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Dick Dale, Manitario

Wed. October 3rd 2007 8:00pm Element (No Minors) 8:00pm
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Strathcona Hotel,, Ditch Records & Cds
Presented by: Atomique Productions
Dick Dale wasn't nicknamed "King of the Surf Guitar" for nothing: he pretty much invented the style single-handedly, and no matter who copied or expanded upon his blueprint, he remained the fieriest, most technically gifted musician the genre ever produced. Dale's pioneering use of Middle Eastern and Eastern European melodies (learned organically through his familial heritage) was among the first in any genre of American popular music, and predated the teaching of such "exotic" scales in guitar-shredder academies by two decades. The breakneck speed of his single-note staccato picking technique was unrivalled until it entered the repertoires of metal virtuosos like Eddie Van Halen, and his wild showmanship made an enormous impression on the young Jimi Hendrix. But those aren't the only reasons Dale was once called the father of heavy metal. Working closely with the Fender company, Dale continually pushed the limits of electric amplification technology, helping to develop new equipment that was capable of producing the thick, clearly defined tones he heard in his head, at the previously undreamed-of volumes he demanded. He also pioneered the use of portable reverb effects, creating a signature sonic texture for surf instrumentals. And, if all that weren't enough, Dale managed to redefine his instrument while essentially playing it upside-down and backwards -- he switched sides in order to play left-handed, but without re-stringing it (as Hendrix later did).

Dick Dale

Dick Dale Thursday, July 2, 2009 Element Nightclub, 919 Douglas St., Victoria Doors 7:00pm - Show 8:00pm - EARLY SHOW Tickets: $23.00 Advance / $25 Door Available at: Lyle's Place 770 Yates St., Ditch Records 635 Johnson St., and online at Dick Dale websites: & The Dick... more info


A blend of the finest styles from Manitoba and Ontario combined to create Manitario. Manitario is: Damon Bell a.k.a "Deebs"- Drums Jay Bell a.k.a "Coach"- Bass Ron Bell a.k.a-"Ronboss"- Nord 74 Patrick Sullivan a.k.a-"Sully"- Lead Guitar Adam Shilton a.k.a-"Ribtruck"- Vocals more info
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