After 10 years of hanging out with friends who kited, Brian was finally convinced to buy some used gear and give it a go. 10 years later Brian is working towards becoming IFK instructor.
Always up for new challenges, Brian has taken to the air and obtained both his FAA and Transport Canada PPLs (private pilot license).
Brian first learned to surf on the shores of Lake Huron (yes, you CAN surf on a lake). The following winter he travelled to Costa Rica and that was it. For the past 16 yrs he has spent the majority of the winter months surfing the amazing waves of Guanacaste and playing music in the tropical air.
Learning to play, around the campfire with friends, Brian quickly realized he had an unnatural propensity for remembering lyrics and melodies.
With a percussive style that gives the illusion of more than just an acoustic guitar, he is often asked if he is playing to drum tracks.
As a songwriter, Brian Dale is a throwback to the story-tellers of the 60's and 70's, often being compared to Cat Stevens or Dan Fogelberg.
As a cover artist, Brian's repertoire ranges from Cat Stevens, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones to Pink Floyd. Bob Segar, John Mellencamp, Counting Crows to Pearl Jam. Sublime, Oasis, Radiohead, Matchbox 20 to Green Day. Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Mumford and Sons, the Lumineers, Zack Brown Band to Ed Sheeren, and just about everything in between.
After so many years on the water, surfing, paddling and kiting, learning to sail just seemed like the natural thing to do. Brian recently completed his CYA Intermediate Cruising Standard and would like to eventually obtain the Off Shore Cruising Standard (Yachtmaster) certification.
Brian can often be seen sailing his beloved boat, Music, into the setting sun off the Eastern shores of Lake Huron.
Brian has been an avid paddle boarder since the inception of the sport. He is a Paddle Canada certified instructor and can be seen paddling on Southern Lake Huron throughout the summer months.