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Jul31

International Pop Overthrow Festival

Silverlake Lounge, 2906 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Norman and his new band will go full tilt and take you back to 1999 at the Silverlake Lounge for the IPO Festival, Los Angeles edition. Don't miss out. Hear all of the Bat Country and Idle Kings' powerpop hits. Immediately following Norman, the Bognar Brothers will perform.

$10

Oct27

Pacific Soul Ltd.

The Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA

Karma Frog Records presents a full night of entertainment with Adam Marsland, Mod Hippie, a rare performance by Pacific Soul Ltd. (featuring Norman) & the return of Adam's 70's Show! No Cover. 

Free

Aug1

International Pop Overthrow Festival

Silverlake Lounge, 2906 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Norman returns to the historic IPO Festival in LA, debuting his new single "Sun Rose." Everyone in attendance will receive a free download of the song!7:30 Jessica Gerhardt 8:15 Hollow Fortyfives 9:00 Wy Blair 9:45 Diamond Hands 10:30 Norman Kelsey 11:15 Wet & Reckless

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Welcome to the Norman Kelsey Miscellany Page. Not exactly the Proust Questionnaire, but Norman answers some FAQ's and dishes some trivia for hardcore fans. Q&A subject to change.

What bands have you played in as an official member? In chronological order: The Flaming Yogurt, Idle Kings, Bat Country, Rush Hour Soul, Pacific Soul Ltd., Basement Beat Revival.

How many times have you performed in the United Kingdom?  Five: 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015.

What cities and towns in the UK have you played? London, Kent, Huddersfield, Manchester, Liverpool, York, Barnsley, Sheffield, Bradford, Rochester & Croydon.

What fabled L.A. venues have you played? 5 Towers at Universal CityWalk, The Roxy, The El Rey, The Troubadour, House of Blues, Jack's Sugar Shack.

Where was "A Talent For Loving" filmed? The Bedford in Balham. London, England.

Where was "Huckleberry Finn" filmed?  The San Fernando Valley: Burbank, North Hollywood and Tujunga Village, USA.

Who are some favorite performers you have covered in a set? Bee Gees, Prince, Andy Gibb, Rolling Stones, O'Jays, Curtis Mayfield, Daft Punk, David Bowie; and The Beatles in Liverpool.

What was the first concert you attended? The Jackson 5 at the Front Row in Cleveland in April 1974. I got to shake Michael's hand during the show!

What was the first 45 single you bought with your own money?  "Southern Nights" by Glen Campbell.

What is your favorite album cover? The Beatles' "Rubber Soul." A band never looked so cool before or after.

What was your favorite album of 2019? John Coltrane "Blue World"

What is the title of the feature film in which you played Shaquille O'Neal's bass player? "Kazaam!"

What sports teams do you support? Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball); Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns (American Football); Everton Toffees (EPL/Football); Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball); Los Angeles Kings (Hockey).

If you were a baseball player, what would be your walkup music when you went to bat? "Housequake" by Prince. 

What are your favorite poems? "Motto" by Langston Hughes and "A Child's Christmas In Wales" by Dylan Thomas.

What are your hobbies? Visiting tea houses and crate digging for vinyl. I love my tea and record collecting.

What is your dog's full name? Sir Perceval Cream Tea of Puppishire, First Baronet.

Where would you like to travel to next? Western Africa or back to Scotland. Hawai'i is always a great choice!