Performer; Songwriter; Vocalist
Alternative; Pop; Rock
Guitar, Acoustic; Guitar, Electric
Dale DeJoy is the band leader and front man for the "Hey Nineteen Steely Dan tribute," an 11 member group of professional musicians playing the music of Steely Dan. Dale and his band have the theoretical knowledge and musicality required to master the complex music of Steely Dan. They pack venues up and down the east coast, and are well known for their high energy show as well as spot on Steely Dan sound.
Dale began his professional music career as a guitarist/vocalist at age 13 playing for his middle school dance with his band Pegasus, managed by Bruce Clark a well-known Jazz Saxophonist. Dale won a number of awards as a guitarist and played in a number of bands throughout his High School career most notably with Noel Paul Stookey, (of Peter, Paul and Mary) and David Mallett, best known for, “The Garden Song”. Dale has since performed with other well-known artists such as Reeves Gabrels, Rick Derringer, James Montgomery and many other brilliant musicians.
Dale attended Berklee College of Music where he studied Music Production and Engineering with Guitar as his major instrument. In his second year at Berklee he built, owned, and operated a recording studio, The Sound Loft, which became popular amongst many Boston standouts. Peter Wolf of J. Geils Band, Stu Kimball guitarist for Bob Dylan, Greg Hawkes, keyboardist for the Cars, Reeves Gabrels, guitarist for David Bowie are just a few. He recorded, played and produced his own music there and maintains a large library of original music. He graduated Cum Laude from Berklee in 1984.
Dale has subsequently recorded two CDs of original music with multi-platinum and Grammy® award winning Engineer and Producer, Phil Greene.
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