Brett Domino

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Brett Domino
Brett Domino with Keytar.jpg
Domino performing in London, England, UK, February 2016
Background information
Birth name Rob J. Madin
Born (1986-05-05) 5 May 1986 (age 30)
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts Brett Domino Trio
Website www.brettdomino.com

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, UK. He is best known for his YouTube videos, in which he plays covers, medleys and original songs on various 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 actually 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 to celebrate the band's fifth anniversary and appear on the finale of Brett Domino's Weekly YouTube Thing.

Brett and the Trio were featured a number of times as part of BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles Show in 2008,[1] 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.[2]

Brett's YouTube videos have received over 28,000,000 views, and have been promoted by the likes of Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding.

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 gained over 1,000,000 views in a week and entered the UK Singles Chart at number 29 on 28 November 2010.

In 2011, Rob J Madin introduced a YouTube character named 'C-Bomb' - a self-proclaimed dubstep super-producer and 'cousin' of Brett Domino's. On 14 June 2012, BBC Comedy uploaded a specially commissioned C-Bomb music video entitled Bowl Date to their website and YouTube channel, followed by a further music video Mutha Nature on 4 October 2012.

Brett Domino appeared on Blue Peter, the BBC children's programme, on 1 March 2012, performing a humorous song detailing a shortlist for the best children's book of the last ten years. Brett continued to produce regular musical segments for the show between 2012 and 2014.

In October-November 2012, Madin was commissioned to write a number of Brett Domino songs for the BBC programme Young Apprentice. He wrote five songs that were released weekly via the BBC's YouTube channel.

On 1 July 2013, a 20-minute sitcom pilot entitled 'C-Bomb' was launched on BBC iPlayer and subsequently broadcast on BBC Three. The pilot was written by Rob J. Madin, with Jason Cook and Daniel Peak.

Brett Domino's "How To Make A Hit Pop Song" video was nominated for 'Best Internet Comedy Short' at the 2014 British Comedy Awards. Rob J Madin and Ste Anderson attended the event as themselves.

Between 2015 - 2016, Brett was a regular guest on ITV's Weekend (TV programme) with Aled Jones, presenting a musical segment, often involving the other guests on the show. On August 16th 2015, he performed a medley of Shaggy songs with Shaggy.

The Brett Domino Trio appeared in Dictionary Corner on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown in August 2016.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album/Purpose
UK
2010 "Gillian McKeith" 29[3][4] 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"
2013 "Naughty Sexy Funk Woman (NSFW)"
"1 In 100"
"Parents On Facebook"
2014 "You Look Sexy When You Do That"
"Pinocchio"
"Unfinished Business"
"Everybody Needs To Know It's Christmas"
2015 "PNCK"
"Habanero"
2016 "Underdog (Rejected Eurovision Entry)"

Songs From YouTube[edit]

Release date: 1 March 2011

Track listing:

  • 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

Reflections[edit]

Release date: 9 December 2013

Track listing:

  • Gz and Hustlas (Intro)
  • Earthquake
  • UK Top 10 Medley (06.05.12)
  • Buck Rogers
  • Get Lucky
  • Suit & Tie (Interlude)
  • Pusher Love Girl
  • Beauty and a Beat
  • Sexy and I Know It
  • E.T.
  • Insane in the Brain
  • In Paris (Interlude)
  • I Been On
  • 212
  • 1D Medley
  • Hey Ya!
  • Holy Grail
  • Tinie Tempah Medley
  • Firework
  • Aviation Medley
  • Ministry of Sound Medley

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rachel (2008-10-22). "The Chris Moyles Show: The Brett Domino Trio". BBC. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 
  2. ^ "The return of the coolest geeks in town! - Britain's Got Talent - Story". Talent.itv.com. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 
  3. ^ "Archive Chart". Theofficialcharts.com. 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 
  4. ^ "Gillian McKeith - Single by Brett Domino - Download Gillian McKeith - Single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 

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