Legendary lead vocal of Smokie Chris Norman moved his fans with unique performances of two of his greatest songs – “Midnight Lady” and “Lay Back in the Arms of Someone”. Norman performed his songs with Ku-Ku Band while playing on a guitar especially prepared for him from Tsvetan Nedyalkov’s set and Slavis’s Show. The musician is visiting Bulgaria more than a month prior to his two concerts which will be in Veliko Tarnovo and Sofia on 21st and 22nd of March.
Chris Norman tried to explain to Slavi the secret of his successful music career. “I enjoy myself. I have been doing this for a long time and I love to do it. I love playing live, making concerts, writing new songs …” Slavi shared a memory from his school days in Pleven when was expecting a Smokie concert at the stadium in the city but the concert was cancelled because of rain. “Can you imagine how long I’ve been waiting for you?” the host expressed his heartfelt emotion.
Chris Norman remembered the first moment in which he realized that Smokie would have great success as a band: “We had been working as a band together for quite a lot of years before having a hit. And the first time we had a hit in England in 1975 – I remember I was driving alone, in my car, I turned on the radio and I heard a song from our album. This was a special moment. I understood that we are going somewhere, that things are happening and it was thrilling for me”.
The guest also shared some interesting facts about his personal life. “I have been married for 42 years. It’s not that bad. I met her when I was 17 and we got married when I was 19. We now have 5 children and 4 grandchildren.” Norman joked that maybe the fact that he is often away from home for concerts is the foundation of his long and successful marriage. Then he continued in a serious tone: “My life has always been between family and music. In the beginning when we met I was making music. I continued to do this and it’s wonderful that you can work, play music and sing at different concerts and come back to a peaceful home. This is very good for me,” ended Chris Norman.