Dom Brown is a London-based singer and songwriter. He’s also a phenomenal guitarist. Having started playing at the relatively late age of 14 and spending the next few years obsessively crafting his style and developing his songwriting, since his first college band, Dom hasn’t looked back.
He has made music his life. After college he set up another band, with his father, Rob Brown of Gets/z Loose, stepping in as lead vocalist. Dom’s dynamic stage persona developed alongside the extraordinary and bizarre performance style of the older Brown. Together they trawled the London funk and blues circuit, while Dom immersed himself in the raw intensity of the great blues and R&B artists.
Singing was the obvious next step and soon became a passion. Fronting a new band, Dom toured round Britain and found great success in France, where he played several major festivals, concerts in Paris, and got regular radio airplay. Then he took his songs to the US, got some local musicians on board, and made a name for himself playing at top LA clubs (the Whiskey, Roxy, Troubadour etc). His songs, performance, and guitar style had a twist and an edge that always separated him from other artists in the blues/rock genre. Back in London, Dom was very much in demand as a session player, and worked with several major label artists.
But Dom’s main love is songwriting, and he has never stopped. He fuses singer-songwriter intimacy with electrifying guitar intensity. Though his music still retains a blusey sensibility, Dom has moved on from the traditional blues/rock genre, becoming more experimental and developing a unique and original style. With his band, which includes Andy Treacey (Faithless, John Squire), Martha Riley on violin and Stan White (Groove Armada, John Squire), he has twice headlined Ronnie Scott’s, the Borderline, the 100 Club, Soho’s legendary 12 Bar Club and the Bedford (formerly the Kashmir Club).
Dom co-wrote Duran Duran’s acclaimed All You Need Is Now album, produced by Mark Ronson, and he tours regularly with the band around the world. Other writer’s Dom shares credits with are Kelis, Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters) and Nick Hodgson (Kaiser Chiefs). His critically acclaimed solo albums feature collaborations with members of Faithless, Van Morrison’s Band, Primal Scream, Medicine Head and Groove Armada among others.