Friday 22nd June 9pm: Printers Playhouse, Grove Road, Eastbourne
Norman Baker with Duncan Campbell
Norman performed only original material, including his new album Staying Blue in its entirety.
Sunday 24th June 8:30pm: Florence House, Seaford
The Reform Club
For the children’s charity The Youth Counselling Project
From the new album by Norman Baker – ‘Staying Blue’
Available from Angel Air Records HERE
NORMAN BAKER is lead singer/co-songwriter with THE REFORM CLUB who to date have released two albums. “Staying Blue” is his first solo effort and is an eclectic mix of blues, country, jazz and folk songs. The album’s opening track is “Shipping Forecast” with a wonderful blend of folk/sea shanty. Norman can write a song and sing the heck out of it. This album showcases elite musicianship and really enjoyable songwriting.
Formed in the 1980’s The Reform Club was initially a covers’ band that performed in and around the Lewes area. Rare performance footage of this line up surface on TV from time to time.
In 2012 Norman decided that he wanted to write and record an album of original songs and press it to vinyl. He persuaded songwriter Mike Phipps to help him achieve this. In March 2013 the first Reform Club album was released. Entitled “Always Tomorrow” the album achieved significant press and media coverage with the single “Piccadilly Circus” being featured prominently. The media campaign was further helped by an enthusiastic interview by Jeremy Vine on his BBC2 radio programme and an extensive set of write ups in The Sunday Times.
During the summer parliamentary recess of 2014, Norman led a new line up of The Reform Club back to the studio to make a second album. Provisionally entitled “Never Yesterday”. This new album was once again produced and engineered by Dr Simon Scardanelli at his ViVid studio in Brighton and was released on January 16th 2016.
Norman Baker released his solo album “Staying Blue” on April 6th 2018.