Friday, June 24, 2022

Dain Norman

Anderson School - The Shed

6 - 9 pm

Free

All Ages Welcome

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About Dain Norman

Singer-songwriter

Dain Norman

Dain Norman is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and audio producer. Norman is not really from anywhere; he moved his entire childhood from state to state, city to city. He considers himself most from both Florida and Georgia, US. Since middle school, Norman has been performing in bands, self-releasing his first solo album, performing every instrument and producing, "Michael" in 2008, in tribute to his late step-father. Norman began to steadily move around the SE US performing, in a vagabond fashion and self-releasing demo quality singles between 2009-2013. Norman relocated to the PNW in late 2013 to pursue his dream of a music career. Making the trip across the country into a DIY tour, playing at open mics, blues jams, street corners, and little beatnik coffee shops, arriving in the PNW with only $15, living in his car and street performing to get by. 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. The project put out an EP titled "Back Down To Earth", June 2021 through Aldora Britain Records, 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 "Fellow Man" from the EP received airplay on 14 + radio programs throughout Europe, Australia, and America. Norman is also planning the TCE project's second full-length album, "Shades of Blue" for a Summer 2022 release, with co-production done by legendary producer Jonathan Plum, who has worked with acts such as Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Sound Garden, and currently Brandi Carlile. The first single "Shades Of Blue/What You're Worth" is now out on Aldora Britain Records. The record is a reflection of the psychology of people at large internally in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic, with themes of 1960's peace and love in a single breath. 

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 rugged and raw instrumentation." - Alma Mater Tacoma