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“I had to start my day with the breakfast of champions, "Human Cannonball"- twice! Still convinced now more than ever that it's a mass appeal HIT!”
--Redbeard, long-time Dallas/Ft.Worth radio personality & Billboard Award-winner, producer/host of the weekly nationally-syndicated IN THE STUDIO rock star interview series
“Owen Bishop is the best up and coming artist on the Dallas music scene I have heard in years. His AR friendly songs, soulful vocals, and sonic edge will put him at the top.”
--Producer/engineer Alex Gerst who has produced albums for Sony and MCA
“Owen Bishop is a great upcoming artist. Great songwriting and lasting hooks. Bird's Eye-View sounds like something you'd hear during one of your favorite TV shows on the WB.”
-- KISS FM Music Director Connie Bernardi [Ottawa]
“Someone needs to take notice to this talented artist. His unique approach to songwriting makes him stand out from the rest.”
--Grammy nominated engineer Chris Bell who has worked with artists such as Polyphonic Spree, Erykah Badu, and Kelly Rowland
“Owen Bishop never ceases to amaze me. His sound continues to mature as he develops into a crucial artist. The future is very bright for this up and coming artist that absolutely deserves to be heard.”
--Jay Anderson from Popbang Radio
“Owen Bishop has always had the knack for writing good songs. I expect big things to come from this talented guy!”
--Chaz Knight Program Director of Texas Radio 1
Playing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on VH-1 is something an artist can only dream about. Well, that dream has already become a reality for Dallas singer/songwriter Owen Bishop who’s song Something (Afterglow) took home first prize in the VH-1’s “Rock Across America” Songwriting Contest. Once returning home from his performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, the songwriter continued to pen songs behind the scenes. Between 2003-2004 these tracks would later land on the Spring Break 2003 CD featuring rappers Redman and Keith Murray, Mike Galaxy’s Indie Hits CD for TV/Film consideration in Los Angeles, on several CMJ/College and Internet stations around the U.S., earned slots in major local and national festivals, and even winning a Dallas Songwriter’s Association award. After Bishop’s tracks landed in Quebec, Canada, the brother tandem of Dany Poirier (guitar) and Steve Poirier (drums) convinced Owen that it was fate for them to work together. So, they packed up their apartment, and headed straight for Dallas, Texas to join the songwriter. Together they would become a brotherhood, as they continued to hone their sound that would later catch the attention of local award winning producer Alex Gerst (Slow Roosevelt Sony, South FM MCA, and others).
Under Gerst’s wing they cut their first of tracks. On a whim the band submitted their moody piano and guitar driven track, NYC, to the David Ivory Song Competition (Ivory was nominated for a Grammy on his work with The Roots) and landed in the top 50 finalists out of hundreds of bands and artists who entered (a specific place number was not given out). NYC also earned them a premier slot in the Dallas Music Festival. However, it would be their second track, Bird’s-Eye View, which would start to elevate the band. KISS FM in Ottawa, Canada started to feature the song where music director Connie Bernardi said, "Owen Bishop is a great upcoming artist. Great songwriting and lasting hooks. Bird's Eye-View sounds like something you'd hear during one of your favorite TV shows on the WB.” Even Mike Galaxy whom Bishop had formed a relationship with before also thought the track would be perfect for TV/Film and snatched the song up for representation. The listeners at Garageband.com couldn’t have agreed more, as B.E.V. dominated the Pop Rock Awards genre for two weeks straight (the weeks of July 11th and the 18th until the song was retired) winning Best Male Vocals, Production, Lyrics, Mood, Feel Good Track, Potential Movie Soundtrack, Melody, and Drums out of 534 active Pop Rock bands. Realizing their poppy hooks with a sonic edge was working, the band headed back into the studio to finish off their EP with two more tracks: Human Cannonball and Savior. Shortly thereafter, Human Cannonball landed in the hands of legendary DJ Redbeard, long-time Dallas/Ft.Worth radio personality & Billboard Award-winner, producer/host of the weekly nationally-syndicated IN THE STUDIO rock star interview series, who proclaimed, “I had to start my day with the breakfast of champions, "Human Cannonball"- twice! Still convinced now more than ever that it's a mass appeal HIT!” At this time Owen Bishop is back in the studio and demoing more material.