Dave McArtney

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dave McArtney
Birth name David Ewan McArtney
Born 5 April 1951
Oamaru, New Zealand
Died 15 April 2013(2013-04-15)[1] (aged 62)
Point Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand
Occupations Musician, record producer, recording engineer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Associated acts Hello Sailor, Pink Flamingos
Website Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos

David Ewan "Dave" McArtney (5 April 1951 – 15 April 2013)[1] was a New Zealand musician and songwriter. He is best known for his work with the band Hello Sailor and his solo career with Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos.

In 1989, he returned to university, completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature, majoring in Renaissance poetry.[2] He then went on to complete a Master of Arts (Music) degree in 2013.[1]

He was music director and composed music for film and television productions, including Incredible Mountains (1983),[3] Queen City Rocker (1986)[4] and Raglan by the Sea (1987).[5] He worked as a tutor at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ) from 2003 until his death.[1]

Personal life[edit]

McArtney was born in Oamaru on 5 April 1951. His family moved to Auckland and then Wellington in the early 1960s, as his father who was an accountant with ANZ Bank moved with his job. McArtney started studying law before forming Hello Sailor with Harry Lyon and Graham Brazier.[6] He died in his home in Point Chevalier, Auckland, on 15 April 2013.[1]

The Pink Flamingos[edit]

After Hello Sailor disbanded in 1980, McArtney formed the Pink Flamingos with Dragon keyboard player and songwriter Paul Hewson. McArtney was signed to Polygram records and released their first album Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos in 1981. Paul Hewson left the band, which then released the EP Remember The Alamo and extensively toured New Zealand. The band then relocated to Sydney and signed to Polygram Australia, releasing their second album We Never Close in 1982. Later that year the group disbanded, with McArtney moving to London. Returning to New Zealand in 1984, McArtney recorded the Pink Flamingos' third album, The Catch, released under CBS.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ[8][9]
1980 Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos
(as Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos)
  • Label: Polydor
  • Catalogue: 2390 112
6
1982 We Never Close
(as Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos)
  • Label: Polydor
  • Catalogue: 2390 116
15
1984 The Catch
(as Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos)
  • Label: CBS
  • Catalogue: SBP 237963
14
1996 The Best of Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos
(as Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos)
  • Label: Universal
2003 Hook
  • Label: Robin Hood
  • Catalogue: RH001

With Hello Sailor[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see Hello Sailor (band).

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
NZ[8][9]
1980 "Virginia" Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos
"Pink Flamingo" 24
1981 "Remember The Alamo" 21 Remember The Alamo EP
"Is That The Way" 27 We Never Close
1983 "I'm In Heaven" The Catch
"Dance On" 29
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Awards[edit]

  • Twice nominated for the APRA Silver Scroll in 1981 and 1995.
  • Five awards including Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Male Vocalist at the 1981 Recording Industry Awards for the album Dave McArtney and the Pink Flamingos.
  • In the 1984 New Zealand Music Awards he won best producer for the Narcs single "You Took Me Heart and Soul".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Hello Sailor founding member DaveMcArtney dies". NZ Herald. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dave McArtney". NZ Book Month. Archived from the original on 22 May 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Incredible Mountains". NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Queen City Rocker". NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Raglan by the Sea". NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "There's something about Dave McArtney". Canvas (APN): p. 44. 5 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dave McArtney & the Pink Flamingos". Dave McArtney & the Pink Flamingos. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Dave McArtney discography". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Pink Flamingos discography". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]