Born in Sheffield, England, started piano at the age of 5 and guitar aged 8. At the age of 14, bought his first electric guitar having saved enough money delivering newspapers, and took the guitar home eager to enter in the worlds of Andy Summers, Eddie Van Halen and a new guitarist from Ireland called “the Edge”.
Late 80′s. Dom, now a solid guitarist, formed or joined many a local group in Sheffield whose musical prowess was invariably outweighed by the immense creativity of the group’s haircuts.
Moving on – with the pressure to “get a day job” – he took a degree in Electronics at Coventry UK, it was during this time that he spent some time in France and met a french girl. Something clicked and he soon escaped England moving to France in the early 90′s.
By this time, he realized he was never going to become the guitar hero he’d often dreamed, but he had discovered he could sing, and from this moment on it became clear that it was the ‘singer-songwriter’ road that he would take.
Inspired consciously or unconsciously by the vast and varied British music scene from the 70′s and the 80′s and, as any English musician growing up in the “post-Beatles-era”, their influence would become an invisible but very present source of inspiration.
In 1997 he formed “Indigo Stories” with a line-up of seasoned french musicians and recorded his first solo album. The band enjoyed a short stint but split up a couple of years later and Dom, now based in Paris, set up his home studio, homing his craft writing and recording material varying from “french-touch-electro” to “brit-rock”.
He forms the anglo french band “Kensington” in 2002-03
The band release 2 albums “London” and “Colonel Mustard and the Candlestick” over 2003 -2004 and sign to the french distributor Mosaic. The 4 piece band tour essentially in France with a few stints in the UK, get an occasional TV and radio slot, and play their last gig in the Grand Rex in Paris, in Nov 2005 supporting the Norweigen pop act AHA on the french leg of their ‘comeback’ tour..
Back to Solo.
In 2006, after fronting Kensington for 4 years, Dom decides to pursue a solo project and begins writing material for the new solo album: “Sleeping at the Wheel” which would mark a change in direction reflecting a deeper approach to songwriting. Personal events in 2007-8 would underline the deep and intimate nature of some of the song’s lyrics.
After a break of a year to become a dad firstly, and secondly to work on film score projects and documentary music. A new album is currently in preparation for the fall of 2012 with a brand new band, with concerts in France, UK and Canada to promote the release of the new album.