Described by the Toronto Sun as "Spellbinding!", Arlene Bishop is a naturally unique voice in a world of singer/songwriters who must work hard at being "unique".
Performing Songwriter magazine compared Arlene's songwriting to Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Robbie Robertson, Canadians all.
Born in Churchill, Manitoba---northern Canada, where the polar bears run free---Arlene Bishop began writing by
trying to learn other people's songs. Telling stories of love, death and addiction, her voice warms the coldest heart. Arlene has released three CDs so far, all of which have received critcal acclaim and limited exposure on radio. On television and film soundtracks, however, Arlene's music has been widely heard (the wonderful Allan Moyle-directed "New Waterford Girl", the Rob Lowe-HBO feature "First Degree", the Nastassia Kinski/Stephen Baldwin feature "Say Nothing", the series "Madison", the Fred Ward/Christopher Plummer feature "Full Disclosure" and others). Funny, charming and highly respected in her hometown of Toronto, Arlene has opened for artists as diverse as Ani DiFranco, Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn and the Beach Boys. Releasing "Pinky" in 1996, Arlene followed with "Snarky Girlpop" in spring of 2000. Arlene then recorded this, her third album, called "Cut A Man's Heart Out" (Meant metaphorically, the title is not advocating violence against ANYONE, much less men, at least, not most of the time).
Produced by Blair Packham