Dain Norman And The Chrysalis Effect


I write songs about life, I also have a four year old son, engaged, work as a stage hand, guitar tutor, delivery driver, and para educator.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is life, an expression of it, all of the emotions we can't communicate we can profoundly through music. It gives me peace.

What is your music dream?

To be an internationally touring recording artist, making a living.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

The individual. All change starts with the individual making healthy loving choices toward themselves, which is everyone.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Probably Life is a highway the original version from the 90's, it just stuck with me.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Beatles of course, Buddy Holly, Led Zeppelin, JD Mcpherson, Leon Bridges, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, The Sonics, The Temptations, The Isley Brothers, Bob Dylan, The Mccoys, The Ramones, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, The Everly Brothers, The Byrds, Nirvana, The Stray Cats, Tom Petty, Creedence Clearwater Revival

What inspires you to make music?

Life, soul, spirit, God, stress

What is the message you want to send with your music?


How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Loved, fulfilled, one, floating, euphoric

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Less hyper focus on image, more focus on the music. Some people don't have money, but make beautiful music, but no one will care because they don't have money to look good and promote on the internet. The music industry is catered to those with privilege nowadays, the reason being is you're your own label now. A label without money ain't gonna get you far.

What do you think of Drooble?

It seems like a cool place to promote, its in depth somewhat, and is really centered around helping artists get some attention, I like it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The music industry.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, as much as I can, I try to support my friends bands and share their stuff, going to shows, and giving props.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?


Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Marshall Ruffin, Truitt Lollis, Randy Campbell, Sotaria, Kim Archer