Dale is from Dalton, a small town in North GA known for being the carpet capital of the world. He began to sing at an early age and dabbled with the piano and drums before settling on the bass guitar, as his choice instrument. He played with several bands during his teenage years touring across the US and Canada including the CCM Band The Rock City Boys and Secret Service. Dale later became tenor vocalist and a founding member of the Chattanooga based band, Poet Voices. He has made appearances and performances on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, TBN, Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, TN, Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville, TN, Music in the Rockies, Estes Park, CO, GMA Week and Carowinds Music Park in Charlotte, NC among others. Dale has shared the stage with such artists as Marty Raybon of Shenandoah, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ron Kenoly, Phil Driskoll, Bob Carlisle and Nicole C. Mullins. He is a member of the Tri-State Music Hall of Fame. When not on tour, Dale enjoys session work in the studio doing background vocals. With vocal influences by artist such as Luther Vandross, Michael McDonald, Steve Perry, Bobby Kimball and Merle Haggard, just to name a few, Dale has developed a unique vocal style all his own.
The youngest member of Past II Present, Clay Duke comes with an array of experience. Born in Tennessee, Clay has spent most of his life in North Georgia developing his craft. A born entertainer, he most recently earned a place in the Governor's Honors Program as a vocalist and was awarded Top Male Soloist for the State of Georgia. He has been a featured performer with Etowah Jazz Society, BBC (Big Band Contractors) and his own Motown/70s band, Clay Duke Orchestra. Clay's playlist spans Allen Stone, John Mayar, Michael McDonald as well as classic Motown, Jazz and Blues. He is passionate about quality music, enjoys collaborating on stage and in the studio, and is currently enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Rusty Duke started playing in his first band in 1980. Throughout the 80's and 90's he played several professional gigs including Joe Lofts and The Pinks and Secret Service. He then joined Christian Country Band Brave Heart (before Mel Gibson stole the name) and went on to receive several record deal offers by Christian Country Labels.
After taking a sabbatical from full-time touring in 1998 to spend time focusing on family, he has spent the last few years playing guitar leading worship at many churches across the region. Four years ago, he picked his bass up again declaring, "It's my first love!"
When not touring with Past II Present Rusty enjoys working with his son and daughter who sing in a 1960s Motown Band called the Clay Duke Orchestra (CDO) which consists of a full band with a live horn section.
Rusty's musical influences include Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Eagles, Steely Dan, James Jamerson, Ross Valory, and John Mayer.
Before moving to Nashville in the 80’s and embarking on a fairytale career in the music industry, David grew up on a farm in Texas in a family full of love, music and fun.
“Music has always been a part of my life. Our family reunions on Mom’s side of the family were all musicals. Everyone played something and we’d all sit around playing old standards and gospel tunes. I, of course, was the long haired rocker.”
Sax was David’s first instrument, but he discovered the guitar around age 17 and took off running making it the centerpiece of the rest of his life.
David has worked his entire adult life as a touring guitar player, guitar tech, and guitar builder/repairman. He’s toured the world and/or worked in the recording studio with the likes of Michael Jackson, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Amy Grant, Peter Frampton, Reba, Rascal Flatts, and the list goes on and on.
“Boston was the first band to really get my attention with their first album,” David says. “The guitar sounds, vocals, and orchestration of all the music parts coming together to create such a masterpiece changed everything for me. My top 5 favorites have always been Boston, Van Halen, Journey, Toto, and The Eagles.”
Favorite quote: “Life is a song and God’s love is the music.”
As for his favorite guitar, “Well, they are all my favorites!”
Noah Hungate is a Nashville native who drew up with the music of Toto through his father, bassist David Hungate. Noah has worked with such artists as Dan Seals, Chris Knight, The Band Perry, Selah, Linda Ortega, Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers, James Otto, Ward Davis and Jaida Dreyer.
Mike 'Juice' Kyle is originally from Indiana. While not on the road playing keyboards with Past II Present, you will find him playing keys for Brooks and Dunn or front of house for Reba McEntire or The Petty Junkies. He has recently been engineering/tracking vocals for Ronnie Dunn's upcoming solo release, all the while managing his own production and mixing company. His favorite song of all time is "Africa" and "Evil Woman" by ELO was a strong influence as well. Favorite artists include: Toto and Paul McCartney.
David Crutcher is originally from Oxford, Mississippi, but grew up in Richmond, Virginia from age three. It was around then that he started playing piano, copying whatever he heard his family members playing, either on the piano or the stereo. A couple years later, David discovered a Ray Charles’ Greatest Hits cassette that changed his life forever.
By the age of 13 David was playing professionally around Richmond with the musicians that would become his early mentors. After graduating high school in 2013, he moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. There, he joined a student formed Rock/Soul band named Waker, which allowed him to tour the country for two years playing the music festival scene.
Since graduating college, David has enjoyed working on the road and in the studio. He has played with such artists as Danny Frazier from the country group Frazier River, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, and Colbie Caillat.
David’s favorite artist of all time will always be Ray Charles, with Michael McDonald receiving a very honorable mention
Ashley Martin was born into a musical family and discovered her voice at an early age. She spent her formative years listening to Natalie Cole, Billy Joel and James Taylor in a home surrounded by music and road trips filled with family harmonies.
Don't let her cool, smokey tones fool you - this woman is fierce at heart! When Ashley isn't touring with Past II Present, she is busy with BLUSH Studios, Atlanta - A business she owns and operates with her sister. Their salon was featured on a reality show and has gained wide acclaim throughout the wedding, photography and venue circuits of Atlanta. Ashley would tell you her greatest joy comes from seeing her two children express their own creativity.
She and her husband live in Georgia and occasionally gig in local bars throughout the region. Ashley was drawn to Toto's music because she appreciates the blend of an extremely talented band and fantastic vocal parts.