Multi- instrumentalist and songwriter, Nick Norton, has performed, written and recorded with a multitude of artists over the last 20 years. He is drummer for Australian rock icons, The Angels, and a writer on the band’s two recent studio albums. He has also played extensively on the national circuit with seminal Australian songwriters, Brewster Brothers.
A regular on the Sydney scene, Nick is kept busy freelancing as a guitarist, vocalist and drummer (and occasional bassplayer). Past projects have seen him play with NY based songstress Sandrine, and his own band GangAwry with whom, as chief songwriter, he signed publishing and record deals to Harry Vanda’s Flashpoint Music. He crooned as vocalist with jazz lounge act, Acca Daiquiris, for a five year stint as well.
On top of recording duties with the aforementioned artists, other sessions have included laying down funk guitar and bass for renowned Deep House music acts, Random Soul, Husky and Yogi.
As songwriter/ bandleader under his own moniker, Nick pursues a unique creative route, performing as guitarist/ vocalist with some of Australia’s finest jazz/ groove musicians including Tim Fisher (James Morrison) and Paul Derricott (Aloe Blacc).
Nick Norton is Sydney’s finest source of street funk & soul songcraft, dappled with jazz/rock inflections. Featuring Nick’s smart songwriting and arrangements, his band deliver irresistible grooves and feisty improvisation. Paul Derricott (drums), Tim Fisher (keys), Tim Wilson (bass) Nick Norton (guitar/ vocals).