Dale LaDuke was born in Grosse Pointe Michigan. He began singing in church choirs when he was 8 years old and was principle solist and president of his high school choir, as well as trumpet player in the high school band.
He went on to sing with the Michigan State Honors Choir and the Michigan State Fair Choir.
He was one of the founders of the popular Southern California country band “Five Wheel Drive" that was one of five finalists (and the only country band) in Yahoo’s “Best Unsigned Band" contest in 2000, and the only group to have their songs in 6 of the top 10 slots in the country division of MP3.com that same year. Dale was flown to the red carpet awards show at Studio 54 in Manhattan that featured performances by David Bowie, Issac Hayes, Allanis Morriset and many others. The group recorded two demos for Warner Bros.
Nashville, before the industry hit some hard times.
A founding member of the Americana/Celtic group Kaedmon. Their CD "My Love" was a 2009 "top pick" by Music Conection Magazine.
As a solo artist he was a finalist at the 2010 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, 2009 Independent Singer/Songwriter Awards, 2008 Los Angeles Music Awards and 4th place winner 2006 Unisong Song Contest.
His current band "The Unfriended" is in the studio recording it's first record.
Dale is also the host of a popular open mic every Thursday night at The Roar Room in LaCrescenta California.
As well as being a founding member of one of the most popular Beatles tribute bands in Southern California "The Beatunes" www.thebeatunes.com
Dale also began teaching shortly after arriving in LA and has been in demand as a teacher ever since.
He can also be seen and heard at www.kaedmon.com also at www.fivewheeldrive.com