D.D Dumbo is Oliver Hugh Perry, an astonishing and highly original songwriter from a small Australian town called Castlemaine, an hour outside the Victorian capital of Melbourne.
Minimal in structure and complemented by his powerful voice, D.D Dumbo’s music subtly references traditional stylings from around the globe such as African desert blues, Tanzanian ilimba and transcendental Tuvan melody.
Performing solo with a 12-string electric guitar, two drums and a bunch of loop pedals, his mesmerising live show made him one of the true standout acts at the 2013 SXSW Music conference. In the 12 months since he started performing, he was invited to support the likes of Warpaint, Tune-Yards, St Vincent, Jungle, Iron & Wine and do live sessions for NPR, Daytrotter and BBC Radio 1.
In May 2014, D.D Dumbo was named the second ever recipient of the Mushroom Music Publishing Recording Grant, as well as an Australia Council grant to tour the UK.
In July 2014, D.D Dumbo toured the UK for the first time, performing alongside Daughter and Tame Impala. In November he returned for a supporting run with Jungle, a handful of European dates and his own headline shows, as well as his debut tour in the US. In between studio time in 2015-2016, D.D Dumbo has supported Laura Marling on a national Australian tour, and Beirut in the UK.
D.D Dumbo has also played key Australian and international festivals including the Meredith Music Festival (Dec 2013), Splendour in The Grass, Latitude (UK) and Pitchfork Paris.