WHY DAVE DOBBYN?He is one of New Zealand’s mosttalented home-grown artists.He writes and sings his own material.He has endured over a long number of years in theNew Zealand music world.
WHO IS DAVE DOBBYN?Dave Dobbyn is a musician andcomposer of modern rock music inNew Zealand.He started in the band Th’ Dudes in 1975 to 1980.He was in DD Smash 1980 to 1986.He has had a solo career since 1986 to present.Dave Dobbyn is famous mainly in New Zealand, but also inAustralia.
EARLY LIFEDave Dobbyn was born on 3 January, 1957.He went to ‘Sacred Heart College’ in Glen Innes,Auckland.Tim Finns and Neal went to the same college as DaveDobbyn!His music interests were rock and pop.
FACTS OVERLOADDave Dobbyn says “music feels like magic”Dave likes to be called Dave D although his birth nameis David Joseph Dobbyn.Dave Dobbyn’s parents names are Molly Dobbyn andDavid Parker.Dave Dobbyn’s dad is sadly dead.
WHAT DOES HE PLAY?Vocals [voice],Guitar,pianoand bass.
HITSHis ﬁrst hit was with ‘The Herbs’ Slice of Heaven.Solo hits: ‘Loyal’, ‘Beside You’,‘Language’,‘You Oughta be in Love’, and ‘Naked Flame’.
AWARDS AND OTHERIn 2002 he won ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.2005 to 2006 he won ‘Songwriter of the Year Award’.Also in 2005-2006 he achieved ‘Best Male Solo Artist’.‘Available Light’ (2005) is an album that was receivedwell by the music industry.Footrot Flat is a soundtrack that made ‘Slice ofHeaven’ song Number 1 on the N.Z music charts.
WHERE IS HE TODAY?Dave Dobbyn is still at work producing music andtours today!He happily lives with his wife Anneliesje.and two kids Grace and Eli.
INSIGHTSAll we knew about Dave Dobbyn at the beginning ofour research, were a couple of his songs. But now weknow much more about him and we admire how hardhe works and that he is still going today!Dave Dobbyn is an extraordinary person andmusician. We like it that he has stayed in New Zealandand we hope he will continue to produce morepopular songs like ‘Loyal’ and ‘Slice of Heaven’.