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Norma Manly

Norma Manly is a singer songwriter from Co Tipperary, Ireland. Growing up in rural Tipperary on Tountinna a mountain steeped in legend of the great biblical flood. Long summer evenings & dark winter nights were washed over with the sounds of jazz, blues and soul. Here, influenced by the sounds and musicians she heard nights working in the Washerwoman Bar. Norma began her journey to writingherownsound.

Norma’s sound is intense, melodic and timeless evoking jazz singers of old infused with blues and soul while constantly attempting to add innovative artistic flourishes that set it apart bringing the past, the nowand thefuture.

With a baptism of fire to gigging and production Norma's first EP Blue captures a refinement and progression of her sound without losing any of the passion that Norma’ brings to her live shows. Recorded in Ballybane studio, Birdhill in summer 2018, Blue, Norma’s first single and title track, see’s Norma lay down a 21st century Patsy Cline her voice cocooned in dreamy layers of sound . Kickin shows Norma on a hot an sultry lazy jazz infused afternoon . Concrete City one of Norma’s first songs shows her studioprogression.

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