The new album November 2019
"Wry songwriting reminiscent of Nick Lowe at his best." Findlay Napier
"Cleverly orchestrated songs (pedal steel, or cello, or oboe and cor anglais, piano, harmonica) help give a contemplative, sober depth to the understated, personal songs." Spirit of Progressive Rock
"A quietly contemplative album that needs you to listen to the words." FATEA
"Excellent. I can really recommend this." Nick Toczek
"This is one of my favourites of Norman’s albums." Andrew C Ferguson
(Full review here)
"Pretty impressive." Adrian Whittaker
"The whole is tastefully understated. The guest musicians are just right." Chas Nicholson
I'm a singer-songwriter based in Edinburgh. My influences are the classic 60s and 70s songwriters, particularly Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, and other masters like Nick Cave, David Byrne and Richard Thompson. As well as myself and my own music I also write here about the non-mainstream artists who inspired me to get writing, such as the Incredible String Band and Jonathan Richman.
As well as my singer-songwritery life you can find a fair bit here about soundscapes and ambient guitar reflecting my love of Fripp and Eno.