Gala 2019

Tommy Dell

South African country singer, cabaret artist, musician and comedian, Tommy Dell, has decades of experiences in the music industry, with stories to tell and songs to share.

Dell, now a radio presenter at Radio Disa, has 11 golden albums under the belt, with hits such as Teddy Bear and Little Rosa among many others. Also part of his claim to fame, is that he won the national Battle of the Bands competition with his group Tommy Dell and the Boys.

He has been on stage since the age of five and after school trained under the famous Italian baritone Professor Gregorio Fiasconaro, studying classical music and opera at the Cape Town School of Music.

During his entertainment career he worked with big names such as Mimi Coertse, Gé Korsten, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride and Elvis Presley’s backing band, The Jordanairs.

He has also represented South Africa in the International Fanfare Show in Nashville, Tennessee, toured with international names like Foster & Allen and Bad Boys Blue and joined his son Shaun as the supporting act for the Egoli roadshow.

He has produced and performed a dozen sold-out shows at the Playhouse in Somerset West and is known for political satire and comedy.

He writes his own material, acts, sings and performs while also training young vocal artists.

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