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David Kilgour

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From his earliest days as an associate from the legendary Clean onward, singer/songwriter David Kilgour stood being among the most important numbers on the brand new Zealand pop scenery. A indigenous of Dunedin, Kilgour 1st surfaced in 1979 because the guitarist from the Clean, the extremely important trio he co-founded along with his drummer sibling Hamish; once the group disbanded 3 years later on, the brothers reunited in the fantastic Unwashed, which demonstrated even shorter-lived. Over time from music, the mercurial Kilgour created Stephen, a trio that also included previous Goblin Blend bassist Alf Danielson and drummer Geoff Hoani; the group released a 1989 EP entitled Dumb, but classes for any full-length LP had been left behind when Kilgour authorized on having a re-formed Clean. When Clean once again disbanded, Kilgour briefly became a member of Snapper before finally heading single in 1990. A 12 months later on he documented the pastoral, melodic Right here Come the Vehicles; the follow-up, the trouble-plagued Sugars Mouth, made an appearance in 1994. That 12 months also caused another Clean reunion, and Kilgour started saving and touring along with his aged mates once again. Modern Rock premiered in past due 1995, accompanied by Unfamiliar Nation in 1996. The group disbanded from then on record and Kilgour came back to his single career, liberating David Kilgour & Large Eights in 1997. The Clean came back just as before in 2000, touring and liberating Escape on American indie huge Merge Information. Kilgour and Merge made a decision to stay collectively when Clean undoubtedly went their independent ways once again as well as the label released A Feather within the Engine in 2001. That same 12 months his status among the top statistics in New Zealand music was cemented when he was produced an associate of the brand new Zealand Purchase of Merit, an honor like the British OBE. In 2004, Merge released Frozen Orange, probably his strongest single record up to now along with a testament to his capability to audio clean after many, a long time in the indie rock and roll fitness treadmill. The follow-up, 2006’s The Considerably Now, proceeds Kilgour’s string of under-appreciated (all over the place however in New Zealand, that’s) gems. After reuniting with outdated mates Clean for 2009’s Mister Pop, Kilgour recruited a fresh band of Large Eights (Taane Tokona on drums, Tony de Raad on electric guitar and keyboards, and Thomas Bell on bass and keyboards) and documented Still left by Soft, that was released in Apr of 2011 by Merge. Exactly the same band of players proved helpful 2014’s End Moments Undone.

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Date Of Birth February 18, 1941
Profession Lawyer, Author, Politician
Education University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Nationality Canadian
Music Groups The Clean, The Chills
Music Songs Diamond Mine, Left by Soft, Comin' On, Lose Myself in Sound, Some Things You Don't Get Back, A Break in the Weather, Way Down Here, Today Is Gonna Be Mine, Here Come the Cars, Autumn Sun, Pop Song, Steel Arrow, G Major 7, I Don't Want to Live Alone, Like Rain, Spins You Round, Could Be on My Way, Light Headed, River Plateau Song, You Forget, Down the Tubes, Splash Your Jewels, Beached, Listen to the Rain, Uplift, Seemingly Stranded, Dirty Hallway, Nothing, No No No, Tape Machine, Rainbows, 1987
Albums End Times Undone, Getaway, Submarine Bells, Mister Pop, Boodle Boodle Boodle, Dunedin Double EP, Sugar Mouth, A Feather in the Engine, Falling Debris, The 9th, The Far Now, Left by Soft, Here Come the Cars, Frozen Orange, We're All Normal and We Want Our Freedom - A Tribute to Arthur Lee and Love


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Actor

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Scarfies 1999 The Clean

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Far Off Town Dunedin to Nashville 2006 Documentary

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Far Off Town Dunedin to Nashville 2006 Documentary

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Far Off Town Dunedin to Nashville 2006 Documentary Kilgour
Very Short Films 2004 Video Himself
4 Play: Kiwi Music 2001 TV Series Himself (as The Clean)

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