Introduction to My Site

Happy New Year… I wish you health and prosperity…

And this is where we live…

Boasting superb scenery and ease of access to its shores, the beautiful Aldinga Beach is extremely popular with beachgoers during the warmer months.

The main beach is the perfect place to soak up the sun, however swimmers should be aware that strong rips do occur off Aldinga Beach in the trough between the inner and outer bar.

Reef fishing straight off the beach is a popular activity for local fishers, and the protected reef off Snapper Point is the perfect place for scuba divers to explore this pristine aquatic reserve.

The Puppets

Des, Jim & Dave
This pic has only just surfaced, the guy on the left is our publicity manager, Greg Tesser
Photo Copyright 1966 Clive Bubley
Big Dee Irwin

I’m an original ’60s musician from the UK. I was drummer/vocalist for The Puppets, a group from Preston, Lancashire. We recorded at the legendary Joe Meek’s RGM Studio in London and backed many major Artists of the time…

… and that incredible Rock ‘n’ Roller:

Gene Vincent


Millie, who sang “My Boy Lollipop”

As you can imagine we had a ball!

For our history, please click here.

The Puppets tracks have appeared on many CDs

I have been living in Adelaide South Australia since 1979. In 1986 I formed a band called Monkey Business with guitarist Andrew Hilton, keyboard player Rob Ryan and later Neil Andrews aka ‘The Adelaide Guitar Doctor’.

Monkey Business

We were around for about 10 years and had a ball.

Over Nine million hits on Fandalism

G’Day everybody

I would like to share this with you. Around 2012 I joined a site for musicians called Fandalism. Sadly, that site has now come to an end, but I am very happy to say that by August 2020, I had accumulated well over 9 million hits.

Site Updates

I’ve had this site since 2004, and over time people have sent me all sorts of info etc. So, if anyone has anything Puppet related, pics, videos or articles, (there are even four demo discs out there somewhere!), please, please send us a copy at our email address:

[email protected]

We hope you enjoy the site, and genuinely thank you for your interest!

Des and Mos

Contact Us

You can contact us by email at:

[email protected]