Domino Kirke

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Domino Kirke
Birth nameDomino Suzy Kirke
Bornc. (1983-12-17) 17 December 1983 (age 37)
Westminster, London, England
GenresPop/rock
Years active2006–present
Associated actsDopo Yume, Mark Ronson
WebsiteDomino Kirke SoundCloud
MembersDomino Kirke : Vocals Composer
Timo Ellis : Drums, Percussion, Bass, Guitar
Jorge Elbrecht : Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Past membersJordan Galland : Guitar
David Muller : Bass Guitar
Sam Koppelman : Drums

Domino Suzy Kirke (born c. 1983[1]) is an English-American singer, doula, and actress.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Kirke is of English and Iraqi-Jewish heritage. She was named after Domino Harvey, whom her mother met when Harvey was a young girl. The Kirke family are a junior branch of a family of Nottinghamshire landed gentry, and descend also from the Gibson-Craig baronets.[3][4] Kirke's maternal grandmother was Israeli.[5]

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 sisters, Lola Kirke and Jemima Kirke, are actresses. Her maternal grandfather was property investor, Jack Dellal.

After being spotted at a Joe's Pub performance at age 17 by producer Andres Levin, Kirke was signed to his label, Fun Machine.[6] Shortly thereafter, she joined forces with Jordan Galland, and formed the band DOMINO, which 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. The video for their song "Green Umbrella", directed by Galland, won Best Musical Form at the 2006 Da Vinci Film and Video Festival.[7]

"The Guard" was produced by Domino, Timo Ellis, and Jorge Elbrecht and was recorded in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, she gave birth to a boy, Cassius, with musician Morgan O'Kane.

In 2014, Kirke began a relationship with actor and musician Penn Badgley. They married in a New York courthouse on 27 February 2017.[9] In February 2020, Kirke and Badgley announced they are expecting their first child together after suffering two miscarriages.[10]

On 20 September 2020, Kirk announced via her Instagram account that she had given birth to a baby boy.

Entrepreneurial endeavors[edit]

Domino became a doula[11] around 2009 and co-founded a doula business collective, Carriage House Birth.[12]

Discography[edit]

  • Everyone Else Is Boring EP (2006, download; 2007, Allido)
  • Mark Ronson Presents Hard Rock compilation (2007, Hard Rock Café) (song: "Tropical Moonlight")[13]
  • Adults Only (2010)
  • The Guard EP (2012, download)
  • Beyond Waves (2017)[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soul Sisters: Jemima Kirke & Domino Kirke". 27 February 2017.
  2. ^ 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 ..."
  3. ^ A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry, 9th edition, Sir Bernard Burke, 1898, pp. 845-846
  4. ^ A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, 95th edition, ed. E. M. Swinhoe, Burke's Peerage, 1937, p. 483
  5. ^ "Jews in the News: Jews Rock Hall of Fame, A Minyan of Marvel Heroes". Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  6. ^ 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 ...
  7. ^ 2006 Award Winners Archived 11 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Da Vinci Film Festival.
  8. ^ "Bio - Domino Kirke". Dominokirkemusic.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Gossip Girl Alum Penn Badgley Is Married to Domino Kirke". People. 27 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Penn Badgley and Wife Domino Kirke Expecting First Child After 'Two Miscarriages in a Row'". People. 10 February 2020.
  11. ^ Drew Grant (7 August 2014). "Doula Darling Domino Kirke, the Hipster Mom's Must-Have | New York Observer". Observer.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  12. ^ Megan Burns (11 November 2013). "Domino Kirke Interview - BrightestYoungThings - DC". BrightestYoungThings. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  13. ^ Mark Ronson Presents Hard Rock Archived 26 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine, www.hardrock.com.
  14. ^ Eckardt, Stephanie (22 August 2017). "Domino Kirke, After Life as a Doula and Wedding Penn Badgley, Is Returning to Her First Love". W Magazine. Retrieved 24 August 2017.

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