Brett Domino is the alter-ego of musician and comedian, Rob J. Madin. As Brett Domino, he is a YouTube musician and internet celebrity from Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. He is best known for his YouTube videos, in which he plays covers, medleys and original songs on various obscure musical instruments; most notably the keytar and Stylophone. His band, 'The Brett Domino Trio' currently consists of only two members - Brett Domino and Steven Peavis (Ste Anderson), having only been a three-piece for around a year. Mitch Hutchinson (Michael Denny) left the band in 2009 to become a fork-lift truck driver, he later returned one more time to celebrate the bands fifth anniversary. Brett and the band have been featured a number of times as part of BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles Show, and in 2009 the band appeared on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, performing live as the house band on two episodes of ITV2's sister show, Britain's Got More Talent, in the final week.
Brett has also been featured on the websites of Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding. Another musical alter-ego of Rob J Madin has recently surfaced on YouTube with the name 'Rocco La Bête'. The visual style and editing techniques are very similar to those of the Brett Domino videos.
On 22 November 2010, Brett Domino released a song called "Gillian McKeith", a humorous take on the celebrity during her time in the 10th series of the ITV show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!. The YouTube video has had over 1,000,000 views. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 29 on 28 November 2010.
On 10 June 2011, Rob J Madin introduced a new YouTube character named 'C-Bomb' - a 'cousin' of Brett Domino's, playing in a style of Dubstep. It appears that 'C-Bomb' writes his own compositions, as seen with his YouTube video 'Irresistible'. On 14 June 2012, BBC Comedy uploaded a 'C-Bomb' music video entitled 'Bowl Date' to their website and YouTube channel.
On 7 December 2011, a further character was introduced by the name of 'Spectre Morse'.
Brett Domino appeared on Blue Peter, the BBC children's programme on 1 March 2012, performing a humorous song detailing a short list for the best children's book of the last ten years.
In October to November 2012, Brett and Steven started to write and publish songs for the BBC programme, Young Apprentice. They wrote 5 songs together, titling (in order of release): Introduction to the Candidates, Rags to Recipes, The Nick and Karen Song, The Boardroom Song, The Alan Sugar Song. These songs varied in popularity considerably, however, 'The Nick and Karen Song' and 'Introduction to the Candidates' were both by far the most popular.
Brett announced via his Facebook account that he would be working on 'some exciting new projects' in 2013.
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album/Purpose|
|2010||"Gillian McKeith"||29||non-album singles|
|"Fairytale of New York" (cover, with Alexa Goddard)||—|
|2011||"End of the (News Of The) World"||—|
|"Ministry of Sound Medley"||—|
|"I'm a Celebrity 2011"||—|
|2012||"The Candidates Song - Young Apprentice"||—|
|"Rags to Recipes Song - Young Apprentice"||—|
|"The Nick and Karren Song - Young Apprentice"||—|
|"The Boardroom Song - Young Apprentice"||—|
|"Alan Sugar Song - Young Apprentice"||—|
Songs Off Youtube
Release date: 1 March 2011
- Beat It (2011 Version)
- Justin Timberlake Medley
- I Feel for You
- We Speak No Americano
- 1980s Stylophone Medley
- Bad Romance
- Jurassic Park Theme
- Ellie Goulding Medley
- Hip-Hop Medley
- Nelly Furtado Medley
- Michael Jackson Medley
- Korn / 50 Cent / Tenna Marie Medley
- Now 75 Medley
- Party In the Park (Radio Aire) Medley
- William Tell Overture (Live)
- Track By Track Commentary
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- "The return of the coolest geeks in town! - Britain's Got Talent - Story". Talent.itv.com. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
- "Archive Chart". Theofficialcharts.com. 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
- "Gillian McKeith - Single by Brett Domino - Download Gillian McKeith - Single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2011-04-06.