6370-Malone alumnus / recording artist Dom Liberati to perform in concert
6370-August 9, 2012
Recording artist and 2008 alumnus Dom Liberati will perform in concert Tuesday, September 4 at 9 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts. The public is welcome to attend. Cost is free to Malone students and $5 for all others at the door. Rhett Edwards will open. Doors open at 8 p.m.
From his website:
Dom Liberati delivers bass driven anthem rock with an earnest, aggressive and fresh approach. His infectious, stadium-sized hooks are reinforced by sharp, jangly guitars and pocket-heavy grooves. The former Academic All-American Quarterback with small town charm, good looks and sensitive worldview maintains his uniqueness as a stand out bassist with unparalleled stage presence and an unforgettable, Midwestern-flared rock voice. Combining the pop sensibility of The Police and Jimmy Eat World, the raw grit of Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon, the hopeful yet confessional lyricism of Switchfoot and the anthemic energy of Bruce Springsteen, Liberati's unique soundscape pays homage to some of his biggest influences.
Born and raised in southeastern Ohio, the scholar athlete received his first bass guitar at age 12. He spent his teenage years juggling his Friday Night Lights-esque small town upbringing with his drive for performing, songwriting and developing his musicianship. In 2007, Dom established Live & Loud Productions, on which he released his first album Humans. Liberati wrote, produced and mixed the entire album. In 2009 he released The Frailty EP featuring sparsely arranged new tunes and acoustic renditions of select Humans tracks. In late 2009, Dom relocated to Los Angeles and his original song "Love Holds It Down" appeared on the hugely successful Guitar Hero franchise (Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero). He spent the next two years writing, performing and facing self-exploration from which his second album was born.
Liberati's 2011 release The Good Hurt delivered an accomplished collection of songs about life, love and the struggle to make sense of them both. Produced entirely by Liberati, the album was mastered at famed Capitol Records and featured collaborations with co-producers The Daylights and Grammy nominated producer Michael Linney (Ke$ha, Jordan Knight, Jason Derulo).
In late 2011, Dom's first official music video was released and "We Own the Night" went on to win two Los Angeles Movie Awards. The video received "Best Editing" and "The Award of Excellence" and continues to gain YouTube views.
Liberati's creative collaborations run across the board. He has written and recorded with Grammy winning songwriter Sunny Hilden (Sting, Ray Charles, David Archuleta), former UMG session guitarist Tony Solis (John Legend, Don Henley, An Endless Sporadic) and the Tiesto-favored DJ Fei-Fei.
Dom Liberati lives in Los Angeles and can be found frequently performing with his self-assembled custom basses at iconic music venues such as The Hotel Café, Viper Room, House of Blues on Sunset Strip, and The Roxy.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.
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