"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" - Berthold Auerbach
For more than 25 years I've had the privilege of providing musical atmosphere throughout Vancouver BC and beyond. Whether it's being a regular performer in downtown restaurants such as Prohibition, Guilt and Co., Bacchus, Jetside Lounge at Fairmont YVR, or Hotel Vancouver, as well as weddings, corporate events, recording sessions, large-scale concerts, intimate house parties, or school settings, music always does its job for me.
In Oct 2017 I began a 'mini residency' 2 days a week at Atlas Steak and Fish at the Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby. It's a fantastic, top-rate restaurant that must be experienced.
I specialize in taking modern and classic rock/pop songs and putting my own jazz/blues/gospel interpretation on them. Improvisation is also a regular element of my performances where I'll take requests, even if I've never played the song before, and produce a pretty reasonable facsimile. Click here to sample some cover songs as well as some of my originals.
The Roxy Cabaret, one of Vancouver's hottest and longest-running live music venues, features their house band "Fully Loaded" every weekend, and I am a regular sub for their keyboard player. This gig is great for keeping up my synth chops as I fully program 50 songs as close the original as I can. And playing with fantastic musicians doesn't hurt!
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- Studied Jazz Piano at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton
- Play solo piano/vocals at many Vancouver hotspots like Atlas Steak and Fish, Prohibition Bar, Notch 8, Fairmont YVR, and many others
- Regular wedding musician for The Chapel Group, Vancouver
- Also sub for keyboard players in other local bands such as the house band at The Roxy - Vancouver
- Worked as a studio musician, working with a Canadian Idol finalist and an award winning producer, among others
- Played Keyboard/Vocals with The Unified - a high energy original band from Vancouver www.theunifiedband.com
- Supplied music for Surrey Board of Trade events, including the honour of playing at the Police Officer of the Year Awards Gala
- click here to see some of my clients
“Greg Norlin performed at the Surrey Board of Trade's Surrey Business Excellence Awards. His music provided the elegant ambiance that we were looking for our business and government representative audience.” Anita Huberman CEO, Surrey Board of Trade