dDub Profile

aka DW Browne, Derek W Browne, Derek Browne, D W Browne Band, Marmite Blister
Gavin Burgess
16 Apr 2019

Derek Browne is the lead singer and founder of dDub, a band which toured New Zealand extensively for 15 years and played over 56 gigs in one year alone. They put out two successful albums, selling over 10,000 copies and performed to audiences ranging from 150 to 25,000 people at festivals such as Womad and Rhythm and Vines.

His early recordings were made in the mid-1990s at a Whanganui furniture warehouse that doubled as a rehearsal space. Augmented with solo recordings made at Palmerston North’s The Stomach they were released on the 1996 cassette album D W Browne. The following year, the CD Enter Me featured a selection of solo performances of original songs.

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dDub performing live. Derek Browne at right on vocals and guitar with (left to right) Haydn Godfrey (trombone), Andrew McDowall (trumpet), Ben Campbell (saxophone),
Photo credit: Matt Shanks collection
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DDub performing live in Albert Park, Auckland, bFM Summer Series.
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Derek Browne between sets with Marmite Blister, Whanganui mid 1990s.
Photo credit: D Rogerson
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dDub performing in Albert Park, Auckland.
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Making of 'The Closer You Get, The Bigger I Look' (supporting the Dyslexia Foundation of NZ)
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dDub - Making My Way Home (2008)
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Recording Awake At Dawn.From left: Matt Shanks, Nick Williams, Derek Browne.
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dDub - We Are The Ones (2010)
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dDub - Awake At Dawn CD cover.
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dDub live in New Zealand
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dDub's Medicine Man release poster. 
Photo credit: Matt Shanks collection
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dDub's 'Juju Mama' winter tour poster.
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DW Brown cassette cover, 1996
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Derek Browne during dDub's Australian tour.
Photo credit: Matt Shanks collection
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dDub at Fritter Fest, Whangarei, 2017. From left: Neil Cording, Mike Young, Andrew Hall, Derek Browne, Chris Grant (obscured), David Hodkinson, Anthony Hunt.
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dDub - Ju Ju Mama (2006)
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dDub - Comfort (2008)
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Derek Browne and Anthony Hunt, dDub, 2017.
Photo credit: David Hodkinson collection
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dDub - Give It Some (2007)
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dDub - Send It On Back
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dDub - Medicine Man cover art.
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The Closer You Get, The Bigger I Look - supporting the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand. Written by Don McGlashan, produced by Sean Donnelly and performed by dDub.
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dDub - Hesitate No (2008)
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dDub, 2017. From left: Neil Cording, Mike Young, Derek Browne, Andrew Hall, Anthony Hunt, Chris Grant, David Hodkinson.
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D W Browne - Enter Me cover art.
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Members:

Derek Browne - vocals, guitar

David Hodkinson - bass

Chris Grant - drums, vocals

Anthony Hunt - keyboards

Andrew Hall - saxophone, vocals

Neil Cording - trumpet

Mike Young - trombone

Dixon Nacey - guitar

Steve Fulford - guitar, vocals

Matt Shanks - bass, vocals

Tala Ofamooni - drums

Duncan Taylor - trombone

Ben Campbell - saxophone, flute

Tim Atkinson - saxophone

Finn Scholes - trumpet

Jono Tan - trombone

Rota Barrington - drums

Andrew McDowall - trumpet

Andrew Watts - trumpet

Eammon Deverall - saxophone

James Toplis - keyboards, percussion, vocals

Haydn Godfrey - trombone