ABOUT

Tim Bishop

Welcome. Thanks for dropping by.

You’re going to find a lot of different things in here that I hope makes your visit worthwhile. I’m not going to tell you a lot about me, I’d rather let the songs and stories speak for themselves. If you have a read and a bit of a listen you’ll get a picture of a man and his life. Well that man is me.

I come from Albury on the Murray River and was reared around open fires and kitchen tables. From the loss of my partner in 1995 I began writing songs and stories. It was where I placed my grief. Since then life has rolled on as it does and there’s been a life to live. Best piece of advice I’ve ever been given, “You just got to keep going.” From this place, where I found my skill, I have continued to write.

I’m a lyric based singer-songwriter, a short story writer and I produce audio works of my words for broadcast. I am thankful to have a voice that can sing these words, speak them or leave them in silence, to be read. I write, perform, teach, share and I listen.

I hope you find your way around easily in here. Just go clicking and see where it takes you. It’s early days for me with this site and it will grow over time. Along the way I’d love to hear what you think. Some of the work isn’t yet fully realised, most of it is. Some songs are still eager to be recorded and stories busting to be written.

Anyway. Enjoy. Please do. And feel free to drop me a line. “Ya’ all come back now, you hear?” I look forward to that.

Tim.

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One Response to “ABOUT”

  1. Greg Ryan

    Hello Tim
    I have just discovered ‘Lightly to the East’ on the FB page of Albury & District Historical Society – brought back all sorts of memories of roaming the hills around East Albury with my brother Paul and the Grigg boys who lived across the road from us in Kenilworth St – we were probably the ‘big boys’ that you refer to, or maybe we were even older than that (I am 70). I wish I could be as gifted as you in being able to paint such a great panorama of East Albury with your pen.
    I edit both the webpage and FB page for A&DHS as well as publish our Bulletin and a reason for getting in touch is not just to say well done, but to ask how you might feel about publishing ‘Lightly to the East’ in one of our 2021 Bulletins. Have a look at some of our past Bulletins at https://alburyhistory.org.au/newsletter/ – you may notice that most feature articles are between 1500 and 2000 words, your article being longer (I checked) but may be useful in a month when I have the room.
    For my sins, I am currently President, an interesting morphing of a Physics teacher (at Albury North, now James Fallon HS) into a local historian.
    I remember your dad well, a lovely man. You may be interested to know that in 2018 I was commissioned to write a book on the history of Catholic Education in Albury to commemorate 150 years since nuns arrived in Albury (https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/232258004) and Les Bishop features four times in my index.
    Thanks again for your article.
    Best regards
    Greg

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