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Dominic Brown
Dom Brown
Background information
Birth name Dominic Brown
Born June 14, 1972, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, London. (age 52)
Genres New Wave, Rock, Alternative Rock
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Gets/z Loose
Duran Duran

Dominic "Dom" Brown (born June 14, 1972 in Manchester) is a London-based guitarist and singer-songwriter who has worked with many popular musicians. He has worked with Duran Duran since 2004 and is married to violinist Martha Riley.

Dom Brown fuses singer-songwriter intimacy with electrifying guitar intensity and a bluesy, experimental style. Since childhood, he has been fine-tuning his craft and turning his life into music.


Early on Dominic, started a band with his father, Rob Brown of Gets/z Loose, stepping in as a powerful lead vocalist. Dom's dynamic stage persona blossomed 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.

Fronting a new band, Dom spent time touring Britain and found great success in France, where he played several major festivals, concerts in Paris, and savored regular radio airplay. He then took his songs to the US, making name for himself at top LA clubs such as the Whiskey, Roxy, and the Troubadour. Dom's mesmerizing stage presence and stunning guitar style has a twist and an edge that clearly separates him from other artists in the blues/rock genre.

Back in London, Dom has been very much in demand as a phenomenal session player, touring extensively worldwide and working with some of the top musicians, producers, and major label artists in the industry such as Duran Duran, Mark Ronson, Justin Timberlake, The Sugababes, Liam Gallagher and many other top artists.

With his band, including 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 has co-written six released songs with Mark Ronson and shares other writing credits with Anamatronic (Scissor Sisters), Mr Hudson, Kelis, Jahméne Douglas (X Factor 2012 runner-up), Sandi Thom, Tom Grennan (BBC Introducing 2017 nominee) and Nick Hodgson (Kaiser Chiefs). Dom composed and produced the music for an hour-long episode of BBC1 drama, The Canterbury Tales.

He has also performed on TV with Elton John, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Take That, Robin Gibb, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Eddie Grant, Eagle Eye Cherry and Girls Aloud.

Dom has released three critically acclaimed solo albums (the latest, In my Bones in 2021) and a critically acclaimed blues album with Blue to Brown (featuring his voice artist father Rob Brown). Blues, soul, funk and rock genres are all true passions and he has explored these styles extensively throughout his life.

Recently he has toured mainly London-based dates with his own band, Uncovered – The Electric Rock Experience (formerly known as the Stand-Ins), with singer Anna Ross, John Hogg on Bass, Mike Bramwell on keyboards, and Jeremy Stacey on drums.

Dom Brown and Duran Duran[]

Brown first appeared with Duran Duran in December 2004 as a stand-in for ill guitarist Andy Taylor, and performed in Taylor's place several more times over the following two years. After Taylor left the band in October 2006, Brown was hired to record guitar parts for their next album Red Carpet Massacre (2007), and perform on the supporting world tour as well as the 2000 Summer Tour. He also played with the band at the Concert for Diana and Live Earth London at Wembley Stadium.

Brown continues in his role as Duran Duran's guitarist - albeit not as a full member of the band. He co-wrote 13 of the 15 tracks on the band's 2011 album All You Need Is Now and 4 of the 12 tracks on their 2015 album Paper Gods. He also performed on Psycho Killer and Confession in the Afterlife on the band's 2023 album Danse Macabre.


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