wakingNorman is an exciting, original rock band from Dallas, Texas. With thoughtful lyrics and songs that draw from pop, rock, jazz, and funk, wakingNorman’s sound is unique. In addition to their special blending of styles, wakingNorman’s sound is fresh because of their unusual instrumentation including electric violin and electric acoustic guitar. This combination of style-blending and atypical instrumentation creates a distinctive chorus of pleasing sounds that can only be described as wakingNorman.
The much anticipated album "wN Live,” is now available online and at all wN shows. The album includes a special bonus track of 'One Heart' the studio version.
wakingNorman has shared the stage with numerous national and regional acts including: Blue October, Vanessa Carlton, Counting Crows, Reckless Kelly, Blues Traveler, Deep Blue Something, Pat Green, Live, Monte Montgomery, Vallejo, Third Eye Blind, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Vertical Horizon and the Goo Goo Dolls.
wakingNorman has also played some mentionable venues such as the Chevy Main Stage at the State Fair of Texas, Six Flags over Texas, 8.0’s in Fort Worth and the Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas, TX just to name a few.
wakingNorman has also donated their time to community events such as Operation: Entertain the Troops, the Uptown Borden Run benefiting the Special Olympics, and the White Rock Marathon."
Over the past year, wakingNorman has cultivated a tenacious staff that works around the clock, laboring for the ultimate success of this band. This team includes: business manager/financial manager; booking agents; investors; lawyer; accountant; sound engineer/production manager; merchandise manager; webmaster.
wakingNorman is Troy Mayfield on lead vocals, Mike Horne on violin and vocals, Nick Knirk on guitar and vocals, Gino Iglehart on drums, and Wes Stephenson on bass.