Biography

Dale Edward Chung is a 2x Grammy winning Chinese American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and production sound mixer. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Dale began studying and playing music at Berkeley High School and went on to play extensively in the San Francisco Acid Jazz music scene in the 1990s.

In 2000, Dale starred in the film Unspoken, which won a SAG award.  In 2003, Dale joined the legendary funk and soul group Con Funk Shun, where he was a group member/percussionist for 13 years.

In 2019, Dale won a Latin Grammy with the group “The Lucky Band” as a producer and group member. Dale was also a featured artist on the 2023 Grammy winning album “Sakura” by Masa Takumi. Dale also played on the official Taylor Swift remix of “Me! featuring Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco)” with Robert Eibach. 

From 2016-2020, Dale was the resident percussionist for the Ultimate Jam Nights at the Whisky A Go Go where he played alongside members of Toto, Pink Floyd, Quiet Riot, The Time, and Prince to name a few. 

In 2022, Dale was a featured actor in the film “Labyu with an Accent” starring Coco Martin and Jody Sta. Maria. In 2023, “Labyu with an Accent” was the number one movie on Netflix Asia and the Middle East. In 2019, Dale was a featured actor in the Marriott Bonvoy commercials where he worked with award winning director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) and cinematographer Janusz Kaminsky (Steven Spielberg). Dale is also a featured voice actor for the LeapStory from Leapfrog that won the 2018 Best Electronic Toy in Australia. 

Dale has also worked on numerous independent films and productions as a production sound mixer including “Labyu with an Accent”, and the Buddy Holly hologram tour.

Dale is a member of the Recording Academy and has served on the San Francisco and Los Angeles chapters Advocacy Committees. Dale has also served on the boards of FilAm Creative, Keep Music Rockin Foundation, and the David Z Foundation. 

A renaissance man, Dale is a versatile and talented artist with a wide range of accomplishments. He is a passionate advocate for the arts and has dedicated his life to making music and movies. Dale is an inspiration to many and his work continues to entertain and inspire audiences around the world.