Dave Dobbyn

one of new zealands most successful singer/song-writers, dave dobbyn has been involved in a plethora of bands (the swingers, dd smash et all) and released a number of acclaimed albums of his own material over the last 30-odd years, accumulating a number of awards and large sales numbers in the process. meanwhile behind the scenes dobbyn spent a great part of the late 70s and 80s battling alcoholism and keeping his life together.
discography
picks in bold

  • footrot flats: a dogs tale [soundtrack 1986 magpie]
  • loyal [1988 cbs CBS 460655]
  • dave dobbyn collection [1992 festival 30733]
  • lament of the numb [1992 east west]
  • twist [1994 epic 4777922]
  • the islander [1998 sony music nz]
  • overnight success [1999 sony music nz]
  • hopetown [2000 sony music nz]

awards etc
rianz awards 1982

  • top male vocalist of the year dave dobbynrn

rianz awards 1983

  • top male vocalist of the year dave dobbynrn

apra silver scroll 1987

  • song writing award ‘you oughta be in love’rn

rianz awards 1987

  • single of the year ‘you oughta be in love’rn
  • top male vocalist of the year dave dobbynrn
  • producer of the year dave dobbynrn
  • film soundtrack of the year footrot flatsrn

rianz awards 1988

  • album of the year loyalrn
  • top male vocalist of the year dave dobbynrn

apra silver scroll 1993

  • song writing award ‘bell of the ball’rn

rianz awards 1994

  • top male vocalist of the year dave dobbynrn
  • songwriter of the year dave dobbynrn

apra silver scroll 1998

  • song writing award ‘beside you’rn

tui awards 1999

  • film soundtrack / cast recording / compilation overnight successrn

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