Billy Dee arrived in Adelaide in 1976 under the name Bill Dagnall from Liverpool, England. I loved everything about it except for the lack of live music in the southern area where I lived. As a result of my advertising in the then Southern Times and meeting in my front lounge, the first Southern Districts Country/Folk club was formed.
I have moved on with other commitments in the entertainment field, and have performed both here and overseas in bands, duos and solo work.
Regular shows include:- Casino, concerts, festivals ( Aldinga, Frances, Kapunda), clubs (British Workingmans Club, RSLs, Football & Irish Assoc.), Hotels (both city and country).
I am currently heading a country/folk band called "Rare Old Times" and also as a duo with my wife Cindee as the “Mellow Dees”.
I was raised on a diet of Hank Williams, Jim Reeves etc and loved all those country legends. And then the Beatles and the Eagles hit me and I guess country rock got into me. But I don’t want to be cured!
I enjoy the different shades and sounds of music, but I know that country is in my blood.
I have recently recorded 2 more CDs to add to my original, all of which are available at my shows.
Hope we can catch up sometime.
Contact 8352 4046 or 0429 941 099
Billy and his wife Cindee travelled to the US recently. A summary of their trip is here