Stephen Bishop, American singer-songwriter, actor, and guitarist is here in Manila, Philippine for "Timeless Hits Tour" on August 13, 2014 08:00 PM at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.
A clarinetist with hopes of becoming a History teacher, Stephen was forever changed after watching the Beatles one night on "The Ed Sullivan Show." He convinced his brother to buy him an electric guitar. He bought a "Mel Bay" chordbook and began to learn to play guitar and make up chords as well, writing his first song, "Surf’s Turf.." a pathetic sounding intrumental. He formed a band called, "The Weeds" and began to play at local fraternity parties incorporating his own original songs with various songs from top 40.
He started playing around town singing his songs in person for artists like, “Barbra Streisand...Bette Midler...Diana Ross." Shortly thereafter, he was signed to ABC Records who released his first album, "Careless." His two hits from that album were, "Save It For a Rainy Day," and "On and On.." Soon the album went gold, as well as his next album, Bish.
He sang the hit theme, "It Might Be You," from the movie, "Tootsie," as well as writing and/or singing 13 other films including, "Animal House," and "Separate Lives.." from "White Nights." His songs have been performed by artists such as: Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand, Art Garfunkel, Steve Perry, Stephanie Mills, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Mathis, Phoebe Snow, David Crosby, The Four Tops, Aswad and Pavarotti.
Stephen was nominated for two Grammy’s and awarded an Oscar nomination for his song, "Separate Lives". His newest album is entitled, "Be Here Then" released in January 2014.
More details and updates, visit stephenbishop.com.
Watch him perform his greatest hits live at Newport Performing Arts Theater - Resorts World Manila on August 13, 2014 at 8:00PM!