NORMSKI (aka Norman Anderson)
Normski is a leading authority on urban and contemporary culture, and has had a prolific career in the field of music, television, photography, fashion and journalism.
He's recently been on the nation's screens as ‘Fresno', the ultimate party planner in the funny new ad campaigns for Yell.Com and is currently travelling the country both MC-ing and DJ-ing on a nationwide promotional club tour sponsored by Malibu.
Other TV credits include ‘The Impressionable John Culshaw Show for ITV1 as well as ‘Extreme Celebrity Detox' and a collection of his urban stories, ‘Raw Brittania' for Channel 4 as well as a host of celebrity based talking head shows.
Combining his talents for vision and music, Normski's photographic credits have flown the world. In September 2003 he staged 'Hip Odyssey' a prolific show of his urban street culture photography at the Proud Gallery and his photographs were used at the V+A ‘Black Britain' exhibition. He has worked and consulted for all the major record companies and produced and directed music promos for many UK and U.S record companies.
His TV career first kicked off in 1991 when he became Britain's foremost youth presenter on ‘DANCE ENERGY' for Def II on BBC 2. The show ran for five series and due to popular demand the show has recently been re-screened on BBC3. Also in the DEF II slot Normski presented a 50-minute documentary on the
history of Rap music for Rapido TV and a 40-minute special 'DANGEROUS' featuring Michael Jackson.
In 1995 he moved to Channel 4 to launch "BOARD STUPID" the first ever Snowboard show on British TV which he not only presented, but also directed filmed inserts for. Normski's TV credits also include many guest appearances on shows presenting features on break dancing, photography, fashion, style and youth culture.
As a radio broadcaster, his credits include "Dance Energy Radio Show" on Radio 1, " Rap Academy" on Kiss FM and "VIBE" on BBC Radio 5.The Vibe show won the Sony award for racial equalities and harmony in programming.
Normski has hosted a number of live international events , including the Jazz stage at the Phoenix festival in 1995/96/97, the Sony stage at the BBC Big Bash and The Pepsi Max Mania Extreme sports event in Manchester as well as presenting the 2000 Notting Hill Carnival gala at the Millennium Dome. He has also performed DJ sets for Muhammad Ali and Lennox Lewis as well as contributing articles and features to many music and youth culture magazines.