IRIE, led by guitarist Jimmy Dale, is a five-member band that performs original Pop/ Reggae/ Caribbean compositions with a unique blend of cutting-edge sound. as well as the music of Top 40 artists such as Bob Marley, Arrow, Peter Tosh,Steel Pulse and Jimmy Buffet.
IRIE (originally meaning alright or feelin’ good. How are you feeling I’m feeling IRIE! IRIE has released their CD, Freedom of Choice. The CD includes several of Dales’ own compositions as well as Top 40 reggae hits, Calypso and Soca styling. The CD has received critical praise everywhere it is available.
IRIE has toured around the world including Germany, Italy and Hawaii. They have been together for 10 years and have opened for Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals, The Wailers, Black Uhuru, Eek A Mouse, Bunny Wailer, Third World and Andrew Tosh.
IRIE placed Top Ten (140 entrants) in the “Reggae USA” contest conducted by Reggae Report and sponsored by ROIR Records. As a contest winner, IRIE’s tune “Rub A Dub” is included in a compilation recording.
Jimmy Dale appears in the movie Ford Fairlane directed by Renee Harlen. George Wallace Directed by John Frankenheimer. Jimmy can be seen as an under cover FBI Agent in Arrest and Trial. Also in the movie Judge Koan dying in the courtroom, not really he’s just faking. IRIE. also performs two songs in the Pay Per View show “Girls of Hawaiian Tropic” with Pauly Shore and “Rub A Dub” is featured in the Dennis Hopper movie “Sunset Heat” with Adam Ant and Little Richard.
IRIE has four songs receiving airplay on Nickelodeon’s “SK8TV” show and a song on the show “They’re Gonna Put Me in the Movies” which airs on more than 80 percent of CBS stations throughout the United States. Jimmy can currently be heard playing guitar worldwide on the CD by Big Mountain with the hit “Baby, I Love Your Way.” DMX, Muzak and Music Choice are now playing their CD worldwide.
Jimmy attended Monterey College where he has an AA degree in music and a minor in drama, Berklee School of Music in Boston and a BA in music from the University of Santa Cruz. He also studied from maestro guitarist Ted Green and Carl Verheyen.