Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
BandHip HopAlternative

Motley is an artist from Manchester UK. He is best known for his appearance in the Bliss N Eso single 'Party At My Place'. Motley has a unique live show that allows him to replicate his recordings whilst providing a raw energy that connects with any audience...


Motley: (noun) mixed, multi, diverse, dissimilar, unlike anything else…

Straight outta Manchester, United Kingdom, Motley is, as his name suggests, unlike any other artist you’ve heard before. Producer, MC and DJ, the man does it all. He began his musical journey as a DJ when he was 14 years old, turning to production five years later, and he hasn’t looked back since.
From around 2001, Motley began entering prestigious talent competitions, almost always ending up as a finalist, which in turn assisted him in sharing the stage with some of the biggest acts in the world. Household names such as De La Soul, Stereo MC’s, Dilated Peoples, Nas and Nelly all put Motley on the bill. He has also been a familiar face on various TV sets in Australia and UK.

Motley’s production is what got the man noticed initially, with his left of centre beats finding their way onto myriad of releases worldwide, including Stereo MC’s (Universal/Island, London, UK), Dynamite MC (Talkin’ Loud, London, UK), FiggKidd (UndaK9/Sony, Sydney, Australia), DJ Peril (Street Elite/Fly Music/Warner, Melbourne, Australia), and Bliss N Eso (Illusive Sounds, Sydney, Australia), where he produced and featured on their hit single “Party At My Place”.

Australia has had a big affect on Motley, as he has worked with a number of the larger artists in the country and made a lasting impression on the scene. He has produced, collaborated and toured with the likes of DJ Peril and Weapon X & Ken Hell, performing to capacity crowds all around the country. And it is on tour where Motley really shines – his live performances are second to none, his energy nothing short of contagious, and most of the time he rocks without a hype man.

Although Motley has achieved success all around the globe, he still holds it down for Manchester. In 2006, Motley independently released his debut LP Separated At Birth which gained much success in the UK Hip Hop scene and turned some heads in Australia.

Now apart of the Hooded Ink family Motley has just polished off his debut Australian release the ‘Hairy Nandies EP’ which sees him break the mould of the typical Hip Hop stereotype. If you are after a little diversity, this is definitely one for the collection.

If your feeling this Manchester kid, don’t indulge in the fluff of a fancy Bio, drop in to a show sometime!


Separated At Birth - 2005 (Stankin Ass Records)
Hairy Nandies (EP) - 2008 (Hooded Ink)

Set List

All tracks are original songs... Motley's set lists vary depending on the venues and city he is performing. For the most part his sets are high energy from beginning to end.

Motley's sets times range at 30mins-60mins