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Dale McKenzie’s performing career began in childhood and has now spanned more than four decades.  He began singing at a very young age, taught himself guitar and banjo, and was singing in coffeehouses as a teen.  Entertaining audiences became his passion.  Dale has traveled from the Midwest to the glittering lounges of Las Vegas and Reno and back again any number of times, in all manner of venues, entertaining crowds from intimate club settings to auditoriums.  He has been a radio disc jockey, fronted lounge bands and dance bands, written music for and recorded commercials, acted as emcee and male vocalist for a prominent and prestigious big band, co-written and produced shows for that band, acted as master of ceremonies and featured vocalist for Miss America Scholarship pageant preliminaries for a dozen years, and entertained delighted tourists on the Las Vegas Strip.

A Dale McKenzie performance is guaranteed to encompass all styles and eras of music, from vintage 1920s banjo sing-a-longs to Broadway show tunes, pop, oldies, country, and tributes to some of the Las Vegas greats.   He showcases not only his versatile singing voice, but also his skills on the strings of both guitar and banjo.  In the past decade Dale has worked both singly and in a duo in very successful long-term club/lounge environments, where he built a loyal following.  Today Dale appears primarily at private functions in the Las Vegas area and surrounding states, both as a single and with a show band.  He has recently turned his attention to songwriting and recording, and in the past year has produced two CDs, the latest one containing mostly original material.   

Video:  Harry Hershey Orchestra Emcee & Vocalist

 Video Montage: Miss Cuyahoga County Pageant Emcee

 

 

 

 

 

VICTORY 1945 REVISITED

On May 9, 2015, the original cast of "Victory 1945 - A Musical Celebration" gathered in Florida to perform one more time in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the ending of WWII. Harry Hershey and Dale McKenzie wrote the show in the ‘90’s, and it was performed all over the Midwest. The proceeds from this performance were used to benefit "Honor Flight", a nonprofit organization that flies veterans to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.

Here is an audio sample from that show.

I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen

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