Label: Festival Records - D30733,Festival Records - D 30733 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Australia & New Zealand • Genre: Rock, Pop •
In his early career he was a member of the rock group Th' Dudes and was the main creative force in pop band DD Smash. Since then he has released Dplay - Browse majority of his recordings as a Slice Of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn - The Dave Dobbyn Collection performer.
Dave Dobbyn was born on 3 January in the working class area of Glen InnesAucklandthe third of five children to tour-bus driver Terry Dobbyn and Molly. While Sacred Heart actively encouraged music, Dobbyn was too shy to be involved, and on graduating high school worked nine months as a bank teller, and applied to teachers' college twice, to be accepted on the second try.
As he started teachers' college he was asked by Morris and Urlich to join the band that would become Th' Dudes. Dobbyn's first success came with rock band, Th' Dudeswhich he joined as guitarist. After performing with the band for a year, Dobbyn quit teachers' college to focus on the band full-time. The song won single of the year in in New Zealand and led to many critics seeing him as the breakout star of the band.
The band's first release was the single "Lipstick Power", followed by "Bull by the Horns"thought to be about Dobbyn overcoming the stage fright he sometimes experienced while performing with Th' Dudes. Their first album Cool Bananas debuted in the New Zealand charts at number one. Their final album, The Optimistalthough slicker sounding production-wise than its predecessor, showed signs of compromise with the dominant commercial, Blue-eyed soul inflected, Glory - Feel The Fire sound of the post- new wave era of British and Australian music which was flooding the New Zealand charts at the time.
Dobbyn apparently had his eye on the larger Australian market and it was not long before he had a number one solo hit there. During their set a power failure led sections of the crowd to become restless. Some of the crowd started throwing beer bottles and police arrested them. The situation escalated and the riot squad was called in.
Dobbyn made negative remarks about the police which allegedly spurred on the crowd. The concert was stopped by the police and sections of the crowd rioted, smashing shop windows along Queen Street.
Prime Minister David Lange called a commission of inquiry and as a result Dobbyn was charged with inciting a riot. The criminal prosecution against Dobbyn began June His lawyer successfully defended him and he was acquitted on the charge of "behaving in a manner likely to cause violence against person or property and using insulting language". When DD Smash eventually disbanded, partially to make room for the commercially expanding vision of Dobbyn, they left behind them the hit singles "Outlook for Thursday" and the violin-tinged, perennial classic "Whaling" After the release of the film, "Slice of Heaven" became one of Dobbyn's best-known songs, frequently Slice Of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn - The Dave Dobbyn Collection in tourism advertisements aired on Australian television that encouraged people to visit New Zealand.
With the success of the song in Australia, Dobbyn settled in Australia. In Aprila re-worked version of Dobbyn's song "Slice of Heaven" featured in a number of television commercials in Australia. Dobbyn released his debut solo album Loyala personal celebration of love and loyalty,  in His follow-up was the Mitchell Froom -produced Lament for the Numbwhich included members of Elvis Costello 's one time backing band.
The album was called "un-releasable" by Dobbyn's record label at the time and was shelved for a year until Aint Done Wrong - Long Tall Shorty - Live At Bunnies eventual release.
In Dobbyn became one of the first musical performers in the world to simulcast a performance on the Internet. Dobbyn took on the role of producer in fourth solo album, The Islander.
The album received widespread popular and critical acclaim, reaching number 1 on the New Zealand charts. Dobbyn's hit song " Loyal " from his debut solo album Loyal was used as an anthem for Team New Zealand 's failed America's Cup defence. The tour was recorded and the live album, Together in Concert: Live was released soon after. The tour also included the lead off song "Just Add Water" from his album Hopetowna record Dobbyn has since referred to as "a cartoon album".
In Slice Of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn - The Dave Dobbyn CollectionDobbyn released his sixth solo album; Available Light. The album received popular and critical acclaim. During the performance, Ahmed Zaouiwho was appealing a security certificate issued due to alleged Slice Of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn - The Dave Dobbyn Collection to terrorist groups, appeared on stage with Dobbyn. The album entered the NZ Top 40 Album Charts at Number 2  and remained in the charts for 6 weeks, eventually attaining Gold status.
In Dobbyn released a second greatest hits albumincluding re-recorded versions of "Devil You Know" and "Whaling". The second CD includes less known songs. In Dobbyn was part of the all-star lineup for the Flight of the Conchords charity single Feel Inside. The song debuted at number 1 on the New Zealand music chart and remained there for two weeks. As ofDobbyn has won 22 awards. In it was announced that he Slice Of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn - The Dave Dobbyn Collection become the 13th Symphonie N°8 Linachevee - Franz Schubert - SYMPHONIE N°5 6 7 8 LINACHEVEE into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.
These were:. The award presenter Michael Glading, the managing director of Sony New Zealand, chose to forego a speech and instead read out the titles of the long list of Dobbyn's hit songs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dave Dobbyn. Main article: Th' Dudes. Main article: DD Smash. For a more comprehensive list, see Th' Dudes.
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