Flashback Friday – CDB Create Dream Believe

This week I am flashing back to 1996 (I think, my memory is failing me in my old age).  This week I was watching tv and saw an ad for Australia’s Got Talent, which featured a snippet of Andrew De Silva singing.  You might be wondering, who is Andrew De Silva?  Well he was in a group called CDB back in the 90’s and they were cool.  Aussie R&B with a little bit of rapping thrown in.

It’s a rocket love I never want to come down, cos you make my head spin round and round….

They really were cool. I promise.  So when I sat down to watch Australia’s Got Talent  sorry bit of a lie.  I sat down to watch The Voice, seriously if you aren’t watching it you should be.  Instead I recorded Australia’s Got Talent and watched later, I was mesmerized once again by his beautiful voice.


CDB promoting their latest album, which I didn’t yet own, it was on lay-by so I got the boys to sign my tweety bird notepad. (HOW EMBARRASSING)

There’s Andrew, bottom left.

As I recall I couldn’t get Andrew’s autograph as he left early, unwell. I am guessing this is the time he was diagnosed with cancer and not long after was replaced with another guy.

This is me with Gary Pinto,  I have often seen him singing back up on Australian Idol (before that ended) and every time I would cheer for Gary.  These guys should not be back up singers, I wish they had been supported more and continued to create more music.

My first brush with fame.

And in case you missed it, like me cos you were too busy watching The Voice, here is Andrew.

4 Comments Flashback Friday – CDB Create Dream Believe

  1. Rachel @ The Kids Are All Right May 4, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    What a great memory! I grew up in a country town and while a few “celebrities” came through it was never anyone cool, so my memorabilia consists of photos of me with Rolf Harris and Tammie Fraser, wife of then Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser. Bit sad really.

    1. Nicole Hastings May 4, 2012 at 9:47 PM

      Well this was rather unusual for Launceston, no one comes here! The only other groups that have come to this store were Bardot and Scott Cain from Popstars, and yes I was there for both of those too.

  2. Grace May 4, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Oooh, you were soooo cute !!!
    I am loving “The Voice”!
    How great is it to see someone you admire when they were less popular – up there on TV!
    I’m all for brushing with fame…no matter how brief 🙂
    Thanks for linking up with FYBF!

    1. Nicole Hastings May 5, 2012 at 8:29 PM

      Hehehe Thanks Grace!


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