He only officially joined the band in October 1998, just after the release of their first album, The Good Will Out. Dale had been playing live and on record with the rest of the band beforehand, but was an 'unofficial member'.
Prior to joining Embrace, he had previous experience with local bands Lazer Boy and Kitsch, and more famously Cud, who enjoyed moderate success themselves, including three Top 40singles.
Talk To Angels are currently Dale's priority project. They played CMJ in New York City in October 2008 and an Obama election night show in Austin, Texas. They appeared in 2009 at SXSW Austin, Texas for the first 'Yorkshire Showcase', at the British Music Embassy, and at Latitude.