Famous Bands from Norwich

Famous Bands from Norwich

At Piano Lessons Norwich we are always aiming to inspire our students with stories of success of local musicians, from recently formed local bands who have supported their first band at a gig or those who have made it to the top of the chain. We dream that in the not too distant future, students of ours will journey down a similar path to success as some of Norwich and Norfolk's biggest names. Below are three people that make up the core of the counties success in the music industry and have had illustrious careers. We hope you enjoy reading their stories!


James Blunt

James Blunt is a pop/folk rock singer who grew up in Cley-next-the-sea on the north cost of Norfolk. He served as a captain in the British Army between 1996-2002 and then went on to become a professional musician. His first album Back to Bedlam (2004) was a huge hit and blasted him on to the international music scene having acheived 10x platinum status with over 11 million copies sold worldwide. He is perhaps Norfolk's most decorated musicians and seemingly came out of nowhere, something we at Piano Lessons Norwich encourage you to remember, as one day you might get an opportunity to perform which could see you attract national attention!


Hannah Spearritt

Hannah Spearritt will be famously known to many born in the 90's as a a member of pop group S Club 7. She is also an actress however and is known for playing the role of Abby Maitland in the drama Primeval. She grew up in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk and rose to fame in 1999 with S Club 7, where she went on to achieve four UK No.1 Singles and a UK No.1 Album as well as a number of hits throughout Europe and the United States. After the group's 2003 disbanding, she began her acting career with ITV.


Cathy Dennis

Cathy Dennis is a singer-songwriter, producer and actress. She is decorated with success as well as being decorated with talent and after a reasonably successful solo career, went on to write pop songs for other bands and achieved 8 UK No.1's, ironically 3 for Hannah Spearritt's S Club 7, noteably "Reach" - one of their most iconic and remembered songs as well as writing songs for S-club Juniors and Kylie Minogue.

Cathy Dennis demonstrates something which is not recognised anywhere near often enough - that in the music industry there are many branches in which you can be successful. This is something Piano Lessons Norwich would like you to remember, as we encourage you to not only embrace your talent at playing the piano but also hope you have the courage to embrace any other area of music that you are interested in. One day, like Cathy Dennis, It could get you places!



Photography: Christian Bertrand

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