David Sabine


As Arnie said years ago – “I’m Baaack”. Well, I am back – second time around as President of the Adelaide Music Club.

My wife Trina, and I, have been members for 15 years, both of us have been committee members for 10 or so years, and after a short break to enjoy the social atmosphere of the Club, I am doing it all again. The original Music Director Peter Brown resigned at the end of 2022 leaving President Williams to do both jobs which is pretty confronting and time consuming. I was asked if I would fill the shoes of the President. My pleasure.

2020 saw a total life style change when my injured leg had to be amputated due to infection. I call my prosthesis Bobby, after Bobby Limb the former TV presenter. After all, it is a Limb and I like the name Bobby.

My radio career has been kind to me. Loved the work, met many celebrities, stars, pollies and the like, visited many places, but best of all, I was a companion to thousands of listeners. It was so satisfying.

Now, my goal is to support the Club, work with a good committee and encourage new members to ensure the longevity of the Club. It is one of a very few clubs in Australia where the members fees finance the entertainment. It is probably the biggest of its kind in Australia.

Mel Tickle


The Adelaide Music Club’s – Music Director for 2024 is Mel Tickle.  He has been a member of the AMC for the past three years, and in the second half of 2023 he joined the committee as assistant Treasurer.   

Now an energetic retiree, Mel had a long business career at board level, as the corporate financial officer for Australian and international businesses, most recently leading the commercial, financial, and administrative operations of a US (S.E.C listed) business whose Australian operations are based in Adelaide.

Mel has been able to balance a very busy senior executive career,  with performing over many years, as a part-time musician (vocalist and drummer), whenever business priorities allowed.  His most recent projects being performing in the vocal trio “Groove Brothers and Soul Sister”  and writing, producing (and performing in) the hugely successful Fringe show  “A Groovy Night in Nam”.

Over the many (50+) years he has been associated with the SA Music Industry he has been able to cultivate a wide range of performance and management contacts.

To further indulge his love of music Mel is also an on-air presenter on community radio for both 88.7 Adelaide’s Coast FM and 5MBS 99.9fm

Mel is looking forward to continuing to provide a program of popular and entertaining music that the AMC members enjoy, and at the same time encourage the growth of the club by having visitors who attend infrequently and/or new-to-the-club guests enjoy the acts so much that they make the decision to join.