Chris De Burgh was born in Argentina, to Colonel Charles John Davison, a British diplomat, and Maeve Emily (née de Burgh), an Irish secretary. He took his mother’s maiden name, “de Burgh”, as a stage name when he began performing, while his legal surname remains “Davison”.
The Davisons settled in Ireland in a twelfth-century castle, which was somewhat dilapidated at the time, which grandfather Eric de Burgh bought in the 1960s. He converted it into a hotel, and young Chris sang for the guests there.
He started out as an art rock performer but subsequently started writing more pop-oriented material. He has had several top 40 hits in the UK and two in the US, but he is more popular in other countries, particularly Norway and Brazil. Lady In Red, his 1986 love song reached number one in several countries. De Burgh has sold over 45 million albums worldwide.
Spanish Train The Tale of Robin Hood The Wedding Feast Only A Child Break the Law The Speech To The Outlaws Light A Fire Lady In Red High On Emotion A Spaceman Came A Travelling Don’t Pay The Ferryman
Chris de Burgh
“When you’re a solo artist and you’re not doing well, it can be pretty tough. So when success does come, it feels like you’ve earned it.”