Dale Nougher (pronounced NOYA), was born on the 1st march 1960, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia into a very musical family where the piano was an integral part of the family upbringing. At the age of 10, Dale had his first piano lesson & then proceeded to teach himself ‘by ear’.
In 1971, the family leased the 28,000 acre Clarke Island in the Bass Straits’ Furneaux Group. They were Clarke Islands’ only inhabitants. Dale & his dad started to duet with the music of Scott Joplin, (and with his mothers’ classical training thrown in), those initial chord structures gave Dale a very clear insight into music. Within a few months Dale was playing & singing his own songs. In 1976, Dale joined his first band and by 1978 he was playing in the Tasmanian band ‘EARSHOT’, supporting bands like ‘MONDO ROCK’, ‘MISEX’ and other mainland acts when they toured Tasmania. Dale is now the resident Mr Chill AKA The ChillMaster with Blue Pie.
Dale is held with high regard for both his musical knowledge of chill and down tempo music world wide as well as for his own gifted abilities with playing the piano, writing and producing the “ChillMaster” serries of compilations for Blue Pie.
Check out Dale at www.myspace.com/dalenougher Dale is a Blue Pie Artist and we are proud to have him on the label.
Dale Nougher is a Blue Pie Records USA artist and is published by Blue Pie Publishing USA (ASCAP).