At A Glance

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Left: Zander Brown (Guitarist). Right: Taylor-Grace (Vocalist)

Photography: Paul Murray

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  • With the band originating in the North of England, Not Now Norman are based in Scotland and the North East of the UK

  • Since the release of their debut EP in September 2020, they have had all of their tracks released to date played on BBC Introducing North East as well as on Total Rock Radio

  • They have also been featured on BBC Introducing Live Sessions in the North East

  • They were Runners up in NE Volume Battle of the Bands 2022

  • They are currently in the final stages of the prestigious M2TM Battle of the Bands, the winner of which will perform at Bloodstock this year

  • Their debut album ‘Its Not This One’ is scheduled for release in November 2022 accompanied by a tour of the UK.

  • They are scheduled to perform at Lindisfarne Festival, Northumberland Pride Festival and a number of smaller festivals this year

  • They have already headlined several Rock Gigs around the UK in the short time since lockdown ended, and have many more booked through the rest of this year.

  • In 2021, they were named one of the  'TOP TEN LIVE ACTS TO SEE' by NE Volume Magazine

  • In 2020, they were nominated for several awards including 'Band of the Year' and 'EP of the Year' by Nova Radio, as well as 'Best Alt Act' by RADIO WIGWAM

  • They have 2 music videos that were filmed/produced and edited by the band that features many of their fans

  • During the the pandemic the band performed nightly live-streamed covers and their own music to their audience on Facebook. These livestreams have continued and presently number almost 500 with full engagement from viewers, and they have a fast growing following as a result

  • During the pandemic, the band played at online festivals including Rock the Lockdown and Live Jam at Lockdown, in the latter of which they achieved the the highest engagement of all the performers (over 100) involved 

  • Before the pandemic started, they supported other bands such as The Scott Michael Cavanagh Band, Follow Deep, Ashes of Iron and LazyRave

PRESS, REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS

"If lockdown hadn’t decimated live gigs for the last twelve months, Not Now Norman should – if there’s any justice in the world – have been storming stages across the UK" - ANR Factory

"If Jack Daniels and Coke had a Soundtrack, Not Now Norman would be on it" - RISE NEWCASTLE

"...make some time to see this band live in action before they’re opening for Metallica"

- NE VOLUME MAGAZINE

"Not Now Norman are the ultimate rock powerhouse." - The Music Files

"Not Now Norman are the powerhouse quartet you need in your life" - Chloe Mogg

"You really need to get this band in your life, do it now!" - With Just A Hint Of Mayhem

"Not Now Norman have honed a diverse sound that’s largely feisty rock that makes you want to belt out the words" -  GigRadar

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VIDEOS

TRACK : Shut Your Mouth.

RELEASE DATE : 23rd of April 2021

Music video features members of our fanbase and other artists.

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TRACK : End of the Day.

ALBUM/EP : The End of the Day

RELEASE DATE : 29th of May 2020

Music video features members of our fanbase.

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BAND BIO

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Despite leaving college with a degree and going for several interviews, nobody was willing to take on singer Taylor-Grace, due to her disabilities. It wasn’t until guitarist Zander Brown approached her to do lighthearted recording sessions as a confidence booster that it was discovered that Taylor had a hidden talent ... an incredible singing voice. As well as expanding her vocal range, the band has also grown into 4 members with the talented Caitlin Gibson on bass and the loud, passionate Duncan Brown on drums. 

Known for their sassy vocals, blunt delivery as well as their confrontational and in-your-face lyrics with a personal message, Not Now Norman perform as a punchy Intergenerational Hard Rock/Alternative Rock Band.  With their debut EP 'The End of the Day' and their latest single 'Shut Your Mouth' the band have grown in popularity across the North East and beyond. Since their debut single in 2019, they have supported bands such as LazyRave, Follow Deep and Ashes of Iron, they have been nominated for awards and have been played several times on BBC Introducing In The North East.

In the past 2 years since they formed, Not Now Norman show no signs of slowing down. At the beginning of the pandemic Not Now Norman began livestreaming their music on their Facebook page and continue to do so. Reaching over 480 livestreams, they have quickly developed a loyal fanbase and have taken part in online festivals such as 'Rock the Lockdown' and 'Live Jam at Lockdown' where they got the largest reach views during the event. They have also played at festivals and events such as Lindisfarne Fest 2021 and RISE Newcastle - Summer Sesh 2

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MEET THE BAND

TAYLOR-GRACE - VOCALS

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Truth be told I don’t have any experience on the music circuit other than with Not Now Norman. I didn’t sing in the school play other than in the choir, I didn’t start a band in High School or anything like that. Growing up I spent a lot of time singing to myself in my bedroom where no one could hear me. My Dad, Zander Brown, has been in a few bands and I used to tag along and watch the show. One of my earliest memories was Zander playing guitar on stage in Aberdeen. I used to daydream that one day that would be me on stage but back then I was too shy to mention it. I remember when I was little, my Mum would blast P!NK and The CuLT in the car when we were on our way to hospital appointments and I would picture the same thing.

 

I graduated college in 2016 and started looking for work, but with having disabilities I found it difficult to find employment. It started to take its toll on my mental health so to try and lift my morale, I started recording sessions with Zander. We started with Sweet Child O Mine, one of my favourite tracks. Half way through the first take, Zander stopped the recording and said ‘You didn’t tell me you could sing’. And thats what started this whole thing. I went to Newcastle to learn how to sing properly and we started writing our own tracks. The rest you could say is history.

ZANDER BROWN - GUITAR

I picked up the guitar in 1975 as a teenager who wished he was in Black Sabbath!

Since then I played in bands for way too many years to remember, playing nothing but cover songs. I used to try to throw a few of my riffs at various bands with a view to writing our own stuff but I was always met by an ‘are you completely mad?’ look. Taylor-Grace was the first person with who I have been able to indulge my creative style and start writing songs with. I've never even wanted to look at playing cover songs ever again. To say Im really enjoying the ride would be an understatement. It’s a total blast playing live to people with songs you were involved in writing.

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DUNCAN BROWN - DRUMS

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For someone who started off as a guitarist in his early teens, I haven't done too bad to learn drums. I started to play drums back in Music College in Edinburgh when I was 18 and managed to get good quick for someone who never played before

Not 100% sure what drove me to drums but the moment I started to groove and play along with people jamming and practicing, it just screamed at me 'Thats what I want to do'. The happiness I can feel when being behind a kit is amazing. To play drums all the time would be a dream come true.

I also started to pay attention to drums more often in songs and I realised how much a drummer can make or break a song

From listening to drummers like the sensational John Bonham from Led Zeppelin to Joey Jordison from Slipknot, my inspirations to drum come from all ranges of music. My biggest influences are John Bonham, Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch, session musician Benny Greg and Youtube drummer El Estepario Siberiano

CAITLIN GIBSON

To say ‘music is my passion’ would be an understatement. Before becoming a bassist, I learned piano from the age of 7, later transitioning to the bass guitar in high school. I went on to study music at college, achieving my Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree this year. I love the excitement of live performance, from how the crowd interacts with the music to collaborating with other musicians. Supporting female artists in the music industry is very important to me. I draw my inspiration from bass icons such as Carol Kaye, Ida Nielsen, Suzi Quatro, Gail Ann Dorsey and Tina Weymouth to name a few. Joining Not Now Norman, a female fronted rock band, is something I am thrilled to be a part of.

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LINKS

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MANAGEMENT AND BOOKING

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Name: Andy Turner

Website: www.pure-power.co.uk

Email: ppdmanagement@outlook.com
Phone: 07598363800

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