Bridget Wishart

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Bridget Wishart
Background information
Born (1962-02-25) 25 February 1962 (age 52)
Plymouth, England, UK
Genres Rock,Space rock, Psychedelic rock, Proto-punk
Instruments singing, clarinet, EWI
Labels GWR, Voiceprint, Musea
Associated acts Hawkwind, Spirits Burning & Bridget Wishart, Spirits Burning

Bridget Wishart (born 25 February 1962) is an English vocalist, musician and performance artist who performed with Hawkwind from 1989 to 1991, appearing on the albums Space Bandits,[1][2] Palace Springs,[3] California Brainstorm[4] and Take Me to Your Future[5] and, among others, the Nottingham 1990 video.

She obtained BA in Fine Art from Newport Art School (now part of the University of Wales, Newport) and an MFA from Reading University. She is a fellow of Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology (now University of Gloucestershire) and taught ceramic sculpture at Prior Park College, Bath.

Her first band was The Demented Stoats in 1979 with Richard Chadwick (Hawkwind's current drummer),[6] followed by Next Years Big Thing and the Hippy Slags, all bands based around Bath.[7] After leaving Hawkwind she was artist designer and painter for Temple Decor a UV design company used by WOMAD.

Currently she is working with Spirits Burning, a musical collective run by Don Falcone whose members include Alan Davey, Daevid Allen, Karl E. H. Seigfried, Simon House, and Cyndee Lee Rule.[8][9] Spirits Burning & Bridget Wishart collaborated on the albums; Earth Born,[10] Alien Injection, Bloodlines and Crazy Fluid.[11][12]

She also works with Stephen Palmer's Mooch, a band based in Shropshire[13][14][15] and Omenopus on their album Time Flies.[16][17][18] Another collaboration is with Alan Davey the former Hawkwind bass player, on an album of Arabic-flavoured material.[19]

With Dave Adams she worked on the album Remnants of Life as part of the group Osiris the Rebirth,[20][21] and with US band Spaceseed.[22]

She is currently a member of the duo The Chumley Warner Brothers,[23] in which she sings and plays EWI with partner Martin Plumley. In addition to vocal contributions, she plays saxophone, EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) and cabassa.[citation needed]


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  18. ^ "Progressive Rock CD Reviews". Music Street Journal. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  19. ^ "Alan Davey Interview – September 2008". Live Music Scene. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  20. ^ "December 09". Terrascope. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  21. ^ "Osiris: The Rebirth – Remnants of Life". Aural Innovations. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  22. ^ "Spaceseed Interview". Space Rock Reviews. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  23. ^ "The Chumley Warner Brothers". Retrieved 15 May 2012.