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Mick Dalla-Vee heading to FSJ

It's going to be a good night for rock as Mick Dalla-Vee brings his decades of experience to Fort St. John. The singer, songwriter and producer said he's looking forward to making the trek up to Fort St. John. "I really like Fort St.

It's going to be a good night for rock as Mick Dalla-Vee brings his decades of experience to Fort St. John.

The singer, songwriter and producer said he's looking forward to making the trek up to Fort St. John.

"I really like Fort St. John a lot," said Dalla-Vee, adding that he'd performed in the Energetic City many years ago.

"I've been up there a couple times sporadically, and the opportunity arose for me to go up there and I thought 'well, geez, that'll be cool.'"

The Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. native has had a melting pot of a career in the music industry, working both onstage and behind the scenes in the studio.

He's performed live with a number of bands, including Shama, Trama, Paradox, Cease and Desist, Randy Bachman Band, Atlantic Crossing, Bachman & Turner. He's actually been Randy Bachman's bass player for the last decade.

He spent the last year touring with Bachman & Turner, formerly know as Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and has traveled all over the world.

He was able to play with some of the biggest bands in music along the way.

"Our third date on the tour, we were up in Sweden for the Sweden Rock Festival, for 35,000 people, and we played with Guns 'N Roses and Aerosmith. That was pretty exciting," he said. "Then in July, we played in London, England at the High Voltage Festival and shared a dressing room with Jimmy Page, of all people."

Dalla-Vee has even contributed vocals to the Motley Crue album, "A Decade of Decadence." He shared a music industry trade secret with regards to his contribution to the album.

"There's a lot of things you hear on the radio, and it isn't necessarily Motley Crue singing them," he laughed.

Dalla-Vee also runs his own studio, 'Millennia Sound Design,' where he produces, arranges, writes, co-writes and engineers for many artists.

The show is supposed to be a solo one, but Valla-Dee said he's heard from local musicians, such as members of Deere John, that they're looking forward to jumping onstage with him.

"I'm not even sure what's going to happen," he said.

Dalla-Vee will be playing at JD Fitzgerald's on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. and is looking forward to playing for the residents of Fort St. John.

"We'll see what happens. If it goes well, I'll be back often," he said.