Chris Norman comes from a show business family going back two generations. Smokie had started as an album orientated rock act and their many live experiences had given Chris and Smokie a good grounding in all the tricks of the Rock'n Roll trade. Chris remembers: "We weren't so much interested in pop singles at first. That's why the back cover of our first LP PASS IT AROUND was designed in a way that made us look kind of folk/rocky instead of a Glamrock band." Never the less, by the summer of that year they had their first hit single with 'If you think you know how to love me'. This was followed by a string of 14 hit singles including 'Living next door to Alice', 'I'll meet you at Midnight', 'Lay back in the arms of Someone', etc. Plus the very successful duet with Suzi Quatro, 'Stumblin' In' which gave Chris his first taste of success outside the group. 2004 was a particularly busy year for Chris. At the start of the year he took part in the German Pro 7 TV show 'Comeback,' which meant he had to be away from home for the best part of 10 weeks. 2005 saw Chris at number 5 in the DVD chart in Germany with a live double DVD called 'An Acoustic Evening with Chris Norman'. One DVD featuring Chris and band performing a 1? hour unplugged set for an invited audience and the other a live concert in front of 50,000 people in Vienna.
Chris was much in demand for live shows, TV etc. during 2005 but managed to find time to write and record a new studio album for which he has written 14 new songs.
The new album is called 'Coming Home' and is due for release in the UK on October 9th 2006 with the single 'Without Your Love' coming out a week earlier.