The Nortons - Covers & Originals
Cover Band available for hire, based in Victoria
This Melbourne based guitar duet have been performing together since 2003.
Since early 2006 they have began performing the guitar and vocal duet - The Nortons.
Don't expect the latest top 40!
Don't expect the standards!
Expect raw energy, fine blitzing guitar work and powerful vocals as 'The Nortons' create their versions of songs from some of the great songwriters and bands of modern musical times.
'The Nortons' are not just a cover band. They also have, in their swag of songs, some great original music.
The show is one that is never really planned. They take a long hard look at their audience and then they just start naming songs to each other. Then as they play there seems to be a language known as 'Nortism' that is communicated between them.
When Tim studied for his Bachelor in classical guitar at VCA he was considered to be in the top 10 of Australia's young classical guitarists. Yet his true passion has always been for rock music.
He has since played with several bands and artists including, Ephorgy, Matt Pitt, Debra Byrne and The Disappointments.
The Disappointments have supported many Australian acts including Paul Kelly, Mark Seymor and John Butler Trio.
Tim has also embarked on a variety of solo classical tours around Australia and performed throughout Italy, Germany and Ireland.
Over the past 10 years Warde has released 3 albums and toured extensively throughout regional Australia, Germany and Switzerland as a solo artist.
He has also performed with his own band which, over the years, has included artists such as Greg Arnold (Things of Stone and Wood) Jen Anderson, Mark Wallace and Paul Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything) and Ian Kitney (Tim Rogers and the Temperance Union)
His song 'Rifles' from his 3rd album - 'Tall Stories' was judged 3rd in the Rock genre of the International Songwriting Competition (11,000 entrants world wide, judges included BB King & Rob Thomas - Matchbox 20).