WORDS: Alby Pitman PHOTOGRAPHY Surf Photography "Foamballs" Craig Bessant Portrait Photography "Concha" Alby's Partner

“Alby Damn” is Alby Pitman, a talented multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter born and raised on the Gold Coast.

Alby is a proud member of the local surfing community… the surf and the ocean had a major influence on his lifestyle and his music.

“I am grateful to call the Gold Coast, Australia my home, I am able to do what I love and follow my passion which is creating and performing my music and connecting to the ocean and the country”.

His music can be described as a seamless blend of “New Soul Groove and Surf Rock” which encompasses the Dark and the Light of life’s experiences.

A motorcycle crash in Cambodia was a life-changing event for Alby. “I split my knee in two and it changed my whole perspective on life at the time”.  Emergency surgery was necessary to mend the broken knee, and then two years of extensive rehabilitation gave Alby the opportunity to create his own unique style of songwriting and music. “My music became very important in my life; I wanted to create a positive influence through my music and push past limitations of culture and ethnicity. Positivity is the key”.

Alby Damn’s Rock ‘n Roll live shows break the barrier between artist and audience, whereby he creates an authentic connection through honesty and an adventure through his music.

“I’ve been very lucky to find the right people so early to make my path clearer than it might be. My friend Matt Lee introduced me to the surfboard brand Nuevo Camino. This changed my life in a big way as my enthusiasm for surfing went through the roof when I was gifted a board to represent. The twin fin is perfect for my style and allows me to relax and take things smooth but really fast”!


“Mark Cormack, the owner of Nuevo Camino is an incredible artist and friend. I am honoured to represent his boards. He helps me a bunch with his good nature and life experience as an artist”.

“The love for my family, my partner “Concha” and a love of the ocean are the values which keep my head above the noise and my feet on the ground”.


You can find me on or

Alby Damn (@_albydamn)

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