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Don was born in 1959 in Auckland, studied English and Music at Auckland University, and played French Horn and percussion in the Auckland Symphonia from 1979-82.
He was singer and main songwriter in The Mutton Birds from 1991 to 2002, releasing 4 NZ top ten albums (two platinum) and two top five singles, including one No. 1 single "The Heater". His song "Anchor Me" won the APRA Silver scroll in 1993. The group signed to Virgin Records UK in 1995, and were based in London from then until 1999, touring all over the world. The band's third album, "Envy Of Angels" (1997), made the U.K. Sunday Times ten best records of the year list.
Don is currently working on the score to the TV series "This Is Not My Life", and rehearsing with The Seven Sisters and his new side project with Sean Donnelly, Sandy Mill and Victoria Kelly: The Bell Birds.
Tune in again tomorrow!!!