A Neil Young Acoustic Tribute



“It’s better to burn out than to fade away”

Neil Young 1979

About john (J.D.) delves

J.D. Delves started his music career in the late 70’s in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Over the years, J.D. has played 1,000’s of gigs across Victoria and NSW at Hotels, Clubs, Festivals, Parties and Weddings and has performed at numerous charity events such as Red Nose Day etc. J.D. knows how to entertain a crowd with his soaring vocals, skilled guitar playing and quick-witted humour. 

neil young acoustic TRIBUTE

The first song that J.D. Delves ever learned to play on an acoustic guitar was the Neil Young classic, Needle and the Damage Done. Since that time back in the mid-seventies, J.D. has meticulously studied Neil Young’s unique style of guitar playing.

 This dedication has resulted in J.D. recreating the ‘sound’ of Neil Young’s playing style to the point that if you closed your eyes you would think it was the man himself up on stage.

J.D. performs all of the great songs you know and love from Neil’s catalogue such as Heart of Gold, Out on the Weekend, Cinnamon Girl, Cowgirl in the Sand, Down by the River, Alabama, Harvest Moon, My My Hey Hey, Powderfinger – and for the die hard Neil Young fans, J.D. also plays songs such as Ambulance Blues, Love & War, Lost in Space, Natural Beauty, Star of Bethlehem, Revolution Blues and loads more!




I am just a dreamer, but you are just a dream

Neil Young 1984

“Brilliant show this afternoon at The Vine Hotel Wangaratta. I am a harsh critic when it comes to Neil Young  and both my husband and I enjoyed the show. Great selection of songs from well known to the not so well known.  Would definitely recommend this artist. Professional and great sound, especially the guitar unmistakably Neil from the first note!!”

Karen Richens

“Saw JD Delves – Neil Young Tribute show at The Vine in Wangaratta. 

Being an old Neil fan,  l loved the show, John’s guitar technique captured Neil perfectly. l  particularly loved his 12string work. 

John put up an inspiring setlist which covered a lot of Neil’s lesser known songs,  which were delightful to hear from someone whom knew how to play them well. 

If you love Neil Young,  this show is a must. l’ve always lamented that Neil has never done a fully acoustic show here in Oz,  like the ones he did at Carnegie Hall in recent years, this is the next best thing”. 

Lee Byrne

“As I approached the outdoor pavilion (Marysville Jazz & Blues Weekend 2019) at SETTLERS PARK the voice drifting towards me was startlingly reminiscent of NEIL YOUNG. J.D DELVES vocals and guitar on ‘OLD MAN’ and ‘HEART OF GOLD’ were exceptional with lots of audience members singing along with these classics, yours truly included.”

Ros Jason – Culturemad.com



“Keep on rockin’ in the free world”

Neil Young 1989

Upcoming Events

Saturday 6th March 2021
Rennies at Acheron
132 Breakaway Road, Acheron, VIC
Start Time – 6:00pm
Bookings: 0412 109 129

Sunday 16th May 2021
George Lane, Live Music Venue
1 George Lane, St Kilda, VIC
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Click here for George Lane Bookings

Saturday 29th May 2021
Herd Bar and Grill
Basement 177-179 Maroonday Hwy, Healesville, VIC
8:30pm to 11:30pm
Bookings: (03) 5913 7709



Bookings – Contact

0412 882 429

Design and Photography by Michael Minter – © Copyright John Delves Entertainment 2018