Dom Reynolds started out as a teacher but turned professional as a musician and audio engineer
in 2018. He is currently working on his second solo album, which will take the form of single
releases later forming a collection. The first single 'The Hug (Snug as a Bug Mix)', featuring Charlotte Neal with lyrics by Philip Jeremy Wilson, is out now and available here. The second single, 'Turning Me Upside Down' is being premiered on Youtube at 8:30 pm on Thursday 10th March. The preview of the song can be found here, and is out on general release on 10th April.
As Dom is based in his home studio, work has continued through the Covid lockdowns, including online music tuition in singing and ukelele, as well as audio production. Dom has continued to be busy producing rock band Discovery's second album. He is doing all the instrumental parts and on the album and co-arranging the songs. The first single off the album, 'Stay Strong', has been released, and will be followed up with 'Forgive Me'. In addition to this, Dom has been mixing drums on Davey Anscombe's single, 'Ghost Town'. In 2020 Dom also produced and contributed to Million Pebble Beach's debut album, the 'Adjacent Impossible', including the single, 'The Elephant'.
In February 2020 Dom released his first solo album, 'Purify My Soul' with his band, the Hugsters. Philip Wilson contributes poems, song themes, lyrics, spoken word, rapping lines or simply song introductions. Charlotte Neal contributes vocals and Annette Zakaria Wincott, percussion and backing vocals. Tim Cheatle appears as a co-songwriter and guitarist and Keith Stratford appears on the blues harp.
Dom has performed in various bands in Portsmouth,, including Zenith, Unrelinquished, Glass Candle Grenades and Infra Rouge in the 2000s, and Headzoom ( which was later renamed Geek-A-Tron) between 2010-2012. After a work-enforced hiatus, in 2015 Dom joined the Cardiff-based British-Americana band, Hegsy and the Elements. Following some duet work with Fi Hogan in 2017, Dom then went solo, performing acoustically in the summer of 2018 at the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival in Dorset and the Inhale the Music Fest in Cardiff, after which he turned professional. He joined The Band That’s Not A Band in the Autumn of 2018 until the spring of 2019, releasing the single, 'Brexit Blues'. Since then he has been a solo artist, occasionally performing with both Discovery and Tim and the Cheatles, as well as helping to run the After Hours Open Mic club with Annette Zakaria.