Music

Yo Gabba Gabba’s super music friends

Versatile, bubblegum-tongue’d MC Biz Markie is a true elder statesman of hip hop, having lived through the best and the worst the scene has had to offer all while spitting his playful verses and lending his rubbery beatboxing skills to friends and colleagues like De La Soul, Jay-Z, Beastie Boys and Will Smith.

One of the Biz’s more recent hook ups has been with US kids TV show Yo Gabba Gabba! on which he’s regularly presented Biz’s Beat of the Day, and with the Yo Gabba Gabba! crew all lined up as a part of the Modular programmed Vivid LIVE festival The Diabolical Biz Markie has now been added to that show and a run of dates in Melbourne and Brisbane. Biz will also bust out Just A Friend and all his other jams at two headline club dates.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Crew and Biz Markie will be joined by local Super Music Friends at each Australian gig with Art Vs Science getting childish in Sydney, Operator Please performing the honours in Brisbane and Little Red helping Melbourne to travel to Gabbaland.

Yo Gabba Gabba! tour:

Saturday 4th June – Opera House, Sydney – 9:30am

Saturday 4th June – Opera House, Sydney – 12:00pm

Saturday 4th June – Opera House, Sydney – 2:30pm

Sunday 5th June – Opera House, Sydney – 9:30am

Sunday 5th June – Opera House, Sydney – 12:00pm

Sunday 5th June – Opera House, Sydney – 2:30pm

Tuesday 7th June – Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane – 10:30am

Tuesday 7th June – Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane – 4:30pm

Saturday 11th – Palais Theatre, Melbourne – 10:30am

Saturday 11th – Palais Theatre, Melbourne – 4:30pm

Biz Markie solo dates:

Thursday 9th June @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Friday 10th June @ The Espy, Melbourne