Date - 2nd April 2018
Venue - Servant Jazz Quarters, London, UK
A rare UK appearance from Domino Kirke at Servant Jazz Quarters (London) was a treasure of intimacy and suppressed desire. Kirke's heart is embroidered on her sleeve, as delicate as the tattooed lace that runs up and down her arm. It is vulnerable, it is the honest beating rhythm of her music. Kirke's latest album ‘Breaking Waves’ is set for a UK release this summer. Happy No Happy was the song of the night.
For Brooklyn-based songwriter/singer Domino Kirke, the entertainment industries have served as a formative part of her existence since childhood. Though she is known both as the daughter of Simon Kirke, drummer for bands including Free and Bad Company, and sister to actresses Jemima and Lola. Domino has forged her own path in music, holding an active place in the New York music scene for well over a decade. A graduate of the prestigious LaGuardia High School’s classical voice and piano programs, Domino signed her first record deal with Andre Levins’ Fun Machine label after being discovered at the historic Joe’s Pub before working with Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Adele) and Jordan Galland, with whom she formed DOMINO.
After taking time off following the birth of her son in 2009, Domino started her own Doula service, returning to music in 2013 with her first solo EP, titled The Guard, produced by Timo Ellis and Jorge Elbrecht (Ariel Pink, Japanese Breakfast). Domino followed The Guard with her EP “Independent Channel” in 2014, and most recently released her first album “Beyond Waves” in August 2017, produced by Joan Wasser (Joan as Police Woman) and engineered by Daniel Schlett (Modest Mouse, Oberhofer, DIIV). In support of her records, Domino has made appearances at several New York institutions, including Mercury Lounge, Brooklyn Bowl, The Ace Hotel, The Manhattan Inn and more, and will be touring in 2018.