Singing since the tender age of 10, Domino Blaque always knew he was destined to be a star. Influenced by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Frankie Beverly, Joe, Jahiem, Musiq Soulchild and Daley, Domino hopes to leave a legacy just as great as his predecessors. Talented, dedicated, and inspiring, Domino Blaque is ready to show the music industry what he has to offer.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
DOMINO BLAQUE: Houston, Texas
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
DOMINO BLAQUE: Lots of old school funk and Gospel. I was very involved in classical chorus programs during my school years, so it’s pretty diverse I’d like to think.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
DOMINO BLAQUE: Most of my songs are about relationships and life experiences (write about what you know). How else could I connect with my fans if my material is not from the heart? I want people to enjoy listening to my music all the time not just when they are feeling some type of
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform and why?
DOMINO BLAQUE: My favorite song to perform is “So High” by John Legend because when I first fell in love this song had just came out and you never forget songs that connect directly to your life.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in the pursuit of a career in music?
DOMINO BLAQUE: The biggest surprise to me thus far has been that talent will only get you so far in the industry. I used to have a mindset that because I could sing better than most of my peers I was supposed to be signed to a label, but I understand now it’s a compilation of skills and a different mindset of humility that opens those doors.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
DOMINO BLAQUE: Tank, Musiq Soulchild, Daley, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Jahiem, Jill Scott, Frankie Beverly, Ron Isely, John Mayer, Usher, Ahmir, and John Legend
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
DOMINO BLAQUE: My music is generally feel good music (groove music), some serious songs, sad songs, lots of love songs, but always thought evoking.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
DOMINO BLAQUE: I have many influences I also listen to many genres so my music stands out with the creative sounds. (I don’t try to do too much where it takes away from the song) Staying in my own vocal lane keeps me from sounding like any particular artist.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
DOMINO BLAQUE: I would like to see a decrease in the use of auto tune and an increase in vocalists trying to separate themselves from sounding like a certain individual on the radio or TV. When I hear someone for the first time I don’t want to say oh he or she sounds like such and such; I want to say wow now that’s some good music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
DOMINO BLAQUE: I have one song releasing on a Halloween mixtape, I also have a feature on another Houston rappers’ album, I am currently writing for a Houston R & B artist upcoming EP album
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
DOMINO BLAQUE: My goal in this business is to establish longevity. I would certainly like to experience the success of Charlie Wilson or Frankie Beverly and Maze (30+ years of touring and only one album). I want to make timeless music. In ten years I see myself with a handful of Grammy’s my, own label, still hearing my music on the radio.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
DOMINO BLAQUE: http://www.reverbnation.com/dominoblaque
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