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Dominic Matthews

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About Dominic

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Guitarist
Manchester

Wowed you with the tagline didn't I? Well allow me to introduce myself. I am the music man, I can play many things but maybe I do things a little different. I specialise in live improvisation; I listen to what's around me, I take in the atmosphere, think about what will enrich that particular moment and then add to it. Think of my music like seasoning to your event . All of my gigs start with a dialogue. You give me an idea of the vibe you want and from there we can discuss what to do. I'll share with you every part of my set up for your gig so there's no confusion or hidden surprises along the way. I graduated from the University of Manchester with a distinction in instrumental and vocal composition. Since then I have performed and composed around the world, most recently Europe and the USA. My most recent gig was out in the wilderness for the summer solstice, which you can find under my media! Any other questions you have please fire away, I am very much looking forward to meeting you!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Power rock, Synth rock, Hard rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Avant garde, Experimental, Originals, Noise music, Spanish music, Funk, Motown, Tribute, Funk rock, Acoustic, Covers, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Folk, Folk rock, Ceilidh, Classical, Baroque, Medieval music, Renaissance, Early music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Transcription, Orchestrator, Arranger, Songwriter, Lyricist, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Live looping
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Song list

Anything and everything. I specialise in live improvisation so a lot is my own material. However
Jazz
Any standard from the real book: You name it, I know it!
Classical
Leyenda - Isaac Albeniz
Allemande from Lute suite in E minor - J.S Bach
Prelude from Lute Suite in C minor BMV 997 - J.S Bach
Etude no 6 - Leo Brouwer
Una dia de novembre - Leo Brouwer
Prelude in B minor - Fernando Sor
Recuerdos de la Alahambre - Francisco Tarrega
Capricho Arabe - Francisco Tarrega
Own compositions
Cerulean Dune
Dancing Shadows on the Lake
Dead Earth
How Small A thought (improv after Reich)
Paisley Sky
Skyggen
Solstice
A Storm Coming
Cover specialities
Theme to Django Unchained- Luis Bacalov
I am the Walrus- The Beatles
Spain- Chick Corea
Layla- Eric Clapton
Sultans of Swing- Dire Straits
Hotel California- The Eagles
Everlong- Foo Fighters
On an Island- David Guilmore
Hey Joe- Jimi Hendrix
Dalilah- Tom Jones
Ketchup Song- Las Ketchup
Careless Whisper- George Michael
Monster Mash- Bobby Pickett
Hey you- Pink Floyd
Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
Lonely This Christmas- Elvis Presley
Always look on the bright side of life- Monty Python
Luck be a Lady- Frank Sinatra
Night and Day- Frank Sinatra
Hot Stuff- Donna Summer
Right in Two- Tool
Last Christmas- WHAM!
Bad Boys- WHAM!
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

If timings change, just let me know! I am more than happy to be as flexible as possible when it comes to your event.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

An Ipod service before and between sets is something I can absolutely do and I offer that for free. If you are wanting a DJ service afterwards this is something I would be able to provide but would need notice in advance. I would charge £20 per hour for this.

How much time do you need to set up?

I like to get to the performance with plenty of time to spare. I like getting to the venue an hour before the performance. It takes me half an hour to set up so that I have some spare time if you would like to run through things before the performance.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course! My setlist shows the variety I am able to play and is designed so that it can be tailored towards each individual event. Let me know in advance and I am also happy to add any extra songs that are not on the setlist.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes absolutely! For my solo set I bring my own microphone, amplifier and looper pedal. And of course guitar!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course! My set list is more of a taster so there's a chance I'll already know it. Depending on simplicity I may have to charge a little extra if practise time is required. A simple pop song I will do for free but a classical or instrumental piece I will charge £10 per hour of rehearsal. I will log my rehearsal time so you know I am being fair.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£500
Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

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Joseph R, 5 years ago

Dom helped me with a project at York St John’s ‘Bunker Studio’ putting together a professional recording of a single. He also appeared as a singer on a later concept album I wrote. He is a brilliant talent and perfectionist but with a great attitude who loved every minute he had working with me in the studio

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Jezz W, 8 years ago

Dominic was part of the Worcester School of Rock and Performance from 2007-2012, winning the WRSP battle of the bands in 2010. He's a great multi-talented musician who always gives the most of his determination, eagerness and charisma into every show he does.