The band - Who they are and where they've been
Slim Pickin's Norton
Strums the guitar, sings and writes songs and loves the lyrical side of music. Warde grew up listening to Dylan, Springsteen, Rodriguez, Pink Floyd and the likes of. Not to mention the country music that came with growing up in south west NSW.
Warde has received accolades for his songwriting in:
- USA International Songwriting Competition. - "Rifles" (Tall Stories)
- Australian Songwriters Competition - "Sunnier" (Most Things Lose Their Shine)
- Unsigned Only (USA) - Most Things Lose Their Shine (title track)
Brother Jim Norton
After completing his Bachelor of Classical Guitar Tim has toured throughout Europe performing both solo and in ensembles. But Tim plays many genres. He loves rock, country and folk. He is heavily influenced by Neil young, Leo Kottke, David Gilmore, Frank Zappa & Jimmy Page.
Outlaw Cousin Pete Norton
Former member of the 90's band Swordfish come dread-locked punk rocker now mellowed to be playing the new genre of Southern Leeton Rock., much to his punk fans' displeasure. Who would have thought there was so much sensitivity in those fingers?
The Nortons as a whole
Despite the Norton joviality this is a seriously good band with fine musicians and a heap of songs that all have their own individual flavour.
There is real and sincere energy when the band plays and when they all begin to sing it creates a big heartwarming sound. The songs are about life - and for the band life is about the songs.
As we often say - we are not going to stand here and blow wind up our own arses. We are just going to play our songs and let the rest take care of itself!
When that is done we we will get back to the fireplace and continue writing the book of Nortonology.