Spandau's Steve Norman To Play Sax At Symphony Hall show
Thursday, 14 June 2012 14:21
Spandau Ballet sax player, Steve Norman, has been recruited for the Symphony Hall, Birmingham special concert.
Steve Harley says: “With several tracks needing a Sax solo played like the originals, and other sax parts occurring throughout the albums – some within the orchestral arrangements – a really great player, one with genuine élan and a rock and soul attitude was needed. I’ve long been a Steve Norman admirer, and it means a great deal to me to know he’ll be playing my songs on stage on that very special night.”
Steve Norman told Steve he had been a fan as a schoolboy and owned both the first Cockney Rebel albums: “We used to take them to school and parade them around the Quad (playground); they were like a badge of honour! It’s amazing to think I’ll be playing those songs on stage, with the man himself. It sounds like a fantastic idea for a concert. I really look forward to it – provided I get to play Judy Teen as well!”
Steve H assured him that track will be included, and said he’ll try to find a way of involving the sax in the track. “I’ll do my best - just to please the great Norman!”
written by Reggie Cornwall , June 14, 2012
Sensational! Never thought of him, but an inspired choice. His "Gold" solo is alomost (almost!) as iconic as the guitar solo on MMS. Some great YouTube clips of Norman at work - "Steve Norman Sax" - inspired choice!!
written by Deborah , June 15, 2012
Oh wow ! How fantastic .this will be an unforgettable night . So Amazing.the inclusion of the saxaphone .this is everything I've. Waited for :-) magic through an open door. And who better to kick in and raise pulses on the likes of crazy Raver than a true Fan. Steve Norman has got to be a fine choice. He can't fail to get it Spot on . Being a Fan. Excellent .good call.
kids at Christmas! pails into insignificance :-)