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Shayne P. Carter

Shayne Carter (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) is a Dunedin-born musician and writer, best known as songwriter, singer and guitarist in bands such as Dimmer, Straitjacket Fits and the Doublehappys. He's a seven-time NZ Music Award Winner and member of the NZ Music Hall Of Fame. His memoir Dead People I Have Known won the General Non Fiction prize at the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards as well as Best First Book of Non Fction. He was made an Arts Foundation Laureate in 2021. In between polishing and jealousy guarding his trophies, he enjoys playing football and rocking out on bad-ass jams with his mates.

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