Baker Boy

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Baker Boy celebrates with last show in hometowns – Oct/November 2018

It’s been a phenomenal 12 months for the artist commonly referred to as the “fresh new prince from Arnhem Land” Baker Boy. The rapidly rising star catapulted into 2018 with two of his songs – Marryuna and Cloud 9 – winning their place in triple j’s Hottest 100. He has supported International legends 50 Cent and Dizzee Rascal, played at prime festivals including Laneway, Splendour, Golden Plains and WOMADelaide. Last May Baker Boy sold out his first national tour before heading overseas and wowing audiences at Norway’s Riddu Riddu festival; the largest cultural festival in the northern hemisphere.

Baker Boy went on to collect a number of awards including 2018 AIR Award; Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year and 2018 NIMA Awards for; Best New Talent of the Year and Best Film Clip of the Year [Marryuna], NT Song of the Year Award and NT Youth of the Year Award.

In a sign of appreciation to his fans and good fortune Baker Boy is celebrating with a fist full of shows in his home-towns Melbourne, Castlemaine and joyfully Yurrwi his cultural home in N.E. Arnhem Land NT before he comes off the road to start creating new music and new choreography.

Baker Boy will release his fifth single to sync in with these gig dates. Titled Sweat Limit he wrote the song about working hard to achieve dreams. “When you’re tired and feel like staying in bed, you have to push yourself to keep going to manifest [goals & dreams]. You gotta put in your full life fource, go beyond all your limits to become all that you are, you gotta get to the stage you sweat, “says Baker Boy. Sweat Limit will be released on October 12th.

Performing a bunch of gigs to finish off 2018 including two for his many fans Under 18 Baker Boy closes his first cycle-of-music with the following shows kicking off with a show for his vast family in the remote Aboriginal community of Yurrwi [formerly known as Milingimbi] and [pronounced YEE_REE_WE].

 

November 2018

Oct 27th Milingimbi Gattjirrk Festival – Arnhem Land NT

Fri 9th Theatre Royal – Castlemaine –ALL AGES show

Fri 9th Theatre Royal – Castlemaine – Over 18s

Sat 17th Howler

Sun 18th Northcote Social Club – Under 18s due to popular demand

 

Castlemaine (18+) –  http://theatreroyalcastlemaine.oztix.com.au/?Event=92894

Castlemaine (All Ages) –  http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=92892

Howler – https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/baker-boy/106651

Northcote – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baker-boy-all-ages-alcohol-free-tickets-48942386997

 

[SNAPSHOT BIO COPY] In Arnhem Land they call Baker Boy the ‘fresh new prince’. Raised in the remote NT communities of Yurrwi and Maningrida, 21 year-old Danzal Baker, aka Baker Boy, raps in Yolngu Matha language representing his bloodlines. A strikingly talented artist on an undeniable rise, Baker Boy kick started 2018 with two of his songs – Marryuna and Cloud 9 – winning their place in triple j’s Hottest 100. He has supported the likes of 50 Cent and Dizzee Rascal, played prime festival slots at Splendour in the Grass, Laneway, Golden Plains and WOMADelaide, and slast May old out his first headline tour.
Born in Darwin and raised in the remote NT communities of Maningrida and Yurrwi [formerly known as Milingimbi] 21 year-old Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy is related to rising stars Gawurra and Yirrmal. He is the freshest new Yolngu hip-hop talent from the Top End. Young, strong and proud Baker Boy raps in Yolngu Matha language representing his Arnhem Land bloodlines. He knows his value, his worth and he raps so others get it.

What seems to be a whirlwind of success since the debut of Baker Boy, Cloud 9 last year has manifested into a full-blown Cyclone Baker. After infiltrating the triple j crew with an instant full rotation addition and prospering in their appraisals Baker Boy’s career has dropped into 6th gear with another 3 singles released til now. Baker Boy is known as a multi-talented, multi-lingual artist, working across rap, dance, acting and graffiti, and he hopes to inspire younger generations to embrace their culture and become leaders in their communities.

Baker Boy won 2018 AIR Award;
Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year

Baker Boy won 2018 NIMA Awards for;
Best New Talent of the Year
Best Film Clip of the Year for Marryuna

 

Watch the killa interview with Baker Boy on SBS Viceland TV

Filmed at Splendour 2018 ›› https://bit.ly/2MQugyR

Media Enquiries:
Cooper-Lily Nikora – AUM PR + MGMT // cooper@aum.net.au // 0432 601 211

Management

Chryss Carr – AUM PR + MGMT // aum@aum.net.au // 0417 800 869