Vocal Performance, Music Production, Songwriting, and Poetry
Dale’s roots lie in the South where she performed as a singer-songwriter, curated events and managed local artists, co-writing and producing their projects. With all of her success she realized the need to grow. She moved to NYC in 2012 to continue her dreams as a songwriter and event curator. Dale's message, mission and music are meant to create space, to raise the roof and your spirit, while bringing funk, soul and grooves with whatever she touches. Dale’s seven years running open mic jam session, The Poet Will be Televised has brought some of the best and brightest independent talent that NYC has had to offer to numerous venues in the city for thousands of heads to enjoy as well as curating for the likes of Sofar Sounds and Amplified Voices for the East Harlem Health Action Center among others.
Dale touched legendary stages such as A38 in Budapest, the Bowery Poetry Club, BB Kings, and Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC while touring in France, Germany, L.A., D.C., Chicago, Austin and Rotterdam. A Funkadelic Studio sponsored artist, Dale’s collaborators include Mandella Eskia, FYUTCH, Jade Zabric, Lea Anderson as well as her partner Mikal Amin with whom together form the group Where the Love is.
A certified Yogi and Teaching Artist with Community Word Project, The Dreamyard Project and Building Beats, Dale uses her gifts and skills as a musician, singer and yogi to help people find peace, express and connect with themselves and the world around them. Whether through song, meditation, or movement Dale Novella’s goal is to bring the world together in rhythm one beat at a time.
"Dale Novella ....... I do not recall the name of the poem she recited, but I recalled her dynamics. I recalled her stepping out of the crowd, seemingly out of nowhere, onto the stage and confidently engaging the audience, pumping life into each line and phrase she recited. I remember the freedom in her vocals towards the close of her poem. I remember her singing. I didn’t expect it at all! Being new to NYC artist market, Dale had instantly branded her voice as a signature element in my mind. I remember her bubbling passion, and her unbridled bravery. I wanted to meet her, so I did. I recall how humble and approachable she had been and how the crowd of people exploded with applause when she was finished."
- Danielle Blaq for Music Existence.com