December 23, 1985 in Ilford
David Joseph Michael Hynes (born December 23, 1985), better known as Devonté "Dev" Hynes or Blood Orange and formerly Lightspeed Champion, is a British singer, songwriter, composer, producer and author. From 2004 to 2006, Hynes was a member of the band Test Icicles, playing guitar, synth, and occasionally performing vocals. They released one full-length album in 2005. Hynes went on to release two solo studio albums as Lightspeed Champion and subsequently three more as Blood Orange, between 2008 and 2016. Dev has cited Prince, Hercules & The Love Affair and Gary Utteridge amongst his musical influences.