Russell Norkevich

Russell Norkevich

 Somerset, New Jersey, USA
SoloPop

Piano Driven Pop. Elton John meets Rufus Wainwright.

Biography

New Jersey Songwriter, Russell Norkevich, offers his own brand of piano driven song. He is musically influenced by the likes of Elton John, Brian Wilson, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and the Beatles. He has opened for Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Bill Miller and was chosen as one of Cafe Improvs Best of 2009. Russell is currently working on a 5 song piano and vocal EP recorded by Jack McKeever at the Maid's Room in New York City, scheduled for release in 2013. Check out 'Take Me Back' from the Maid's Room Sessions available for streaming at www.reverbnation.com/russellnorkevich!

Past shows include:
SHOWCASES
-2011 Lehigh Valley Music Conference Showcase @ Godfrey Daniels
-2011 Cape May Singer Songwriter Showcase @ Aleathea's & the Brown Room Congress Hall
-2012 Cape May Singer Songwriter Showcase @ Aleathea's & the Brown Room Congress Hall
-2013 Cape May Singer Songwriter Showcase @ Aleathea's & the Brown Room Congress Hall
-Katmandu Acoustic Music Showcase - Trenton NJ
RADIO
-Mike Murphy Show - WCFA Cape May NJ
TELEVISION
-Cafe Improv Princeton Arts Council (PRINCETON TV30) -Princeton NJ
CD COMPILATIONS
-2013 Cape May Singer Songwriter Conference ('You Take Me Back' )
VENUES & PREVIOUS SHOWS
-Sarah Donner's Indie Music Night @ the Griggstown Pavillion - Princeton NJ
-Hopewell Valley Vineyards - Hopewell NJ
-Old York Cellars - East Amwell
-Salon 33 - Princeton NJ
-Michael Aquino's Indie Music Circus - West Orange NJ
-The National Hotel - Frenchtown NJ
-Cafe International - Trenton NJ
-Best Believe Music Series @ the Cellar Lounge - Hamilton NJ
-Metro Diner - Ringoes NJ
-Triumph Brewing Company - Princeton NJ
-Village Coffee - Neptune City NJ
-Shad Fest - Lambertville, NJ
-Lambertville House - Lambertville, NJ

Lyrics

Light

Written By: Russell Norkevich

I let you see what you want to see
I don’t know if that’s cruel or kind
I give you just a little part of me
I know that’s not much, but is it still a crime?

I want you to know I’m not taking it slow
I’m going the way that I have to go
I have been blind and I finally see the light

Walking around in a daze
My dreams play like a movie in my mind
You’ve got to be what you’re meant to be
If you don’t live now then you’re dying on the vine

I want you to know I’m not taking it slow
I’m going the way that I have to go
I have been blind and I finally see the light

I gave myself to the river
Carry me down
Carry me down
To the ocean

I want you to know I’m not taking it slow
I’m going the way that I have to go
I have been blind and I finally see the light

Discography

-You and Me (Single) 2011

Set List

Original Songs:

You Take Me Back
When You Feel It
Inside Your Head
Strange Sensation
You and Me
Love Song #1
Be Good To Yourself
Anything
New Day
Today Is Mine
Tame the Animal In Me
Like the Sun
Tell Me
You Push It To the Limit
Fifth Avenue
Intoxicated By the Dream
Green
I Will See You in Your Dreams
Light
Fallen From Grace
My Evolution

Cover songs that you may hear in my set (ever changing):
Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, Goodbye Yellow Road, Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters - Elton John
Don't Think Twice It Alright, Simple Twist of Fate, Shooting Star - Bob Dylan
Book of Love - Magnetic Fields

Set 60-90 minutes