Biography Cornel Dyke is a Country singer/songwriter who currently resides in Langley B.C. Cornel, his wife Bonnita and his six children are members of the Langley based BC Songwriter's Showcase Association (BCSSA), often showcasing their music on Wed nights at McBurney's Coffee House in downtown Langley. Performances by Cornel and his family have also become a popular attraction at many other local events. Cornel was raised in a musical family. Singsongs were regular events whenever relatives and friends got together. Cornel's country roots can be traced to his country-singing father Hank Dyke. Hank was well known in the fifties, playing with the likes of Elmer Tippe (Rick Tippe's dad) and Loretta Lynn. Cornel can also credit his artist mother for much of his creative ability. In the eighties while living in the interior of British Columbia, Cornel played in a family band with his dad and brothers. Their band became a popular local band placing first in two "Battle of the Bands". After winning a day in a local recording studio, Cornel was successful in having four original songs play-listed in 3 area radio stations. After moving to the Vancouver Lower Mainland Cornel worked as a photographer, advertising consultant and busy father and husband.
In 2000 with the encouragement of his wife Bonnita, Cornel decided to once again become active with his music. He joined the BCSSA to showcase his original songs and he attended local NSAI (Nashville Songwriter's Association International) songwriting workshops to learn how to write better ones. Cornel has also had some vocal coaching from Angela Kelman of "The Daughters" (formerly "Farmer's Daughter").
Cornel has truly rekindled and honed his songwriting & singing skills. With the assistance of co-writers Cornel has created enough original material for his first CD, which is expected to be released later this year.