Kids love him, parents understand him and people his own age just wanna party with him. He is a burning ball of energy ready to explode at your next event or club night.
The New York Times said he was “An adept mimic” Dr. Rhythm aka Jonny Drama is a one-man band of crazy men, specialising in the 5th element of the hiphop culture that is beatboxing! Mixing his mental iTunes of music with his comical personality he leaves audiences amazed and in hysterics, always anticipating.... what the hell will he do next?
In 2011 The Dr. co hosted 65 episodes of a new kids TV game show called “What Do You Know?” which aired week nights on ABC3. He also did a season in November on 42nd street New York with Raw Dance Companies acclaimed theatre show ‘Untapped’ and apon his return home to Australia, he started representing American streetwear label Durkl.
Rhythm has spent most his life annoying the hell out of his neighbours playing drums, and now continues to thrash them throughout clubs and festivals around Australia with Dj Cutloose as the live drum and Dj show ‘Rhythm and Cutloose’.
Dr Rhythm is not only a beatboxer, but an all round entertainer. Spitting sets with mash ups like his famous Kanye West Vs Elmo, Benni Benassi and even some of those cheesy hits from the nineties you chose to forget about. In nightclubs when hyping with Dj’s, he turns Calvin Harris tracks the kids have heard a thousand times into a live dubstep remix on the spot using just the mic, and finally get any club screaming, “Whoop there it is” and other hiphop vocals over top of EDM favourites.
After entering in the first ever New Zealand Beatbox Nationals back in 2004, he ventured to the UK and entered the 2006 London Beatbox Championships which he won, then finally onto the UK Beatbox champs where he placed in the top 4.
The Doc was a stand out act and semi-finalist in the 2008 series of Australia’s Got Talent. He won the 2010 Busking in the Bay competition and was the Gold Coast Blaze Basketball team’s official beatboxer and is Redbulls first pick of Mc for their events.. In 2011 he dropped the vocals on the Silver Sneakers track “Make Your Move” which was on Ministry of Sounds “On the Download” mix.
Also since arriving to Australia in 2006, he has hosted main stages at:
Parklife, Summerfeildayze 2011 and 2012, Sounds of Spring, BBQ Breaks.
Performed sets at 42nd Street’s New Victory Theatre
World International Buskers Festival in Christchurch NZ 2012
Fiji Showcase 2010 (Nadi Fiji)
MTV Summer Party at Wet n WIld
Gold Coast Earth Hour
Coffs Harbour International Buskers Festival
Hosted the Remix Dance Comp 2011
Gold Coast Surfers Cracker Festival
Out of the Box Children’s Festival
Surfers Paradise Fringe Festival
Brisbane Valley Fiesta
Also corporate performances at events held by; Redbull, Footlocker, MTV, Virgin Mobile, Camp Quality, Rebel Sports and Telstra.
At 2012 Summafeildayze the incredible UK duo Jack Beats asked him to hype for them He had the crowd of 15,000 or so in the palm of his hand and in his control.
For the last 4 years Jonny has been the preferred host of Rumble Dance Comp and FISAF, which is a national aerobics and hiphop competition.
Not to mention he tours internationally with Raw Dance Company including their sold out shows with Last for One (World breakdance title holders from Korea) at the Singapore Dance festival 2009.
Just some of the artists Drama has shared the stage with are Snoop Dogg, NERD, Raekwon, A-Trak, Jack Beats, Stafford Brothers, The Living End, Lyrics Born, Ugly Duckling, Vanilla Ice, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Nextmen, DMC champs Cash Money & Dj Kentaro, Optimen, Tenzin, Tom Thum, Sampology, Danny T, The Faders and The Surecut Kids.
The Doc also beatboxed for Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Bone Thugs N Harmony at their official Brisbane after-party.
As a stage host/mc at events and clubs he is professional but also himself. Equipped with his mic, loop pedals or drum kit, he manages to keep any event flowing and entertaining, at the times when people need to be kept in their seats or made to go bonkers on the dance floor!
Dr Rhythm is the full entertainment package for your next event!
“Dr Rhythm is an outstanding performer and creative collaborator. He brings fresh, original and hilarious ideas to every project he’s involved with.” David Webster - Creative Director Ambience Entertainment and Producer of What Do You Know ABC3
“Dr Rhythm has hosted a number of events at QUT over the past few years. He is a talented Emcee & Beatboxer and very adaptable to any event and situation.” Sarah Pearce - Event Co-Ordinator Queensland University of Technology
“Dr Rhythm hosted the Australasian Pacific Foot Locker corporate awards night in Feb 2012 and we highly recommend him if you’re looking for someone to bring your event to life. He was entertaining and captivating but also managed to keep the serious side of the event in check. Everything ran on time, he was well rehearsed and prepared and facilitated what we felt was a successful and entertaining evening. We highly recommend him for any corporate function.”
Phill Laing - Managing Director of Foot Locker
“Dr Rhythm is my go to guy when I have events which need hosting. I always get a quality, professional outcome and he rocks the party"
Shaun Warner - Red Bull National Marketing Manager