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Kelly Domino-Songwriter/Lead VocalsAlbum Credits:Chet Chambers-Producer/Arranger/Keyboards/Synth/Background Vocals/SoundEngineer/Mix EngineerRick Brown-SaxophoneSandy Williams-Lead Guitar/Rhythm Guitar/MandolinRandy Melson-Bass GuitarAdam White-Drums & PercussionChris Liepe-BackgroundVocals/Lead Guitar on "Two-Faced Lover"Lisa Mertz-Background VocalsJeff Steeg-Mix, Mastering, &Sound EngineerJustin Zellers-SoundEngineer for Rhythm SessionJulie Doust-Graphics & LogisticsDan Ankney/Banner Kidd/Dave Hoffman-RecordingAssistance & SupportRyan Partaker/DoreenJaeger/Yellow J/Glen J-PhotographyCD arranged, recorded, mixed and mastered at the studios of Sweetwater Productions, Fort Wayne, Indiana."Special Thanks" to Terry Hoffman for believing in me and helping me to get this far, to Chet Chambers and Jeff Steeg for their talent, guidance, and patience, and to all of my parents for their love and support, especially Vincent Domino, whose interest in my musical endeavors has meant a lot to me.
About the ArtistKelly Domino has recently become a singer/songwriter full-time, fulfilling a childhood dream. She is living the title of her debut album, "Hold On To Your Dreams", available now. She is also a Wisconsin native, computer engineer and wife/mom.
Her music is best described as Adult Contemporary, with pop, country, and torchy blues or jazz as the song styles on her debut album. All have powerful lyrics, and the potential to be crossover hits in multi-genres. The music and lyrics evoke emotional highs and lows, in situations that all people can relate to. Some songs feature prominent saxophone, with a Norah Jones or Quarterflash style. The other tunes are reminiscent of the styles of Sheryl Crow, Annie Lennox, Ann Wilson, Carole King, Bonnie Raitt or the late Karen Carpenter.
Kelly has lived most of her life in the Midwest (Lake Geneva, Janesville, Chicago, Flint, Dayton, and Fort Wayne; the exception was 6 years in Albuquerque). She is happily married with four daughters, two of which are still at home.
She is currently working on her second album, and preparing for her first tour (summer 2009), which will feature songs from her first two albums. Because the first album was cut using studio musicians, she is also in the process of forming live performance and tour bands.
Her favorite analogy about what she is doing is this: "I'm in the game, I'm at bat, and I don't know if I'll have a hit, home run, or a strikeout. I also don't know exactly what position I'll be playing in upcoming innings. What is important, though, is that I'm in the game, it's only the first inning, and somehow, deep down, I know that I'm going to be a player to watch."
Debut album release date: November 21, 2008
Planned single release dates by genre:
Adult Contemporary/Pop1 - Hold On To Your Dreams (11/08)
Adult Contemporary/Pop2 - It's A Shame (4/09)
Country1 - Don't Mess With This Heart Of Mine (11/08)
Country2 - When Will Music Be About The Music Again? (4/09)
Blues/Jazz/Pop1 - Escape Artist (11/08)
Blues/Jazz/Pop2 - I Hope She Was Good (4/09)
N/A. She is finalizing her songs for the second CD in preparation for studio recording in February, while also selecting musicians for/planning her first tour, which will be in the summer of 2009. The tour will feature songs from her first two albums.
January 2010 Judging Excellence
November 2009 Judging Excellence
Interview at Sweetwater Studios by
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First CD Review in "Whatzup" Magazine
by One of the more heartening developments of the democratization of the music industry is the influx of honest singer/songwriters who don't necessarily fit the jet-setting, zero-responsibilities,...