Norman Lamont
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Norman Lamont

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"The Wolf CD review"

The songs are for the most part poetic, lyrical and delivered with arrangements surprisingly lush and complex for a low-budget album. There are a handful of haunting melodies that stick with you, notably Winter Sky, whilst the title track puts me in mind of Bowie's The Man Who Sold the World. - Noise magazine, 2005

"Wolf CD review"

Norman Lamont is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer. Norman has worked in bands as well as on his own solo projects. Lamont's music draws from a diversity of genres. He has been inspired by Paul Simon, Bowie, Incredible String Band and Robert Fripp. Norman's eclectic songs have a dark side yet his lyrics are clever ranging from straightforward to mysterious. I am still trying to figure out who or what the 'polecats' are. Besides vocals, Norman handles guitars, bass, strings and arrangements on this eleven track CD. Other musicians contribute violins, drums keys, organ and samples giving the songs more character. 'This Horse' has an edgy guitar riff layered over a deep, shadowy bass line as Mary adds her two cents on violin. Norman's vocals are soulful and gritty as he sing this allegoric song. 'The Ballad of Bob Dylan' is epic. The vocals and instrumentation are executed in a Dylanesque way yet the animated organ parts and bottleneck guitar gives the song a unique twist. I really liked the storytelling and funky instrumental breaks that are part of the ballad. Norman's debut release is distinctive in style, structure and his witty words will keep you coming back for more! -

"CD review The Wolf album"

From a wry, impressive Dylanesque pastiche on 'The Ballad of Bob Dylan' and 70's cowboy rock on 'The Desert Was Better' to the snowdrift choral of 'Winter Sky', 'The Wolf Who Snared the Moon' is a surprisingly lovely, lively, low-key, sweeping release. - Is This Music? magazine 2004


2003: Living Water (live)
2003: two tracks on US indie compilation Thinking Of Bob Dylan
2004: The Wolf Who Snared the Moon (album)
2004: I Remember It All From Before (EP tribute to Incredible String Band)
2005: Romantic Fiction 1 (EP)
2007: Romantic Fiction 2 (EP)



Lamont, a considerable force on the Edinburgh acoustic music scene, offers a fine selection of well crafted and intricate compositions. Drawing a wide range of audiences, Norman Lamont's songs are quirky but instantly memorable, bearing lyrics that are by turns funny, articulate and spiritual. Sometimes described as a surrealist, Lamont's songs overflow with vivid imagery.

Spirits hover above a couple making love, wolves stand in the shadows, the jilted find eyeballs in unexpected places and Bob Dylan wanders through a landscape of Dylan clones. The arrangements are based on guitars and strings, quirky and always catchy, ranging from rock to haunting ambient.

Winner of the Edinburgh Acoustic Idols 2006 awards for best CD and best acoustic act. His songs and instrumentals have been featured in two indepentdent films (Ferry Forth, made in Scotland and Godot, made in the USA)

He is currently working on Romantic Fiction 2, for November release.