Christopher Dale

Funk 'n Waffles Presents:

Christopher Dale

Sun · April 23, 2017

Doors: 5:40 pm / Show: 6:00 pm


This event is all ages

Acoustic Pop/Rock

Christopher Dale
Christopher Dale
A powerfully hypnotic vocalist with a penchant for irresistible hooks and melodies, Christopher Dale mixes his many influences together to form one uniquely catchy artist. Whether he's performing solo or with his back-up band, Dale intoxicates listeners with his honesty, heart and sheer energy. Coupled with a fiery stage presence and his trademark banter, each Christopher Dale live performance creates a lifetime memory.

Before launching his solo career under the moniker of Scorch, Dale fronted the San Diego rock band Grays Well, a two-time San Diego Music Award nominee for Best Rock Group. In spite of the band's success, in 1999, he departed in pursuit of greater musical diversity. He would go on to incorporate the many styles of music that had influenced him at such a young age into his first solo album "Pop With A Twist," which was released in March of 2001. "Pop With A Twist" earned Scorch a SDMA nomination for Best Pop Album later that year. He received another nomination in 2002 for Best Acoustic. As a performer at the 2001 Suzuki Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, he was featured by both ESPN and NBC in their broadcasts of the event.

Leaving the ashes of Scorch behind in 2004, Christopher Dale went on to release "Pick Me Up" & the self-titled "Christopher Dale" (2005), each adding another SDMA nomination to his resume. As a result of consistent critical acclaim and a constant performance schedule, Mr. Dale was approached by a San Diego-based ad agency to sing in radio commercials for such companies as Ikea, Sparklett's, Nissan and Henry's Market Place. The songwriter in Chris soon took over and he subsequently wrote, produced and sang jingles for Hooters and the theme song for the video game, "Putt Nutz".

His recent collaboration with San Diego power pop, alternative rock favorites "Momma", has added yet another genre to the repertoire of one of music's most diverse artists. Thus, re-affirming that to the first and foremost music fan, anything goes!

Chris maintains his ties to San Diego as he tours nationally. Realizing the important role music played in his own childhood, Dale strives to reach local children and share with them the same gift. When he's not on the road, he periodically visits local elementary schools to play his acoustic guitar and sing in the classroom. The desire to help kids and to support his community also keeps him involved with various charitable events, most of which benefit The Storefront, a San Diego Youth and Community Services outreach program that serves as an emergency homeless shelter for 12 - 17 year old youths.

With respect to such honors as singing the National Anthem for the Independence Day celebration at Dodger Stadium, performing at the American Music Awards after-party and garnering 6 San Diego Music Award nominations, it is Chris' lasting connection with the audience that best defines him as an artist. One female fan from Ohio went as far as riding a unicycle two miles, in rush hour traffic, to the station of the #1 morning radio show and hijacked an hour of live airtime plugging the music of her favorite singer/ songwriter. Watch out for the Unicycle Promotional Tour coming to a city near you!
Venue Information:
Funk 'n Waffles - Downtown
307 S. Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY, 13202