Dale Edward Chung, proudly representing the AAPI community, is a fifth generation Chinese American. His family arrived in Monterey California in the late 1860's. His ancestors are one of the founding Chinese families in the Monterey Bay Area. The story of his pioneering family, includes his Aunt, Maggie Gee, who was one of 2 Chinese American woman to fly for the United States Military in World War II. She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2011 as a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).
Born and raised in Berkeley and Oakland California, he now resides in Los Angeles is a Latin Grammy winning performer, producer and artist. He won an Indie Music Channel Award for Best R&B Producer (2015) and the Oakland Indie Mayhem People's Choice Award (2015). He's been nominated for 2 Hollywood Music in Media Awards (2015 & 2016) and an Oakland Indie Award (2015).
You can hear him playing percussion on the 2019 Billboard Top 10 Dance Chart hit, Taylor Swift - Me (The Robert Eibach Remix). He is also the resident percussionist for the Ultimate Jam Night shows at the Whisky A Go Go on Sunset Blvd. His music has been featured in independent film shorts and as an actor, he was featured in the Marriott Bonvoy commercials that debuted during the 2019 Academy Awards.
He performed on the Latin Grammy nominated album "Adelante" by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band for Best Children's Album and was a producer of their 2017 album "Made in LA", which debuted at #14 on iTunes and was featured in Billboard Magazine. Made in LA featured the song, Paletero Man, which Sirius XM radio declared the #1 song of the summer. As well as, Hold Tight, Shine Bright, a Children’s Music album that features 33 different award winning and critically acclaimed artists. It debuted at #4 on iTunes and was also featured in Billboard magazine.
He was member of the legendary R&B/Funk group, Con Funk Shun (2003-2016) touring the world, performing in stadiums, arenas and on the 2015 Billboard Top 40 charting album "More Than Love".
As a solo artist, he’s performed alongside Leela James, Loose Ends, Fantastic Negrito and has performed at notable venues such as Slim's SF, Hotel Café LA, Sundays in the Redwoods Woodminster Amphitheater Oakland, Underground Music Showcase (UMS) Denver, Club Fox Redwood City CA, Room 5 LA, Kulak's North Hollywood, The Jackalope (SXSW) Austin TX, The Soiled Dove Underground Denver, Ashkenaz Berkeley, The Hotel Utah SF.
He got his professional musical start in the San Francisco Acid Jazz scene in the mid 1990's. Performing in clubs almost every night, performing on local TV and radio and appearing on, and producing several albums. He has also performed with DJs Jay-J, Julius Papp, Robert Eibach, Bobby Kimball and Steve Lukather of Toto, R&B recording artists Case, Samuelle (Club Nouveau), Michael Cooper, Janelle Monáe, Saxophonist Katja Rieckermann (Rod Stewart), Grammy Winners Lucy Kalantari, The Lucky Band, Steffen Kuehn, & Laura Sullivan.
His first solo album, Little Red Box, gained radio airplay around the USA. His song "Truly" broke the Top 20 of the FMQB Adult Contemporary Chart and remained on the chart for almost a year.
His 2015 album, "Love Is", features an outstanding group of musicians and vocalists including Grammy & Billboard Music Award winners.
The first single, “Love Is”, premiered on Magic Johnson's Aspire TV Network and the second single, "Show Me (featuring Jenna Lavoie)", was selected by MTV & Vh1 for their online format and SonicCentric TV on Roku.
His music can be heard on Pandora, iHeart Radio, Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify radio among others.
He’s a voting member of the Recording Academy (NARAS)(The Grammy organization) and currently serves on the Advocacy Committee for the Los Angeles Chapter, working with the membership and Congress to create laws to protect music creators through education and meetings with members of Congress both locally and in Washington DC. He’s also a member of ASCAP - the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers and NARIP - the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals.