photo credits: CC-BY-2.0
new wave, alternative rock
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Rhode Island School of Design
occupation: film producer, composer, actor, singer, screenwriter, musician, writer, guitarist, songwriter, music journalist, record producer, film score composer, film actor, blogger, singer-songwriter, film director, artist, printmaker
award received: Webby Lifetime Achievement Award, Academy Award for Best Original Score, Bessie Award
David Byrne (; born 14 May 1952) is a Scottish-born American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, artist, actor, writer, music theorist, and filmmaker who is a founding member and the principal songwriter, lead singer and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads.
Byrne has released solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction, and non-fiction. He has received Academy, Grammy, and Golden Globe Awards, and is an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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