Kristofer Dommin has declared his Americana Invasion!
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California and now residing in Australia, the crooner performs an unique brand of Americana that can best be described as the lovechild of Roy Orbison and The Clash. Rootsy in arrangement and a swinging rockabilly energy, the music bridges the gap between blues and country, with the words of a dark romantic poet and the attitude of an outlaw.
Kristofer recruited Brisbane-based trio, The Oztones, featuring upright bassist Dale Berends, lead guitarist Danny Lowrie and drummer Jot Garrott, all young yet seasoned players active in the live scene. These musicians bring a tight and superb musicality to the recorded music that makes the live experience wholly unique.
Speaking about his approach, Kristofer says, “it’s really getting back to the basics of where American Rock ‘n’ Roll started when the lines between Country, Blues, R&B and Rock were not so defined.” Touting inspirations like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison, Kristofer’s first release, “Ain’t Right” represented a healthy blend of The King and The Man In Black from their earlier rockabilly days. Discussing his influences Kristofer explains, “I didn’t really grow up on any of that music. But after so many comparisons throughout my musical journey, I started to listen and really embraced it.” His next release, “Recognize” had a much more country vibe with tremolo baritones and slide guitars on top of stomping kick drums, crashing chains and a somber pessimism.
Kristofer Dommin, an old soul with a unique voice has found a new home in the Americana genre and is offering his own take on an iconic, familiar and beloved style of music. “It feels like a part of me that’s always been there and a voice I’ve always had, just channeled in a new way.”