Hi everyone and thank you for visiting my humble website.  

First and foremost I'm simply an Adelaide boy continuing to enjoy a craft I've been passionate about since my early teen years. I'm not going to rattle on about tales of legendary grandeur and such nonsense because I'm just a bushy still having a go and thoroughly enjoying what I've been doing for several years!

I'm a South Australian singer/guitarist, entertainer, music producer and arranger with a passion for all genres and eras of music and I perform many of my own compositions along with a vast repertoire of country, soft rock, blues and folk.

I also do radio and television voice-overs for advertising and promotions.

I'm also playing banjo, guitar and vocals with my dear friends and bush/celtic band "BUCKLEYS CHANCE".

My prime influences, but not limited to, are popular songs from such artists as Gordon Lightfoot, Barry Gibb, John Denver, Dr. Hook, John Fogerty, John Williamson, Finbar Furey along with vintage "British Invasion" and early pop and rock styles from Australian and American artists. To mention all songs and artists is difficult due to the extent of the repertoire, however I'm hopeful I may have a little something especially for you !

I love performing solo at various functions and venues including hotels, clubs, wineries, restaurants, parties, aged care facilities, festivals, cruises, corporate and community events. Just myself, guitars, P.A. system and a whole lot of songs!

I've no special accolades and awards to my credit, absolutely none, however let's just say the music performance arena has been extremely good to me and I'm quite content about my journey and varied career in the music and entertainment field! 

 

Reflecting on such I guess I've done alright because music has taken me to many far off places and introduced me to people I don't believe I would have ever met.

I've enjoyed performing at major Australian country, pop rock and folk music festivals, being the support act for several touring acts, playing in pubs and various venues in Ireland and the U.K., meeting high profile personalities, artists, political figures, popular recording artists, performing at toffy upperclass events and concert halls along with playing at the roughest flee bitten front bars you could imagine.

I've a childrens book published globally along with a book of my own poetry.

I feel privileged to have performed with several of my early music heroes who were and still are an inspiration, and many of them are dear friends.

It's also been an honour to appear on several Australian television variety and childrens programs as well as having some of my original music played on national and international commercial and community radio.  

What you see and hear is what you get because what I do is basic and real, minus any fancy trimmings and gimmicks to make me sound like I'm not.

Just keeping it simple with a guitar and myself.

I'm still available to play at all types of venues for various occasions such as restaurants, wineries, corporate and community events etc.

"May we all someday meet on the road of music and song".

Performance and career details

Instruments played

Acoustic/electric 12 and 6 string guitars, bass, banjo, vocals, harmony vocals

Music production, arrangement, studio, recording, script, voice-over production.

Albums

We shall rise, Overtime, Lady of the valley, Easy Rider

Singles

The Roses, Sands of time, We shall rise, Myponga 71'

Television

In Time, Adelaide Tonight, Hey Hey It's Saturday, Telethon, Happening 70/71, Here's Humphrey, Channel Niners, Curiosity Show, Fat Cat, Telethons.

Festivals

Tamworth, Riverland, Port Pirie Country Music Festivals

Port Fairy, Fleurieu, National Folk Music Festivals

Victor Harbor and Wintersun Rock n' Roll Festivals

Support Tour Performances

The Fureys, Slim Dusty, Foster and Allen, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Finbar Furey, Freddie and the Dreamers

Performance venues

Australian hotels, clubs, festivals, cruises, parties, fundraisers, aged care, disability, corporate and community events since 1968

U.K. and Ireland hotels

Availability

For all the above

I'm looking forward to performing for you

 

My contact details:

Phone 0411 887 437

Email  deanbirdmusic@gmail.com

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"Music has been my life and I've been fortunate to travel a wonderous

      journey. Without my beautiful family, none of this would be possible."

I also give thanks to my dear friends The Fureys

for their friendship and support throughout the years.

 

 

 

 

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