Biography | Dominic Gaudious
Dynamic, Intense and Passionate are just some of the words used to describe the innovative work of instrumental guitarist and composer, Dominic Gaudious.
After successfully recording and touring with an eclectic rock band in the 1980′s, Dominic found his passion in the contemplative world of Classical/World Beat music.
Working mainly with six & twelve-string acoustic guitars and incorporating exotic instruments such as the Australian Didgeridoo, Dominic expanded on the theme and created a uniquely intricate playing style which blends the sounds of Indian, Egyptian, Spanish, Rock and World-Beat.
Dominic has performed at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, the Australian Embassy, Montreux Music Festival, National Geographic, opened for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Pat Benatar, Kip Winger, has appeared with the well-respected jazz ensemble Acoustic Alchemy, The Rippingtons and world-renowned guitarists such as Pierre Bensusan, Adrian Legg and Eric Johnson.
Dominic also performed at the after show party for John Petrucci, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Often compared to Michael Hedges, Eddie Van Halen and Al DiMeola, his appealing sound has become widely sought after for festivals, benefits and concerts such as the Race Unity Festival, Greenpeace, Sound Support for Autism and Citizens for a Better Environment.
Dominic’s music has been featured on Echoes, Hearts of Space, National Public Radio and many local and syndicated stations throughout the world. Dominic was a finalist on FOX TV’s “30 Seconds to Fame,” a finalist and Honor Award Winner in the Great American Song Contest for his song ”Far East Fusion” nominated as Best Instrumental Artist 2004, Best Performing Artist 2005 by campus awards.com and nominated by SSA as National Radio Recording Artist of the Year.
Most recently Dominic’s song “Acoustic Jubilee was nominated as Best Instrumental by the International Acoustic Music Awards and his CD “The Dominic Didgeridoo Express” won Best Funk CD 2015 by the Akademia Music Awards.