Dynamic, Intense and Passionate are just some of the words used to describe the innovative work of instrumental guitarist and composer, Dominic Gaudious.
After successfully recording and touring with an eclectic rock band in the 1980's, Dominic found his passion in the contemplative world of Classical/World Beat music. Working mainly with six & twelve-string acoustic guitars and incorporating exotic instruments such as the Australian Didgeridoo, Dominic expanded on the theme and created a uniquely intricate playing style which blends the sounds of Classical, Jazz, Flamenco, Rock, and World-Beat.
He has performed at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, the Australian Embassy, Montreux Music Festival, National Geographic, opened for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Pat Benatar, Kip Winger, appeared with the well-respected jazz ensemble Acoustic Alchemy, The Rippingtons, and world-renowned guitarists such as Pierre Bensusan, Adrian Legg and Eric Johnson. He also performed at the after show party for John Petrucci, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai.
Often compared to Michael Hedges, Eddie Van Halen and Al DiMeola, Dominic's appealing sound has become widely sought after for festivals, benefits and concerts such as the Race Unity Festival, Greenpeace, Sound Support for Autism and Citizens for a Better Environment.
Dominic's music has been featured on Echoes, Hearts of Space, National Public Radio and many local and syndicated stations throughout the world.
Most recently Dominic has performed his solo show at Disney for over 10 years. He was a finalist on FOX TV's "30 Seconds to Fame," a finalist and Honor Award Winner in the Great American Song Contest for his song " Far East Fusion," nominated as Best Instrumental Artist, Best Performing Artist by campus awards.com and nominated by SSA as National Radio Recording Artist of the Year.
“Combines Spanish, Indian and Folk influences to conjure up tranquil, yet engaging new music.” - Rolling Stone
"A truly brilliant guitarist…A truly beautiful performance.” - KUNV, Univ. NV Las Vegas
“Phenomenal” - FOX TV Good Day Atlanta
“There’s no one who plays like him… Gaudious’ style is one of a kind…extraordinary technique in cutting edge music.” - Lincoln Journal Star
“Gaudious is tastefully masterful at merging genres like Jazz, Flamenco, Classical, Folk and World Beat… a creative blend of divergent musical genres… artistic, forward thinking musicianship.” - 20th Century Guitar Magazine
"The man is hot… An acoustic guitar wizard.” - Las Vegas Weekly
"He was great - I've never seen people buy CD's so quickly at our school. Very enjoyable!" - University of Michigan/Dearborn
"In a word - fabulous! He's incredibly talented…Excellent performance." - Eastern Mennonite University
"Excellent! One of the best performers we've ever hosted - not only because of his talent, but also because of his personality. He was an absolute delight to work with. Great show!" - College Misericordia
"The intensity, insight and versatility of his music and playing held us captive long after the show was over" - Everett College
"A six-string symphony… An incredible mix of sounds from flamenco to Arabian melodies pour from Dominic’s guitar." –Princeton Times
"An extremely talented musician with a very unique sound” –The Michigan Journal
“…every song overflows with texture, ingenuity and superb craftsmanship reminiscent of Michael hedges and Steve Stevens.” - The Voice
“an amazing musician…everyone in attendance enjoyed themselves immensely” - Northwestern University
“His compositions come roaring out of the speakers with brilliant clarity and you find yourself intricately woven into the song's melodic message.” - Guitar Nine Records
“a talented guitarist, who can nearly play any style in engaging and revealing compositions”- Bridge Reviews Henk te Veldhuis
“brilliantly fresh, clear, and appealing…very accessible world fusion style with a taught craftsmanship of flamenco and other finger picking styles.” - Radio Centraal, Antwerpen, Belgium
“…an hour of virtuosic acoustic guitar playing” - Journal Standard, Freeport, IL
“Guitar Grace!” - Chicago Tribune
"The guitar has never sounded so good! Flawless talent streams by in emotional surges...hear things on the guitar you never before thought were possible." - Songwriters Monthly Magazine
“…an acoustic marvel” - WAWL Radio Chattanooga
“Dominic can play things with an acoustic 12-string that few electric rockers could dream of.” - Creative Loafing