Dominic Sinesio
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Dominic Sinesio

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"The Sea & The Sky" 2011 LP



Dominic Sinesio has a career-and-a-half. He’s been officially and diligently working on the ‘half’ part since December 8th, 2008 when he was hit by a NYC Bus. (Emblazoned with an ad for that Elvis Costello show on Sundance btw...not to mention it being the anniversary of John Lennon's assassination) Anyway, being the sort of chap that can take a hint, he picked the guitar back up and started writing and performing after a long hiatus from music.....because clearly, life ain’t long.....That’s the very loud and clear message that led to the recording of his independent, debut album, “The Sea & The Sky.”

He was born in Oklahoma City, OK but grew up in Jersey City (go-figure) where he learned the guitar by obsessively playing to heavy metal records...and cassettes...riff-by-riff, alone, in his room until he lost his virginity. In college, at Parson’s School of Design, he was a product and furniture design major but did his work study program in the Jazz Department equipment room where he handed out all manner of jazzy noise makers. Dominic started freelancing in NYC design and ad agencies at an early age and eventually cofounded his own called OFFICELAB, providing design, art direction, copywriting, etc. for brands big and small. Currently his agency is featured in AmEx OPEN’s Project:ReBrand at ( where he can be observed, on video, in a slightly-too-loud shirt, exercising his other talents in the service of career A.

The eleven tracks on "The Sea & The Sky," which span a decade of song writing, were recorded for the first time between 2008 and 2010 with producer, Allen Towbin of Blue Maze , a NY recording and production shop. Originally just a five-song EP, the project grew into a vivid tapestry in the tradition of album-oriented pop-rock as Sinesio’s writing began to outpace the recording. The result is a sound that draws on rock, jazz, folk and soul — an amalgam of Steely Dan, Shuggie Otis, Joni Mitchell, and Stevie Wonder with inflections of Sting—all propelled by Sinesio’s skillful and expressive acoustic guitar playing a la Dave Matthews and John Mayer.

The story of “The Sea & The Sky” is that of a man’s journey to a
better place, elegantly told with infectious grooves, moving ballads, and rocking anthems — a contemporary musical composite informed by a curious constellation of Prince’s slinky soul-funk, the modal atmospheres of Pink Floyd, and the punch-in-the-gut drive of Led Zeppelin. While greatly influenced by a broad range of pop music’s most evocative storytellers — from Paul Simon to Elvis Costello, Bjork to Burt Bacharach—Sinesio brings a fresh undercurrent to his brand of music track-by-track with a collage of encounters, conversations, and reflections.

The live ensemble features performers from the album,
including half of the NY nu-jazz sextet, Evil Giraffes on Mars:
Ryan Slotnick (keys) , Doron Lev (drums), and Jamaal Sawyer (tenor sax ). Fellow singer-songwriters Mary Jennings and Denitia Odigie lend their talents on back-up vocals while Allen Towbin (guitar), Joe McDonough (trombone) and special guest Hagar Ben-Ari (bass) round out the group.