Normanton Street’s sound is lyrically focused with three distinct vocals, jazz influenced guitars, warm bass grooves and tight rhythmic drums.
Based in Brighton, the four members consist of Ned, Nicholson, Phoebe, and Nico. Ned and Nicholson (both on bass, guitar, and vocals) have been close friends since childhood, and lived on the same street in Bradford where they grew up. Together they grew up making music in various formats and line ups, and would jam at local bars after moving to Brighton, until they stumbled across Phoebe (vocals) one night after a show at The Mesmerist bar. The trio put together a Lauryn Hill cover, but soon realised that their unique chemistry could not be limited to one song. Normanton Street took shape, with Nico completing the puzzle on drums after blowing away the group as a dep.
Since then, Normanton Street have quickly amassed a loyal following of fans around the world off musical prowess and a lot of hard work. In the last 18 months, they’ve played gigs and festivals across the UK, Europe and US, including France, Spain, Croatia, Belgium, Holland and Austin (Texas). As well as opening for high-profile artists like the legendary Talib Kweli and Mercury-nominated poet Kate Tempest. Meanwhile, Normanton Street’s success has made them favourites in their home town of Brighton, with support from local radio stations Juice FM, Radio Reverb, and local independent label Tru Thoughts, who have featured their music on shows and podcasts. In summer 2016, they were selected as The Independent’s ‘New Music of the Week’. This momentum attracted attention from various booking agents and venues over in New York, which is where the band will be playing four shows during the first week of December.
The band go into 2017 with their debut performance at PizzaExpress Jazz Club on Thursday 2nd February before jetting off back to New York City in March for another short tour of the US.