Slice Of Heaven: 40 Years Of Hits Tour + CD!

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Slice Of Heaven: 40 Years Of Hits Tour + CD!

Dobbyn’s extraordinary musical career began with high school band Th’ Dudes. His first try at writing a song was a ‘disaster’ and never saw the light of day, but he took the next attempt to the band. That song – ‘Be Mine Tonight’ – went on to be Th’ Dudes first release and winner of Single of the Year at the National Music Awards in 1979.

Four decades on, Dave Dobbyn’s music has become part of the nation’s soundtrack. He has an astonishing 10 songwriting credits on APRA’s Top 100 New Zealand Songs of All Time,
featuring songs released by Th’ Dudes, DD Smash and as a solo artist. He’s won Best Male Vocalist a record six times and the most awards of any New Zealand musician – three Silver Scroll awards and 29 New Zealand Music Awards across his career. The music hasn’t stopped coming  –  he released a 10th studio album as a solo artist,  Harmony House,  just last year.

All these songs and many more will feature in a theatre tour with Dobbyn and his full band, along with anecdotes about how the songs came to be written, told in his inimitable style.

The tour is a classic rock n roll roadtrip down the country, kicking off in Whangarei on 12 April and wrapping up just over two weeks later in Invercargill.

“Playing provincial New Zealand gigs is my favourite thing,” Dobbyn said. “I love it so much, it’s pure pleasure. Just being aware of the community and community life – everyone’s celebrating, there’s an energy flow that’s healthily contagious.”

The tour coincides with the release of the Slice Of Heaven – 40 Years of Hits album to be released by Sony on 7 April.
DAVE DOBBYN
SLICE OF HEAVEN – 40 YEARS OF HITS TOUR
12 April    Forum North, Whangarei
13 April    ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland
14 April    Waiheke Jazz Festival, Waiheke
15 April    The Plaza, Putaruru
16 April    Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa
20 April    Civic Centre, Feilding
21 April    Opera House, Wanganui
22 April    Old St Paul’s, Wellington
26 April    Trafalgar Centre, Nelson
27 April    Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
28 April    Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin
29 April    CentreStage Theatre, Invercargill

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Dave Dobbyn Announces Return to UK & Australia!

Hot off the back of a sold-out run of 16-shows in small town New Zealand, Dave & his band have just announced dates in both Australia & the UK.

UK Dates

27th October - Islington Assembly Hall, London

28th October - Islington Assembly Hall, London

29th October - Bongo Club, Edinburgh

1st November - Komedia, Brighton

Tix from MusicGlue.

Aus Dates & Tix below ------>

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Harmony House Reviewed on The Sampler

"It’s nearly eight years since the last new album from Dave Dobbyn, though somehow it doesn’t seem that long. When your songs have become such a part of the landscape then you are a constant presence, whether you are releasing new music or not. Still a fresh set of Dobbyn songs is welcome, and a chance to find out how that landscape is looking through the eyes of a master songwriter."

You can listen to Nick Bolinger's full review of Harmony House here.

 

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Dave Dobbyn in studio with Phoenix Foundation

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Dave Dobbyn in studio with Phoenix Foundation

 

Dave Dobbyn is animated but relaxed as he talks about what he does best - write songs.

It's mid morning and he's at his Grey Lynn home studio in Auckland with Samuel Flynn Scott and Luke Buda of the Phoenix Foundation.  They're into the second day of working on material for Dobbyn's first solo album since 2008.

Read the article by Mike Alexander here.

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Dobbyn pays tribute to Pike River 29 with 'This Love'

‘This Love’ by Dave Dobbyn with the Orpheus Choir of Wellington is a moving tribute to the Pike River 29.   The piece was first performed at a concert attended by members of the miners’ bereaved families and was recorded by Radio NZ Concert.  The choral arrangement is by Mark Dorrell.   Also performing are Wellington Young Voices, Mark Vanilau (piano), Jo Barus (bass), Ross Burge (drums) and Chris Clark (cornet).

 

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