Along with David McComb (the Triffids) and Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus) Dom Mariani is one of Perth’s most respected musicians, Dom first made his mark in the mid to late 80’s fronting legendary Perth garage rock outfit the Stems and produced a string of critically lauded albums throughout the 90’s with the power pop driven Someloves and DM3 and played part roles in The Summer Suns and Stoneage Hearts. These records established him as an artist of note in Australia, Europe, Japan and the US. The last half of the 90’s saw Dom take his music to the live stages across Europe to consolidate his reputation as a songwriter with class and dedication. More recently, Mariani was requested by Bruce Springsteen sideman, Steve Van Zandt (Little Steven) to bring the reformed Stems across to America to perform in New York at Little Stevens Underground Garage Festival. The Stems shared the stage alongside Bo Diddley, Nancy Sinatra, Iggy and the Stooges, the New York Dolls, The Pretty Things and the Strokes to name a few. As well as producing new bands and creating the new Majestic Kelp album, a 2005 release of a 20 year retrospective anthology titled Popsided Guitar taking in highlights and obscurities from his extensive back catalogue. To celebrate this release, Mariani recently completed a tour with his new band The Rippled Souls, taking in shows in Japan, Italy, Scandinavia and Spain. Busy boy.
DM3 - Lure EP