favourite genres
  • Electronic
  • Hip Hop
unearthed artists i'm following

 

“ You need to understand this came from one man ” - ABC Radio Darwin “A perfect blend of theatre, music and stand-up comedy ” - Halla “ Fun & Funky.. could easily be mistaken for a live band ” - Sunday Leader “Some of my most cherished sounds discovered to date” - National Film and Sound Archive Larry has been striking strangers with his brand of hilarious hip hop since 2012 - when he abandoned the drum kit and began uploading music onto Soundcloud using an alias. Then, armed with only his voice and a looping pedal, he ventured onto a festival stage in the Australian desert where he crafted cheeky musical tales that would make you swear Steve Irwin and Bobby McFerrin had a love child. After opening for monster acts like Mark Ronson, Hiatus Kaiyote and Tom Thum, and touring South East Asia, South Asia and Australia, he is now gearing up to unleash his new record: Diasperado. His latest features tight beats, sharp lyrics and deep bass lines: it’s safe to say, you’ll be hooked! ********** EXTENDED BIO ********** The unforgettable Larry T Hill is a Sri-Lankan Australian who blurs the lines between hip hop, spoken word and comedy. He has successfully crowdfunded film clips and music equipment to the tune of $5000+ and is the only person known to have migrated from Australia to Sri Lanka on a boat this century! Nowhere is safe from Larry’s loops: he has performed on ships, in street shows, dodgy warehouses, theaters, fashion launches, literary festivals, under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, public libraries, on early morning TV shows, along the coast of Sri Lanka and the deserts festivals of Australia. During his ‘reverse migration’ stint in Sri Lanka, he co-founded a popular trilingual, crowdfunded gig – Kacha Kacha – which was held in local city pubs. He also established an open mic night and a series of catamaran boat parties at Hangtime Hostel Weligama, and held residencies at the renowned coastal spots Dots Bay House and Siam View. Away from the stage, his work on looping playshops has seen him inspire a batch of young loopers with apps which can be utilized in their bedrooms: a cost-effective alternative to expensive performance hardware. He has worked in Sri Lanka and Australia for prestigious institutions and outreach projects, providing music therapy and remote indigenous artist development. Moreover, he has enriched rural communities, engaged students with learning difficulties and facilitated mutual exchange between artists and less privileged members of the community. ​ He has appeared in and produced campaigns for Sri Lankan brands ANIM8.lk, LGBT Rights group Equal Ground, review site YAMU.lk, transport app PickMe and most recently the upcycled bag label: Rice and Carry. After writing the tunes during his six month voyage, developing live looping recording techniques for several years, completing recording sessions in Sydney, Colombo and Bangalore, he is now gearing up to unleash Diasperado for the world’s ears. https://www.quietbackroad.net/