How long have you been making music?
For about 25 years now. I started out by jamming with friends at school in lunch breaks which lead onto forming the first of several original bands. Later on solo projects and session work took over. I have been the lead guitarist with Duran Duran for more than 5 years now.
What inspired your latest album?
My last solo album was inspired by many things, including the birth of my first child, the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, even the drug-like effects of eating chocolate in a song called Chocolate Fever. For the recent Duran Duran album, that I co-wrote, I hope that my contribution to the music, melody and arrangements helped inspire Simon Le Bon who is chief lyricist.
What process do you go through to create your music?
I don't have any one particular process as ideas come in various forms and are then developed accordingly. Most typically I will start with some chords or a riff that inspires me and then search for interesting melodies. Lyrics usually come next, though I have started with the lyric first on some occasions.
How would you describe your sound?
Sometimes dirty, rough, sparse, edgy and bluesy. Sometimes gentle, ethereal, cinematic and multi textured.
What would your dream collaboration be?
Of current artists I think Adele would be fantastic. Josh Homme is very interesting. Miles Davis would have been amazing for those more experimental moments!!
Where can we catch you performing next?
In arenas up and down the UK with Duran Duran for the December UK tour, including London's O2 Arena. I plan to do some UK blues gigs next year with my father to promote our nearly finished album.
Dom Brown has recently signed a new creative publishing deal with Trevor Horn's label, Perfect Songs.