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June 20, 2024

Bat Country has heard the call! Or the call was heard in Bat Country. Escape to Bat Country on August 9th when original members of one the turn of the century, L.A. power pop scene's most gonzo bands returns. Known for their raucous energy and whiplash choruses, Norman has reassembled most of the mighty lineup circa 9/11 for your evening's entertainment now.

Oct. 16, 2023

Norman has been busy in the studio the past month working with the Canyon Band and Bobby Bognar's Handsome. The Canyon Band, led by Montana Shane, is a reunion with one of Norman's earliest and most prolific collaborators dating back to the Idle Kings (1996-1999). They are anticipating releasing a string of singles in early 2024. Norman has been providing bass parts on the songs he's been performing live with Handsome for the past year.

Oct. 14, 2022

Sci-fi fans with sharp ears will hear one of Norman's classic compositions recorded with the Idle Kings in For All Mankind on Apple+. "Miss Effervescent" was placed in episode 304 ("Happy Valley") streaming now.  

Oct. 2, 2022

Norman's second full-length solo album "On The Rebound" celebrates its 10th anniversary today! The record's release on Oct. 2, 2012 was preceded by the single version of "Your Majestic Rejection." The second digital single was the title track. A music video for the third single, "Huckleberry Finn," was filmed in July of 2013.

Did you know? The album was originally titled "So Sophisticated." The name was changed just before the record went to press because rapper Rick Ross released a single by that name at the same time. The cover art was reworked following a second photo shoot.

Did you know? The music video for "Huckleberry Finn" was played back various speeds including slow motion while Norman mimed to a double-speed vocal track to achieve its surreal visual effects. And the teacup never landed.

Did you know? The first and only live performance to date of "Airport Kisses" was at the Cavern Pub in Liverpool, May 2013.

August 30, 2022

Norman along with Tim Hofstetter (guitar) and David Henderson (drums) continue to play the L.A. area with another show tomorow night, August 31, this time at the Offbeat on York. Check the tour page for info.

December 30, 2021

Pop Garden Radio Presents "Commotion: A Tribute To John Fogerty & Creedence Clearwater Revival" will be released on December 31, 2021. Norman sings the opening and title track "Commotion." His funky, swamp gospel version was produced with Adam Marsland at Karma Frog. The song and LP are available for digital download on Bandcamp and proceeds benefit students with autistic spectrum disorder at Access Charter School in Orlando, FL.

June 22, 2021

Norman's song "Sun Rose" appeared in "Power" episode 2 of the CW's The Republic of Sarah. It was also selected for their Season 1 Spotify playlist.

May 17, 2021

Accomplishing a longstanding goal, Norman has taken a step forward into the realm of book writing.

March 19, 2021

Like a phoenix from the ashes, live music will return! This year is the 15th anniversary of Norman's first tour of the United Kingdom with Rush Hour Soul. 2006 was a big year for the band as they played shows all over Britain and recorded in Wales.  

March 15, 2021

Following the special announcement of the formation of the Songwriters & Composers Wing of the Recording Academy at last night's Grammy Awards, Norman was thrilled to share that he was given membership in the S&CW. Norman has been a proud member of NARAS since 2006.

September 17, 2020

Like many of you, Norman has been following California safer-at-home protocols. He has been tending his garden growing honeydew and bonsai trees. This month marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Bat Country's debut LP/CD "Entertainment Now." 

February 14, 2019

On January 22, Norman shot a new music video with LoFi Avant Garde director Mike Schnee. "When I Say I Love You" will help you celebrate love Valentine's Day and everyday!