Songwriters D-E

Ray Davies


Born Raymond Douglas Davies in London, 21 June 1944. RD is a rock singer who was lead singer and principal songwriter with The Kinks, one of the most prolific and long-lived English bands. Since the dissolution of The Kinks in 1996, RD has had a solo career as a singer-songwriter. He has also acted, directed and produced shows for theatre and television.

Dave Dobbyn


Born 3 Jan 1957 in Auckland, NZ, DD is an award-winning musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist and record-producer. Originally with NZ band Th’ Dudes, and  main creative force in DD Smash, he is now a solo act. He has collaborated with other NZ artists e.g. Neil and Tim Finn, and Bic Runga.

Billie Eilish

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Born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell, 18 December, 2001, in Highland Park, Los Angeles, BE is an American singer and songwriter. She began singing at a young age and gained a following in 2016, when she released her single "Ocean Eyes" on SoundCloud, and subsequently released on Darkroom and Interscope Records. The song was written and produced by her brother Finneas, with whom she collaborates.She is the first and, to date, only artist born in the 2000s to record a #1 single in the US. Eilish has eight gold and four platinum singles in the U.S. Her accolades include two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, and three MTV Video Music Awards. She has received six Grammy Award nominations, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist, becoming the youngest artist ever to be nominated in the four main categories in the same year.


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