Robby De Sá
|Roberto De Sá|
Roberto (Robby) De Sá
|Birth name||Roberto Manuel De Sá|
19 June 1979 |
Potchefstroom, South Africa
|Genres||Pop, Pop rock|
|Occupation(s)||Music producer, songwriter, Guitarist, musician|
|Instruments||Guitar, Electric Guitar|
|Labels||Specific Music Publishing / Kobalt Music|
|Associated acts||Tina Arena, Brian McFadden|
Currently living between in Sydney, Australia, Dublin and London he has worked with many artists, songwriters and producers including Tina Arena, Brian McFadden, Taylor Henderson, Pamela Shayne, 5 Seconds of Summer, Timomatic, Titanium, Emma Birdsall, Stan Walker and Joe Moore. He (along with others) was reported to be one of 'Australia's most accomplished songwriters' in November 2013.
Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition 2013
Robby co-wrote and produced the Tina Arena song Only Lonely (from her album Reset), which featured in a commercial for the 2013 season finale of Australian soap opera Home and away . The song peaked at No. 32 on the Australian Aria Singles Chart on 24 November 2013 and peaked at No. 14 in the Australian iTunes Store
Robby's songs feature on the following albums:
|Marcelo||Skin and Bones - Single||Skin and Bones||1 December 2016||Co-writer|
|Gavin Edwards||Silver Skies||Beautiful Morning||21 October 2016||Co-writer|
|In Stereo||She's Rock n Roll - EP||Good Times||1 April 2016||Co-writer|
|Joe Moore||A Thousand Lifetimes||A Thousand Lifetimes||6 November 2015||Co-writer|
|Joe Moore||A Thousand Lifetimes||Miss You||6 November 2015||Co-writer|
|Joe Moore||A Thousand Lifetimes||Without You||6 November 2015||Co-writer|
|Dami Im||Heart Beats||Heart So Dry||25 September 2014||Co-writer|
|Taylor Henderson||Burnt Letters||Sail Away||11 July 2014||Co-writer|
|Stan Walker||Inventing Myself||Time To Save Our Love||25 October 2013||Co-writer|
|Stan Walker||Inventing Myself||Hurricane||25 October 2013||Co-writer|
|Tina Arena||Reset||Only Lonely||18 October 2013||Co-writer|
|Tina Arena||Reset||Lose Myself||18 October 2013||Co-writer|
|Brian McFadden||Non-album single||Time To Save Our Love||29 September 2013||Co-writer|
|Ben Hazlewood||Loveless – EP||Twice||23 April 2013||Co-writer|
|Ben Hazlewood||Loveless – EP||Knock on My Window||23 April 2013||Co-writer|
|Brittany Cairns||Brittany Cairns EP||Behind The Scenes||22 March 2013||Co-writer|
|Marcelo||Skin and Bones - Single||Skin and Bones||1 December 2016||Producer|
|In Stereo||She's Rock n Roll - EP||Good Times||1 April 2016||Producer|
|Dami Im||Heart Beats||Heart So Dry||25 September 2014||Producer|
|Taylor Henderson||Burnt Letters||Sail Away||11 July 2014||Producer|
|Stan Walker||Inventing Myself||Time To Save Our Love||25 October 2013||Co-producer|
|Stan Walker||Inventing Myself||Hurricane||25 October 2013||Co-producer|
|Tina Arena||Reset||Only Lonely||18 October 2013||Producer|
|Tina Arena||'Reset' Tour||Australia||2014||Guitarist|
|Emma Birdsall||OneRepublic 'Native' support act||Australia||2013||Musical Director & Guitarist|
|Brian McFadden||Ronan Keating 'Fires' support act||UK and Australia||2013||Guitarist|
|Rachael Leahcar||Rachael Leahcar Tour||Australia||2013||Musical Director & Guitarist|
Early Career and Franklin
Roberto Manuel De Sá (Robby) has been a professional guitarist since 1999 when he joined South African band 'Allegory' in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2002, after the band completed a contract for Sun City International, he moved to Ireland with vocalist Gavin Edwards at the request of ex-Westlife member Brian McFadden and formed the band 'Franklin' with several other South African musicians. They were signed to Brian's own label (Pig Records) in Ireland. Robby co-wrote and released the single "You" in June 2004 which led to the Top 20 hit for the band in Ireland.
Franklin performed at many of the Ireland's high-profile events such as Oxegen, Michelstown Festival and O2 in The Park. The band also supported Incubus at the Point Depot, Dublin in May 2004.
As a session musician Robby has performed and toured with Enrique Iglesias, Il Divo, Westlife, Brian Mcfadden, Charley Pride, Shakin Stevens, Delta Goodrem and Ben Mills.
- Moran, Jonathon (30 November 2013). "Sydney Confidential takes a look at some of Australia's most accomplished song writers". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
- "Isabella Manfredi takes out first place in the 2013 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition!". APRA/AMCOS. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
- VANDA AND YOUNG SONGWRITING COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED
- NEW ALBUM ‘RESET’ OUT NOW!
- "'Only Lonely' by Tina Arena (Australian Songs iTunes Chart)". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
- "OneRepublic Announce 2013 Australian Tour Dates – With Emma Birdsall!". Take 40. 26 September 2013. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
- "Fires – The New Album Out Now". Ronan Keating. Archived from the original on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
- Leahcar, Rachael (24 March 2013). 'Twitter / rachaeleahcar: Announcing... ALBUM RELEASE ...'
- "Brian McFadden and Don Wycherley". RTÉ Two: The Cafe. 18 April 2007. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
- "The Irish Charts-All There is to Know". The Irish Charts.
- "Franklin band gets down to business". Thesouthafrican.com. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 2014-06-23.[permanent dead link]