“Norton remains as driven to make music. “I've always had a desire to explore the world around me, in every way imaginable,” he said. “Music taps into this beautiful timeless place where we can create without limits, sort of bouncing ideas off each other, the performer and the audience - the artist and the observer. It's difficult to put to words, but that feeling of connectedness definitely drives my musical obsession and urge to share my stories,” he said. Read more: San Diego Community News Group - Ocean Beach s closes tour at The Holding Company” - Bart Mendoza
“...success is found in the fulfillment of purpose that you set for yourself. Somedays I feel very successful and I certainly do not make 6 figures a year. Other days I feel like a failure, despite being surrounded by family and friends that love me. Completing a task or action, fulfilling a promise to my son, planning for something and executing well – all of this is success in my eyes. It’s not a simple definition because it’s always changing for me.” - Buzz Magazine SD
“Over the past four years Tim Norton has been traveling these great states with his band, The Moves Collective. In 2020, the winds are shifting and new sounds are on the horizon. Norton is dancing from the Psychedelic Americana jam band style of The Moves to producing and releasing tracks with a bit of a different sound under his own name.” - Amanda Jacobs
“The audience loves when the band takes risks; that is what people go to see a live show for. So improvising live in front of people is what we love to do, and that is what brings people in — because it is very much a ‘this show is never going to happen again’ moment.” - Melissa Peterson
Father, Songwriter, Composer & Performer
Massachusetts native known for leading the ameridelic jamband, Moves Collective, Tim Norton is a multi-talented creative based in San Diego, CA.
Landing notable features in Relix Magazine, San Diego Troubadour, NBC’s SoundDiego, NPR Tiny Desk's honorable mentions and a brief involvement in television series, Portlandia - Tim’s style and original music has been gathering attention since he arrived in CA in 2014. He took home 3 nominations in the San Diego Music Awards, and eventually won "Best Americana Act" in 2017. Armed with a lean touring line up in 2017, Tim's dedication to his craft led him to tour relentlessly from '17 - '19 with the booking help of Ever Upward Entertainment out of Colorado.
Averaging well over 100 performances a year on the road, Tim grew Moves Collective from humble beginnings of 10 attendees to routinely selling out 200 cap venues in San Diego. Touring nonstop and gaining a small following allowed the band to open for professional acts all over the Western U.S. - performing for hundreds of people at music festivals, clubs and theatres.
With Moves Collective on a hiatus beginning Fall 2019, Tim has continued his music through exciting new projects and collaboration. As an avid songwriter, solo performer and guest performer, he’s been invited to shared the stage with nationally known acts such as Pink Talking Fish, Marcus Rezak, Joe Marcinek Band, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, as well as Hot Buttered Rum.
"Fairy Tale" is his debut single, which debuted on all streaming platforms 2/28/20. Tim celebrated with a 6 piece band performance at T-Bar Social Club in June Lake, CA.
Since that February '20 release, Tim has released 8 other original songs in 2020, all under his own name. 3 other singles and a Live Vol. 1 EP that features top shelf performances from legendary musicians.
Live Vol. 1 EP was nominated for a 2020 San Diego Music Award in the category of 'Best Local Recording'.
Tim resides in La Mesa, CA and loves spending time with his family, going snowboarding, traveling, pizza, quesabirria, handroll sushi and live jazz accompanied by a professionally-crafted old fashioned, all preferably surrounded by good friends.
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