Miss Norvell met Kid Congo Powers (Nick Cave, Gun Club, Cramps) in Los Angeles at the deathbed of a mutual friend, and the group Congo Norvell was born. Both had been noticed & cast by Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas & Wings of Desire), so the marriage of noir drama and music was immediately established. After several recordings and US & European tours, the duo relocated to New York, and have been leaving their mark on the naked city from the Beacon Theatre to the Lower East Side, playing with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Foetus, Firewater, and collaborating with Mark Eitzel in studio and on stage.
She has also formed a tear-stained solo act, accompanied by long-time pianist Paul Wallfisch (Firewater, Botanica), and occasionally stepping out with other experimental New York cabaret artists, like Gogol Bordello (Transylvanian Avant-Hard Cabaret) and Vanity Set (another Nick Cave family offshoot).
Part of the summer of 2001 was spent by Ms. Norvell and Mr. Wallfisch in an empty concert hall, recording Norvell¹s anticipated solo CD, "Choking Victim".