And the Mood Swings
'Norine Braun and the Mood Swings'is a bluesy romp with a few surprises! Recorded live on the web, it captures the essence of her live act and was produced by Norine in association with her band and mixed by James Bowers. Norine Braun and the Mood Swings CD won the 2003 'CD of the Year Awards' at kweevak.com. They were presented as one of the Top-50 CDs sent to the website kweevak.com in the 2002 calendar year. In the opinion of the judges these CDs represented the best submissions received for the year in terms of musical quality, production and overall theme! The winners were revealed during an exclusive announcement on the worldwide Kweevak.com Radio Show. Frontliner Blues captured the #1 spot for 7 weeks in row on Vancouver mp3.com blues charts as of September 25, 2003! The dazzling and dynamic line up on the CD are Bill Waldron on drums, Roger Skinner on keys, Rick Law on bass and Mark McKenzie on lead guitar and harmony vocals. Norine's repertoire ranges from ethereal, reflective moods to sizzling bluesy rock that test the limit of popular music. After winning Factor's new talent Demo award Norine independently released her first original CD, 'Modern Anguish', in the autumn of 1996.'Miles To Go', her second original collection contains both sophisticated musings and simple pinings, exploring the darker undercurrents of her psyche.' Crow' is a departure into dreamland and the eclectic soundscapes defying the typical pop album sound. Now and Zen is her latest award winning album and incorporates blues, rock, ambient and soul. ****LISTEN to all 5 of Norine's independent releases especially her latest CD NOW AND ZEN listed on the side panel of Try This.