Dain Norman is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and audio producer. Norman is not really from anywhere he moved his entire childhood state to state, city to city. He considers himself most from both, Florida and Georgia, US. Norman has been performing in bands since middle school, self-releasing his first solo album, performing every instrument and producing, "Michael" in 2008, in tribute to his late step-father. He steadily self-released demo quality singles between 2009-2013. Norman relocated to the PNW in late 2013 to pursue his dream of a music career. The Chrysalis Effect project band was formed in 2015, in Tacoma, WA. The project has since toured throughout WA state, and OR. Releasing the self-produced "HelloJudeProductions" EP in 2016, named after Norman's first child born, "Jude" in 2015, also "6 AM Hangups" single early 2018, about losing yourself to a job you hate to provide, and the full length "Lantern" in late 2019, a concept album in tribute to Norman's fiance' Aili, about letting Love be your Lantern, to guide you through the darkness of life sometimes. Norman is currently self-producing an EP titled "Back Down To Earth", also a concept record about getting back in touch with your roots, relaxing, and de-stressing so that we have a more clear vision of the reality of the world and life as we know it. The first single from the new EP will be released on Aldora Britain Records on February 22. Norman is also planning the TCE project's second full-length album, "Shades of Blue" for a 2021 release. This record is a reflection of the psychology of people internally in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic, with themes of 1960's peace and love in a single breathe.
"Dain Norman Evokes John Lennon"- The Weekly Volcano "
Dain Norman & The Chrysalis Effect return to Aldora Britain Records with another brilliant 2-track single. The release is to celebrate one of the cuts, 'When Will This World Be One?', being selected for a Bollywood soundtrack. This song is backed up by 'We Can Have Peace Tomorrow'. Both of these tracks breathe new life into Dain's self-proclaimed 'earth rock' sound. A genre that blends beautiful harmonies, an attitude of peace and love, and a soulfulness that carries itself throughout every aspect of the song. 'When Will This World Be One?' is sheer anthemia and euphoria, a plea to mankind. Very topical in the current climate. 'We Can Have Peace Tomorrow' taps into a similar spirit, but from a more acoustic-based starting point. Once again, Dain's powerful voice shines through. This release is as soulful as modern rock and roll gets. For fans of The Beatles, Sam Cooke, The Byrds, Tom Petty, and MC5." -Aldora Britain Records March 2022
"FOR FANS OF... George Harrison, Procol Harum, The Butterfield Blues Band, The Beatles, and The Byrds. The new single, 'Fellow Man', is a call to arms for lovers of experimental psychedelic rock. A sound that ventures onto the cosmic highway as Dain implores listeners to preach a message of love and understanding. It is purely irresistible too, a catchy melody that sounds like it was produced during the 60s or 70s as psychedelia originally took off. The track is B-sided by a revised version of 'Heal The Earth (And All It's People)'. The experimentalism is furthered here with Eastern influences. A raga rock infusion, demonstrating the endless sonic adventures of Dain Norman's songwriting." -Aldora Britain Records June 2021
Lantern album review-
"The experience of listening to these songs is not like being transported to another time, but like having transmissions of lost songs from 1964 magically delivered to you, slightly warped and modernized along their journey. The one constant is the presence of John Lennon's touch in the music, from Norman's vocals down to the ragged and raw instrumentation." - Alma Mater Tacoma January, 2020
Back Down To Earth EP Review-
“Back Down to Earth” has been described as “a concept record about getting back in touch with your roots, relaxing, and de-stressing so that we have a more clear vision of the reality of the world and life as we know it.” This is an apt description – I could listen to this album over and over – in the car, at work, at home – but of course, the best way to listen (IMHO) is on headphones while laying out in nature, perhaps after partaking in some good herb to get the full effect. It is a good meditation, and I could listen many times and hear something new each time." -Unrated Magazine July 2021
"Shades Of Blue' delves deeper into The Chrysalis Effect's love of vintage swampy psychedelia. There are technicolour outbursts in abundance and a more restrained melancholic feel too. It is a perfect juxtaposition. It is a song of feeling and emotion, led by Norman's signature soulful vocal, celestial and heavenly in equal measure. A voice of yesteryear, an approach that has become lost in this auto-tune world that we live in. There is a drive and tightness too, the band having cut their teeth on the live circuit of Tacoma, Washington and beyond. What You're Worth' sits alongside 'Shades Of Blue' brilliantly, harking back to the days when the A and B-sides vied for poll position. It is further evidence of Norman's fantastic songwriting ability, and his universal message of love and understanding. For fans of George Harrison, Procol Harum, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Creedence Clearwater Revival." -Aldora Britain Records, December 2021