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Katrina Bishop

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Influences:

Sara Bareilles, Tim Minchin, Regina Spektor, Kate Bush, Randy Rainbow

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Songs by Katrina Bishop

Done With You

I’m done talking about you,
I’m done trying to figure you out,
Like why you do the things that you do,
And what the hell you’re talking about,
I’m done with you, I’m done, done, done.
I’ve been losing my mind trying to get my mind
Around the jigsaw puzzle of you
And I’m done with you, I’m done, done, done.
‘Cause the pieces that fit reveal a picture that
Makes no sense and leaves me stunned, and I’m

Done wondering if it’s me
Who's the one behaving selfishly.
I’ll tell you what - if being selfish means
That I’m done, that I am finally free
Then I’m done with you, I’m done, done, done.
I’ve been losing my mind trying to get my mind
Around the jigsaw puzzle of you
And I’m done with you, I’m done, done, done.
‘Cause the pieces that fit reveal a picture that
Makes no sense and leaves me stunned, and I’m

Done trying to find a way to make you happy,
‘Cause at the end of the day, sad to say,
That’s not what you want to be.
And the one thing I will hold onto
Is the wish that you will find,
If not happiness, then just peace of mind
For you, and now I’m done, done, done.
I’m done losing my mind, I’ll never get my mind
Around the jigsaw puzzle of you
And I’m done with you, finally done, done, done.
‘Cause the pieces that fit reveal a picture that
Makes no sense and leaves me stunned, I
Run the other way ‘cause you’re no fun, I
Shake my head, I know I’m finally
Done with you. I’m done with you.
‘Cause I’m stunned by you. So I’m done with you.

[Lyrics]


Giddy Up

Dusty trails winding, for a crazy long time.
You and I on some kind of quest,
Is there treasure at the end of some kind of line?
Over so many mountains, deep into valleys we go.
Creak of leather, worn-in boots,
And memories all in a row.
So giddy up, giddy up,
We’ll cover some ground tonight.
Giddy up, giddy up,
We won’t slow down tonight.

We have drowned in the pouring rain,
And baked in the blazing sun.
Times when you’ve gone lame, and I’ve gotten so lost,
Dog-tired when some days are done.
But still we go on, ‘cause darling, we’ve already won,
‘Cause the treasure is just our memories, now is gold,
And diamond are the days to come.
So giddy up, giddy up,
I’ll spur you on tonight.
Giddy up, giddy up,
You’ll carry me far tonight.

But still we go on, together you know we’ve won
‘Cause the treasure is just our memories, now is gold,
And diamond are the days to come.
So giddy up, giddy up,
We’ll cover some ground tonight.
Giddy up, giddy up,
We won’t slow down tonight, oh,
Giddy up, giddy up,
I’ll spur you on tonight, oh
Giddy up, giddy up,
You’ll carry me far tonight.

[Lyrics]


It's the Little Things

I wanna kiss you, babe, when I wake up
And my coffee is already brewed.
I wanna hold you in my arms
When you make a list and you shop for the food.
And when you take back the wine bottles,
Well that just makes me want to do something lewd
‘Cause it’s the little things that are the big things,
That’s why my big thing, baby, is you.

And when you split the kindling with your axe,
Well, that just makes me want to start a fire.
Watch the flames rise when you move the laundry forward,
And you fold the things in the dryer.
And when I find you’ve already changed the beds,
Well I think... I think I hear an angel choir.
‘Cause it’s the little things that are the big things,
That’s why my big thing, baby, is you.

And when the day is done, and you need someone,
I’ll be there.
And when you call my name, I’ll come runnin’.
This chain of little things, it’s strong and it’s rare.
‘Cause it’s the little things that are the big things,
That’s why my big thing, baby, is you,
‘Cause it’s the little things that are the big things,
That’s why my big thing, baby, is you,
Oh, it’s the little things that are the big things, oh,
That’s why my big thing, my baby, is you.

[Lyrics]


Knock Down Dirty Fight

I messed up
And I’m not here to ask forgiveness.
I just need you to know that I know
That I messed up.
I wasn’t thinking for a moment.
I made my mistake, and I heard something break;
Can I ever make amends?
I thought I was in the right,
I was really spoilin’ for a knock down dirty fight.
But boy, did I step out of line.
By the time I realized it, all that I could do
Was watch it all unwind.
And I
I’m sorry, I'm sorry, I’m sorry
For the knock down dirty fight,
I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, mmm.

I dressed up
All of my words with fancy turns of phrase,
Mmm, I sounded so strong, and I felt so clean.
But I messed up.
I never stepped back far enough or for long enough to see
That I was about to knock the keystone out,
I could not hear your shout over my steam.
‘Cause I thought I was in the right,
I was really spoilin’ for a knock down dirty fight.
But boy, did I step out of line,
By the time I realized it, all that I could do
Was watch it all unwind,
And I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry
For the knock down dirty fight,
I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, oh.
ooh, I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, I’m sorry, mmm.

[Lyrics]


Reassure Me

Fold me in your arms,
Reassure me that everything’s gonna be okay.
Tell me not to listen to what the people say of you,
Tell me they’re just crazy kooks
Who can’t prove what they say.
And if I start to think, start to see,
Start questioning,
Do I want to know how far you’d go,
How low you’d sink?
And I want to believe,
Believe in what you say to me.
But I’m losing, I’m losing sleep
Trying to make sense of what I see.
And now would be an excellent time for you
To reassure me. Oh reassure me.

Hide me from all the ways that you feed me stories,
All the ways you turn my eyes
With the television set, the papers and the internet,
The scientists that you have led with money, threats or lies.
And if I start to think, start to see,
Start questioning,
Do I want to know how far you’d go,
How low you’d sink?
And I want to believe, believe in what you say to me
But I’m losing, I’m losing sleep
Trying to make sense of what I see.
And now would be an excellent time for you
To reassure that if I keep my faith in you,
Like you tell me to,
Will it be the last thing I ever do that’s not true?
And if I turn one-eighty degrees and get up off my knees
I do believe I will help to bring you down.

And I want to believe, believe in what you say to me
But I’m losing, I’m losing sleep
Trying to make sense of what I see
And I want to believe, believe in what you say to me
But I’m losing, I’m losing sleep
Trying to make sense of what I see
And now would be an excellent time for you
To reassure me, won’t you reassure me.

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Madeira Park, BC

Level of Experience:

PROFESSIONAL

Genre:

Folk and Traditional | Jazz | Rock and Pop | Other

Songs Recorded:

Wine and Cheese, Reassure Me, Giddy Up, Done With You, It's The Little Things, Rocket Launch, Knock Down Dirty Fight, Hey Hey, Invisible, Hopscotch, Blushing Bride, Betcha Didn't Even Know, Nothing Could Be Better, Runaway Lane, The Master, Good Night For Stars, Sally's Room, Mr. Jealousy, Wanna Be, Sweet Promises, Super Powers, Magic Show, Fast Horses, Good Night For Stars, Get On A Plane, Hold Your Hand

Albums Released:

Hopscotch - 2018, Magic Show (with WAG) - 2013, Runaway Lane - 2001, Unsung Heroes (with WAG) - 1994

Awards:

Unisong Song Contest - 1st place, World Music category

I am interested in:

Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc.

Biography:

A singer-songwriter with a diverse musical background, Katrina Bishop mixes elements of Pop, Jazz, Funk, Folk, A Cappella and Musical Theatre with a little Celtic and Country thrown in for fun. Playing piano, guitar and ukulele, Katrina will sing about pretty much anything.

Katrina's new CD, 'Hopscotch' (January 2018), was recorded and mixed at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver by Jamey Koch (Tragically Hip, Ron Sexsmith) and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York by Greg Calbi (John Mayer, Norah Jones). 'Hopscotch' features drummer Pat Steward (Bryan Adams, Matthew Good), bassist Jamey Koch (Jann Arden, Rockhead), guitarist Tony Koch (Tony Koch and the AltNews Band) and Synthesizer maestro John Webster (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi).
Songs from the LP have been playlisted on radio stations in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, throughout Europe, Singapore, Africa, Columbia and Costa Rica. DJ comments include "Truly refreshing" (J. Nowacki, CHCR-FM, Pembroke, Canada), "This resonated big time with me... smashing words" (Mandy Morrow, Radio Wey, Surrey, UK) and "Aaah, there is still good music" (Uwe Golz, Deutschlandradio, Germany).

Early in her musical life, Katrina tagged along with her mother to perform in musical theatre productions almost every weekend from age eight to sixteen. She landed lead roles in high school and university productions, and later at CentreStage Theatre. She worked in dinner theatre on PEI, then left the Celtic influences of the East Coast to take the intensive contemporary music program at Vancouver Community College, where she earned a full scholarship.

During her years in Vancouver, Katrina was the lead singer with the popular nine-piece Funk band Rumplesteelskin, attended the Banff Summer Jazz Workshop (also on full scholarship), and was recruited by the professional A Cappella group, WAG. This group has performed hundreds of shows for schools and communities and has released two albums. (A side note - during this time, Katrina also became a certified log home builder. She's handy with a chainsaw and can maneuver 40 ft. logs with a 60 ft. telescopic crane.)

Katrina's first solo CD, 'Runaway Lane', was played on CBC radio and in countries such as Japan, Australia, the US, and throughout Europe. It was reviewed by Canadian Musician Magazine ("Bishop makes a strong first move with this diverse and alluring debut") and The Vancouver Sun ("Blessed with a clear, strong voice and capable of writing words and music that resonate, Bishop has the complete package"). Her song 'Good Night For Stars' won first place in the World Music category of the Unisong International Song Contest, and her song 'Mr. Jealousy' received runner-up in the Jazz category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Katrina undertook two cross-Canada tours in support of the CD, culminating in a Bluebird North songwriter showcase hosted by Jane Siberry.

Katrina took a big step back from her music career to raise a family for several years, but during that time the song ideas kept coming. She found that full-on motherhood was an excellent song editor, leaving little time or patience for any ideas that didn't immediately make her laugh, messy-cry or think deep thoughts.

Returning to public performance with many new songs and a rejuvenated approach to writing, Katrina is having more fun than ever. With several concert venues and house concerts booked for the remainder of 2018, including a tour of Nova Scotia in October, Katrina is looking forward to having as much fun with her audiences as possible. With the release of 'Hopscotch', she is truly throwing her hat back in the ring.

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