- 10:34 AM, Oct 20
Wouter "Wally" De Backer, also known as Goyte, was born May 21 1980 in Bruges, Belgium but he and his family moved to Melbourne, Australia while he was young. Later, his parents changed his name to Walter as the English variation. Goyte's father is an engineer but his son leans towards music since early of his childhood.
It was during his teen years that he developed his music style by learning to play drums and absorbing the theory in high school. "But songwriting and production was just something I've played with in my own time," he said. Goyte formed the band Downstares with three of his friends, one of them is Lucas Taranto who still backs him up during live shows. As a band, Downstares managed to score shows in Northern Easter suburbs of Melbourne.