Dominique Vouk

Dominique Vouk

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Dominique Vouk is contagious. She and her band excite the crowd with Powerful Retro Originals and catchy cover songs, that people are bound to be singing along. Dominique and her band are an outrageous cast that add humor, drama, and audience participation to every event!

Biography

Awarded- BEST EMERGING RECORDING ARTIST OF South FLORIDA 2007

WHY IS THIS GIRL ON STAGE SINGING IN A STRAIGHT-JACKET?

Singer/Songwriter Dominique Vouk struggles with the straight jacket as the words "Uncover Me" flow from her mouth. Again, she tugs at the buckles. Painted on the canvas are stereotypes: 'Chick-Singer, Pretty face, Shallow and Hottie.' No she isn't in a mental institution. She's on stage. Her performances bring an audience to their feet- free to feel alive.

Dominique laces her songs with persuasive pop/rock 'sing-a-long' melodies and lyrics with whimsical temptations and startling truths. Her anthem is Perfect as We Are in which she declares "You gotta love you for who you are... not buy into what others tell you that you should weigh, the clothes you should wear and be proud of who you are. ALL babies are born perfect. Why not accept each other as perfect too?"

The result is a meld of songs with a pulse on life. Her first original CD is a liberating glance at life the through the eyes of this precocious young woman. With a unique blend of retro synth stylings, compliments of Doug Emery (Kelly Clarkson, Barbara Streisand) and the hypnotic guitars of Dan Warner (Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Celine Dion) it compels us to move. Her production team also collaborated with Grammy Award winning Engineer Eric Shilling to complete the mixes.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO?

Dominique wrote her first song, What's the World Coming To, at age nine. It implored people to make a difference in the world. As she matured she discovered that talking about making a difference was not enough: she needed to walk the walk. At fifteen, with nothing more than a journal of lyrics and melodies, she decided that her music was her future. She left her home in Canada to pursue her passion for music in the U.S.A.

While she has given her time and talent to local and national charities and concerns, she is also vocal about issues on a global scale. Lead the Way, written for Rotary International, reminds us we are stewards of our planet and its environment, and The World Can't Wait demands that we find a new course to steer our way through turbulent times.

Combine her art with her passion and you wind up with a girl who will change the world. She'll convince you that music, drama, and laughter do make a difference.

Recent Shows Include:
James L. Knight Center
Miami, FL
Jimi Hendrix Art Experience
Shows in NY, NV, CA, and FL
Winterfest Boat Parade
Nationally Televised
Las Olas Home and Garden Show
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mardi Gras
Hollywood, FL
Pangea- Seminole Hard Rock Live
Hollywood, FL
Jazid
Miami, FL
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Cuillo Theatre
West Palm Beach, FL
Abacoa LIVE!
Jupiter, FL
Weston Towne Center
Weston, FL
Expo Alfresco
Hollywood, FL

Lyrics

Perfect As We Are

Written By: Dominique Vouk

I like my hips, my curly hair and my goofy smile.
And when I’m feeling less than great
I have a bath and shave my legs.

I like my breasts, I like the space inbetween my teeth,
And when I feel like I am flawed
I find the perfect in the odd

And I just remember
We were perfect little babies
Girls to women and boys to men
But we can still be kids again.

Naked looking in the mirror
And I’m loving what I see
It’s me
It’s you
Perfect as we are
And it’s us
Perfect as we are.

We keep in check and break our necks, so we look good
We dress up like a million bucks
And tell ourselves we’re not enough.

Open your eyes, open your mouth, say your dreams out loud
Don’t you see it? It’s right there…
Why does our greatness make us scared?

And I just remember
We were perfect little babies
Girls to women and boys to men
But we can still be kids again.

Naked looking in the mirror
And I’m loving what I see
It’s me
It’s you
Perfect as we are
And it’s us
Perfect as we are.

You’re too fat
Or you’re too thin
They never set you up to win.
It’s crazy.
So crazy that I don’t know
What to believe anymore
But I know
I know I know I know
That we all get to go.

Naked looking in the mirror
And I’m loving what I see
It’s me
It’s you
Perfect as we are
And it’s us
Perfect as we are.

Naked looking in the mirror
And I’m loving what I see
It’s me
It’s you
Perfect as we are
And it’s us
Perfect as we are.

Out the Window

Written By: Dominique Vouk and Carrie Furman

Burning out.
We’re trying to last, but we’re
Burning out.
We went so fast, now we’re
Running out
Of money and love and life and beliefs.

Passing out
We’re trying to pass it, but we’re
Passing out.
We’re trying to freak it, but we’re
Freaking out
Over money and love and life and beliefs.
It’s funny we hug, then we fight, then repeat.

It’s over
I stood up
Too fast.

Throwing your clothes out the window.
There our love goes out the window.
Out the window.

Lashing out
We think we’re talking
But we’re lashing out.
We think we’re speaking
When we scream and shout.

Over you not getting my coffee right.
A perfect opportunity to pick a fight.

It’s over
I stood up
Too fast.

Throwing your clothes out the window.
There our love goes out the window.
Throwing your clothes out the window.
There our love goes out the window.

You kinda turn me on
I like the games we play
Let’s go and buy new clothes
So we can do, this again
Someday.

Throwing your clothes out the window.
There our love goes out the window.
(There goes your kitty cat)
(There goes your x-box)
Throwing your clothes out the window
(There goes your playboys)
(There goes your sex toys)
(There goes your girlfriend)
(There goes your dumb friends)
(There goes your crap again…)
There our loves goes out the window

(You kinda turn me on)
Out the window
(You kinda turn me on)
(Come on, Come on)
Out the window
(Come on, Come!)
You kinda turn me on
Throwing your clothes out the window.

The World Can't Wait

Written By: Dominique Vouk

Crime against humanity
Cover up so we don't see
The people that you kill in the dark.

You're asking for a world war III
Too many damn conspiracies
For you it's just a walk in the park.

We won't take it anymore.
I said no.

The world can't wait for you to figure it out.
Can't bleed for your mistakes.
The world can't wait, the world can't wait.

The world can't wait and watch you cover our mouths.
Tomorrow is too late.
The world can't wait, the world can't wait.

Torture indiscriminately
I wonder will you torture me
When I don’t give my silent consent?

Saving countries everyday
But what about the USA?
Children starving; parents can’t pay the rent

We won't take it anymore.
I said no.

The world can't wait for you to figure it out.
Can't bleed for your mistakes.
The world can't wait, the world can't wait.

The world can't wait and watch you cover our mouths.
Tomorrow is too late.
The world can't wait, the world can't wait.

An eye for an eye
Only makes the whole world blind.
There's no war that we can win.
There are other answers than…

Oil and guns and bombs and greed
And boys who go to fight and bleed…

The world can't wait.
The world can't wait.

THE WORLD CAN’T WAIT!

The world can't wait for you to figure it out.
Can't bleed for your mistakes.

The world can't wait, the world can't wait.

The world can't wait and watch you cover our mouths.
Tomorrow is too late.
The world can't wait, the world can't wait.

The world can’t wait

Who I Am

Written By: Carrie Furman & Dominique Vouk

Did you think that everything would stay the same?
When you touch my dirty skin I’d scream your name.
Can you even remember
The last time I gave it up for you.

Don’t think I even know you in a crowd.
Cept’ you’re the one who always talks too loud.
You need some attention
And I’m too concerned with myself to think about you.

I know who I am
I know what I like
I know what I want
And I get it every time

I know who I am
And I’m not afraid to say it
Don’t try to stand the heat
If you can’t take it
It just who I am.
Just who I am.

I’ve been meaning to tell you what’s one my mind.
But the problem is that you’re so far behind.
So tired of being tired.
Come on now, you just don’t get it do you?

I know who I am
I know what I like
I know what I want
And I get it every time

I know who I am
And I’m not afraid to say it
Don’t try to stand the heat
If you can’t take it
It just who I am.
Just who I am.

Go ahead and be afraid
I don’t care what you think of me I won’t be ashamed
You can talk all you like
Do what you want
Say whatever you please
You will never see me getting down on my knees.

I know who I am
I know what I like
I know what I want
And I get it every time

I know who I am
And I’m not afraid to say it
Don’t try to stand the heat
If you can’t take it
It just who I am.
Just who I am.

Black & White

Written By: Dominique Vouk

I want a stimulating conversation.
You never listen, it’s just masturbation.
It’s not that your wrong, it’s just that we’re not right.
How did we make the darkness look so bright?

I’m laying it out black and white.
I’m sick of being nice.
Don’t want to be polite.
It’s clear to be as night and day.
I’m sick of being gray.
No, I won’t do halfway.
Black and white

Hand on the radio it said that she left him.
None of their qualities matched up on the spectrum.
Oh how familiar, sounds like someone I know.
Was this the trigger, for me to let go?

I’m laying it out black and white.
I’m sick of being nice.
Don’t want to be polite.
It’s clear to be as night and day.
I’m sick of being gray.
No, I won’t do halfway.
Black and white

Why can’t we live all painted up?
I wish the colors were enough.
To make me stay, make me forget.
My heart is flooding with regret.
Why can’t we live all painted down?
Nothing to hold us to the ground.
So take your grays and black and blues
Find someone else that you can bruise.

I’m laying it out black and white.
I’m sick of being nice.
Don’t want to be polite.
It’s clear to be as night and day.
I’m sick of being gray.
No, I won’t do halfway.
Black and white.

Uncover Me

Written By: Carrie Furman & Dominique Vouk

I am so much more than just, what you see
I am even more than all you, want me to be
I know it may be hard, to believe
If you hurt me, I will even bleed

When you see me, do you see perfection?
Can you lie and say, that you can see my flaws?
Such a pretty smile can be deception
So don’t let yourself get tangled up in images you bought.

Uncover me
Uncover me

Can you try and look a little, deeper
In my eyes you’d be surprised at the darkness you will see
I can’t explain where it comes from
When my so called perfect life is all you know of me

Uncover me
Uncover me
And you will see
All the I am
All that I have to be
Uncover me

You are the only one I want to take down all these walls I’ve built
Look in my eyes and say you will.

I can’t just your pretty baby
I refuse to try and hide the me that lives inside
Won’t you come a little closer
Cause I’m scared to death of losing you but I promise you I won’t hide.

Uncover me
Uncover me
And you will see
All that I am
All the I have to be
Uncover me

You are the only one I want to tear down all these walls I’ve built
I can’t sleep, I can’t breathe, I can’t sleep, I can’t breathe,
Uncover me
Uncover me
All that I am
All that I have to be
Uncover me

Kelsey

Written By: Dominique Vouk

You may think it’s a tradgedy
That she died
One day shy
Of her nineteenth birthday.

But if she could hear you
She would think you were crazy
She’d say I had a good life
I learned a lot lately. Lately.

Don’t clap for me
This song ain’t for me
This song’s for a girl named Kelsey
Kelsey.

Don’t clap for me
This song ain’t for me
This song’s for a girl named Kelsey
Kelsey.

Every day she was
surrounded by friends
And they made her laugh
And they helped her cleanse.

She wrote this poem
Called ‘To Hope or Not to Hope’
And the room was hers whenever she spoke
She was a bright, bright light.

Sunday morning came a little to fast
And everyone was praying for the minutes to last
But Kelsey said
I can’t stay

So mom and dad
Sat with her on her bed
And they touched her face
And they stroked her head
And they watched her
As she went away

Don’t clap for me
This song ain’t for me
This song’s for a girl named Kelsey
Kelsey.

Don’t clap for me
This song ain’t for me
This song’s for a girl named Kelsey
Kelsey.

This song was meant to celebrate your life
But we get sad and we still cry
For you Kelsey.

Discography

ALL Original LP Includes:
Out the Window
Say You Do
Uncover Me
Perfect As We Are
I've Lost You
What Everybody Wants
I Barely Know Anything
Black & White
Who I Am
Hands
Kelsey

CURRENT Singles Include:
Lead the Way
The World Can't Wait

Set List

Typically Dominique plays 3 sets of 35-45 minutes with 20 minute breaks. The sets are distributed with both originals and covers.

Her band and she are also available for all-original shows as well.

Her Original Songs include:
Out the Window
Say You Do
Perfect As We Are
I Barely Know Anything
I've Lost You
Uncover Me
Who I Am
What Everybody Wants
Black and White
Hands
Kelsey
Poster Child for Jealousy
Lead the Way
The World Can't Wait
One More Kiss
From New York

Covers Include:
Two Princes- Spin Doctors
Basket Case- Green Day
Love Fool- The Cardigans
One Way or Another- Blondie
Burnin' for You- Blue Oyster Cult
Heartbreaker- Pat Benetar
All Over You- Live
Call Me- Blondie
Just A Girl- No Doubt
Wannabe- Spice Girls
I Love Rock and Roll- Joan Jett
Kryptonite- Three Doors Down
Rock and Roll All Night- Kiss
Rock and Roll- Led Zeppelin
Sunshine of Your Love- Cream
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Foxey Lady - Jimi Hendrix
Fire