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!..
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/