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Dave Dobbyn

Dave Dobbyn (January 3, 1957) is a musician, singer-songwriter and recordproducer from New Zealand. His first success came with a band, Th'Dudes, which he formed while still in school. Their hit Be Mine Tonight won single of the year in 1979 in New Zealand.

After Th'Dudes folded, he formed DD Smash, and had a few hitsingles during the 1980s, including Devil you Know and Whaling. He went on to write the music for the Footrot Flats film in 1985, and had another two hitsingles with Slice of Heaven and Oughta be in Love.

From 1988 onwards he has released 6 solo-albums and a compilation, and he won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2001 New Zealand Music Awards. He has also produced albums for Grant McLennan and has contributed on albums by, amongst others, Jenny Morris and Bic Runga.

He also went touring with Bic and Tim Finn, and a live album, Together in Concert, has been released in 2000.

Dobbyn has a history of alcoholism, but no longer drinks, and is now a 'born-again' Christian.

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