Dale Russell is a multi-talented veteran with over fifty years’ experience in the music industry, and remained an integral member of The Guess Who for seventeen years until May of 2000.
Dale is a member of The RADD Collective a group of five seasoned musicians, songwriters, and producers building their catalogue for TV and films, and producing various artists.
Dale also does editing, mixing and Mastering for various clients.
Dale spent a lot of time in Nashville in the nineties writing and producing and had the good fortune to co produce the One Less Tear CD with Chuck Navasky to create awareness for Cancer and offer hope to Cancer victims and their families. Dale met and worked with many talented artists such as The Van Zants, Mark Slaughter, Olivia Newton John,Vince Neil,Tony Curtis as well as many sports stars such as Ken Griffey Sr., Robin Cole, Nellie Briles, Kurt Angle and more.
Now working together with Devon “Artemis” Chartier, Dale’s co-founding partner of an NFP for kids called The School Alliance of Student Songwriters ( SASS ), he continues to write and perform with Artemis in the GTA, and still they find time to help organize and appear for many Charity events.
Along the way, awards in Canada such as Producer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Instrumentalist of the Year have been added to Dale’s long list of credits. Before joining The Guess Who in 1983, he played for names like Buddy Knox, Leslie Gore, Rosemary Clooney, Del Shannon, James Darren, Bill Kinney etc., as well as with various Canadian artists, on live television series and more.
One of Dale’s early influences, close to his heart and among his most fortunate, was the late jazz great, Lenny Breau. “I literally sat at his feet and absorbed more than I ever realized possible; it was magical … it changed my vision forever.” Dale says. ” It was here I discovered the universe called music.”
Having been steeped in folk music, rock ‘n roll, country, pop, and jazz has given Dale the ability to create music for many different uses including songs for other artists, jingles for radio and TV, and background music for documentaries and short films.