name?
- I had made a song many many years ago, titled ” Android Bishop” after the character from Aliens. I love that movie and so I just dropped the “A” for Droid and thought it would fit with my Sci Fi synth wave style.
- Could you tell us a joke?
- Knock Knock.
…Go fuck ya self
Thank You Droid Bishop
A big thank you to Droid Bishop for taking the time to answer those questions, and so quickly to. Not bad for a human…
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