Dunedin's David Kilgour first came to prominence in the late 1970s with his brother Hamish, as part of legendary lo-fi band The Clean (who occasionally still tour and record). After forming The Great Unwashed with his brother in 1983, he fronted his own group Stephen in 1989. Since then, Kilgour has released a host of solo recordings, three albums as David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights, and two collaborations with poet Sam Hunt. He has a devoted fan base in the United States, and in 2001 was named a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Kilgour paints when he isn't making music.