Sound Frontier is a power trio conceived and created by Ali Bishop in the heart of Harlem, New York City. With musical influences that range from: Charlie Patton, to John Coletrane, to James Brown, to Jimi Hendrix. Ali Bishop, with the help of his musician friends, have created a striped down fusion band that uses “imagination and sound” to create their own musical ideas. Ali Bishop is the innovative wildcard of the band. The Boston born New York City raised Bishop is fast becoming a guitar god who enthralls people with his style that reminds many of Jimi Hendrix and Ernie Isley.
Bringing a myriad of music genres to the table, Bishop is contemporary only in appearance, as he brings an old school style to his performances, including many of the vintage guitar tricks that make people take notice. With his mixture of blues, rock and soul, Bishop gives Sound Frontier the edge it needs, as bassist Charles Butterfield and drummer CJ Wright all add flavor to the band. Sound Frontier has performed at the CMJ Music Marathon, and Make Music New York Festivals.
They have also performed at SOB’s, The Bitter End, Sullivan Hall, Public Assembly, St. Nick’s Pub, The Bowery Poetry Club, and The Shrine World Music Venue. The single they created for “Pebblez Da Model” entitled “That’s Me!” accrued over 140,000 views on World Star Hip Hop. Sound Frontier’s latest projection is an adaptation of the classic “Hey Joe”. With band members Charles Butterfield, and CJ Wright, Bishop has re-envisioned the song to create a modern interpretation of “Hey Joe” seen through a contemporary urban lens, by creating a brand new perspective on this timeless folk/rock classic.