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David Twohill Edit Profile

educator , Costume designer

David Twohill is a musician formerly with Australian band who is also known by the pseudonym Wayne DeLisle or as Bird.


Twohill was born in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia on 21 April 1954 as Wayne Delisle.


He moved to Sydney in the early 1970s and attended the East Sydney Technical College at Darlinghurst.


Here he met, and later auditioned on drums with, fellow students Chris O'Doherty, Martin Murphy and Steve Coburn who were putting a band together. The band would soon be called and would become well known around Australia and the world. He later changed his name to David Twohill.

Twohill is not a recognised artist, however he has had works exhibited at various group art exhibitions. He has tended to concentrate on curatorial responsibilities, with exhibitions at Tamworth, Manly and Liverpool under his control. In the early days of the Mentals, the band would often invent pseudonyms for each other that combined an exotic last name with a common Australian first name.

The nickname of "Bird" (or "C-Byrd" as it was often written) was bestowed by Reg Mombassa who thought the scavenging seagulls at Bondi Beach reminded him of Twohill. The nickname was immortalised in the Mentals song "Looking For Bird" from the Cats & Dogs album.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (journal article) Theatre Design & Technology, The Cutter's Research Journal. Costume designer 106 productions at Minnesota State University (Meritorious Achievement, KCACTF, 6 awards).


Member of United States Institute for Theatre Technology.