Dom Turner

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Dom Turner
Birth name Dominic Turner
Also known as Sid Chrome (Angry Tradesmen)
Origin Australia
Genres Blues and Roots
Instruments Guitar
Resonator Guitar
various Asian folk instruments
Associated acts Backsliders
Angry Tradesmen
Dom Turner and Supro
The Stumblers

Dominic Turner is an Australian blues guitarist, vocalist and key songwriter for the Australian blues band The Backsliders. Dom also has a number of solo projects including 'Dom Turner and Supro' and 'Dom Turner and the Nationals'. In 2002, Dom along with Rob Hirst, formed the band Angry Tradesman.

He specialises in "bottle neck" slide guitar using resonator guitars as well as 6 and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars.[1] Dom's session guitar work can be heard on a variety of Australia albums, such as Rob Hirst's (from Midnight Oil and also the drummer in The Backsliders) Ghostwriters Second Skin album.[2] Dom's influences are many and varied – a blend of delta blues, piedmont blues, rock, dub and sounds of Asia.[3]

He is a highly regarded speaker on blues and roots music and has guested on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) radio programs and presented music workshops at festivals and in universities (both nationally and internationally). He has also contributed songs for the ABC's television show Sea Change.[4]

In 2004, Dom was voted Songwriter of the Year at the Australian Blues Awards in Goulburn, NSW and has a sculpture in recognition of this honour at the Goulburn Visitors Centre.[5][6]


The Backsliders

  • 2016 - Heathen Songbook
  • 2014 - Dark Side
  • 2011 - Starvation Box
  • 2009 - Throwbacks
  • 2007 - Left Field Holler
  • 2005 - Live
  • 2003 - Live at the Basement (DVD)
  • 2002 - Hanoi
  • 1999 - Poverty Deluxe
  • 1998 - Downtime (A Ten Year Collection Of Backsliders Music)
  • 1995 - Wide Open
  • 1993 - Live at the Royal
  • 1991 - Hellhound
  • 1989 - Sitting on a Million
  • 1988 - Preaching Blues

Dom Turner and Supro

  • 2000 - Electro Vee

Kim Sinh and Dom Turner

  • 2012 - Two Days in Hanoi

Dom Turner and Ian Collard

  • 2012 - Mama Says We're Crazy Too


  1. ^ "The Backsliders". Retrieved 11 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Dom Turner and Supro". Retrieved 11 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Gilet Guitars". Retrieved 11 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Dom Turner and Supro". Retrieved 11 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "The Backsliders". Retrieved 3 March 2007. 
  6. ^ "ABC: Dom Turner and Supro". Retrieved 3 March 2007.