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 (bass guitar), Kotolan (bass guitar), Bobby Bognar's Handsome (bass guitar), and The Canyon Band.
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, The Viper Room, The Mint.
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 was the first pop album you bought with your own money? "Colour By Numbers" by Culture Club
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 2022? Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point
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 Guardians 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!