Few people find their calling in high school. Roger Houdaille is one of those few.
The Sunny Isles Beach resident, who records under the moniker Ex Norwegian, knew where he’d focus his energy when he joined the Miami Beach Senior High rock ensemble 20 years ago. The group taught by the late Doug Burris gave Houdaille a foundation for a life in music.
“I practiced all summer before high school to get ready for the audition,” Houdaille tells New Times. “I was able to be in the program all four years of high school. It was like being in a rock band with a very grueling schedule. We played 40 shows a school year.”