DOBBY is a rapper, drummer and music composer. 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.
Over the last year DOBBY has been touring his EP which kicked off with a loud bang, making rapid waves in the Australian music scene. With incredible shows at BIGSOUND, Sydney Opera House, Surry Hills Festival, OzAsia Festival in Adelaide and Australian Music Week. DOBBY was labelled as the 2018 “BIGSOUND buzz act” with his live show being described as “mind blowing”, “dynamic” and “powerful”.
The tour continued into 2019 at Bluesfest/Boomerang Festival, Aloe Blacc support for Twilight at Taronga, 4ESydney Festival and a string of international shows across the UK and Europe including The Great Escape, The Aussie BBQ, New Skool Rules and Reeperbahn Festival. DOBBY was listed as one of the top 10 buzz acts to come out of The Great Escape – UK, as well as, titled as a top favourite by many at the recent Reeperbahn Festival in Germany, both from a lineup of over 450+ artists!
DOBBY is increasingly being known for his live shows where you can see him bouncing between piano, drums, and drum pads, with his unique signature ‘drapping’ (rapping and drumming at the same time). While touring, DOBBY is accompanied by incredible turntablist DIOLA.
“Got my binoculars ready. Safe to say you’re going places” – Dorothy Markek, Music Director – Double J