Instruments and Musicianship

Our Instruments In The Domestics we play a number of different instruments and, which sometimes present us with a problem – there’s only two of us and we don’t possess enough hands to play all the things we want to play for our songs. We find ourselves reluctantly resorting to backing tracks and loopers to […]

Recording at Ellamy Studios

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‘What do you mean you haven’t got any salt ‘n’ vinegar chips?’ ‘I’ve got some beers – do you want one?’ ‘We’ll have to stop at the supermarket … oh and can you pick up some pistachios as well!’ We were only a little bit late … but we can blame that on the ferry! […]

Fylde Guitar Reborn

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Hat’s off to Warren at Audio Zephyr – he’s breathed a new lease of life into my beloved Fylde Othello guitar. It’s my favorite guitar, having owned this guitar for nearly thirty years and it has been with me throughout my whole guitar playing career just about. I first saw this guitar in Pink Noise […]

Armchair Insomniacs

Armchair Insomniacs

Andy had a chance encounter at Ellamy Studios with the mysterious Armchair Insomniacs and ended up contributing some guitaring to a few tracks on their new self-titled album. So pleased to have my talents etched on real vinyl at last! About AI (in their words!): “No one is quite sure who they are. What we […]

Change Your Life

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A sneaky peak into The Domestics’ sacred processes of birthing our new song – ‘Change Your Life’. We’re looking forward to adding this to our repertoire. We will be performing this one at our next gig which we think will be at the Artworks Theater at the end of June! Andy’s hair is a complete […]

Rocky Bay

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[foogallery id=”449″] An Intimate evening at Rocky Bay hall – 28th April 2018 Larissa decided to make this happen and that it was going to be a success. We joined forces with Øyawa and Nikki Ngatai to present an intimate evening of entertainment. What a superb evening … the event sold out completely. The stage […]

Colville Cafe

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[foogallery id=”411″] The Domestics invited to play at Colveille Cafe – 9th February 2018 We were supposed to be on holiday … writing new material … having a relaxing time … recuperating … but no … We got talking to a few of the local folks and there was a fundraiser pizza evening at the […]

Live at Malones

The Domestics at Malones

[foogallery id=”256″] Our first gig supporting The Solomon Cole Band at Malones, Surfdale – 16th December 2017 The Domestics first proper gig at Malones Irish bar in Surfdale, Waiheke. We were invited to open for the Solomon Cole band … we felt totally unprepared and only had 6 songs ready, three covers and three originals […]