Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Sounds like

Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj


Influences

Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Solange, Lady Gaga


Gig

JamarzOnMarz

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

7 Nov

The Imperial

Sydney, 2043

Erskineville

8:00pm

Gig

JamarzOnMarz

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

19 Nov

The Lass O'Go...

Newcastle, 2293

Newcastle

7:00pm

Gig

JamarzOnMarz

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

27 Nov

Red Rattler Theatre

Sydney, 2204

Marrickville

7:00pm

Bio

Hailing from Orange regional NSW, JamarzOnMarz is a queer rapper and saxophonist of Kenyan and Sri Lankan-Tamil heritage.

At 22 years of age, the Sydney-based artist has soared to new heights, performing with megastar Solange, in her band, for four sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House. The star's iconic track "Don't Touch My Hair" has lead Jamarz to campaign for NSW anti-discrimination laws to stop discrimination against students with Afro textured-hair in Australian independent schools.

Last year saw the trailblazer feature on ABC TV’s The Recording Studio, where he collaborated with Horrorshow to produce a song as a gift for his former high school teacher who helped him reconcile with his identity.

Since bursting onto the scene, JamarzOnMarz has lit up iconic venues like Sydney Mardi Gras, Riverstage Brisbane, and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. His versatility has allowed him to share line-ups with Australian stars Courtney Act, Marcia Hines, Mallrat, and San Cisco, as well as supporting Tuka (Thundamentals) and UK grime rapper Ocean Wisdom.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

23 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

how good is this mix of energy and pizzazz. it's real convincing stuff from jamarzonmarz.

how good is this mix of energy and pizzazz. it's real convincing stuff from jamarzonmarz.

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

05 Dec 2019

Triple J
40

OKURRR. This slaps and I really love the way you growl, the integration of different languages and obviously the sax. I can't wait to see what you put out next, this passes the vibe check.

OKURRR. This slaps and I really love the way you growl, the integration of different languages and obviously the sax. I can't wait to see what you put out next, this passes the vibe check.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

10 Dec 2019

Triple J
35

again jamarz is overflowing with flow and flair, a combo that can't be faked.

again jamarz is overflowing with flow and flair, a combo that can't be faked.