Norman Nardini, longtime Pittsburgh rock'n roller wrote the lyric "I've Been Doin It For Years Before Ya All Was Here" in 1979. Twenty five years later, he's still doin it.
Norman spent the late 60's and early 70's doing covers and learning the ropes. In 1971, while living in Boston and attending the Berklee School of Music, Nardini spent a week playing guitar for music legend Big Mama Thornton and George "Harmonica' Smith at The Jazz Workshop. In 1975, as bass player for rock band "Diamond Reo", he got his first national release and toured extensively through 1978 performing on shows with Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Canned Heat, Kansas, Rush & Kiss. It was a great education. After two more releases, 1976's "Dirty Diamonds" on the Kama Sutra label and 1978's "Ruff Cuts" on Mad Dog Records. Norman left the band to start "Norman Nardini & The Tigers", his first shot as lead singer, lead guitar and chief song writer.
The 1981 release "Eatin Alive", recorded live at Cleveland's legendary Agora Club, received a 4 Star Review from Rolling Stone's record guide. The Tigers toured together through 1986. 1983 saw the CBS release of "Norman Nardini and The Tigers", which featured Norman's longtime friend, Jon Bon Jovi, on background vocals. In 1987, CBS released "Love Dog" which featured Rick Derringer, Dr. John and Paul Schaeffer.
Throughout the 90's, Norman continued touring and released 3 CDs on the New York City custom label "Circumstantial". 1991's "This Ole Train" brought Norman over to Germany for a tour with the Blues Brothers, 1994's, "Breakdown In Paradise" and 1996's, "It's Alive". In 1998, Moondog Records released "There Was A Time". Through the years, Norman has continued to develop his guitar playing, song writing skills and stage persona. At this time, we are proud to present "Redemption". This brand new recording of 16 Norman songs written between 1977 1988 features longtime drummer/singer (24 years), Whitey Clyde Cooper and longtime bass player,/singer Harry Bottoms (17 years). Also, Herman Granti appears as special guest on keyboards along with Phil Brontz on Tenor Sax.
Norman Nardini is known as the "Manful! Handful"cause he plays ruff. He's the high priest from the church of rock'n roll. He can talk the talk, cause he paid the toll. He's a man with no bling-bling, who calls himself the "Uncrowned King". Is Ya Been Redeemed?