Couple Of Gigs Next Week

Jeremy and I will be playing a duo gig Spit & Sawdust in South London on Wednesday the 16th of May. We had a great time playing there last Valentine’s Day and are happy to get back there. Then Grace Solero will be playing a full-band (FULL VOLUME!) gig Thursday the 17th of May at Dublin Castle in Camden. Always a good laugh down there. Would love for you to join us for one, or both!

April’s Looking Busy

Lots of cool gigs coming up in April. We have the release party for the new Grace Solero semi-acoustic album happening on April 20 in the swanky Aces & Eights basement venue. We’re also getting outta town for some shows in Reading and Leicester. Road trip! I’m also excited to do a rare solo gig in support of Pepe Belmonte and his band at the Fiddler’s Elbow on April 10. Might get some friends up to help me out though. In the meantime, trying to work on some song ideas that I’ve had for a while. Some new ideas too!

Tube Station Dance Parties and Gigs Coming Up!

Hey there, it’s been a busy few days here. Norton Money had our first Whiskey Symposium gig of 2018 last Thursday and then Saturday night, an impromptu dance party happened when I was busking at Leicester Square tube station. It was really nice to see all the smiles surrounding me and everyone singing along. It went on for a good 20 or 30 minutes until the Underground guys put a stop to it because of overcrowding worries. Simon Dwain Kalavazides came across the scene and did a great job filming the unfolding drama and now the video has been viewed like 20,000 times. So a big thanks goes out to Simon! It would be great if all those people showed up at our gig at the Folks this Sunday, haha. We’re also playing the Spit and Sawdust on Valentine’s Day. It’s given me a lot of good energy, this support from friends, family and strangers. Thanks so much, everyone!

2018!

Alright, music fans! We had a great launch party in December for Norton Money’s “The Ballad Of Hi & Lo” at Aces & Eights. Thanks so much for everyone who made it! Fun to play all the songs on the album for the first time, plus we fit some others in as well. Happy to have it launched out into the world. Woohoo!

We have some gigs coming up in February so check out the gig page for all the details. First gig of 2018 will be the “Emperor Norton’s Whiskey Symposium” on Feb. 1 at Aces & Eights. Join us!

New Album Release Party Coming Up!

We’re pretty excited to have a Friday night party for the new Norton Money album. It’s coming up on December 15 and you should come on down and join us! It’s in the basement venue at Aces & Eights and we’re having support from Annexe The Moon. After we play our set, we’ll have a bit of a dance party. Yeah! Hope you can make it!

California Coming Home

Jeremy and I are looking forward to playing a couple duo gigs in a couple weeks out West. I played a fun show last week with my friends Chris Jones and PJ Weston at the Pioneer in Woodside. Good fun switching instruments and messing around. Norton Money has finalized the Album Release Party for Friday, December 15 in the basement venue at Aces & Eights in Tufnell Park, London. So excited to celebrate “The Ballad Of Hi & Lo” with you! Also, we’re looking forward to hanging out at the Hardly, Strictly Festival next weekend at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. So many cool things happening!

Grazie, Ferrara!

Anna, Jamie and I were invited to play at the Ferrara Buskers Festival in Italy a few weeks ago. Jeremy was invited too but couldn’t make it due to prior commitments. We had a great time playing every day of the 10-day festival and met loads of people from all over the place. It was incredible to have such attentive, gracious and encouraging crowds at every show we played. We set up on narrow streets, beautiful piazzas and even in the courtyard of the castle. And I tell you, there’s a reason papparazzi is an Italian word. I don’t think any of us ever had our picture taken so frequently and simultaneously. We met a lot of other great musicians from all over the world and got to eat 3 meals a day with them in the hotel. Hotel Astra was full of buskers and it was always fun to walk down the hallways and hear the sounds of fiddles, kazoos, trumpets, djembes and guitars coming from behind closed doors. Lots of good stories out of these few days! Thanks to Katie Ferrara for hooking us up with the gig and to Stefano Bottoni and Roberta Galeotti for having us over!

On The Cusp

So we’re in the planning stages for some cool shows, including the Norton Money “The Ballad Of Hi & Lo” record release party. Sometimes planning stages go on for longer than you’d want (like in this case) but I’m happy to report that we’re getting there. Stay tuned for the update!

What else has been happening? Well, Anna, Jamie and I were invited to play at the Ferrara Buskers Festival in Italy a few weeks ago. Jeremy was invited too but couldn’t make it due to prior commitments. We had a great time playing every day of the 10-day festival and met loads of people from all over the place. It was incredible to have such attentive, gracious and encouraging crowds at every show we played. We set up on narrow streets, beautiful piazzas and even in the courtyard of the castle. And I tell you, there’s a reason papparazzi is an Italian word. I don’t think any of us ever had our picture taken so frequently and simultaneously. We met a lot of other great musicians from all over the world and got to eat 3 meals a day with them in the hotel. Hotel Astra was full of buskers and it was always fun to walk down the hallways and hear the sounds of fiddles, kazoos, trumpets, djembes and guitars coming from behind closed doors. Lots of good stories out of these few days! Thanks to Katie Ferrara for hooking us up with the gig and to Stefano Bottoni and Roberta Galeotti for having us over!

Looking forward to California sun. Hope you’re all well!

“The Ballad Of Hi & Lo” Is Out!

Our new record is officially out! It’s been a pretty long process but we’re really happy that it’s come to fruition. Still working on the specifics of a full-on record release party in London but we’re looking at September to do that. Check out the store to buy it on CD or iTunes. If you want to download it, we’d prefer if you bought it at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/nortonmoney3 as we get a bigger piece of the action there than on iTunes.

Maverick Festival was super fun. We played the Barn Friday night to an enthusiastic crowd and got to play a few tunes on the little stage by the Saloon on Saturday morning. Enjoyed stellar sets from the likes of Albert Lee, Hang Wangford, Hymn For Her, Terra Lightfoot, Roman’ Jasmine, Britt Gully and Don Gallardo. I got to do some singing on “Lost Highway” with Don, Travis Stock, Dorothy Daniel from The Danberrys and Hannah Aldridge, along with BJ Cole on pedal steel and Jay Shaw on drums as part of the Hank Williams’ tribute in the Peacock. Great weekend!

Norton Money has quite a few shows coming up this month, so try to make it down to one of them. Happy Summer!

Back In The Saddle

Did you know Norton Money has a record coming out? Yeah, it’s coming out this week! We’ll be playing the Maverick Festival this Friday and will have it for sale. Then we’re gonna have a record release party in London later in the summer. Stay tuned for the details on that!