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.
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