Tue, 4 February 2014
In this episode I welcome the Bishops, an Omaha band that plays a variety of ska, rocksteady, and more. Years of playing and even several scooter rallies to their credit, the Bishops have a well respected name in the Midwest. We talk about the band, music, and then I challenge the band to a game of GEEK BATTLE. We play for listeners. Who wins? Take a listen.
Mike Bechtel -- Vocals, trombone, rhythm guitar
Dan Burger -- Drums, percussion
Influences The Skatalites, Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Dekker, The Specials, Delroy Wilson, and many more...
The Bishops are a few guys from Omaha that fell in love with Jamaican ska and rocksteady music. By combining horns and steady polyrhythm patterns, the Bishops bring vintage sounds from the islands back to life with both original and well-known tunes.