YouTube: Dominic Newton as the Preacher

Posted on: Friday, Jan 16, 2009

Watch this space for details on some upcoming gigs for Liverpool.



January 16th, 2009 at 13:56
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I am on the look out for gigs in 2009 for my band.
See utube clip for a taster. Look out for the coffin at the end. Biog below.

Thanks, Dom

Dom Newton Biog
Heaven and hell, death and the Devil, salvation, damnation and the undead provide dark inspiration for this Liverpool blues man’s songs. A veteran of innumerable gigs and blues festivals this performer channels the spirit of a long dead Mississippi preacher to add weight to his committed live performances. This is ‘hellhound on your tail’ blues inspired by the legend of Robert Johnson, the intensity of Son House and the showmanship of Dr. John and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. An intense vocalist and powerful guitar, slide-guitar and harmonica player book this man to add some hellfire and damnation to your live programme.

He has performed at Liverpool Music Week festival in 2005 and 2006 and is currently doing gigs for Alan Hewitt promotions in Cumbria and played a rapturously received headline slot at the Tenby blues festival in 2008.

He released his first album on the now defunct Indie label Start a Riot Records in 2004. Songs from his 2 CDs have been BBC radio playlisted as well gaining airplay in Australia, Germany, Poland and on the National Blues Deluxe show in the USA.


Tenby Blues Festival, 15th November 2008

‘A powerful set of fire and brimstone blues. This man can testify.’

Mark Whitfield, Americana-UK, 28th April 2006

‘Newton’s music always sounds real and exciting. His vocals are often astonishingly blues sounding.’

Bubblegum Slut Magazine, issue 22, 6th May 2006

‘Greatest of this multi-instrumentalist’s talents is a voice as deep as any of the original bluesmen. He runs the full spectrum of the genre from acoustic numbers to full-on possessed, jiving electric blues songs.’

Debbie Johson, Liverpool Echo, September 3rd 2004

‘It is his voice that really stands out. Either on record or live it is perfect for blues, raw and powerful.’

Jamie Pike, Crosby Herald, 29 April 2004

‘Dom’s distinctive, deep vocals and entertaining lyrics are gaining him recognition around Britain.’



January 17th, 2009 at 12:33
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Whatever happened to Preacher Boy who used to be on Blind Pig and once played Alexander’s? Anyone remember that gig?