Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lightning Strikes Twice!


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"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." Meister Eckhart.

My video, "Lightning Strikes Twice" is currently being promoted down south in the USA and is attracting attention from all over the music video programming spectrum such as: The Cool TV, reaching 12 million homes and R n R TV, which reaches 1.1 million viewers and one regional outlet Video Hits, seen throughout upstate New York,  video on-demand (PCMusic), multi-market H2o Television & HomeGrown Video, together connecting with 4 million+ potential viewers, retail pool/content provider ScreenPlay, which services music video reels that go to over 25,000 prominent retailers, nightclubs and restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, including Macys & Ikea and internet (ArtistDirect.com, Zuus.com, Muzu.tv and more).  

   The video is also performing extremely well on the social media front! My current ranking locally on Reverbnation is #2, Nationally ranking #3, Globally at #6 and All Genres we are #172…Remarkable! So far we have accumulated 25,219 song plays, a phenomenal 7,456 video plays on reverbnation, and my total fans are at 9402 including Twitter followers at 4083 and Facebook ‘likes’ are at 2525 WOW!! Thank you so so very much for being part of my musical family!!

UPCOMING DATES:
SUNDAY August 31  3:00 pm Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre Nikkei Matsuri Festival 3pm Nikkei Matsuri: Burnaby’s family-friendly Japanese festival in the heart of Metro Vancouver August 30 and 31  ALICE AND I ARE EXCITED TO PERFORM AS A DUO!

Saturday Sept 6  Earthwise Farm Tsawwassen Market 9-Noon

Sunday Sept 7 BCSPCA Paws for a Cause Benefit Register at 9:30am Crescent Beach Park Surrey Alice and I play a 45 minute set at 10:15 We adopted our sister cats from  the SPCA and gave them a forever home. Our cat before them was also a shelter cat. We adopted him at age 3 and he lived to 21 and brought us so much joy!  Please spay and neuter your pets and adopt a pet from your local shelter if you are thinking of expanding your famiy. These animals need your love and care! 

Wednesday Sept 17 2-4 pm Langley Community Market Kwantlen University Campus
Saturday Sept 20 Earthwise Farm Tsawwassen Market 9-Noon
Saturday  Sept. 27 VFM 9 -11:30 am Westend Comox and Thurlow
Saturday Oct.4 UBC Farm 9 - 11 am
Sunday Oct. 5 VFM Kits Community Centre 10-Noon

That is the latest I hope you had a wonderful summer and it continues into a magnificent autumn!
Much Love and gratitude,
Norine
One of the many good things about Norine Braun’s Conventus The Eye Of The Heart is it’s heartfelt lyrics which you can hear on each track of the Canadian singer/songwriter’s latest album. An artist of much acclaim, Norine Braun gives us a good mix of blues, rock, and jazz on Conventus The Eye Of The Heart, which will absolutely be a hit with old and new school audiences alike. It’s opening track, the honky tonk inspired “Lightening Strikes Twice” immediately captures your attention, long enough to steer you to the funky, danceable “Dizzy.” The sharp guitar riffs on “No More Reprise” will have your fingers playing air guitar before continuing onto the reflective, powerful “Boy” where Norine’s lyrical prowess is at its best. This versatile artist, already a veteran of the stage and road, is bound for a big breakthrough with Conventus The Eye Of The Heart. - Rob Perez The Music Universe

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Indiebeat Feature on Voice of the Shuswap


My feature with host Mae Wandinger will air this Friday, August 15th on 93.7 CKVS in Salmon Arm and will stream at http://stream.voiceoftheshuswap.ca/ . The program starts at 4 and my segment will be at 4:30 PST. The episode will also repeat Sunday, Aug 17th at 10 am and Tuesday, the19th at 9 pm PST. Tune in online! Here's a song we enjoyed playing at Salmon Arm's WOW.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Vancouver Fanclub 1st Annual International Blues Music Day


pin"Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”
–Charles Dickens

Hi  

I had to let you know about a short notice gig I am playing this weekend if you are in the city. Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 Vancouver Fanclub 1st Annual International Blues Music Day - 1050 Granville Street A blues music fundraiser for the Nighthawk Arts Festival, taking place in Vancouver August 28-31, 2014.
I'll be having a full band for this show and we will be blues rocking the night away! Pat Darcus joins on bass and Sandy Bone on drums with Huggybear Leonard on blues harp and the lovely Alice Fraser on keys.
TWO SHOWS!
Early Show
Doors 7pm - Music 7:30
Jerry Doucette
Kathy Frank
James Buddy Rogers
Christine Best

Late Show
Doors 11:00 Music 11:30
Dalannah Gail Bowen
Norine Braun
Honeyboy Wilson
Gerald Charlie & The Blackowl Blues Band

Tickets $12.00 in advance available at northerntickets.com
$15.00 at the door

Celebrated in many cities around the world, International Blues Music Day was created to acknowledge "the people's music" and the contribution and influence that it has made in the world of music as well as to the many musicians that pioneered and paved the way with their ground-breaking style.

Join us for this celebration!

 

UPCOMING DATES:

Aug 10th Music in the Park Concert Duo at Pacific Spirit Park 3 -4:30 Family All Ages Free event. Walk the west coast trails as Vancouver musicians are featured alongside the path to serenade you.

August 31 DUO 3:30 pm Nikkei National Museum & Cultural CentreNikkei Matsuri Festival 3pm Nikkei Matsuri: Burnaby’s family-friendly Japanese festival in the heart of Metro Vancouver August 30 and 31

 Keep having a wonderful summer!
Love,
Norine
"Many can learn from Braun’s story. Her vocals are pierced with the passion of a new union, the freedom of glaring death in its ugly black eye, to new beginnings and to disabling grief. In a time when many are afraid to speak of the white elephant in the room, Norine Braun’s gritty lyrics and loving vocals convey hope and inspiration while helping the listener discover the light even if they had not realized they had sought it." Word Krapht - Raven Elenah

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