Wind In The Wire (2000)

Sand & Sea (2002)

Barbed Wire Fences (2004)

Silver Wings & Haggard Things (2006) 

Big Fat Bastards Like Me (2007)

The Soups Too Hot (2009)

Have I Missed Anyone? (2011)

The Functioning Drunk (2013)

Australian Commercial Radio Awards

Best Sales Performance 5MU (1996)

Finalist, Best station produced comedy series (1996)

Best Station Sales Promotion 5MU (1996)

Finalist, best station produced commercial 98FM (2000)

Finalist, best syndicated radio comedy “The Walkabout Man” with Ian Heydon (2004)

Country Music Awards

Inducted into the Australian Country Music Broadcasters Hall Of Fame (2005)

Top 5 Finalist, Vocal Collaboration, TIARA Awards (2006)

Inducted into the SA Country Music Hall of Fame (2006)

Country Chart Hit Singles

The Abrolhos #15

Sand & Sea #10

I Wish It Would Rain #28

Looking For Something #15

Barbed Wire Fences # 15


Opening the Perth City muster twice

Performing at the Sydney Opera House in 1995

Hosting the 2005 & 2006, Mildura C/M Awards with Laura Downing

The Story

For the better part of 35 years my career was in commercial radio, as an announcer, program director and general manager of stations such as 8HA Alice Springs, 5CC Port Lincoln, 5MU Murray Bridge and 96.5 & 98FM in Geraldton WA.

Then I had a midlife crisis, and realised because of the aforementioned career, I could not afford a fast sports car, or even a slow one, or a slow woman, or a slow yacht but, more importantly, I certainly didn’t want to spend any more time working for other people.

Yes, I’d reached that age where it was time to reinvent myself and make a comeback… which is quite difficult when you haven’t really been anywhere

So I picked up my old guitar and threw it in the back of my even older ute and never looked back. Well, maybe once. I think it was a kangaroo. A couple of highlights so far include doing the support act for Adam Harvey on a number of occasions, doing a country music festival in France (yes, France), working with other comedians in the club circuit and doing a few tours with cricket legend Doug Walters. We had a lot in common, and it wasn’t cricket.

Now here I am with my latest effort, The Functioning Drunk, my fourth comedy CD recorded in front of a live audience. I love my job and look forward to every gig. I hope I can do one for you soon. But enough about me. It’s all about you now. I look forward to hearing from you and/or catching you at a gig sometime soon.

Contact Dave

PO BOX 23,  Mintaro, SA , 5415 . M 0417 942 885