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The Cheap Knick Knacks

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The Cheap Knick Knacks are a powerful duo that can do everything from providing Bocelli or Josh Groben at your wedding to Sinatra at your reception. You need Bach and Pachabel Canon now and Beatles later, call us. This is what we do. We have the most an amazing array of exciting, mellow, groovin, danceable, tearful, memorable, and just downright rippin music you will ever need for any occasion. One call can cover the entire event, and with the stable of world class musicians we work with regularly, we have ensembles sized for any need you may have.

Theo Bishop Bio
Theo Bishop is no newcomer to the music scene. The veteran keyboardist/composer was born in Portland Oregon, the third of five boys that each pursued musical careers. His forays into classical, rock, jazz, country, new age and film music form a musical bridge between the styles of his two older brother's rock & country backgrounds and his younger sibling's classical talents. Theo grew up in Boise Idaho playing in rock bands and earning a degree in classical piano from Boise State University. This multitalented keyboard artist has won multiple competitions and after testing his hand at a variety of musical crafts and styles, eventually gravitated toward a career as a performer and songwriter.

Roots in Rock and Country

Early in his career, Theo toured with the popular rock artist and fellow Idaho import Gary Puckett from Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.He also played with Peter Noone from the early British Invasion band Herman's Hermits and Terry Gregory a CBS Country Artist. In the 1980s he signed a record deal on Pasha Epic as a member of the rock band Isle of Mann. Later that decade Bishop formed Native Language, a new wave Bowie-esque rock venture that played well into the '90s, culminating in a deal with Carmen Productions and Joe Godfried at Sound City Studios. Other artists involved with Carmen at the time include Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar. Native Language ultimately became the namesake for the label that Bishop & Joe Sherbanee would co-found in 1996.

A Swing From Rock to Jazz

The past two decades have seen a metamorphosis from Rock to Jazz for Theo Bishop.He has written & produced some of Smooth Jazz's top songs and performed with some of its brightest stars. Most notably, he has recorded and or played live with Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Oliver, Dave Hooper of the Rippingtons, Tony Guerrero, Rob Mullins, Juan Carlos Quintero, Brian Hughes, Jimmie Haslip and Will Kennedy from the Yellow Jackets to name a few. Theo's “Newport Nights” and “One Man's Dream” CDs have aired throughout the world and his music continues to receive playtime on various media around the world.

Producer Songwriter

In 2003 Theo co-wrote the #1 smooth jazz hit “Hyde Park (The Ah Oooh Song)” and has produced and written music for artists such as Solomon Burke, and the Russian rock band, Autograph. He has also produced and written for national artists including: Bartholomew, Meredith Marshall, Megan, The Sugar Daddy's, Sugah Daddy, Joe Sherbanee, and many others.

Film and Television

In recent years Theo has been scoring films including: “The Board Game” a film by Jon Larsen, The Water's Edge also by Larsen and most recently “Todd's Locks” an independent short film by Filmic Storyworks Inc. Theo has credits on several other films including: “Laughing With Pigmies” and“Never Surrender” (on pay per view). His Television credits include Network Broadcasts of his music on shows such as ABC's “Into The Night”. Current television projects include: Crime 360, Known Universe, Fight Science, Last American Cowboy, Xray Earth, ipreditor, Wheel Warriors, Fight Science, Fact or Faked Paranormal files, American Paranornal, Locked Up, and the newest in a long list of TV work Legend Quest.

The Future

Theo aspires to create music for media, and is ready for any musical challenge. He has composed, directed, performed, produced, mastered, engineered, and worked every aspect of a label including being the president and CEO. If there is a musical thought to be expressed Theo can help you do that better. If you want seasoned music to listen to or created for your project he can do that too. Thanks for listening and may music be your light in this sometimes trying world.

Jackson Heskett
Jackson Heskett. Seasoned Vocal Veteran with a diversity that rivals any male artist in the market today. He has fronted every type of band from Journey Tributes and Original Rock Bands to Jazz and Swing bands that made you want to jump out of your sox. His mellow tone and huge range make him the perfect choice to execute diverse music in most any style including Sinatra, Micheal Buble, Josh Groban, and Andrea Bocelli. If thats not enough, just when you think you have him figured out he throws in a Motown Favorite or a Rock supersong and the whole place is singing along.


Jackson Heskett: Vocals, Guitar
Theo Bishop: Piano, Keyboards, Vocals

Sinatra, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr., Beatles, Bocelli, Steely Dan, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Motown, Earth Wind and Fire, Thelonious Monk, Jobim, Gershwin, Debussey, Smokey Robinson, Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker

What to Expect

Typical Gig Duration: 120 - 240 minutes

You can expect some of the most amazing vocal renditions of some of the most famous and challenging vocal material in the world. You can expect world class keyboard playing ranging from Popular and classical styles to the groovinist Blues and Jazz On the Planet. We will also provide you with not just the same old arrangements (we do those too) but some of the most unigue arrangements of some of the most expected and unexpected music available. Jackson and Theo both play multiple instruments and sing. Both Cheap Knick Knack founders have professional MC experience and have a knack for the comedy and serious business in front of whatever size crowd you can gather. Theo has musical directed bands, musicals, even written music for some of your favorite TV Shows. Jackson has fronted everything from Duos to 10 piece swing bands and has an amazing talent for connecting with your crowd. With all this said these guys will be just as comfortable singing Christmas Carols with your guests in your living room.

Additional Notes:
We have the state of the PA system, Bass and guitar, and Keyboard Gear, We can play on your piano and sing accoustically or come ready to play to a hall full of people. A small club is something we love and an outside venue is something we have experienced many times over the years.

Set/Song/Sequence List:
The Cheap Knick Knacks Partial Set List (See Below For Holiday Music)

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
The Letter
Moon Dance
Moon Dance
My Girl
Piano Man
Thats Why They Call it The Blues
Can't buy Me Love
Guitar Gently Weeps
And I love Her
Your Song
Bennie And The Jets
Candle In The Wind
Stormy Monday
All Of Me
The Way It Is
Come Fly With Me
Thats Amore
Under My Skin
Just The Two of us

Unchained Melody
My Way
New York New York
Things We did Last Summer
Mack The Knife
Summer Wind
Foggy Day In London
Cry Me A River
Beyond The Sea
Sunday Mornin
Route 66-F
Ain't That a Kick in the Head-D
It Takes Two to Tango-C
Beyond the Sea-F
Paper Moon-Eb
Hit That Jive Jack-G
Fine and Mellow-F
Blue Moon - Eb
Cheek to Cheek-F
Fly Me to the Moon-Am
Baby You've Got What It Takes-Eb
The Way You Look Tonight-E
Under the Boardwalk-G
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Grooven - Bb
“I Feel Good” Groove - D
Don't Stop Believing
Hey Ya-G
Stand by Me-G
Brown Eyed Girl-G
Brick House-A
Play That Funky Music-E
Get Down On It-E
Get Down Tonight-F
Soul Man-F

The Cheap Knick Knacks Christmas Set List

Truth be told this is a very partial list and we can do most any holiday music. We have played most every xmas song at one party or another
The Christmas Song
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Oh Holy Night
Jingle Bells Swing
Jingle Bell Rock
White Christmas
Away In A Manger
Deck The Halls
Feliz Navidad
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Silent Night
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow
O come All Ye Faithful
Roudolf The Red Nosed Raindeer
Silver Bells
Etc. Etc. Etc.