DOBBY is a rapper, composer, producer and drummer. He proudly identifies as a Filipino and Aboriginal musician, whose family is from Murrawarri and Ngemba lands (Weilmoringle, Brewarrina NSW). He has performed extensively locally including PARRTJIMA Festival (NT), BIGSOUND (QLD), OzAsia Festival (SA) and Sydney Opera House, and he recently performed alongside sister BARKAA for the 2021-22 New Year's Eve Fireworks. Internationally, he has performed in Germany, the UK, the USA and the Netherlands. Recently, he composed all the soundscapes for PARRTJIMA 2021 & 2022 (Alice Springs, NT), and composed the music behind Australia's first 500-strong drones show (Elevate Sydney). In June 2022, DOBBY premiered WARRANGU; River Story, in partnership with Vivid Sydney, a body of work created from his awarded Peter Sculthorpe Fellowship.
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). He has completed a BMus at UNSW, and an Indigenous Studies Honours (focusing on Aboriginal Hip-Hop music) in 2015, and while he continues to make music and tour the world, he currently holds a 3 year position as the Indigenous Convenor at the ANU School of Music (ACT).