BIGSOUND First Nations House
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DOBBY is a rapper, drummer, speaker and workshop facilitator. Aged 26, 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.
DOBBY is a multi-instrumentalist who is increasingly being known for bouncing between piano, drums, and drum pads, with his unique signature ‘drapping’ (rapping and drumming at the same time).
DOBBY is a skilled composer, and the 2017 recipient for the bi-annual Peter Sculthorpe Fellowship. DOBBY released his self-titled EP in September 2018, which he wrote and produced. The EP tour (2018/19) took DOBBY worldwide, with shows at BIGSOUND, the Sydney Opera House, Bluesfest/ Boomerang Festival, Dancerites, OzAsia Festival (ADL), The Great Escape (UK) New Skool Rules (NL), Indigenous Music Sumit (NOLA), Aussie BBQ (Brighton, London, Berlin) and Reeperbahn Festival (GER).
Dobby; J-MILLA; First Nations House Artwork - Dylan Mooney