…The Norm hit the stage and blew me away and made me a die hard fan! It’s been a firmly held believe of mine that every great band sounds best on stage. The Norm solidified this belief. Without the constraints of the studio or sound engineers and adding in the energy of the crowd The Norm unleashed their music and their passion for performing. The result was breath taking…
- 2018 Bonnaroo Music Festival
- 2018 Athfest
- Direct support for 311 – Georgia Theater
- 2017 Flagpole Music Awards Artist of the Year
- Direct support for Moon Taxi – Georgia Theater
- 2014 Deep Roots
“Delirious” has it going on, reminding me a bit of Macklemore and I really like the hip-hop flavor of the verses contrasting with the “hip-rock” punch of the chorus. “Delirious” delivers a wicked edginess.
- Good Time
- Falling Down
- Eyes Wide
- Same Old Thing
- Thought It Was Hard
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When step-brothers Bryan Rucker and Ryan Bars became family, they realized they had at least one thing in common – music. Born and raised in South Florida, the duo combine their urban roots of hip-hop, rock, and pop to formulate a sound they like to refer to as “hip-rock.” Drawing comparisons to Twenty One Pilots, Macklemore, and Fall Out Boy, the brothers of The Norm most certainly defy the musical “norm”.
Originally from Miami, Rucker grew up in a musical household. His father, Steve Rucker, was a member of the Bee Gees band and played with other music legends such as Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, and Jaco Pastorious.
Hailing from West Palm Beach, Bars got his music start as an audio engineer, working with accredited producers Supa Dups (Eminem, Bruno Mars, Dirty Heads), Ben Billions (The Weeknd, Rick Ross), and Lou Diaz (FloRida, Pit Bull, DJ Khaled).
The dual frontman band currently resides in Athens, GA where they won the 2017 Flagpole Music Awards Artist of the Year. The Norm has shared the stage with artists such as 311, Shakey Graves, The Revivalists, Moon Taxi, White Denim, Mayday, Arrested Development, and many more. Their debut EP Normaltown (2016) was produced by Will Pugh of Cartel in Nashville, TN, and their single “Same Old Thing” was featured on TLC’s “Seven Little Johnstons”. The band most recently played The Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 8, 2018. The Norm is currently working on their next album and fans can expect this to be ready by Fall 2018.