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DOBBY

Hip-Hop/Rap,Performance | Australia

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DOBBY 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 Murrawarri 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. DOBBY'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 forDOBBY. 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.

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