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Arcadian Academy Of Music | Sportlight on Dale Harrison

Arcadia Academy of Music | SPOTLIGHT ON

... Dale Harrison

This week we spotlight a guy who I have had only a few musical run in’s with over the years! He gigs with quite a few musicians I have gigged with and remain friends with from years past. I have also seen The Headstones a few times and was always impressed by the energy and honesty of their performances. Please enjoy our Artist Spotlight on drummer and songwriter, Dale Harrison!

Dale Harrison has always loved drumming. His passion for hitting things grew when he won his audition to be the bongo player in a production of The Little Drummer Boy when he was just 8 years old. Inspired by the likes of Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Steve Gadd, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland, John Bonham, and many more, these influences have helped him craft a style that has enabled him to tour worldwide with many great artists; Headstones, Alannah Myles, Phil X (Bon Jovi), Derek St Holmes (the voice of Ted Nugent Band, Whitford/St. Holmes), and Derek Miller. He’s also been able to secure endorsements with Yamaha drums, Sabian Cymbals, Regal Tip Sticks and Remo drum heads.

Dale was recruited by the Headstones in 1994, and his inaugural album with the band was Teeth and Tissue, released in 1995. The Headstones broke more ground in 1996 with Juno Award nominations for Best Group and Best Rock Album, while releasing Smile and Wave that same year. Three years passed before Nickels for Your Nightmares was released, in which time Carr and Harrison became fathers and Dillon recovered from a drug addiction. Throughout their time together The Headstones had 3 Gold and 3 Platinum albums as well as 10 Indie recordings.

Dale studied at The University of Ottawa & graduated from the Humber College music program in Toronto.

Other side projects include:

– Three movies: Prince For A Day, Curtis’s Charm and Johnny. – Played roles in T.V. shows such as: Degrassi, Instant Star, Rez Blues Canada AM award Shows

and Women’s Survival Guide to the Universe – Co-host of Ghosts, Guitars and Rockstars

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