the band began as an independent act founded after Mansour and Ghossein met outside a bar in Beirut and eventually bonded over their mutual appreciation for blues music.
The Wanton Bishops was eventually formed and emerged among a second wave of popular garage rock revival and are considered today to be one of the leading bands in the Middle East.
After signing with young talent promoters Keeward, the group released its debut EP, Bad Rhyme in 2012.
The group consists of:
Nader Mansour (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards)
and Eddy Ghossein (guitar, backing vocals, and yes.. the banjo)