Warde Elliott & the Nortons

Performing their original music intermingled with versions of songs from some of their favourite songwriters Warde and his musical kin blend folk, rock and country into each set and sometimes into one song.  

Nothing programmed, nothing looped, and sometimes the plan just thrown out the window they will perform their take on each song with their own sound made up of acoustic guitar, electric guitar and piano while both Tim and Pete compliment Warde’s powerful voice with vocal harmonies.  

The band features Tim O’Donnell - lead guitar and Pete Batt - Piano with Warde on acoustic guitar and vocals. Drums and bass can be aded to the band when required.  

Warde, Tim and Pete have recently released a new album, Most Things Lose Their Shine. This is the 4th album of Warde’s songwriting for which he has received accolades in the USA International Songwriting Competition, Australian Songwriters Competition and Unsigned Only (USA). Always creating songs with heart felt and personal lyrics that many listeners can relate to.  

With a rawness, energy and passion in each performance they have endeared themselves to audiences throughout Australia and abroad.  

Warde Elliott

Slim Pickin's Norton
Vocals & acoustic guitar

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)

Tim O'Donnell  

Brother Jim Norton 
Lead Guitar & backing vocals

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.

Pete Batt  

Outlaw Cousin Pete Norton 
Piano & backing vocals   

Former member of the 90's band Swordfish come dread-locked punk rocker now mellowed to be playing the new genre of Southern NSW Rock., much to his punk fans' displeasure. Who would have thought there was so much sensitivity in those fingers? Pete