Dougie B was born and raised in Porirua where his beatboxing started in the school grounds of Bishop Viard College. He first began performing as part of Wellington hip-hop crew GND. Over eight years of performing in Wellington and around Aotearoa, he has opened for DJ Jazzy Jeff, Cypress Hill, New York City hip-hop crew Open Thought, and numerous Aotearoa hip-hop stars.
Dougie has starred in a Vodafone Warriors advertising campaign and in numerous documentaries focusing on his beatboxing, including the My Place documentary in Te Papa’s Blood Earth Fire exhibition.
Dougie has represented Aotearoa at the World Beatbox Convention in New York City. His beatbox accolades include being crowned Aotearoa Beatbox Champion, and also being selected as one of the competition’s judges.
Dougie pays homage to Aotearoa music and old school beatbox legends and sound effects in his sets.