Dave was born at Fitzroy in Melbourne in 1956. He spent his early years growing up in Melbourne and Sydney. Although growing up in the big cities, Daves family were all from the country and spent most of their time back where he loved the most "The Country" Fortunately for Dave he was surrounded by music everywhere he went. His whole family was musical and it wasn't long before it became a major part of Dave's life. In the mid seventees and early eighties Dave toured with bands all over the eastern states of Australia. Recording, TV Appearances, Radio Interviews and playing to packed houses were all just everyday occurrence.Some of Dave's most successful bands were:
Dave & Crystal Canyon - comprised of John Ferguson (lead guitar), Billy Ely (drums), David Delle-Vergin and Dale Cameron ( bass) were a polished country band winning the Portland Country Music festival and Road to Wandong Quest in their first year of operation. They recorded 1 EP featuring Stranger, You're my Best Friend, One Day at a Time and original song Heartache Highway (written by Bill Ely). This band toured extensively and also provided backing to many big touring artists. It was whilst they were doing the support for Johnny Chester and Hotspur that they met up with Clayton Saunders and later joined forces to launch a new touring package.
The Razzamatazz Showband featuring David Delle-Vergin - Dale Cameron (bass), Ricky Cole (drums), Steve Sherwood (keyboards), James A Kinmont (lead guitar), David Delle-Vergin, Mal McGrath (guitar). Were a zanny showband complete with dress ups, floor show and crazy antics. Razzamatazz were immensely popular and toured NSW, VIC and SA extensively, often working 6 nights a week. This band was a what they call a door opener. Once Razzamatazz had played at a venue you just had to have them back. This is the band that launched Dave's floor show act. It was a big band with a big sound. They would often get changed and come out as completely different band on the same night giving their road crew plenty of work and keeping people on their tows all night, wondering what was going to happen next.
The Spindrift Showband featuring Dave was class act with some of the finest musicians in Melbourne. This band was one of Melbournes top caberet, corporate bands. The band consisted of Dave Fellows (lead guitar), David Delle-Vergin, Jeff Diamond (bass), John McCall (keyboards), Mike McCole (drums). This was indeed a serious band touring all around the country and playing some of the bigger venues in their time. The bass player Jeff Diamond was later replaced with Denis Tucker ex jigsaw band member.
Dave developed a unique style of communicating to audiences by his genuine love of music and people and working with great artists such as: Trini Lopez, Diana Trask, Red Sorvine, Johnny Chester, Col Joye, Normie Rowe, Ronnie Burns, Alan Hawking, Lee Conway, Fantasy, Johnny Young just to name a few...
Dave comes alive when he's on stage and it shows. He's had a great grounding in live performance and has certainly stood the test of time.
A country boy at heart with plenty of city street sense Dave's Showcase Country delivers the best country music in main stream country from both the US and Australia available today with a very interesting mix of interviews, local news, events and chat from the Highlands listening area.Dave brings the modern world of Country Music to everyone at home, work or play. There's not a prediction or song that goes by without Dave's listening audience finding out about it. Dave is also ivolved with another great radio show called Balls in the Bush Radio.
Playing country music by night with his solo show and playing in his traveling country band "Delle-Vergin" along with his radio shows on Monday & Wednesday Nights. It can be said that Dave lives a full country music life and it shows. Showcase Country will soon be available as a streaming download on the internet. We'll let you know more about that when it happens.
Everywhere & Anywhere. I love meeting as many people as I can. I partcularly enjoy it when you make a difference in someones day. I also enjoy playing my music for some needy community groups as a way of doing some free community service, when & where I can.
Charlie Pride, Randy Travis, Don Williams, Alabama, Billy Currington, Toby Keith, Keith Anderson, Acoustic Guitars, Bluegrass
1976 Tama Acoustic, Fender Telecaster, Fender Blues Junior, Shure Microphones, Yamaha Sound Reinforcement