Renowned saxophonist, guitarist, percussionist and songwriter Steve Norman was an iconic figure in Spandau Ballet. The band have had multiple hit singles including True, Gold and Through the Barricades and sold over 25 million records worldwide while earning numerous multi-platinum awards. Steve wrote the band’s songs “Motivator & “Once More” as well as the legendary saxophone solo from the classic “True“.
Now Steve Norman has announced a show in Cardiff. This follows hugely successful sell out dates around Europe in 2017 including several in London. Steve, accompanied by his five-piece band, will perform brand-new solo material, classic Spandau Ballet tracks as well as material from the acts that have influenced his path to stardom.
Some of Steve’s career highlights include performing at the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium, the Free Nelson Mandela concert and being involved on Band Aid’s Christmas classic ‘Do They Know Its Christmas’. More recently Spandau Ballet released a critically acclaimed documentary movie about the band’s story called “Soul Boys Of The Western World” that premiered at the SXSW music Festival in Austin Texas.
When Spandau Ballet was on hiatus in the 90’s, Steve moved to Ibiza and discovered his love for club & dance music. He worked with numerous musicians and producers such as Lenny Krarup, Nacho Sotomayor, Rafa Peletey, Ketama, Stefan Zauner (Münchener Freiheit) and DJ Pippi. Steve was also involved in various projects & compilations: that included Funky Jack “Saxomatic” „Made in Ibiza Chills n Thrills” Compilation, Hed Kandi (Ministry Of Sound), Byron Stingily von “Ten City”, Angie Brown, Sybil, Alison Limerick, Jeremy Healy and Brandon Block.
In addition to these dance projects, Steve played saxophone, guitar, percussion, and sang for and with Earl Slick (David Bowie guitarist), Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie bass player), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Kim Wilde and Holy Holy feat. ex-“Spiders from Mars” Woody Woodmansey, Tony Visconti (David Bowie producer), Glen Gregory (Heaven 17) & Marc Almond.
Steve recently finished a UK tour with Mike Garson (David Bowie pianist) and is a regular special guest for Steve Harley. However, he achieved a personal goal when he performed with the legend that is Iggy Pop.
- Fans can catch Steve at Cardiff’s Acapela Studio on 27th July.