Singer and producer best known for his work with the bands Th' Dudes and DD Smash. As a solo artist he won Album of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards for his 1988 album Loyal.
He attended Sacred Heart College with future Th' Dudes members Peter Urlich and Ian Morris.
He was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the New Zealand Music Awards in 2001.
He is one of five children born to Molly and Terry Dobbyn.
His third solo album, 1994's "Twist", was produced by singer-songwriter Neil Finn.