Cali Santo

Cali Santo is the captivating solo project of of singer-songwriter Ben Bishop. From his boho home studio nestled in the rolling South Down hills, Ben has developed a deftness for fusing heartfelt lyricism with celestial arrangements.

Future Fear‘, his first fully fledged release as Cali Santo, is a mindful meander through adolescence, refracting tropes of classic rock and Americana, effortlessly transporting you from lush filmic soundscape of California to fireside intimacy from one moment to the next.

Ben’s second EP Holy Pines displays a more stripped back playful edge and is an excellent example of his sonic range.

Welcome musical references include Nick Mulvey, Neil Young, Midlake, Blizten Trapper, Villagers, Big Thief and Memorial (who he is currently on tour with),with the expansive sonics of War on Drugs & S Carey. 

He is currently working on his debut album with the wonderful Tim Bidwell (Lucy Rose, Memorial, Kate Walsh, Fink) as well as putting his writing and production skills into full effect with and for other artists.