Norman Beaker has been at the forefront of the British Blues scene for over 4 decades playing with:
Alexis Korner, Graham Bond, Jack Bruce, Tony Ashton, Paul Jones, Eric Burdon and many others.
BB King commented, “Norman is like a white Freddy King”, a compliment indeed, and not one wasted on the many artistes Norman has subsequently worked with including: BB King, Jimmy Rogers, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Fenton Robinson, Chuck Berry, Carey Bell James Booker, Jon Lord, Larry Garner and Ruby Turner to name just a few.
As of 2017 Norman was inducted into the Blues Hall of fame®, a prestigious recognition indeed and only a handful of UK artists can claim the same, those being Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce to name just two!..
Blues Hall of fame
The Norman Beaker band have recently released their new album ‘We Se Us Later’ (Sept 2017) and are permanently on the road in their own right as well as regular European outings with Larry Garner and of course Chris Farlowe for over 20 years. The band mix a blend of all types of blues full with energy and amass with humour.
Norman has now been inducted into the Blues Federation UK as an Honourable member, The Honorary Members of the UK Blues Federation are prominent people in the British Blues scene who act as our Ambassadors. They promote the activities of the UKBlues Federation and help us to achieve our goals, check it out here: http://www.ukblues.org/honorary-members/
Read more from an EarlyBlues,com Interview by Alan White chatting to Norman in more detail about his early life and other interests and also HERE with an interview from Blues@Greece.
NORMAN BEAKER DISCOGRAPHY
Year Album Artist
2015 Live in Belgrade – Norman Beaker Trio
2013 A Good Night in Vienna – Larry Garner
2013 Between the Lines – with John Price
2010 Live at the Tivoli – Larry Garner
2007 Manchester ’77 James Booker
2006 At Rockpalast Chris Farlowe
2006 At Rockpalast [DVD] Chris Farlowe
2005 Hungary for the Blues Chris Farlowe
2005 15 Years Live at Charleys – Guitar
2004 Rock & Roll Soldier – Chris Farlowe – Guitar / prod
2003 Bluesheart Miller Anderson Guitar
2003 Buxton ’95: The Alexis Korner Memorial Concert
2003 Farlowe That! Chris Farlowe
2002 I’m Your Man Rockin’ Sidney
2002 Who’s He Calling Me Him? Norman Beaker
2001 Beatles Blues [Indigo] Audio Production, Guitar, Producer
2001 Glory Bound Chris Farlowe Producer
2001 The Voice/Hotel Eingang Chris Farlowe Guitar,
1989 Into the Blues Norman Beaker Primary Artist
1999 Roadhouse Blues Guitar
1999 The Older I Get, The Better I Was Norman Beaker Primary Artist
1998 Blues Spectrum of Louisiana Red Louisiana Red Guitar
1998 The Voice Chris Farlowe Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Rhythm)
1997 Chicago Blues [JSP] Guitar
1997 Confessin’ the Blues [Indigo] Composer, Performer, , Primary Artist
1997 Indigo Blues Collection, Vol. 2 Composer
1997 Young Man’s Blues: (1989-1990) Lurrie Bell Guitar
1996 Alexis Korner Memorial Concert, Vol. 3 Guitar, Producer, Vocals
1996 Guilty Ruby Turner Guitar, Mixing, Producer
1996 Mick’s Back Mick Abrahams Bass, Brass Arrangement, Guitar (Rhythm)
1996 Sneakin’ Around Detonators Guitar, Liner Notes, Producer
1995 Alexis Korner Memorial Concert, Vol. 1 Composer, Producer
1995 Alexis Korner Memorial Concert, Vol. 2 Composer, Producer
1995 Alexis Korner Memorial Concert. Vol. 3 Guitar /voc/prod
1995 Breaking Out on Top Phil Guy Guitar
1995 No Free Rides: A Budget Blues Sampler Guitar
1995 Nothin’ But the Blues [Delta 1] Guitar
1995 This Is Blues, Vol. 1 Guitar
1994 Burnley National Blues Festival Guitar, Vocals
1994 Harpmaster Carey Bell Guitar
1994 Paul Jones Rhythm & Blues Show, Vol. 3 Guitar
1994 Timeless Tim Wheater Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
1989 Into the Blues Norman Beaker Primary Artist
1989 Modern Days,Lonely Nights – Primary Artist
1988 Harpslinger Carey Bell Guitar
1988 The Paul Jones Rhythm & Blues Show: The American Guests Guitar Vol 2
1988 The Paul Jones Rhythm & Blues Show. The American Guests- Guitar Vol 1
1987 I Once Was A Gambler – Phil Guy – Guitar
1986 Up Jumped the Blues . Various – Guiter / Producer
1985 It’s a Real Mutha Phil Guy Guitar
1984 Manchester Rhythm & Blues – Guitar / producer
1971 Blue Blood – Morning After – Primary Artist
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11 Responses to Biography
February 6, 2015 at 3:18 pm
Saw you with Chris Farlowe at the Borderline on 30/1/15. The gig was excellent – many thanks to Chris Farlowe and the Band. Question: who was the saxophonist that night? He was extraordinary, we’d love to catch his playing again.
norman beaker says:
April 6, 2015 at 9:15 pm
The sax player was Kim Nishikawara
Allan Knight says:
March 5, 2015 at 6:58 pm
Was at the Vonnies gig 4th March,with Chris Farlowe absolutely brilliant night, great to watch & hear these guys at the top of their game.
May 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm
Saw the band with Chris Farlowe in Newcastle last night. World class!
June 2, 2015 at 7:26 pm
Thank you Zander.
Norman Reid says:
August 14, 2015 at 3:14 pm
Great gig last night at The Black Box, with Chris.
Third visit in the last three years and the shows keep getting better. Looking forward to the next time.
Hans -Dieter Probst says:
September 24, 2015 at 2:13 pm
A fantastic Show at RockHouse SALZBURG . . . . 21.9.2015 . . Full of power and energy. . . Great gig ?
david edmondson says:
February 4, 2016 at 9:19 pm
norman beaker = jazz and blues of the highest order
no argument no debate just FACT
BRILLIANT (and I am nearing 70 years )
Bob Park says:
December 21, 2016 at 2:28 pm
Great gig at Newcastle Labour Club 15/12/16 backing Chris Farlowe one of the best Bluesbands I have ever had the pleasure of seeing.
Barrie Audis says:
February 13, 2017 at 8:17 pm
Excellent musicians. Seen the band in their own right, with Chris Farlowe & Larry Garner. Real professionals as their sound is always balanced & their playing so tight.
Gerhard Goels says:
March 30, 2017 at 5:31 pm
Since a Long time, i am a fan from him…he is a great musican, also his band…..i am very happy to see him soon in Vienna….
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