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Arlene Bishop

Together Tonight Live in Concert is Arlene Bishop's most adventurous project to-date. With a 30-person vocal ensemble and a band she jointly calls The Spirit of Adventure, the large group recorded a real roller coaster of a set, with instantly memorable songs and funny between-song banter. Totally fourteen tracks, listening to the album is like sitting amoung the vorchestra 'being there' in the concert venue.

A compelling performer with between-song-banter that has taken on a much larger role than the typical “this next song is about…”, Arlene Bishop's funny and dark monologues are the result of letting loose an obsessively busy and creative mind. The songs themselves are personal, poetic, and passionate expressions of the emotions she denies herself from experiencing during her off-stage life.

With many songs appearing in film and TV ("New Waterford Girl", "Say Anything", and VH1's "The Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story" and others) Arlene's concerts are populated by songwriters, artists and interesting characters.

Starting out at Toronto’s legendary Cabana Room Arlene’s weekly show featured emerging artists like Ron Sexsmith and the Barenaked Ladies and resulted in the EP "Pinky". After a series of short small venue concerts (Louden Wainwright III, Beach Boys, 54:40, Burton Cummings among the headliners),she and Blair Packham (The Jitters) produced a second CD, with the press-review inspired title “Snarky Girlpop” (from which 98 Points found its way to the film New Waterford Girl). Following more concerts with icons Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies), Colin James, Ani Difanco and Dar Williams, the album “Cut a Man’s Heart Out” was produced in 2004. In 2014 Arlene Bishop produced a compelling album called Twenty Four (Is Twelve Songs Twice) wherin recordings of twelve solo acoustic performances are remixed and reinterpreted by twelve producers.

Arlene Bishop is the grateful recipient of a number of awards including; Toronto Independent Music Awards, Independent Acoustic Music Awards, and a Galaxy Award.