Dale Harrison Drummer - Bio
Teacher * Session Player * Musician
* Writer * Independent Artist * Self Employed
1990 to Present (26 Years)
Drummer at Classic Albums Live
Drummer at Dale Harrison
Drums & Percussion at Alannah Myles
Former drummer at Headstones
Humber Music Grad, 1990 Percussion Major
Write , perform & play live venues with various artists from around the world.
Played with everyone in T.O. / Phil X / Wild T / etc.
Joined Headstones in 1994 to 2003
Recorded 5 Cd's 3 Juno Nominations
Toured North America , Mexico, U.K.
3 Gold / Platinum albums / cd's
10 + indie recordings, many jingles / sessions for: GM /Canadian Mint/ HBC /Tim Hortons /Joe Fresh clothing, Molson etc...
Post Headstones played with:
2 Time Juno winner Arbour (EMI)
Toured North America
While playing with Alannah Myles
(Touring: Sweden, Poland, UK, North America).
Pilot productions - 2010
Ghost hunting with rock stars pilot
TV Show Appearances:
Much Music, M T.V., Rez Blues, APTN ,Harbour Music Live , Mike Bullard, Canada A.M., Rita McNeil , Dini Petty and many more.
Studied Music Percussion Major at:
Gloucester High School (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Humber College (1989): Toronto, ON, Canada)
University of Ottawa: Ottawa, ON, Canada.
Toured worldwide with many great artists;
Phil X (Bon Jovi)
Derek St Holmes (the voice of Ted Nugent Band / Whitford/St. Holmes)
Dale Harrison has always loved drumming, from his first winning audition as the bongo player in a production of The Little Drummer Boy when he was 8 years old. Dale's passion grew as he did, inspired by the likes of Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Steve Gadd, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland, John Bonham, and many more!
Dale has also studied at The University of Ottawa & Graduated from the Humber College music program in Toronto. These influences have helped him craft a style that has enabled him to tour world wide with many great artists; Headstones, Alannah Myles, Phil X, Derek St Holmes, Toney Springer & Derek Miller.
Between tours, Dale finds himself busy as a studio musician and educator: "Yamaha Drums have never let me down in any situation, be it on tour through Europe with Alannah Myles, smashing my way across North America with Headstones or laying down tracks in the studio. My Yamaha Absolute Custom Drums always stand up & sound excellent! Let's just say, sound engineers love them too! Yamaha is constantly adapting to new idea's inspired from professional players, which makes the union between player and instrument a beautiful thing! See you on Tour!”
Small Film Roles in:
Curtis's Charm / Johnny / Prince for a Day
Special Extra In:
Degrassy / Instant Star / Woman's Guilde to the Universe
Recorded live DVD: working on new CD for 09
Session Player / Drum Instructor / Independent Artist
Yamaha Drums / Sabian Cymbals/ Regal Tip Sticks / Mc-Cool Claws