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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 boasts more than 100,000 streams on Spotify across his catalogue, and you might have caught his tracks in Blak Australia, curated by Emily Nicol, and Deadly Beats, curated by Alethea Beetson. 

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Photography Credits:
Dobby; J-MILLA; First Nations House Artwork - Dylan Mooney