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ZOOM  Cliff Tribute at South Sydney

  Award presented 2007


David LaPlanche Collection

 
 

David LaPlanche - performing at the 2007 ROCKONZ Aftermatch Function at Warner's Hotel, Christchurch 2007

David's musical career began with the winning of a talent quest in his home town of Waimate, at the age of 11 - singing Buddy Holly's Oh Boy.  He was soon playing in his own bands, and performing locally.  Latterly he featured at nightclubs, dances, cabaret shows and Caroline Bay Christmas Carnivals.  Australia beckoned and he did a variety of work including cabaret, RSL and Leagues Clubs, and made appearances on a number of TV Shows including Brian Henderson's Bandstand.  David entertained American Troops on R and R from Vietnam before the UK beckoned, and in London he won a talent quest which included cabaret shows in Scotland, Germany, Italy and throughout the UK.

 
 

ZOOM  Early days with The Melody Makers


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ZOOM Early days with The Nights

 
 

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ZOOM Early days singing with Geoff Hannan


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Finally he headed back to Australia and New Zealand doing nightclubs and cabaret work, plus touring New Zealand with a Cliff Richard Tribute Show.  David has performed other shows such as The Music Of Bobby Darin, Cliff Richard and Elvis, the Early Years, 6 of the Best and The Magnificent Seven  He particularly enjoys working with children, and was a finalist in the Coca Cola NZ music awards in Auckland with his children's CD A Hand Full Of Songs.

 
 

David at ROCKONZ 2007 - Christchurch Town Hall


David MOVEs IT at ROCKONZ 2007 - Christchurch Town Hall


David at ROCKONZ 2007 - Christchurch Town Hall

 

 

David at The Waimate Strawberry Fare 2016


The Waimate Strawberry Fare backing group 2016


David presents The Legends at HWMC October 25th, 2019

 

 

David LaPlanche in concert
South Sydney Junior League Club


David LaPlanche entertains
South Sydney Junior League Club

 

 

David with headgear


David outside Sun Studio


David with Gaynor Le Compte
New Zealand Cliff Richard Society


David - Sydney Harbour


David with Paul Muggleston

 

 

ZOOM  CR + Shads Tribute


ZOOM  Reelin' In Show


ZOOM  Legends Tribute