News September 12, 2018

Baker Boy winding up awesome year with new single & final gigs

Baker Boy winding up awesome year with new single & final gigs

Baker Boy winds up an awesome year with a new single and a run of gigs.

The new single, out on October 12, is Sweat Limit, which he says he wrote about working hard to achieve dreams.

He explains, “When you’re tired and feel like staying in bed, you have to push yourself to keep going to manifest [goals and dreams].  

“You gotta put in your full life force, go beyond all your limits to become all that you are, you gotta get to the stage you sweat.”

The run of shows includes two under-age gigs as a result of huge demand – an indication of his mainstream breakthrough opening his language to a wider appeal.

The shows by the son of one of NT’s first rapper and breakdancer kicks off before his vast family in the remote Aboriginal community of Yurrwi [formerly known as Milingimbi] and [pronounced YEE_REE_WE].

The full schedule is:

October 27, Milingimbi Gattjirrk Festival, Arnhem Land NT

November 9, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, all ages

November 9, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, over-18

November 17, Howler, Melbourne

November 18, Northcote Social Club, under 18s

2018 began strongly for the “fresh new prince from Arnhem Land” with two songs, Marryuna and Cloud 9, in ’s list.

He opened for 50 Cent and Dizzee Rascal, played at prime festivals including Laneway, Splendour, Golden Plains and WOMADelaide.

Last May 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’s breakthrough independent artist of the year and 2018 NIMA awards for best new talent and best film clip of the year [Marryuna], NT song of the year and NT youth of the year.

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