Introducing Dominic Breen
“A deeply talented artist who is only just beginning to show the amazing wealth of material he has in his back pocket.” – Wayne Connolly (Producer - Cloud Control, Boy & Bear, Paul Dempsey, Hungry Kids of Hungary)
“[4 stars] A playful and creative winner.” – Triple J’s Declan Byrne (‘Sydney Kids’ Unearthed review)
Dominic Breen writes compulsively. The young Sydney musician has no control over his creative urges and would be unable to stop writing songs if he tried. Working as a gardener by day, Dom finds that words and melodies will often arrive in his head virtually fully formed, right in the middle of cutting a hedge or mowing a lawn.
As a teenager, Dom suffered a number of serious concussions and ultimately severe head trauma. Bizarrely, these injuries unlocked something within him and his writing flourished. Songs and poems began to flow out of Dom at a rapid clip. They haven’t stopped since.
Having played in bands since finishing high school, Dom recently decided to set out on his own. The double A-side single ‘Sydney Kids/The Words’ is his debut release as a solo artist. A multi-instrumentalist who plays everything on his recordings (drums, bass, keyboards, guitars, vocals and more), these remarkable songs showcase two contrasting sides of this gifted up-and-comer.
Listen to Sydney Kids/The Words