David Byrne (/b??rn/; born 14 May 1952) is a Scottish-born American musician who was the founding member, principal songwriter, and lead singer and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991.
Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction, and non-fiction. He has received an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Byrne is a multi-instrumentalist and is known for his distinctive voice.