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Dave McArtney is a New Zealand musician and songwriter. He has a BA in English, majoring in Renaissance poetry [1]. He first came to prominence as a member of the band Hello Sailor. He formed the Pink Flamingos after the demise of Hello Sailor and Dragon.

He was music director and composed music for the film Queen City Rocker in 1986.

He released the solo album Hook in 2003.



  • 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".


  • Dix, John, Stranded In Paradise, Penguin, 2005. ISBN 0-14-301953-8
  • Eggleton, David, Ready To Fly, Craig Potton, 2003. ISBN 1-877333-06-9
  • Martin, Helen and Edwards, Sam, New Zealand Film 1912-1996, Oxford, 1997. ISBN 0-19-558336-1
  • Spittle, Gordon, Counting The Beat, GP Publications, 1997. ISBN 1-86956-213-5

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