Norman Foote, born Norman

Mervyn Barrington-Foote claims his name

forced him to develop a sense of humour at an early age. At age 11, Norman's parents gave him his first guitar, a finely crafted instrument from the Sears Catalogue.

When Norman was 20, he left his home in Vancouver, Canada to explore Australia and New Zealand, and made his living as a street performer and songster. Norman first developed an interest in puppetry and physical comedy through his association with a traveling theatre troupe in New South Wales, Australia.

Enthralled with music, props and comedy, Norman chose the only feasible solution - to combine all three.

His passion for music and comedy takes him throughout the world performing in concert halls and festivals in North America,  Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Middle East, concerts oversees for US troops and families,   and countless other performances.

His concert is a highly engaging experience featuring “Foote” classics and songs from his JUNO Award-Winning album “Love My New Shirt”.   Tunes from his 2013 release, “Always Be Yourself” are also played,  and of coarse appearances from his many live action props/puppets.

In the U.S. Norman's music has received Parent Choice & Nappa Gold Awards and in Canada he has been given Socan's Best Children’s Songwriter as well as West Coast Music Awards. Many of Norman's songs have been made into music videos including "Man Who Ran Away With The Moon" (Disney Records) and his most recent music videos "One Thousand Pennies" and "Lets Sing A Song".

Norman has gathered millions of fans (big and small) throughout the world and created a special niche for himself in the entertainment world.

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Drawing from his own experiences, Norman creates songs and stories that entertain regardless of age. He weaves imaginative word play with great melodies all to great effect

My Parent’s record collection was a big influence on me which included Nat King Cole, Harry Belefonte, Satchmo, Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis.  I was probably the only 5 year old that could sing Swanee and California Here I Come note for note in kindergarten”

But the entertainment didn’t end there! We were also lucky enough to have Juno Award Winner, Norman Foote keep us in stitches during his performance.  His interactive numbers, featuring athletes DJ Gilbert and Alex Evanshen, were definite highlights of the evening.       North Shore News Review  SOBV Diamond Gala July 2014

Norman Foote gave a command performance for Prime Minister Jean Chretien in Calgary.    The Prime Minister sang and clapped along to Norman’s song “Mainstreet Canada” and laughed heartily at Norman’s Talking Head routine.  Mr. Chretien quired at the microphone a few minutes later, “Norman, I want that puppet head so I can put it on the leader of the opposition party”.

Prime Minister Jean Chretien,  Calgary Herald