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The Rocks Off 100: Love Dominique, Wicked Heart R&B Chanteuse

Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link.

The Rocks Off 100: Love Dominique, Wicked Heart R&B Chanteuse
Photo courtesy of Love Dominique

At first glance, you may notice Love Dominique as a svelte stunner with a wide-eyed gaze, a smile that can light up a room and a body that won't quit. Listen to her latest EP, Wicked Heart, however, and you find that she is also a talented R&B artist and songwriter who has been working professionally since 2009.

"My music has been considered sultry, seductive etc... and I agree," Dominique says. "I've created this sound for myself that blends some of the amazing things that I take away from my biggest influences, like the raspiness of Tina's [Turner] voice, the jazz phrasing in Billie Holiday's voice and the sultry low tone of Toni Braxton's voice."

True. Her Wicked Heart trailer, uploaded to YouTube, showcases a singer who has perfected the art of the siren song with a husky alto that plays off of provocative lyrics and a come-hither attitude that belies her short time in the industry. By the looks (and sound) of it, it won't be long before Dominique is purring on a national stage.

Music Scene Pet Peeve: "There's not really a lot going on for R&B music in Houston," sighs Dominique. "It's kinda lumped together as an extension of whatever rap event is going on.

"As far as the music industry as a whole, I'm actually enjoying it right now," she adds. "2013 has been great for me so far. There are a lot of people supporting my Wicked Heart EP, I've been featured in a couple national magazines, touring, corporate sponsorships... just a really great time."

5 Desert Island Discs:

  • Tina Turner, Greatest Hits
  • 2Pac, Greatest Hits
  • Beyonce, Dangerously In Love
  • Erykah Badu, Baduism
  • Maroon 5, Songs About Jane

First Song You Fell in Love With? "'Sweet Love' by Anita Baker," says Dominique.

Find out more about Love Dominique at lovedominiquemusic.com.

See who else has joined The Rocks Off 100 this year on the next page.

  THE ROCKS OFF 100 2013 ALUMNI

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The Jobe Wilson Band, the Boys From Chambers County

Kimberly M'Carver, Missouri City's Nightingale

DJ Panchitron, Stirring the Cumbia/Moombahton Melting Pot

D.R.I's Kurt Brecht, Thrash Zone Supervisor

Sloan Robley, The Last Houstonian Banshee

Jack Saunders, Dealer of Grit & Jangle

Richard Ramirez, Noise God and Black Leather Jesus

Mike Meegz, Scoremore's Houston Lieutenant

Jacqui Sutton, Houston's "Jazzgrass Lady"

Robin Kirby, Silk and Sandpaper Songwriter

Billy Dorsey, Grammy-Winning MARATHON Runner

David DeLaGarza, Don of Tejano Stars La Mafia

Jason Puffer, Your Psychedelic Sex Panther

Tobin Harvell, Fitzgerald's Unflappable Floor Manager

Walter Suhr, the Straw That Stirs Mango Punch!

Tony Garza, La Orquesta Salmerum Founder

OG Ron C, Chopstar King of the Purple Dome

Football, etc., Giving Emo Back Its Good Name

Angela Jae, Renaissance Artist

Shellee Coley, Voice of the Northern Woods

Blaggards, Houston's St. Paddy's Day House Band

DJ Meshak, Hongree Records' Sound Selecter

K-Rino, South Park Coalition's Southside Maven

DJ Candlestick, One Niceguy and a Very Busy DJ

Danielle Renee, Only Beast's Destroyer of Walls

Felipe Galvan of Los Skarnales

Kristine Mills, Houston's Brassiest Voice

Brian Davis, Punk Drummer, Horror Composer

Elroy Boogie, Top-Notch Turntablist

Sean Ozz, Wizard of The Abyss

Alyssa Rubich, Angel of Instability

Alphonso "Fonz" Lovelace, Righteous Drummer

Frank Zweback, Funkmaster General

OG Bobby Trill, Bombon Beatmaker

Beau Beasley, Organist for the End of Time

Rapid Ric, Mixtape Mechanic

Dwight Taylor Lee, the Wandering Bufalero

Coline Creuzot, Soulful Pop/R&B Singer

Cristina Acuna, Cactus Music's Twitter Fingers

Clint Broussard, Blues In Hi-Fi Man Now Back On FM

Nortnii Rose, Houston Ska's Greatest Hope

Ramblin' Chase Hamblin, the Man Who Will Be Paid

Chris Alonzo, Bringing Night Flight to Facebook



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