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About

DOBBY is a rapper, drummer, speaker and workshop facilitator. Aged 25, he proudly identifies as a Filipino and Aboriginal musician, whose family is from Brewarrina on Ngemba land, and is a member of the Murrawarri Republic in Weilmoringle, NSW. He is also a skilled music composer, and is the 2017 recipient for the bi-annual Peter Sculthorpe Fellowship.

 

DOBBY released his self-titled ‘DOBBY’ EP in September 2018, which he wrote and produced. The DOBBY E.P tour kicked off with a loud bang, making rapid waves in the Australian music scene. With incredible shows at BIGSOUND, Sydney Opera House and Surry Hills Festival, OzAsia Festival in Adelaide, Australian Music Week and No Place Like Home.

DOBBY is a multi instrumentalist, his live shows consist of him jumping between the drums and mic, while also incorporating piano and live drum pads, and is accompanied by incredible turntablist DIOLA. The DOBBY EP Tour has continued into the new year, additional tour dates are listed below.

 

DOBBY’s musical training began at age 7. He studied classical piano and achieved AMEB grade 6 and grade 2 musicianship. At age 14, he learned jazz drumkit, and in 2012 performed as part of the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music in California and Nevada, USA. DOBBY has completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of NSW, and an Indigenous Studies Honours (focusing on Aboriginal Hip Hop music) in 2015.

He has performed as a rapper and drummer for a variety of events such as BIGSOUND 2017/18, The Plot Festival, Yabun Festival, UNSW corporate and academic functions, Koori Radio events and at numerous NAIDOC celebrations across Australia. He recently spoke on a panel as part of VIVID Sydney’s VIVID Ideas Exchange.

 

DOBBY is also a rapper and drummer for Sydney band Jackie Brown Jr.

 

The DOBBY EP.

Tracks off the EP have been added to a number of Spotify playlists including Deadly Beats and Black Australia.

The EP was listed as 1 of 6 "incredible Australian artists you need to hear this week" on Tonedeaf, being described as a “sonic showcase of rhythm”.

Listed as the "BIGSOUND buzz act" DOBBY's live show has been described as "mind blowing", "dynamic" and "powerful".

 

May 2019

DOBBY was listed as one of the top 10 buzz acts to come out of The Great Escape, UK, from a lineup of over 450+ artists.

 

QUOTES

“His super smooth (and damn quick) flow simultaneously harkens back to Aussie hip hop or year's gone by, while still feeling fresh to 2018” - Pilerats


“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


“Got my binoculars ready. Safe to say you're going places” - Dorothy Markek, Music Director - Double J

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

16 Sep: THE AUSSIE BBQ (Berlin, Germany) - Set Time: 9.30pm - 10pm, Venue: Fluxbau

19 Sep: MUSIC CITIES NETWORK SHOWCASE (Hamburg, Germany) - Set Time: 11.30pm - 12am, Venue: Sankt Pauli Museum

20 Sep: THE AUSSIE BBQ (Hamburg, Germany) - Set Time: 2.55pm - 3.25pm, Venue: Molotow/ SkyBar

21 Sep: BEST OF SHOWCASES (Hamburg, Germany) - Set Time: 3.20pm - 3.40pm, Venue: Spielbude

21 Sep: REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL (Hamburg, Germany) - Set Time: 11.20pm - 12am, Venue: Angie's Nightclub


 

RECENT 2019 TOUR DATES

9 May: SOUND GALLERY (Brighton, UK)

10 May: THE GREAT ESCAPE (Brighton, UK)

11 May: THE AUSSIE BBQ - DITTO MUSIC STAGE (Brighton, UK)

12 May: THE AUSSIE BBQ (London, UK)

17 May: BIRD (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

18 May: NEW SKOOL RULES (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

 

PHOTO CREDITS

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STUDIO photo credits: COLE BENNETTS

LIVE (COLOURED) photo credits: KURT PETERSEN PHOTOGRAPHY

LIVE (BLACK & WHITE) photo credits: ZACH JANUS

 

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CONTACTS

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MUSIC

APPROVED VIDEOS

LIVE CLIP - BLUESFEST/ BOOMERANG FESTIVAL 2019

LIVE CLIP - GATHERING CEREMONY. CLOSING BLUESFEST/ BOOMERANG 2019

The Great Escape 2019 - Sample cuts of (unedited raw) footage from recent live shows (9-12 May 2019)

DOBBY - Peregrine (Official Music Video)

DOBBY - My Mind (Official Music Video)