Robby De Sá

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Roberto De Sá
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Roberto (Robby) De Sá
Background information
Birth name Roberto Manuel De Sá
Born (1979-06-19) 19 June 1979 (age 38)
Potchefstroom, South Africa
Genres Pop, Pop rock
Occupation(s) Music producer, songwriter, Guitarist, musician
Instruments Guitar, Electric Guitar
Years active 1999–present
Labels Specific Music Publishing / Kobalt Music
Associated acts Tina Arena, Brian McFadden
Website www.robbydesa.com

Roberto (Robby) De Sá is a producer, songwriter and guitarist from Potchefstroom in South Africa. He attended Potchefstroom High School for Boys

Career[edit]

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.[1]

Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition 2013[edit]

Robby was a co-writer of the song 'Paperthin' which placed second in the 2013 'Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition'[2][3]

Only Lonely[edit]

Robby co-wrote and produced the Tina Arena song Only Lonely (from her album Reset),[4] 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[5] on 24 November 2013 and peaked at No. 14 in the Australian iTunes Store[6]

Credits[edit]

Songwriting credits[edit]

Robby's songs feature on the following albums:

Artist Album Song Release Date Credit
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

Production credits[edit]

Artist Album Song Release Date Credit
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

Performing credits[edit]

Artist Tour Location Year Credit
Tina Arena 'Reset' Tour Australia 2014 Guitarist
Emma Birdsall OneRepublic 'Native' support act[7] Australia 2013 Musical Director & Guitarist
Brian McFadden Ronan Keating 'Fires' support act[8] UK and Australia 2013 Guitarist
Rachael Leahcar Rachael Leahcar Tour[9] Australia 2013 Musical Director & Guitarist

Early Career and Franklin[edit]

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.[10] 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[11] 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.[12]

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.

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