Born: October 28 Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
Bassist/solo artist/clinician Norm Stockton travels extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan. He has been profiled in Bass Player magazine (12/95 & 2/10) and is recognized by many as one of the premier bassists today. From 2006-2012, he was the touring and recording bassist with chart-topping worship artist (and former Steve Perry guitarist) Lincoln Brewster. He currently performs with Grammy-winning singer Bobby Kimball (original lead vocalist with TOTO).
As a solo artist, he has released two instrumental projects that have garnered widespread acclaim from around the globe. His recently-released 2nd solo project, Tea In The Typhoon, features stellar guest artists John Patitucci, Gregg Bissonette, Lincoln Brewster, Michael Manring, Etienne Mbappe and more, and further affirms Norm's reputation as a world-class bassist and composer.
Norm has performed or recorded with such artists as:
Dominique Di Piazza (John McLaughlin)
Bobby Kimball (TOTO)
Steve Laury (solo artist, Fattburger)
Mandisa (American Idol)
Rob Mullins (solo artist, The Crusaders)
David Pack (Ambrosia)
Darlene Zschech (Hillsong)
and many more.
Norm is also known internationally as a bass educator and clinician. His bass instructional dvd series, Grooving for Heaven (now distributed by Alfred Publishing), has sold extensively in the United States and abroad. His instructional site (www.ArtOfGroove.com) serves subscribers from around the world. He has conducted master classes or is adjunct faculty at Concordia University, Hope International University, Biola University, The Los Angeles Music Academy, and more. He also serves as the bass columnist for Christian Musician magazine.
Norm lives in Orange County, CA, with his wife and daughters.
Tea In The Typhoon
Track listing: At the Behest of Penelope & 26; Close Reach Home; Sunday Bloody Sunday; Tea In the Typhoon; Runway 19R;...But I Play One On TV (I'm Not A Fuzoid); Send In the Clowns; Grace Once More; Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Rockefeller Forest; Let Me Not Forget; Eternal Father, Strong To Save (Bonus Track).
Personnel: Norm Stockton: basses; Gregg Bissonette: drums; Lincoln Brewster: guitar; Keith Felch: saxophones, clarinets; Tony Guerrero: trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Manring: basses; Etienne Mbappe: basses, vocals; Rob Mullins: keyboards; David Owens: drums, percussion; John Patitucci: basses; Sachi Patitucci: cello; Rob Rinderer: keyboards; Kevin Rogers: guitar; Larry Williams: trumpet, flugelhorn.
Pondering the Sushi
Track listing: The Race; Pondering the Sushi; I'll Return for You; Blessed; Roxanne; A Tender NAMM Moment; 14:12; The & Pearls of Monterey; Autumn in Kingston; The Star Spangled Banner; Come Before Winter; Giavonna Marie; Veggie Soup (Bonus Track).
Personnel: Norm Stockton: basses; Susie Alldredge: keyboard; John Carlson: saxophone; Keith Felch: saxophone; Kamau Kenyatta: keyboard; Steve Laury: guitar; Rod Lincoln: drums, loops; Bird Brett Matson: voice; Rob Mullins: keyboards; David Owens: drums; Aaron Redfield: percussion, drum programming; Kevin Rogers: guitars, vocal; Ray Stockton: acoustic guitar; Tomoko Stockton: koto; Regan Wickman: trombone; Scott Wilkie: keyboards; Larry Williams: trumpet, flugelhorn.
As A Side Musician
Today Is The Day
Track listing: Today Is The Day; Everywhere I Go; Give Him Praise; God You Reign; The Arms Of My Savior; This Love; The Power Of Your Name; The Love Of God; Salvation Is Here; Let Your Glory Shine.
Personnel: Lincoln Brewster: guitars, vocals, bass, keys, drum programming; Norm Stockton: bass, vocals; Mike Johns: drums, vocals; Darlene Zschech: vocals; Israel Houghton: vocals; Chris Montez Miller: keyboards, vocals; Steve Padilla: keyboards; Jeffrey B. Scott: keyboards, vocals; Shannon Scott: vocals; Margie Ruiz: vocals; Darnisha Taylor: vocals; Paul Woodruff: vocals.
A Dangerously Groovy Christmas
The Outtengrand Orchestra
Track listing: Good Christian Men, Rejoice; Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella; O Holy Night; I Wonder As I Wander; God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen; The Wassail Song / Gesu Bambino; Do You Hear What I Hear?; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; Little Drummer Boy; O Come All Ye Faithful; Funky Christian Men, Rejoice.
Personnel: Keith Felch: woodwinds; David Owens: drums, percussion; Rob Rinderer: keyboards; Norm Stockton: bass; Brian Swerdfeger: guitars; Mike Fotch: percussion; Greg Holmes: accordion; Mitch Ross: percussion; Steve Watts: acoustic guitar; Danny Ybarra: percussion.
Let The Praises Ring: The Best of Lincoln Brewster
Track listing: Everlasting God; All to You; Love the Lord; Let the Praises Ring; Everybody Praise the Lord; Lord I Lift Your Name On High; All I Really Want; All the Earth Will Sing Your Praises; Majestic; The Power of Your Love; Shout to the Lord; He's All I Need; Everyday; Take Me Higher (Ps. 73:25); What Kind of Man; You Are Good; Here I Am to Worship (instrumental).
Track listing: Gloria Ann; Vineland Dreams; Let's Stay Together; When Dreams Come True; The Moon Beneath the Clouds; I'll Be There; Cara Mia; Lullaby For Laura; 59th Street; Angel.
Personnel: Steve Laury: guitar; Ed Graves: vocals; Kevin Hennessy: bass; Duncan Moore: drums; Bob Magnusson: acoustic bass; Mitch Manker: trumpet; James Raymond: keyboards; John Rekevics: saxophones, flute; Norm Stockton: bass, drum programming; Rob Whitlock: keyboards.
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Mission Viejo, CA
An extremely educational yet informal evening of lively music and highly practical suggestions related to developing and enhancing your effectiveness as a bassist.
Norm's "Grooving" clinics are a mixture of technique, approach/concept, gear talk, tips and further elaboration on topics found in Norm's acclaimed Grooving for Heaven instructional DVD series (in particular, the drum/bass relationship in an ensemble is examined in detail). Norm also demonstrates and explains a number of more advanced techniques as he performs tunes from his Pondering the Sushi and Tea In The Typhoon solo projects.
Gallien-Krueger amplification & speakers
Sibelius notation software
Pro Tools HD