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Glasgow-Based Bison Hip Arrived At The Party Late, But, Some Things Are Worth Waiting For

Scottish Blues-Rock Outfit Bison Hip were formed by long-time friends during a lockdown Zoom call in 2020. They are, Paul Sloway – vocals, Malcolm Button – drums, Steven Radziwonik – keys, John Gilmour Smith – guitar and Graeme Carswell - bass.

“I don’t know who actually suggested it first”, explains vocalist Paul Sloway, “But, right away it just seemed like a great idea. Maybe it was the mid life crisis at play!”

The band are all over 50, with the exception of keyboard player and spring chicken Steven

Radziwonik, who clocks in at a youthful 40. By the time they finally got together in early 2021, the blueprint was clear. “We wanted to take our love of blues and rock, and mix up with our experiences of life” adds Paul, “Between us, we’ve been through so many things in life, ups and downs, some successes and plenty of failures, we wanted all that in the music. Then we needed to wrap it up in the DNA of our hometown, Glasgow, and hopefully that’s what we’ve achieved”.

Built on that backbone of true Scottish grit, the ethos is clear, real musicians, real instruments, no click tracks, culminating in a unique blues rock sound with real life stories.

With the release of their debut EP ‘Dear Greens & Blues’ in March 2022, Bison Hip have hit the ground running. “There’s plenty more to come, we’re on our way up, although one or two of us may need a stairlift to get us there!”

This exciting new band are currently being featured on the multi award-winning international platform, and ISSA International Radio Station of the Year 2021, Blues & Roots Radio.

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