Domino Kirke

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Domino Kirke
Domino Kirke Portrait.jpg
Background information
Origin New York City
Genres Pop/rock
Years active 2006–present
Associated acts Dopo Yume, Mark Ronson
Website dominokirkemusic.com
Members Domino Kirke : Vocals Composer
Timo Ellis : Drums, Percussion, Bass, Guitar
Jorge Elbrecht : Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Past members Jordan Galland : Guitar
David Muller : Bass Guitar
Sam Koppelman : Drums

Domino Kirke (born in London) is an English-American singer.[1] She is of English and Iraqi descent and of Jewish heritage. She was named after Domino Harvey, whom her mother had met when Harvey was a young girl.

Domino was trained musically by her father Simon Kirke, the drummer for Free and Bad Company. From the age of nine, she sang in choirs, operas and plays before moving to New York City, where she attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School to study classical voice and piano.

Her mother, Lorraine, runs the Geminola boutique in SoHo, and her sister, Jemima Kirke, is an actress, presently appearing in the HBO show, Girls.

After being spotted at a Joe's Pub performance at age 17 by producer Andre Levins, Kirke was signed to his label, Fun Machine.[2]

Shortly thereafter, Domino joined forces with Jordan Galland, and formed DOMINO. The band recorded an EP with Mark Ronson and toured for three years with the likes of Gang of Four and Lily Allen. The band was also featured in Lena Dunham's indie movie, Tiny Furniture. A music video for their song "Green Umbrella", directed by Galland, won Best Musical Form at the 2006 Da Vinci Film and Video Festival[3]

Domino took time off from her professional life after the birth of her son, Casius. She returned with a body of work that has been described as, “Urgent lullabies, the Alchemy of turning desire into gold and sweaty transcendence”.[citation needed] "The Guard" was produced by Domino, Timo Ellis , and Jorge Elbrecht and was recorded in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.[4]

As of July 2014, she is dating actor Penn Badgley.[5]

Entrepreneural endeavors[edit]

Domino became a doula[6] around 2009 and founded her own doula business, Carriage House Doulas.[7]

Discography[edit]

  • Everyone Else Is Boring EP (2006, download; 2007, Allido)
  • Mark Ronson Presents Hard Rock compilation (2007, Hard Rock Café) (song: "Tropical Moonlight")[8]
  • Adults Only (2010)
  • The Guard EP (2012, download)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elle – Issues 242–243 – Page 80 2005 "ALMOST FAMOUS NEW SINGER DOMINO KIRKE AND HER TALENTED FRIENDS TAKE TO THE STAGE IN HER MOM'S CLOTHING UNE, GEMINOLA I'm the kind of girl who wears the same dress for three weeks straight. And I like really ..."
  2. ^ Urb – Volume 17, Issues 143–147 – Page 91 2007 "Singer Domino Kirke (still very underage) was discovered singing karaoke at a S0H0 nightclub by guitarist Jordan Galland. Their most recent effort, the EP Everyone Else Is Boring, captures their melodic pop rock perfectly. EP WRITERS: Marie ...
  3. ^ 2006 Award Winners, Da Vinci Film Festival.
  4. ^ "Bio - Domino Kirke". Dominokirkemusic.com. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  5. ^ "Penn Badgley's new girlfriend revealed as ‘Girls’ star Jemima Kirke's sister Domino". NY Daily News. 2014-07-04. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  6. ^ Drew Grant (2014-08-07). "Doula Darling Domino Kirke, the Hipster Mom’s Must-Have | New York Observer". Observer.com. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  7. ^ Megan Burns (2013-11-11). "Domino Kirke Interview - BrightestYoungThings - DC". BrightestYoungThings. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  8. ^ Mark Ronson Presents Hard Rock, www.hardrock.com.

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