Saturday – what a Saturday! Norman Jay @ Cliq was a treat for the ears and was quite well attended by a good crowd. He always attracts a diverse mix of people – it's obvious why when you hear him play.
You can hear the smile in the music as he weaves beautiful harmonies, kicking rhythms and funky basslines. His warm vibe and eclectic creativity never fail to transform things into a lively friendly party.
A unique quality of Norman Jay's style is his relaxed ability to transcend musical genres and play where the moment takes him. He glides effortlessly between different styles: soul, house, reggae, funk, classics, hip hop, latin flavas, jungle breaks and dub. It's from the heart and without egotude!
Early on, the crowd seemed a little stunned - unfamiliar with this musical freedom. Calm and charismatic, he watches the people, tunes in closely with them and soon the whole place was funking and grooving along to the education of the Norm.
“...as long as you keep your head to the sky! Never say die!”
The absolute in wicked and wonderful grooves from a master - and a true gent.
Review by Oz