Norman Foote, born Norman Mervyn Barrington-Foote claims his name forced him to develop a sense of humour at an early age. At age 11, Norman's parents gave him his first guitar, a finely crafted instrument from the Sears Catalogue.

When Norman was 20, he left his home in Vancouver, Canada to explore Australia and New Zealand, and made his living as a street performer and songster. Norman first developed an interest in puppetry and physical comedy through his association with a traveling theatre troupe in New South Wales, Australia. 

Enthralled with music, props and comedy, Norman chose the only feasible solution - to combine all three. It has taken him throughout the world performing in concert halls and festivals in North America, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Middle East.

His concert is a highly engaging experience featuring “Foote” classics and songs from his JUNO Award-Winning album “Love My New Shirt”. Tunes from his 2013 release, “Always Be Yourself” are also played,  and of coarse appearances from his many live action props/puppets.

In the U.S. Norman's music has received Parent Choice & Nappa Gold Awards and in Canada he has been given Socan's Best Children’s Songwriter as well as West Coast Music Awards. Many of Norman's 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 "Lets Sing A Song". Norman has gathered millions of fans (big and small) throughout the world and created a special niche for himself in the entertainment world.

My Parent’s record collection was a big influence on me which included Nat King Cole, Harry Belefonte, Satchmo, Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis.  I was probably the only 5 year old that could sing Swanee and California Here I Come note for note in kindergarten”


“Drawing from his

own experiences,

Norman creates

songs and stories

that entertain

regardless of age.

He uses imaginative

word play and 

melodies all to great effect”