Wes “Frank” Norman
Currently writing and recording two rock albums, songwriter and lead guitarist Wes “Frank” Norman (BMI) has led a diverse and successful musical career… and he’s only begun. His original Hard Rock band, What Happened Yesterday (W.H.Y.), won the 2014 Rock Band of the Year at the Carolina Music Awards and they were nominated again in 2015. W.H.Y. is currently recording their second album, having released their first EP “Ability” in 2013, songs from which charted in the Top 100 downloaded songs on iTunes (published and released by CBI Records). W.H.Y. will be on tour in Summer 2016 throughout eastern US. Wes also recently formed original Rock band, Mightier Than Me, who are busy writing and recording their first EP.
Wes began playing guitar at age 14 and was encouraged by his mentor, Joey Trogdon, to use a thumb pick. Instantly loving the more controlled and clean sound, Wes has been using thumb picks ever since. At age 16, he started performing with cover bands in local clubs playing country, rock, and blues. He formed his first original band in 2008, Fight For A Pacifist. They were signed to Mightier Than The Sword Records the following year and released their first album “Peace Through Aggression” in 2010. Wes attends the Larry Gatlin School of Entertainment Technology in High Point, North Carolina where he performs with fellow musicians in a bi-annual concert series.
For years, I struggled to find a thumb pick with the speed and action that I wanted. The combination of Fred Kelly’s “BumbleBee” thumb pick and “Freedom” finger pick has given me the ability to improve and sharpen my unique picking style for a genre of music that rarely sees thumb pickers. While on the road, people ask all the time “How do you play this style of music with your thumb?” and my answer is “Fred Kelly Picks.”
Wes Frank Norman Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rock2wes
Wes Frank Norman Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/franknorman
What Happened Yesterday Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WHYbandNC
What Happened Yesterday Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/whathappenedyesterday
What Happened Yesterday YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WHYbandNC
Mightier Than Me Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/mightierthanme