Dale Effren Music
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Dale Effren Music

Beverly Hills, California, United States

Beverly Hills, California, United States
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Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dale
developed an interest in music at the early age of 10. He started by
learning to play the piano and guitar and composed his first song at age
11. Buoyed by the unending support and encouragement from his parents,
Dale took on classical guitar lessons and extensive voice training to
prepare him to breakaway from the crowded field of songwriters eagerly
trying to distinguish themselves. After receiving a diploma in
contemporary music with a concentration on guitar, Dale decided his
music would focus on love songs, ballads and soft rock for an
ever-increasing adult contemporary music market.

In 2001, Dale
settled in Los Angeles where he has continued to perform around town as a
sideman for various local bands in some of L.A.'s premier clubs like
the Rainbow Room and the Martini Lounge. This local experience helped
him to refine his writing skills while still keeping an ear on many of
his early and current musical influences—Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Alice
Cooper and Poison to name a few. With his appreciation for “80's Glam
Rock” and the need to write music with broad-based appeal, he has
created a distinct style by combining retro feelings with power ballad
force that makes his music stand apart from much of the “same old
thing”. When you throw in a little bit of country (Faith Hill, LeAnn
Rimes and Lonestar) you've got the essence of what Dale Effren is—a
songwriter on a mission. One of Dale's earliest influences was Mutt
Lange, a prominent international music producer from South Africa. He
counts Diane Warren as one of his favorite songwriters.

In 2009
Dale was awarded a scholarship from Concord Records for “Writing Lyrics
that Succeed and Endure” with lyric icon Marty Panzer and in 2010 UCLA
EXTENSION chose Dale's song THIS IS OUR TIME, as its Official Graduation
Song. Co-written with Debra Gussin, the song received it's WORLD
PREMIERE at Royce Hall in Los Angeles on June 29, 2010, performed by the
talented Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys.) In 2014 THIS IS OUR TIME was
chosen by best selling inspirational author, Paul Boynton to appear on
an album accompany his best selling book, BEGIN WITH YES.

past, current and new associations and collaborators include
include Grammy/Golden Globe Award Winner/Nominee Charlie Midnight (James
Brown - "Livin' In America", Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Joni Mitchell,
Cher, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Hilary Duff), Multi-Platinum
Producer/Songwriter Michael Lloyd (Dirty Dancing, Barry Manilow, Belinda
Carlisle, The Doobie Brothers, Kimberly Locke), Dove Award Winner Art
Reynolds (“Jesus Is Just Alright” - The Doobie Brothers, “Ready For A
Miracle” - Patti Labelle/LeAnn Rimes) and Grammy Award Winner/Emmy
Nominated Songwriter/Composer Michael Silversher (Disney's “Gummi Bears
Theme Song” and “Talespin Theme Song”) to name a few. Perhaps it's
time to listen to the music of Dale Effren featured on daleeffren.com
for licensing considerations. Go on, take a listen and feel good!

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