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Homegrown Profiles: Dave Dobbyn Television (Full Length) – 2005 Documentary Music

Homegrown Profiles: Dave Dobbyn

Television (Full Length) – 2005 Documentary Music

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This episode of C4's music series Homegrown Profiles looks at the 30 year career of singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn, whose songs are mainstays of the Aotearoa soundscape. Dobbyn talks about nerve-wracking early days with th' Dudes, where the name for band DD Smash originated, and his long solo career. In a wide-ranging and thoughtful interview, Dobbyn discusses the highs and lows of a life in music, including the mayhem and causes of the 1984 Aotea Square riot, being told his best album was unreleasable, and the satisfaction of writing the Footrot Flats soundtrack.

Key Cast & Crew

Jane Yee

Director, Interviewer

Leanda Borrett

Producer

Mike Carpinter

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We were pretty tame really, but we played good pop songs ... I thought I'd be in that band forever.
– Dave Dobbyn on his time in Th' Dudes