“Got my binoculars ready. Safe to say you're going places” - Dorothy Markek, Music Director - Double J
is a true force of nature, with his electrifying live performances leaving audiences spellbound. As a rapper, drummer, composer and producer, he brings a dynamic and powerful energy to his live shows delivering an experience like no other. Proudly identifying as a Filipino and Aboriginal musician, DOBBY
's roots run deep in the Muruwari and Ngemba lands of Weilmoringle and Brewarrina, NSW.DOBBY
's music has taken him across the globe, from Germany
to the UK
, the USA
to the Netherlands
. He has performed at some of the biggest festivals across the country, including Bluesfest and Boomerang Festival (NSW), Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC), PARRTJIMA Festival (NT),
and OzAsia Festival (SA),
as well as the iconic Sydney Opera House
. His talent has not gone unnoticed, and he recently shared the stage with sister BARKAA for the 2021-22 New Year's Eve Fireworks.DOBBY
composed all the soundscapes for PARRTJIMA 2021 & 2022
in Alice Springs, NT, and his music was the driving force behind Australia's first 500-strong drones show, Elevate Sydney 2022 & 2023
's music is more than just entertainment; his song 'I CAN'T BREATHE'
won Best Video
at the FBi SMAC Awards
in 2020 and has become an anthem for Australia's Bla(c)k Lives Matter movement and used in schools to educate students on the struggles faced by marginalised communities.DOBBY
's live performances are mind-blowing, and he has been described as a "buzz act" and "one to watch" at festivals around the world including The Great Escape (UK)
and Reeperbahn (GER)
. With his unique signature "drapping" style, DOBBY
seamlessly blends rapping and drumming to create a sound that is entirely his own.
In addition to his already impressive list of accomplishments, 2022 brought yet another accolade for DOBBY
. He was awarded the NIMA Archie Roach Foundation Award
, which recognises emerging First Nations artists who show exceptional talent and promise in their chosen field.
This award is a testament to DOBBY
's dedication and passion for his craft. His unique style, powerful lyrics, and dynamic performances have captivated audiences worldwide, and his influence is only continuing to grow, there is no doubt that DOBBY
will continue to inspire and push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of music.
QUOTES“His super smooth (and damn quick) flow simultaneously harkens back to Aussie hip hop or year's gone by, while still feeling fresh”
“DOBBY’s flow and wordplay is so damn good” - Declan Byrne, Home & Hosed - Triple J“DOBBY is a compelling new voice in Australia’s hip hop community”
- OzAsia Festival
Please ensure photo credits are included for all and any use of approved images below.
photo credits: LUKE CURRIE-RICHARDSON
LIVE photo credits: KURT PETERSEN PHOTOGRAPHY