Dale DeJoy – Vocals & Guitars aka “Steely Dale”
Favorite Dan Song: Deacon Blues
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. He 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 his song, “The Garden Song”.
Dale attended Berklee College of Music where he studied Music Production and Engineering with Guitar as his major instrument and graduated Cum Laude in 1984. 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. Dale has subsequently recorded 2 CDs of original music with multi-platinum award winning Engineer and Producer, Phil Greene.
Dale has always been inspired by the works of Steely Dan, placing their music and lyrics at the pinnacle of his musical aspirations. Thus, Hey Nineteen, a Tribute to Steely Dan, is the culmination of his music career. Dale also played in Pegasus, Emerald, Sigmund Larney Quintet, Breakwater Band, Chinese Cooks, Mission of Joy, Kuliana, That New Guy, 3D Joy, The Royal Scam, The Yewts.