Singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mick Dalla-Vee taught himself to first play the guitar at age 10 after losing his mother to cancer. In an enviable career, the Cease & Desist front man, bassist and guitarist has also become a very busy studio producer, musician, arranger and vocalist.
Mick attained Gold and Platinum status for his work with Bachman & Turner (Live in New York City 2010) amongst other musical awards (3 gold awards, one independent album award) and co-written or written everything from country to smooth jazz. Mick has played bass and been lead singer for Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) for 16 years, played upright bass at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival and keyboards for Grammy Award-winning R&B diva Melanie Fiona.
As well, he contributed vocals to projects by Mötley Crüe and Trooper, and created soundscapes for TV programs such as HGTV’s popular Holmes Makes Right series since 2012. Currently he has an ongoing contract writing music soundscapes for ITV in the USA and Great Britain with his company ‘The NV Music Group.
Mick is also the founder of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation’s Music in Motion Workshop, a project that develops musical camaraderie with children, youth and young adults diagnosed with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities.
Michael has performed professionally since his teen years in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canada. He left for Western Canada in 1976 to pursue his passion for music. He also became involved in the voice-over industry where he recorded jingles for such clients as: MacDonald’s, Shell Oil, A&W, Proctor & Gamble and many more.
In 1988 he was bitten by the acting bug and he began to appear in such TV series as MacGyver, The Commish, The Amy Fisher Story on ABC (co-starring with Drew Barrymore) The Black Stallion (co-starring with Mickey Rooney) and Fly By Night (co-starring with David James Elliott from JAG). to name but a few.
He also co-starred as the (Pilot) in the hit movie ALIVE (1993).
His talents also led him to voicing cartoons such as the popular hit (Baby Huey) …as the voice of Dad Duck.
Space Goofs ….As the voice of Gorgeous
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as the singing voice of Frank Sinatra)
…. As well as several incidental voices for all 3 shows
Combining his love of music and sports, Michael has become a household word as Anthem singer for The Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders and Everett Silvertips of the WHL (Western Hockey League).
He has also sang anthems for the Toronto Blue Jays, Dallas Stars, SF Giants, Anaheim Ducks and LA Kings in their home arenas.
He was guest anthem singer at the 2001 Major League All Star game in Seattle.
Michael has also entertained 5 times at the Masters in Augusta Georgia for the PGA of America.
He has entertained for corporate events worldwide and continues to this day.