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Dom santoro
CONTACT

SEEKING

Accordion, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Drummer looking for Function Bands, paid gigs, recording and touring.

More about my work can be find bellow and on my website.

Looking forward to make music with you!!!

www.domsantoro.co.uk

Dom Santoro is what we call "Jack Of All Trades", musician, Session Drummer, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, percussion, cavaquinho) world traveller, Photographer, Videographer and Skateboarder. He started in music very early in his life; always fascinated by his family LP collection and with very accurate hearing that caught the attention of his family members in the early stages of his life, he prodigy started to play the electric guitar in the 90' at the early ages of four but was when he discovered the drums he solidify his path as a musician. In 1997 he joined the "Orchestra La Salle" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and three years later at the age of fourteen he was touring with them as first drummer, as he pointed to be a important music school in his life and understanding of music and arrangement.

He started a Progressive Metal with two of his Orchestra colleagues in 1998 and won twice consecutively Best Drummer in the "ROCK CEIA" an Independent Music Festival hosted by the School Association "C.E.I.A." very renewed in the 90' Niteroi independent music scene by the festivals and parties. He studied the drums with the "Samba Master" Marcio Bahia, Claudio Infante and in his early studies with whom became a great friend and influence in his playing through the years, the professor Alfredo Mitidieri.

Here is an extensively list of a artist, bands and orchestra Dom Santoro had the pleasure to play, record and shared his rhythms and beats through the years.

Orchestra La Salle - (Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Funk, Rock), Niteroi, Brazil
Veredicto - (Original - Metal - Progressive Rock), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rhavana - (Original - Pop Rock), Sao Paulo, Brazil
Marvio Ciribelli - (Solo Artist - Jazz, Samba and Bossa Nova), Niteroi, Brazil
Marcelo Martins - (Solo Artist - Soul, Samba, Bossa Nova), Niteroi, Brazil
Fabio Lessa - (Solo Artist - Soul), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jack Daniels - (Functional - Hard Rock), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
L.A. Blues Band - (Functional - Blues & Rock), Los Angeles, USA
Outsiders - (Original - Alternative Rock), London, UK
Reflect the Chaos - (Original - Progressive Metal), London, UK
The Bee Gees Tribute Band - (Cover - Melbourne, Australia)
Eddie Ledderhead - (Original - Queenstown, New Zealand)
Mojo Queenstown - (Functional - Queenstown, New Zealand)
The Flavour - (Functional - Queenstown, New Zealand)

In 1999 he started skateboarding and consequently filming and photographing, which became also an important part of his life and involvement with the industry and also skateboarding three World Cups in Europe.

The year 2009 was very important in his life. Decided to pursue a life dream, Dom started travelling around the world with no date to come back, an one way ticket to the world and a couple of dollars in his pocket he started exploring different cultures, music, instruments, acquiring and learning through travel experiences and local knowledge, very unique and really important valuable lessons.

After travelled, lived and performed in more then 22 countries, 5 continents and hundreds of cities, Dom lives in Brighton, UK (an artistic, vivid and musical city) and at the moment, he's focusing in his music career as a drummer and audio-visual/documentary future projects around Europe and South America.

Screen name:
Dom santoro
Member since:
May 18 2016
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Mars Volta, Tool, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, James Brown, Miles Davis, Tom Jobim, Marcio Bahia, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Dream Theater, Little Richards, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Rush, Marco Minnemann, Jojo Mayers, Aaron Spears, Thomas Pridgen.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Mapex Mars Maple
Zildjian mastersounds hi hats
Sabian Paragon Ride
Stagg SH Effects Cymbals