About Sun Holes

Sun Holes is Norm Berketa's current musical project. To date, he has written and recorded over 500 songs. Sun Holes, like most of Norm's previous projects, is a solo endeavour.

Norm works out of his digital recording studio, NMB Productions, located in Ottawa, Canada. His multi-track recording experience began in 1982 with a Teac 4-track analog cassette recorder. He started making his own music after his band, Silent Q, broke up after a successful run in and around the Ottawa area. Silent Q played ska and reggae with a touch of rock. Most of their songs were original compositions, penned by Norm and bandmate Paul Seale.

Norm occasionally played in different bands between 1982 and 2014, such as The Initiatives, Audio Army, The Lonesome Devils and a revamped version of The Townsmen, an Ottawa-based recording band from the 1960's.

Norm's last musical project, Deadlivestock, was also a solo endeavour, but featured guest performers over the years. Deadlivestock was his longest-running musical project to so far, which included 4 CDs of original material. They included a one-hour instrumental CD entitled "Epica", a tribute CD created to honour his biggest musical influences, Mike Oldfield, Klaatu and Alan Parsons.

Sun Holes was born in January of 2012.

NEWS

July 1, 2017
Stranger Danger update: A new song is in the works. "Gettin' Some" is the title.

March 1, 2017
Industrial Wasteland update: The album has officialy been released on Bandcamp.

January 25, 2017
Stranger Danger update: The first song, entitled "Solitary Man" has been completed.

January 1, 2017
A brand new album is in the works! "Stranger Danger" is set to release late 2017.

October 1, 2016
Industrial Wasteland update: Three more songs have been completed. "The Perfect Life", "Skyscraper" and the title track "Industrial Wasteland".

June 16, 2016
Norm Berketa is excited to announce that Sun Holes finally has a song on the radio! Algonquin College radio station CKDJ 107.9FM has added "Keep Our Eyes Open" to its playlist. The song is from the 2015 release "Last Day On Earth". CKDJ is a student-run radio station that only plays songs from Ottawa area bands. You can listen to the song and the entire album on Bandcamp.

June 15, 2016
Industrial Wasteland update: A brand new song is in the works! "Riverboat" is near completion.

May 14, 2016
Industrial Wasteland update: The instrumental opening track, "Progress", has been completed. Three new songs are in the works. The first is called "Head In The Clouds", the second is called "Breath (Your Secret)" and the third is called "Big Black Sky".

May 6, 2016
The Process Of A Limo Nation update: The album has officialy been released on Bandcamp.

April 1, 2016
A brand new album is in the works! "Industrial Wasteland" is set to release in 2017.

January 6, 2016
The Process Of A Limo Nation update: 2 music videos from this album have been uploaded to the NMB Productions You Tube page and can be viewed now. They are "Feet On The Ground" and the title track, "The Process Of A Limo Nation".

January 1, 2016
The Process Of A Limo Nation update: the album is near completion. All 10 tracks have been recorded and we are now in the final mixing stage. The estimated release date is January 31st, 2016.

November 17, 2015
Last Day On Earth update: the album has officially been released on Bandcamp.

August 1, 2015
The Process Of A Limo Nation update: a brand new album is in the works, entitled "The Process Of A Limo Nation" and will be a concept album about money and power. It will include 10 original tracks.

April 5, 2015
Last Day On Earth update: the song "Resolve" is now complete. All 10 songs are complete and are being remixed.

March 15, 2015
Last Day On Earth update: the song "Showdown" is now complete.

March 7, 2015
Last Day On Earth update: the CD front and back cover artwork is now available to view and/or download. Click here for the album profile..

February 18, 2015
Last Day On Earth update: the songs "Waiting Game" and "Keep Our Eyes Open" are now complete.

February 7, 2015
Last Day On Earth update: the song "Arrival" is now complete.

January 27, 2015
Last Day On Earth update: the song "Won't Go Down Without A Fight" is now complete.

January 13, 2015
Quantifiable Nothingness update: The 2nd album, "Quantifiable Nothingness" is complete and has been officially released. You can listen to the album and buy it on Bandcamp.

January 10, 2015
Quantifiable Nothingness update: the song "Ahead Of My Time" is now complete.

January 10, 2015
Quantifiable Nothingness update: the song "Troubadour's Song" is now complete.

January 10, 2015
Quantifiable Nothingness update: the song "Asshole" is now complete.

September 14, 2014
Quantifiable Nothingness update: the song "Shiv" is now complete.

October 16, 2013
Last Day On Earth update: the song "Trapped" is now complete.

October 4, 2013
Last Day On Earth update: the song "Take Me Along" is now complete.

September 10, 2013
Last Day On Earth update: the song "A Tranquil Terror" is now complete.

September 10, 2013
Last Day On Earth update: the song "Last Day On Earth" is now complete.

June 2, 2013
The 3rd Sun Holes album, entitled "Last Day On Earth" is now in the works, with the title track having been completed.

February 15, 2013
Quantifiable Nothingness update: the song "Nice Guys" is now complete.

January 14, 2013
Quantifiable Nothingness update: over the Christmas holidays, four more songs were completed. They are "Half-Baked", "Where Do We Go From Here?", "A Walk In The Park - Part 1" and "A Walk In The Park - Part 2". Recording has also begun on the sixth song, "Nice Guys."

November 17, 2012
Quantifiable Nothingness update: the title track is now complete, and recording has begun on the 2nd song "Half-Baked".

November 2, 2012
The 2nd Sun Holes album, entitled "Quantifiable Nothingness" is now in the works!

October 1, 2012
The 1st Sun Holes album, entitled "Uh No", features an hour of original music, and is available for download now.

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