Deans Martini

Cabaret has become David’s main performance vehicle and after a number of  seasons at the original Mietta’s and the Night Cat with self-produced shows, he wrote and produced Dean’s Martini, which started as a cabaret performed at Chapel Off Chapel for a three-week run that extended to a five and-a-half month residency, late night Fridays and Saturdays. Whether with a piano, a trio, quartet, big band or backing tracks, Dean’s Martini  will be sure to please no matter what the budget or the function brief. The show has performed in private, public and corporate functions, as well as arts festivals, including:

~ B# Big Band at Hamer Hall Melbourne Arts Centre
~ 2006 Commonwealth Games NAB Grand Hyatt Functions
~ Toyota Awards Night
~ Microsoft Conference Bangkok
~ BlueScope Steel
~ The Butterfly Club
~ Red Scooter
~ Southern Print Group Christmas Party
~ Middletons Christmas Function
~ Yarra Valley Water Awards Night
~ The Emirates Tent at the Melbourne Cup
~ Comedy Club, Melbourne
~ Guest of the 3 Canadians Late Show at the M.I.C.F
~ NAB at Chapter House
~ NAB dinner at Crown Casino
~ Kingston Arts Centre
~ Perth Fringe Arts Festival at Freemantle Arts Centre
~ Bib Stilwell company function
~ Castlemaine Arts Festival at Theatre Royal.
~ Ormond Hall
~ BHP Billiton Christmas function
~ Mooney Valley Raceway



After seeing David Cotter perform some months earlier as part of his Dean’s Martini show, we knew he’d be the perfect performer to have play at our wedding reception. Not only were David and his band brilliant performers on our special night, but his professionalism and caring attitude made him a pleasure to deal with both before and during the event - nothing was too much trouble. In fact, we’ve been back to see him perform one of his shows, and look forward to catching other shows in the near future. To anyone that’s looking for an act that personifies the Dean Martin swing era, this man is it! .
Steve & Jenine Zeman
Thank you very much for a wonderful performance on Saturday. It was a tough crowd – and, for the record, my father said it was ”the best night of his entire life”. I had a number of enquiries about your services and will happily pass on your agent’s details..
Dean E. Jones
As the founder & manager of the B# Big Band, I have had the great pleasure of working with David Cotter & Dean’s Martini on a number of occasions. As one of Australia’s highest calibre Big Bands, B# only aligns itself with vocalists of similar standards. David is without doubt one of Australia’s most professional and smoothest crooners. Having performed with us on many occasions, including The VIC Art’s Centre’s ‘Morning Melodies’ program, and Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Banquet Floor Re-launch, he has proven himself a consummate front man!

His preparation is second to none and his performances are highly polished and enthusiastically received by audiences. He has an exceptional ability to ‘work the crowd’ and his professionalism applies both on and off the stage. The feedback we regularly receive following his performances with B# indicates that audiences are thoroughly entertained by his Dean Martin tribute.

In the fast paced and dynamic circumstances of event management, it is a pleasure to work with David. I cannot commend his skill and professionalism more highly.
Henry Kovacevic