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About Dom

A former semi-finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition and despite a classical training, Dom is somewhat of a musical chameleon, highlighted by his former head of Academic Studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in referring to him as 'one of life's vacillators’.

As an oboist, Dom has a home studio where he often undertakes remote record oboe sessions. Following the Guildhall, Dom studied electroacoustic music at the University of East Anglia, a jazz post-grad in London, collaborated with Courtney Pine, recorded a version of Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze for Tim Friese-Greene of Talk-Talk fame and played on countless film scores from Bridget Jones Diary to Hannibal, Steve Jobs to Ant-Man. He also played on the game HALO4 for Neil Davidge of Massive Attack. Dom's oboe and cor anglais playing is currently featured on the BBC Parliament channel. On the pop scene Dom has performed & recorded with Paul Weller, Liam Gallagher, Robert Plant, Elbow, David Gray, Nigel Kennedy, Divine Comedy, Leona Lewis, Nitin Sawhney, Jonny Greenwood, Ed Harcourt, The Funky Lowlives, Bob Geldof, David Axelrod, Boy George, Van Dyke Parks & Guy Chambers. Dom also once appeared in a music video for the band Spiritualised with a music stand wrapped around his head. Examples of Dom's playing are on his music page, videos page or his official TikTok site.

Endorsed by Roland as a pianist & Musical Director, Dom has worked for artists including Aled Jones, Katherine Jenkins, Hayley Westenra, Triniti, Keedie, Peter Grant, at venues including Hampton Court, the Royal Albert Hall & internationally at the Sydney Opera House to Seychelles, China, Nairobe and beyond. Dom was also Music Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company for their run of Victoria (Ian Brown).

Dom is behind several production music albums as a composer and producer plus advert campaigns for major brands including Coca Cola, Maltesers, Nivea, Disney and BBC Worldwide idents. This role also involves solving rights issues and licensing music across multiple platforms and territories.

Twenty-something years ago as a budding entrepreneur, Dom acquired the trademark for Musicians Direct in the entertainment sector and then coded (HTML, JavaScript, PERL) the first ever online entertainment agency in the UK to stream music.

As a manager and agent, Dom has represented artists including Aled Jones & Gilad Atzmon, devising concert tours, venue agreements, assessing contracts and royalty structures, clearing tracks for public performance and liaising with public performance collection organisations such as PRS.

Dom manages the English Session Orchestra, having collaborated with artists such as Madonna, Mark Ronson, Nigel Kennedy, Robert Plant, Badly Drawn Boy, Above & Beyond, Mica Paris, Eric Whitacre, Einaudi, Alex James, James Taylor (JTQ).

ESO specialises in emerging technology having recorded the computer game Detroit: Become Human and having spent over ten years in the studio recording virtual instrument sample libraries for Spitfire Audio as compositional tools for composers. Ensuring the correct acquisition of rights, tiered exploitation options for the applicable delivery channels and the collection and distribution of royalties are all key to the role of a modern-day musicians’ contractor.

Film credits for ESO include Madonna’s film W.E., The Final Year (Philip Sheppard), Spitfire (Chris Roe), If Only (Paul Englishby), Jump (Dru Masters), Indigo, Sanctified, Black Death & Wild Bill (Christian Henson), Peekaboo, Hippopotamus, I Can Smell The Cordite (Samuel Karl Bohn), The Journey (Stephen Hilton), Rue Huvelin (Christopher Slaski), Perfect Skin (Chris White), Half of a Yellow Sun (Paul Thomson), Fear of 13 (Philip Sheppard), Dance of the Steel Bars (Ed White), Robot Overlords (Christian Henson), Meet Pursuit Delange (Tim Garland), Nine Nights (Arhynn Descy), the trailer for The Hobbit : Battle of the Five Armies (Tom Player) and the end titles to Mordecai (Mark Ronson / John Altman).

Music for television includes titles such as Agatha Christie’s Poirot (Christian Henson), Thursday 12th (Peter Salem), Mumbai Calling (Sanjeev Bhaskar), Charlie Brooker’s A Touch of Cloth (Dru Masters), Kidnap & Ransom (Christian Henson), the BBC BAFTA-winning drama The Fades (Paul Thomson), Being Human (Richard Wells), the BBC series Silk (Dru Masters), Gunpowder 5/11 : The Greatest Terror Plot (Jody Jenkins), Brian Cox’s acclaimed Human Universe (Philip Sheppard) for the BBC, the BBC series The Interceptor (Paul Thomson), Lady Chatterley’s Lover (Carly Paradis), Our Girl (Ben Foster) and Wild West (Mike Kruk).

In his spare time, Dom is enjoying training for his private pilot’s licence and learning Greek, which is harder than French or Spanish. Or English. But maybe not as hard as Japanese. Dom can be contacted via his contact page, for bookings his diary is with MAS, and for social media he also has a dedicated links page.

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