Norman Foote, born Norman Mervyn Barrington-Foote claims his name forced him to develop a sense of humour at an early age.
“My parents’ record collection was a big influence on me which included Nat King Cole, Harry Belafonte, Satchmo, Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis,” Foote jokes in his biography.
“I was probably the only five-year-old that could sing Swanee and California Here I Come note for note in Kindergarten.”
Foote will hold a concert with Nesika Elementary School students as his chorus in the gymnasium at the Lake City Secondary School Columneetza campus April 11 starting at 7 p.m.
The concert is a fundraiser for Nesika students Chase Lamont and Summer Singleton who are fighting cancer. Tickets are $10 and available at the school.
At age 11, Foote’s parents gave him his first guitar.
At 20 he left his Vancouver home to tour Australia and New Zealand as a street performer and songster. There he developed his interest in puppetry and comedy.
His concert features songs from his JUNO award-winning album Love My New Shirt; album Always Be Yourself and inspirations from his global tours.
Many of his 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 Let’s Sing A Song.