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Dominic Tursi

Philadelphia, PA

Dominic Tursi is a singer-songwriter from Tolland, Connecticut. As a child, Dominic was constantly exploring to new styles of music, from A Tribe Called Quest and Common to Pheonix and Taking Back Sunday, but it wasn t until late Highschool that he started to gain interest in pursuing music as a career. He then started listening to John Mayer, Jack Johnson, and his biggest inspiration to date, Jason Mraz. "Girls loved dudes with guitars, so I became a singer-songwriter." What began as a pastime quickly turned into an obsession.

Dominic started writing and playing guitar every moment he could, and soon started applying to college for Vocal Performance. Classically trained, Dominic wanted to go to College for something a little different. Dominic thought that going for a more "urban and modern approach" would help his songwriting and tone for the music he was writing, but he didn't realize how much going to a Jazz school would really impact his writing and being. While studying Vocal Performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Dominic was going through many listening and writing stages. He began with listening to Jazz while in his studies, but preferred to listen and write in the style of Jason Mraz on his own time. It soon shifted to Ben Howard and Nick Mulvey, with a more laid back and relaxed vibe. When he finally started breaking onto the Philly scene around 2014, he was surrounded by music such as Robert Glasper, Jill Scott, Allen Stone, Musiq Soulchild and the list goes on. He quickly found the artist that topped any he had heard before, D'Angelo.

Today, Dominic is taking inspiration from artists like D'Angelo and Jill Scott to Hiatus Kaiyote and Snarky Puppy, all while keeping his traditional Jason Mraz and John Mayer inspirations. He is currently working on a new project that he plans to release at the start of 2016.

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