Dominique A native New Yorker, born in Manhattan and raised throughout the various
boroughs and surrounding areas of NYC, Dominique's distinctive songwriting style
has definitely been influenced by a 'pull-no-punches' New York mentality.
Born Dominique Gizelle Noguera, the youngest of four musical sisters, Dominique's
earliest memories are of a household filled with the sound of piano lessons
and practicing. "Almost everyone in my family played the piano, including
aunts, uncles and grandparents. My sisters had to schedule shifts for practicing."
At the age of eight, Dominique began to study guitar, because as she puts it
"… at least it wasn't the piano."
At sixteen Dominique started writing original music. While songwriting served
to see her through many emotionally complex and difficult times, she was also
honing a strong and distinctive writing style that has become her unmistakable
Her desire to hear her songs performed as she had intended, was her motivation
through years of formal voice study with instructors of both classical and pop
styles. This extensive training has developed an incredible vocal range, style
and ability to convey the most subtle of emotions. "I never really wanted
to be a vocalist. I just wanted to be able to perform my songs without scaring
The decision to produce her own debut album presented some of the most rewarding
and challenging experiences of her musical life. Over the past year, Dominique
and Hurricane Jar artist and partner Paul Biondi launched the independent label
Bang On Records. Together they have created, produced and recorded the material
for Deep Down and have begun production on the upcoming Hurricane Jar release.
In the summer of '98 Dominique was invited to join an original comedy theater
group and quickly found herself at home on the stage. Visit her Photo Gallery
for pictures from recent performances. Dominique is currently cast in a musical
murder mystery dinner theater production as Marie LaRue, the voodoo priestess.